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International Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management-(IPSCM)

Distance Education Course

About ITC (International Trade Centre - UNCTAD I WTO): The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the technical cooperation agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) for operational, enterprise-oriented aspects of trade development. ITC supports developing and transition economies-in-transition, and particularly their business sector, in their efforts to realize their full potential for developing exports and improving import operations. ITC has introduced the MLS (Modular Learning System) in cooperation with other partner organizations as an effective tool for quality training in International Purchasing and Supply.

Course Aim

Strengthening Enterprise Competitiveness

Course Objective

These user-friendly, practical and effective training modules help you to take advantage of new opportunities, reduce total purchasing and supply costs and make optimum use of available resources. They give you the tools and techniques needed to develop innovative new approaches to supply chain management and excel in an environment of global competition. These programmes help you to make an immediate and substantial contribution to your company's profitability. Upon joining this unique course, you become a member of the International PSCM Learning Network, with access to its supporting website www.ipscm-Iearningnet.net. You can keep track of your progress, view the MLS-related training resource materials, and follow the worldwide network's training news.

Office Timings

Weekdays: 4.30pm to 8.00pm (Monday - Saturday)

Sunday: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Special Features

The Modular Learning System comprises of 12 Core Modules and six Supplementary Modules. All key aspects of purchasing and supply chain management are addressed in a practical and structured manner. The system is regularly up-dated and revised and covers all stages in the purchasing and supply management process. IIMM trainers and consultants recognized by ITC guide you and ensure that you get the best possible knowledge in the area. On completion of the corresponding exams and other requirements you qualify for the International Certificate, Advanced Certificate or Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. These new professional qualifications are accredited by ITC and by the participating network of institutions worldwide. If you are not seeking a professional qualification, you can nevertheless follow whichever module training you consider will help you improve your work performance in your enterprise. You can also appear in the module examination and obtain your score (marks). Joining this programme will make you a member of the International PSCM Learning Network, with access to its supporting website. This will let you keep track of your progress, view the MLS-related training resource materials that your local training institutions can offer to you, and follow the worldwide network's training news.

For Whom

These programmes are aimed at present and future managers and specialists responsible for purchasing and supply chain management, particularly in private enterprises ranging from large corporations to Small and Medium Enterprises.

IIMM Membership

It is mandatory for all students who enroll for any of these courses to become member of IIMM at the nearest IIMM branch, so that they can continuously enrich their knowledge by attending seminars, symposiums, workshops, factory visits, evening lectures and through monthly MMRs.

Admission Eligibility

To qualify for these professional qualifications, you must have a university degree and proficiency in English and at least two years working experience in purchasing & supply.

Course Content

To obtain the first level Certificate, you must complete and take exams covering six of the modules. If you prefer to go for the Advanced Certificate, you must complete and take exams for all twelve core modules.

To obtain the Diploma, you must not only complete the twelve core modules, but also six supplementary modules or an assignment report of 8,000-1 0,000 words in place of module 17 and module 18.

International Certificate
Modules (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Module 1: Understanding the Corporate Requirement
Module 2: Specifying Requirements & Planning Supply
Module 3: Analysing Supply Markets
Module 4: Developing Supply Stratagies
Module 5: Appraising & Short listing Suppliers
Module 6: Obtaining & Selecting Offers

International Advanced Certificate
6 Modules for Certificate plus Modules (7, 8, 9,10,11,12)

Module 7: Negotiating
Module 8: Preparing & Contract
Module 9: Managing the Supply contract
Module 10: Managing International Logistics
Module 11: Managing Inventory
Module 12: Measuring and Evaluating Performance

International Diploma
12 Modules for advanced certificate plus six (6) supplementary Modules (13,14,15,16,17,18) or written Project assignment (optional) in place of Module 17 and 18

Module 13: Environmental Performance
Module 14: Group Purchasing
Module 15: E-Procurement
Module 16: Customer Relationship Management
Module 17: Operations Management
Module 18: Managing Finance along the supply chain or
Project Assignment 8000-10000 words (in place
of Module 17 and 18)