purchasing and materials management

Course Duration:
4 Weeks
Mode of Study:
Full Time, Part Time
Course Modules

Public and private sector organizations have been experiencing substantial finan- cial losses emanating from mismanagement of purchasing and stores. Purchas- ing and supply is now recognized as a value adding activity able to make consid- erable contribution to the bottom line. Organizations in the public and the private sectors are increasingly turning to professional supply chain measures and proce- dures to reduce costs and utilize internal resources efficiently. Consequently, it is important that purchasing and supply personnel are made aware of the measures designed to promote purchasing and mate- rials management as a critical function in organizations. The course provides knowledge and practical skills in purchasing and materials management functions in a public or private sector organizational setting. The course is also intended to upgrade the skills and competencies of personnel charged with responsibilities for purchasing and materials management.

 Learning Outcomes

  • Purchasing and Materials administration
  • Logistics and Materials management
  • Purchasing techniques
  • Specification and quality management
  • Source selection
  • Price management
  • Time management
  • Stock control techniques
  • Legal applications in procurement management
Course Modules