Post Graduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Course Overview

The success of any business today is more dependent on the performance of its supply chain. Efficient supply chain management has an effect on the overall internal performance of any organization. The current economic crisis and competitiveness of global organizations increase its importance even further. Organizations adopt numerous business improvement methodologies to improve business performance. Manufacturers and researchers have noted a number of problems regarding supply chain activities in their research and practice. After taking scholarly recommendations into consideration, we came up with a comprehensive course on Purchasing and Supplies at a Post Graduate level.

You will learn about making procurement and supply happen within an organization, and you will be equipped with an essential range of knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately in your workplace. Learn how to apply practical, theoretical, and technical knowledge, gain a clear understanding of procurement and supply and develop the ability to address complex non-routine problems. On completion, you will be able to analyze, interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas and have an informed awareness of differing perspectives and approaches within the profession. You will also be able to review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions, and results.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Principles of Negotiations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Public Procurement
  • Stores Management and Stock Control
  • International Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Purchasing Ethics
  • Strategic Procurement Management
  • Principles of Logistics Management
  • Purchasing and Supply Law
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement and the Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement Research Project

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, a research paper, and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be given after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated




Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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