• Discussion of principles of sustainable procurement.
  • Discussion of technology and sustainable innovation principles in procurement.
  • Discussion of sustainable trends and influencers in procurement.
  • Discussion of challenges in green procurement.
  • Development of a sustainable procurement policy document for a given organization.
  • Development of a balanced score card to support sustainable procurement.
  • Demonstration on how to conduct a green procurement auditing exercise.
  • Apply key performance indicators to measure sustainable procurement.
  • Discussion of the challenges and opportunities posed by the emerging issues and trends in sustainable procurement.



  • Discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of international procurement.
  • Drawing up specifications to facilitate international procurement.
  • Discussion of effects of globalization on international procurement.
  • Discussion of the various international market entry strategies.
  • Discussion of the commonly traded products in the leading commodity markets.
  • Preparation of documents used in international procurement.
  • Discussion of the legal requirements in import and export procedures.
  • Discussion of ways of enforcing the rights and obligations of importers and exporters.
  • Discussion of various custom service, regulations and instructions.
  • Discussion of factors considered when choosing the mode of transport in international procurement.
  • Application of incoterms in international procurement.
  • Discussion of various sources of international financing.
  • Discussion of the procedure of financing imports and exports in international trade.
  • Discuss the role of various institutions involved in promoting international procurement.
  • Designing a risk register for international procurement.
  • Discussion of measures employed in addressing the challenges faced in international procurement.
  • Discussion of the challenges and opportunities posed by the emerging issues and trends in international procurement.



  • Discussion of the concept of logistics in procurement and supply.
  • Discussion of the principles of management in logistics.
  • Choice of the ideal mode of transport in a given case.
  • Discussion of distribution strategies within a supply chain environment.
  • Discussion of the role of logistics service providers in supply chain.
  • Discussion of logistics costs.
  • Discussion of logistics in humanitarian organizations.
  • Discussion of functions of stores.
  • Discussion of rationale for holding stock.
  • Carryout stores coding exercise.
  • Classification of stock using ABC analysis.
  • Demonstration of how to carry out a stock taking exercise.
  • Designing policies for effective stores management.
  • Risk mitigation in store house facility.
  • Discussion on the various types of inventory management information system.
  • Discuss and simulate inventory optimization techniques.
  • Discussion of the challenges and opportunities posed by the emerging issues and trends in logistics and inventory management.



  • Discussion on the types of research.
  • Definition of a research problem.
  • Development of a research design.
  • Discussion of the various types of sampling design.
  • Discussion of the scaling and measurement tools in research.
  • Identification and selection of an appropriate method for data collection in a given case.
  • Discussion of the data analysis techniques used in procurement research.
  • Selection of an appropriate sample size in a given research case.
  • Testing hypothesis in a given research case.
  • Discussion of the multivariate analysis techniques.
  • Interpretation of analysed data and preparation of a report based on the same.
  • Discussion of the relationship between research and IT today.
  • Use of statistical packages.
  • Discussion of challenges and opportunities posed by the emerging issues and trends in research in procurement.



  • Application of knowledge of operations management in supply chain management.
  • Analysis of tools and techniques used in value analysis in supply chain.
  • Calculation of forecast for demand using the various qualitative and quantitative techniques.
  • Preparation schedules using various scheduling techniques in different scenarios.
  • Formulation of operation strategy in supply chain management.
  • Analysing decisions in a given situation using different decision-making techniques.
  • Application of production planning elements in supply chain management.
  • Identification of types of production systems.
  • Application of the various design systems in operating environment.
  • Application of location methods in facility location decision making.
  • Illustration of types of plant layout.
  • Design an operating layout.
  • Application of quality control tools in supply chain management.
  • Discussion of the types of bench-marking in operations management.
  • Illustration of the process of product and service design.
  • Preparation of a plant and equipment maintenance schedule.
  • Dealing with challenges and opportunities posed by issues and trends in operations management.