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CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

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

Aimed at senior procurement professionals and heads of department. It is targeted at building strategic direction and advice, in areas such as change management, stakeholder management, and team leadership.

On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional diplomas along with three years’ experience in a position of responsibility in procurement and supply you will be awarded MCIPS status.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

Gain an industry-driven, internationally-recognized Procurement and Supply qualification!

The CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is the third and final diploma in the CIPS learning ladder of qualifications. 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.

The Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply is targeted at building strategic procurement competence, giving managers the ability to formulate strategic direction and advice, in terms of change management, stakeholder management, and team leadership.

This level focuses on giving the learner the strategic acumen to align functional, organizational and supply chain strategies, and to devise and implement change management. The course develops the learner’s skills in areas including leadership of stakeholders, the procurement function, teams and relationship management, and project and financial management.

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

Requirements

You will need to have achieved the CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply. Aimed at senior procurement professionals and heads of department, it is targeted at building strategic direction and advice, in areas such as change management, stakeholder management, and team leadership.

This is the highest qualification that CIPS offers. On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Professional Diploma, along with 3 years’ experience in a position of responsibility in procurement and supply, you will be awarded MCIPS status.

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 6 exams are scheduled in January, March, May, July, and November every year throughout CIPS own international test centers.

COURSE OUTLINE

Modules

Module 1: Leadership in procurement and supply

Understand the main leadership skills and behaviors that are appropriate for improving procurement and supply chain management

Critically evaluate the differences between leadership and management

Critically analyze the main approaches to leadership for improving procurement and supply chain management

Evaluate the main skills and behaviors evaluated the main influencing styles that can be used in the effective leadership of a supply chain that contributes to effective leadership for improving procurement and supply chain management

Be able to create a communication plan to influence personnel involved in a supply chain

Evaluate the main leadership techniques that can be used to influence personnel involved in a supply chain

Create a communication plan to influence personnel in the supply chain

Understand how to overcome common challenges faced by procurement and supply chain managers

Critically analyze the sources of power and how they can be used to overcome common challenges faced by procurement and supply chain managers

Evaluate the main tactics that can be used to influence stakeholders within supply chains to overcome common challenges faced by procurement and supply chain managers

Analyse how equality and diversity issues relating to the supply chain can be managed to improve the effectiveness of the supply chain

Understand the main methods to lead change in the supply chain

Evaluate the main methods of change management that can be used to develop the supply chain

Critically assess the main methods for resolving conflict with internal and external stakeholders to support change in the supply chain

Evaluate the importance of effective delegation to implement change successfully

 

 

Module 2: Corporate and business strategy

Understand the concept of strategy in organizations supply chains

Differentiate between corporate, business and functional levels of strategy in organizations in supply chains

Evaluate the main model for the development of strategy in organizations supply chains

Evaluate the relationship between the supply chain function and the achievement of corporate objectives

Understand the main elements of strategy formulation and implementation that impact on supply chains

Critically compare the main sources of competitive advantage for organizations in supply chains

Critically assess the main approaches to conducting analysis of the strategic position for organizations in supply chains

Evaluate how corporate and business strategic decisions impact on supply chains

Evaluate how a designed strategy can be implemented by organizations in supply chains

Understand the implementation of strategies in supply chains

Analyse the relationship between strategy and corporate, business and functional structures in organizations in supply chains

Analyse how to manage resources to support the development and implementation of strategy in organizations supply chains

Assess methods of achieving the commitment to strategic change by achieving cultural acceptance of strategies in organizations in supply chains

Evaluate how to use change management processes to address resistance to change and the causes of strategic drift in organizations in supply chains

Be able to develop a plan for the development of the supply chain functional strategy

Review the organization’s corporate and business strategies to inform the development of the supply chain functional strategy

Develop a plan for the supply chain function

Module 3: Strategic supply chain management

Understand how strategic supply chain management can support and influence corporate and business levels strategy

Critically assess the relationship between functional, business and corporate levels of strategy

Evaluate the contribution of strategic supply chain management to corporate and business strategy

Evaluate the impact of market change on strategic supply chain management to support and influence corporate and business levels of strategy

