Course Brief

OUTCOME: On completion of this unit, candidates will be able to critically appraise the development and implementation of strategies at business and corporate levels in organisations and how these strategies impact on supply chains. This unit focuses on the development; configuration and implementation of strategy to help supply chain personnel achieve competitive advantage.

  • This course is offered in 50 hours

Upon successful completion of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of strategy in organisations in supply chains
  • Understand the main elements of strategy formulation and implementation that impact on supply chains
  • Understand the implementation of strategies in supply chains
  • Be able to develop a plan for the development of the supply chain functional strategy

This unit is examination based and comprises of four exam questions each worth 25 marks, each testing a different learning outcome.

  • Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply
    Gain an Industry-driven, Internationally recognised Procurement and Supply Qualification!

    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, organisational 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.

    Upon successful completion of the CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply, one can progress onto our MBA Master of Business Administration, then on to the DBA Doctor of Business Administration.