CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement & Supply Operations

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About the course

The CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate course will formalise your existing skills in procurement and supply and build on them so that you can prove yourself as a procurement professional in practically any business or industry.

Our CIPS-accredited Advanced Certificate in Procurement & Supply Operations is an industry standard qualification that demonstrates to employers you have current skills in procurement and supply and are abreast of the latest developments in purchasing procedure and the purchasing environment. CIPS - the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply - is the premier professional body in purchasing and supply. Key Topics

Procurement and supply environments

Consider the impact of the external national and international business environment upon the purchasing function in a range of different organisations and sectors. Consider the skills and duties of purchasing professionals.



Procurement and supply operations

Consider the broad variety of purchasing activities, including the operational objectives of purchasing and the need to balance considerations of cost, lead-time and quality. Learn the key principles of purchasing.



Procurement and supply relationships

Consider the nature and scope of operational supplier relationships and how to optimise the performance of key suppliers. Learn how to act as an internal consultant representing the purchasing function. Improve your communication and information seeking skills, and gain the ability to contribute towards improving purchasing efficiency.



Inventory and logistics operations

Gain a wide understanding of the requirements of controlling the supply of goods. Study the importance of stores and warehouse management, along with materials handling. Discover how to contribute towards the assessment of stock requirements and assist in the scheduling of the flow of supplies. Consider the implications of effective scheduling of stock and the importance of inventory control as a method of improving efficiency.



Procurement and supply workflow

Understand how the purchasing function can make a difference by being involved at an early stage, from identification of need through to contract negotiation. Consider how purchasing can improve operational efficiency through effective management practices. Understand the importance of internal and external analysis. Examine the various methods available for securing supply.

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