Critically compare the main approaches to the development and implementation of strategic relationship management in supply chains

Understand how different aspects of supply chain design can influence the supply chain strategy

Critically compare the main approaches to segmentation in designing supply chains

Analyse the main approaches to developing networked supply chains

Analyse the role of distribution systems in supply chain management

Evaluate the main ways of achieving lean and agile supply chains

Understand the main techniques to achieve effective strategic supply chain management

Review approaches to developing and implementing industry level collaboration to achieve effective strategic supply chain management

Evaluate the main approaches for the change management of stakeholders to achieve effective strategic supply chain management

Analyse the central approaches to measuring supply chain performance

Analyse how the development of knowledge and skills can help achieve effective strategic supply chain management

Be able to create a plan to achieve effective strategic supply chain management

Critically analyze the range of techniques that can be used to optimise the effectiveness of the supply chain

Develop/design a strategic supply chain plan

 

Module 4: Supply chain diligence

Understand the main implications of globalization on supply chain management

Critically assess the effect that globalization has on supply chains

Critically assess the impact of corporate governance on globalized supply chains

Critically appraise the integration of systems in globalized supply chains

Understand the main aspects of the corporate environment and their impact on supply chains

Analyse the main regulations that impact on the employment of people in supply chains

Evaluate the impact of main types of legislation and regulations on supply chains

Evaluate the impact of mergers and acquisitions on supply chains

Understand the main financial aspects that affect supply chains

Analyse how costs and finance can impact on supply chains

Critically assess the main methods for managing the volatility of currencies supply chains

Analyse the main methods for managing the volatility of commodities supply chains

Understand the main performance measures of the supply chain

Critically assess the main financial measures that can be applied to measuring the performance of the supply chain

Evaluate stakeholder feedback on the impact of supply chain strategy

Analyse approaches to benchmarking that can be applied to measuring the performance of the supply chain

 

 

Module 5: Programme and project management

Understand the main aspects of major programmes and projects

Explain the main aspects of major programmes and project

Evaluate the impact on supply chain relationships of undertaking major programmes and projects

Analyse the main resources for major programmes and projects

Analyse the project life cycles of major programmes and projects

Understand the main contracting issues for major programmes and project

Analyse contract forms for major programmes and projects

Evaluate the use of the main pricing mechanisms for major programmes and projects

Critically compare different contracting options for major programmes and projects

Recommend appropriate methods of investment appraisal techniques applied to developing contracts for major programmes and projects

Understand the main approaches to the planning of major programmes and projects

Critically assess the main aspects o structures for corporate governance

Critically appraise the common objectives for major programmes and projects

Analyse the main approaches to the management of risks for major programmes and project

Critically compare the main methodologies for the planning of major programmes and projects

Understand the main approaches to the control of major programmes and projects

Explain the main approaches to strategic cost management for major programmes and projects

Analyse the use of financial and management information on the performance of major programmes and projects

Analyse the impact on the supply chain that performance issues can have on major programmes and projects

Assess the implications on the supply chain of the closure of major programmes and projects

 

 

Module 6: Legal aspects in procurement and supply

Understand the main legal issues that relate to the formation of relationships in supply chains

Evaluate the contract formation process between suppliers and purchasers

Evaluate the impact of legal agreements on relationships between different parties in supply chains

Evaluate how the EU Procurement Directives affect the formation of legal relationships in supply chains

Be able to interpret and apply implied and express contractual terms that impact on procurement and supply

Review and revise the main express terms that are commonly applied in contracts procurement and supply

Interpret the main implied terms that relate to contracts in the procurement and supply of goods

Interpret the main implied terms that relate to contracts in the procurement and supply of services

Understand the main regulations that impact on procurement and supply

Critically assess intellectual property rights regulations in contracts in procurement and supply

Analyse employment regulations that impact on procurement and supply

Interpret how competition law regulations impact on procurement and supply

Understand the legal implications of contractual non-performance in procurement and supply

Analyse the main remedies that apply to the non–performance of contracts procurement and supply

Evaluate the legal consequences of terminating a relationship in procurement and supply

Analyse the main mechanisms for dispute resolution for resolving conflicts in procurement and supply

 

 

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