CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

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The CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma course will allow you to further develop skills you already possess in procurement and supply, and build on these so that you can demonstrate your excellent knowledge in all aspects of procurement and supply.

The course will cover cost reduction, quality improvement and timescale management, amongst other key skills that every procurement specialist should have. Completion of this course will allow you to easily fulfil organisational objectives by implementing your newly-honed skills. Management in Procurement and Supply

This unit will allow you to understand different approaches to the management of individuals and groups or teams within organisations. In order to develop expertise in developing and fulfilling organizational and functional objectives in procurement and supply, it is essential that you gain a wider appreciation of theories and techniques that relate to managing the people involved with the procurement and supply function.

Managing Risks in Supply Chains

This unit outlines the tools and techniques to establish the level of risk in supply chains, and will demonstrate and recommend the ways of avoiding, mitigating and managing the risks. The unit is also designed to enable you to undertake risk analysis, and apply a range of appropriate risk management tools and techniques within supply chains.

Improving the Competitiveness of Supply Chains

This unit will demonstrate how to assess a range of processes that help achieve improvements in business performance through its supply chain. The content is designed to help you understand a range of techniques to improve the competitiveness of organisations in supply chains, and understand their dynamics. You will also cover the methodologies that can be implemented to improve supply chains.

Category Management in Procurement and Supply

On completion of this unit, you will be able to develop plans to improve competitiveness by the application of systematic approaches to the management of both direct and indirect organizational expenditure. The unit focuses on the different approaches and methodologies for strategic sourcing and category management, demonstrating the role of the procurement and supply chain specialist in leading these approaches.

Sustainability in Supply Chains

In this final unit, we will cover the approaches to help achieve sustainability. The unit will explore the concept and initiatives in sustainability which includes aspects of corporate social responsibility. This section will also cover the impact on communities and society, environmental aspects of sourcing, ethical trading, and working standards. The alignment of sustainable goals within supply chains has both global and local dimensions and is a developing area for organizational commitment, procedures, systems and practice.

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