Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Preview and Explanation

  • 2

    Chapter 1

    • Chapter 1 - Session Notes

    • LO|1.1 Describe the categories of spend that an organisation may purchase

    • LO1.2| Analyse the different sources of added value in procurement and supply

    • LO1.3| Compare the concepts of procurement and SCM

    • LO1.4| Differentiate the stakeholders that a procurement and supply chain function may have

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    Chapter 2

    • Chapter 2 - Session Notes

    • LO2.1| Explain the key aspects of the procurement cycle

    • LO2.2| Analyse the key stages of a sourcing process

    • LO2.3| Explain how electronic systems can be used at different stages of the sourcing process

    • LO2.4| Analyse the relationship between achieving compliance with processes and the achievement of outcomes.

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    Chapter 3

    • Chapter 3 - Session Notes

    • LO3.1| Explain key aspects of corporate governance of a procurement or supply chain function

    • LO3.2| Analyse the impact of organisational policies and procedures on procurement

    • LO3.3| Examine the different structures of a procurement or supply chain function

    • LO3.4| Explain the common IT systems that can be used by a procurement or supply chain function

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    Chapter 4

    • Chapter 4 - Session Notes

    • LO4.1| Classify different economic and industrial sectors

    • LO4.2| Analyse the impact of the public sector on procurement or supply chain roles

    • LO4.3| Examine the impact of the private sector on procurement or supply chain roles

    • LO4.4| Examine the impact of the not-for-profit or third sector on procurement or supply chain roles

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    Practice Exam Questions

    • Practice Exam Questions

    • CIPS Practice Exam Questions and Guidance