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CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply

CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply

Joining a CIPS qualification programme means you will enter the largest institution in the world for those working in procurement and supply.

Provides senior buyers, contract and supply chain managers with the expertise to improve organizational procurement and to fulfill corporate objectives. It gives you the knowledge base to reduce cost, improve quality and timescales, manage the supply chain and deal with legal issues.

The Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply is aimed at individuals who have gained the Level 4 Diploma. On successful completion of Levels 4, 5 and 6 you may apply for full membership of CIPS and use the designatory letters MCIPS after your name. It’s what other companies and employers are now looking for.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

The Advanced Diploma in procurement and supply consists of three compulsory units. Additionally, you must choose two optional units from a choice of three. All units are assessed individually using a range of assessment methods.

Our CIPS-accredited Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply is an industry standard qualification which demonstrates to employers that you have gained a high level of knowledge in procurement and supply operations, and have achieved a qualification from the premier professional body in purchasing and supply.

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

Requirements

You will need to have achieved the CIPS Diploma in Procurement & Supply. The Level 5 programme is ideal for experienced buyers and managers who wish to pursue a strategic management or leadership role in purchasing.

Assessment

Assessment is via 5 x 3-hour exams and the required pass mark is 50%. Successful exams results are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. All CIPS Level 5 exams are scheduled in January, March, May, July, and November every year throughout CIPS own international test centers.

COURSE OUTLINE

Modules

Module 1: Management in procurement and supply

Understand the development of management and organizational behavior

Explain the main aspects of organizational behavior

Evaluate the main influences that shape organizational behavior

Analyse the origins of management and organizational behavior

Analyse the main contemporary approaches to management and organizational behavior

Understand the main approaches to managing individuals involved in the procurement and supply function

Analyse how the different behavioral characteristics of individuals can impact on their management in the procurement and supply function

Analyse how the different learning styles of individuals in the procurement and supply function can impact on their management

Evaluate the main approaches to motivation in the management of individuals involved in the procurement and supply function

Analyse the major factors that can influence job satisfaction among individuals involved in the procurement and supply function

Understand the main approaches to managing work groups or teams involved in the procurement and supply function

Evaluate the importance of workgroups or teams for effective performance in the procurement and supply function

Explain the stages of development of work groups or teams in the procurement and supply function

Evaluate the characteristics of effective work groups or teams in the procurement and supply function

Analyse the nature of role relationships in workgroups or teams in the procurement and supply function

Be able to develop a plan for the main aspects of human resource management for the procurement and supply function

Explain the importance of human resource management in the procurement and supply function

Identify the skills and knowledge requirements for personnel in the procurement and supply function

Develop a recruitment and selection plan to meet the skills and knowledge needs of the procurement and supply function

Prepare a plan for training and development of personnel in the procurement and supply function

 

Module 2: Managing risks in supply chains

Understand the nature of risk affecting supply chains

Analyse the main risks that can impact on supply chains

Analyse the main methods for eliminating corruption and fraud in supply chains

Analyse the main operational risks in supply chains

Evaluate the main risks in supply chains that can impact on organizational corporate social responsibility and sustainability standards

Understand how effective project management can mitigate risks in supply chains

Analyse the main risks in supply chain projects that are addressed by effective project management

Compare project lifecycle models that can mitigate risks in supply chains

Evaluate the contribution that project planning can make to managing risks in supply chains

Evaluate how the organization, implementation, monitoring, and control of projects mitigate risks in supply chains

Understand the main processes of managing risk in supply chains

Analyse the use of contractual remedies for managing risks in supply chains

Analyse the use of outsourced third parties in risk management in supply chains

Evaluate the use of insurances for protection against risks in supply chains

Analyse the use of contingency plans to overcome risks in supply chains

Be able to propose risk management strategies to mitigate risks in supply chains

Analyse the use of probability and impact assessments to manage risks in supply chains

Develop a risk assessment and a risk register to mitigate risks in a supply chain

