Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Procurement involves the development of systems, processes, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations necessary for improved efficiency, effectiveness, and value creation in the management of expenditure within a nation or an organization. In most developing countries, there is a growing tendency towards effective monitoring of government expenditure to ensure that such expenditure is optimally allocated and utilized for the provision of accessible and affordable social services to the people.

The decision to initiate a particular purchase develops in a variety of ways and from a variety of circumstances. At Capacity Institute Africa we recognize and acknowledge that purchases are initiated by an internal user based on some planned and budgeted need that can be justified by a specific operational purpose.

On the other hand supply chain is basically a group of independent organizations connected together through the products and services that they separately and/or jointly add value to in order to deliver them to the end consumer. As a learning institution we believe that competition is moving from organization against the organization to supply chain against supply chain, and the survival of any business today is no longer solely dependent on its own ability to compete but rather on the ability to cooperate within the supply chain.

Course content
Module 1
a) Introduction to Purchasing
b) Purchasing and Procurement
c) Storage and Warehouse Management
d) Public/Government Procurement
e) Ethics and professionalism in Supply Chain Management
Module 2
a) Role of Purchasing in an Organization
b) Inventory Management
c) Strategic role in Supply Material management
d) Product Management
Module 3
a) Logistics and Supply Chain Management
b) Logistics and Distribution Management
c) Integrated Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Module 4

a) Procurement
b) Public Procurement
c) Best practices and Principles in Procurement
d) Computers in Operation Management

Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our Online Learning Platform
  • Students should commit approximately 5-6 hours of their time per week

Materials Provided:

Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises, and templates.


In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments at the end of every month.




ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute

LANGUAGE: English only

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Online Training Coordinator

Capacity Africa Institute