Procurement and Supply Chain Management

The Procurement and Supply Chain Management course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of procurement processes, supply chain strategies, and best practices in managing the flow of goods and services from suppliers to customers. The course covers various aspects including sourcing, purchasing, logistics, inventory management, supplier relationship management, and strategic supply chain optimization. Participants will gain practical skills and knowledge to effectively manage procurement activities and enhance supply chain performance within their organizations.

Who Can Attend:
This course is suitable for professionals working in procurement, supply chain management, logistics, operations, and related fields. It is ideal for individuals who are responsible for purchasing decisions, inventory control, supplier management, and those seeking to enhance their skills in supply chain optimization.


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration: 1 Week

Unit Standard: 244025

NQF Level: 5

Number of Credits: 20

Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Procurement and Supply Chain Management
    • Understanding the role of procurement and supply chain in organizational success
    • Key concepts and principles in procurement and supply chain management
  2. Strategic Sourcing
    • Sourcing strategies and methods
    • Supplier selection and evaluation
    • Contract negotiation and management
  3. Purchasing and Procurement Processes
    • Purchase requisition to order fulfillment process
    • Procurement methods: RFQ, RFP, RFQ
    • Purchase order management and tracking
  4. Inventory Management
    • Inventory planning and control techniques
    • Inventory optimization strategies
    • Just-in-time (JIT) and lean inventory principles
  5. Logistics and Distribution
    • Transportation modes and logistics management
    • Warehousing and distribution network design
    • Freight management and cost optimization
  6. Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
    • Developing strong supplier relationships
    • Supplier performance measurement and improvement
    • Collaborative supply chain initiatives
  7. Supply Chain Risk Management
    • Identifying and assessing supply chain risks
    • Risk mitigation strategies and contingency planning
    • Resilience building in the supply chain
  8. Strategic Supply Chain Optimization
    • Demand forecasting and planning
    • Supply chain network design and optimization
    • Technology applications in supply chain optimization
  9. Sustainable Procurement and Ethical Practices
    • Sustainable sourcing practices
    • Ethical considerations in procurement and supply chain management
    • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the supply chain
  10. Case Studies and Best Practices
    • Real-world case studies and examples
    • Best practices in procurement and supply chain management
    • Lessons learned and practical applications