Explain the development of a risk management culture and strategy to improve supply chains

Develop a strategy to mitigate risks in supply chains

Module 3: Improving the competitiveness of supply chains

Understand the dynamics of supply chains

Compare supply chains, supply network, and supply chain management

Analyse the added value of organizations that can be achieved through effective supply chain management

Analyse the relationship between organizational infrastructure and process management in supply chain management

Compare the main approaches to improving supply chains

Understand the main methodologies that can improve supply chains

Compare the main approaches to total quality management for supply chain improvement

Analyse the use of the main statistical methods to achieve supply chain improvement

Critically appraise the main processes that can be used for supply chain improvement

Explain how business process re-engineering (BPR) and benchmarking can be used for supply chain improvement

Be able to develop a plan to achieve competitive advantage in supply chains

Evaluate the main sources of competitive advantage

Formulate pricing arrangements that can be agreed in supply chains to achieve competitive advantage

Produce an analysis of cost reduction activities for a supply chain to achieve competitive advantage

Develop a plan to promote greater collaboration in supply chains to achieve competitive advantage

Understand the main techniques for supplier development to improve supply chains

Assess the use of cross-functional working to achieve improvements in supply chains

Evaluate main techniques to promote the development of innovation in supply chains

Explain the developments in technology that can be applied to promote improvements in supply chains

Explain the application of relationship assessment for supplier development

 

Module 4: Category management in procurement and supply

Understand approaches that can be adapted to develop strategic sourcing and category management for a mix of procurement expenditures

Critically compare strategic sourcing, category management, and conventional sourcing processes

Assess the mix of expenditures that strategic sourcing and category management processes can be applied to

Critically compare the main models for the adoption of strategic procurement, strategic sourcing and category management

Analyse the main technical and behavioral skills for the implementation of approaches to strategic sourcing and category management

Be able to create a plan for a strategic sourcing or category management process

Evaluate data for the development of a strategic sourcing or category management process

Interpret the requirements for initiating and preparing the introduction of a strategic sourcing or category management process

Assess supply market factors in the development of a strategic sourcing or category management process

Create a sourcing plan, including its priorities, in the development of a strategic sourcing or category management process

Be able to develop an implementation plan for strategic sourcing or category management process

Analyse the use of plans for the implementation of strategic sourcing or category management process

Critically compare routes to market for the implementation of a strategic sourcing or category management process

Develop decision criteria that can be applied to the implementation of a strategic sourcing or category management process

Develop an implementation plan for a strategic sourcing or category management process that could be presented to stakeholders

Understand the main aspects of performance improvement for strategic sourcing or category management processes

Explain arrangements for the mobilization, startup, and transition to achieve performance improvement through the execution of strategic sourcing or category management processes

Propose arrangements for contract management and supplier relationship management to achieve performance improvement through the execution of strategic sourcing or category management processes

Develop performance measures that can be applied to achieve performance improvement through the execution of strategic sourcing or category management processes

Identify exit arrangements that can be applied in the execution of strategic sourcing or category management processes

Module 5: Sustainability in supply chains

Understand the impact of sustainability on supply chains

Critically assess the main implications of sustainability in supply chains

Critically assess the main drivers of globalization in supply chains

Critically assess the main cultural and social issues in supply chains

Explain the potential conflicts that may arise between the needs of stakeholders in supply chains

Understand initiatives and standards to improve sustainability

Analyse how the major labor codes can help to achieve improved sustainability in supply chains

Analyse how the leading standards on environmental purchasing can help to achieve sustainability in supply chains

Analyse how leading standards can achieve improved fair trade

Critically assess the main principles that will help achieve responsible procurement to help promote sustainability

Understand the process of incorporating sustainability into the sourcing process

Critically assess how sustainability can be incorporated into contract specifications

Critically assess how sustainability can be incorporated into contract terms

Evaluate how sustainability can be incorporated into supplier selection

Evaluate how sustainability can be incorporated into supplier performance measurement

 

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