Programme Code: CP0265
Professional Certificate in Purchasing and Supply
物資採購與供銷學專業證書 CEF course code
The programme primarily aims at providing students with a broad-based Professional Certificate level education to prepare them for employment or further studies in the purchasing and supply profession. Through the professional conduct of the programme's graduates, the economy of Hong Kong will be benefited by stimulating the adoption of international best practice in purchasing and supply management.
Upon successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Purchasing and Supply, students are fully exempted from the educational requirements for the Associate Membership of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong. A student of this programme automatically becomes Student Member of IPSHK and the first year's subscription fee will be waived. Please visit http://www.ipshk.org/ or contact IPSHK at 2777 4372 for further information.
This programme consists of 5 courses:
|Course Code||Course Title||科目名稱||Hours|
|1.||PNS4010||Strategic Purchasing and Supply||策略物資採購與供應||30|
Strategic Purchasing and SupplyCEF Course Code
The aim of this course is to examine the tactics and techniques for outsourcing management. Several organizations, in order to meet their immediate pressing requirements have opted for outsourcing at one point of time or the other. This kind of tactical outsourcing has not been of much help to the organizations. In fact, the problems faced were often more than the benefits gained. Continued tactical outsourcing has caused significant degrading of productivity and customer retention. The new strategic role of outsourcing helps not only in reducing costs, but also creates value, competitiveness, and productivity. Topics include:
- Purchasing and Sourcing Management;
- Strategic Purchasing Planning and Control;
- Overview of Outsourcing; and
- Strategic for Global Outsourcing.
Merchandising ManagementCEF Course Code
The aim of this course is to provide knowledge and understanding of the main strategic and operational concepts in the current and developing practices of merchandise management.
The business environment today is characterized by increasing turbulence and competitive activity. Nowhere is this truer than within the retail environment. Rapid developments in information technology and telecommunications are helping create more sophisticated and demanding consumers. As a result product life-cycles are becoming shorter and the rate of new product development is increasing. Retailers are becoming ever larger and more powerful and often offer a range of services other than the supply of tangible consumer products. Retailer's own brands are gaining market share and in many categories are challenging the brand leaders. As a result of these pressures the role of the retail buyer is also developing and becoming more professional. This unit will provide students with the opportunity to explore retail buying and product management. Topics include:
- Introduction to Merchandising;
- Introduction to Retailing;
- Store Layout, Design & Visual Merchandising;
- Retail Communication Mix;
- Retail Motivator and Marketing; and
- Cost Evaluation.
|3.||PNS4030||e-Procurement and Information Systems for Purchasing and Supply||電子採購與供應||30|
e-Procurement and Information Systems for Purchasing and SupplyCEF Course Code
This course aims to provide students with broad
knowledge on how information systems are utilized in business organizations for
competitive advantages. Topics include:
1. e-Procurement System;
2. e-Tendering System;
3. Information Systems for Purchasing and
|4.||PNS4040||Supplier and Customer Relationship Management||供應商與客戶關係管理||30|
Supplier and Customer Relationship ManagementCEF Course Code
This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the supplier-customer relationship in purchasing management. After a general analysis of the strategic and interactive nature of supplier-customer relationship, students will examine further this relationship from a socio-economic perspective. Attention will also be given to its application in various real life purchasing situation.
Purchasing and supply is concerned with making available goods and services from external providers to meet the needs of internal and external customers. In undertaking the activities necessary to achieve this availability, interactions take place between functional staff, suppliers and customers. These interactions take many forms, from the straight-forward exchange transaction of simple buying or selling, to long-term strategic alliances between organizations with complementary resources and goals. Developing concepts such as supply chain management and value stream analysis recognize the fact that many interactions do not exist in isolation, but form part of a longer series of relationships beginning at the origin of primary ideas or materials, and ending with the satisfaction of the needs or wishes of the ultimate consumer. This syllabus contributes to the overall scheme by providing insights into the developing recognition of the importance of supplier and customer relationships, and the need to develop and adopt appropriate strategies and policies. The planning, direction, assessment and control of relationships are also considered. Topics include:
- The Nature of Supplier-customer Relationship;
- Relationship Management; and
- Application Aspects.
|5.||PNS4050||Product Quality & Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility||產品質量安全與企業社會責任||30|
Product Quality & Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility
This course aims at developing students’ analytical skill in handling real life purchasing and supply problems in relation to product quality & safety and their association with the company policy on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Organizations in the public and private sectors are confronted by a wide range of purchasing and supply chain problems on the quality such as the growing concern on product recalls. It is therefore vital to have professional managers who can develop practical solutions to deal with everyday procurement problems on product quality and safety. Purchasing managers have the responsibility to influence their management on the establishment of sound company policies including the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Addressing corporate responsibility issues strategically requires an understanding that the issues occur at multiple stages of company’s value chain (supply chain), and consequently must be managed across organizational boundaries. Topics include:
- Product Quality;
- Product Safety;
- Product Quality and Safety in Practice;
- Product Recalls;
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR);
- Measuring CSR;
- CSR and Supply Chain; and
- Strategic Planning and Management.
Duration and Mode of Study
9-12 months part-time
Medium of Instruction
Cantonese supplemented with English
Students who have successfully completed 5 required courses will be awarded the Professional Certificate in Purchasing and Supply.
Application Fee: HK$120
Tuition Fee: HK15,750
March / July / November of every year
Course Schedule and Venue
Classes and examinations will be held on weekday evenings and Saturday
afternoons (normally two classes per week) at Kowloon Tong / Kowloon East /
Tsimshatsui / Wan Chai Learning Centre.
Minimum Entry Requirements
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN PURCHASING AND SUPPLY is recognized under the QFThe above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations without prior notice.
QF Level: 4
QR Registration no.: 15/003412/L4
Registration Validity Period: 01/01/2016 to On-going
Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.