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On completion of this module, learners will be able to identify the significance of ethics for procurement and supply and define each stage of the sourcing process, explaining how operational performance can be measured and improved in support of added value operations.

On completion of this module, learners will be able to identify the influence that people and teams can have on procurement and supply success and recognise the challenges associated with and methods to achieve, organisational change.

On completion of this module, learners will be able to explain the concepts and implications of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility and recognise the potential environmental impact of procurement and supply operations.

On completion of this module, learners will be able to explain administrative processes behind contract development and how to measure contract performance. They will identify how to achieve competitive pricing and be able to describe how effective tendering is achieved.

On completion of this module, learners will be able to identify the significance of ethics for procurement and supply and define each stage of the sourcing process, explaining how operational performance can be measured and improved in support of added value operations.

This unit analyses approaches to the negotiation of agreements made with external parties and the formation of legally binding contracts. After contracts have been entered into, there can be conflict over performance issues and on costs, timing and quality of supplies. This should involve negotiation to achieve required outcomes.


On completion of this unit, candidates will be able to:

a) Offer advice and guidance to main stakeholders on the application of the sourcing process.
b) Understand supply chains which organisations operate in.




On completion of this unit, candidates will understand a range of external factors that can mpact on procurement and supply operations.

This unit focuses on the wider environment that impacts on procurement and supply in a range of different types of organisations, the public, private and not for profit or third sector can all be involved in fulfilling organisational needs.



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