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Diploma In Procurement And Supply Chain Management


Offered by SCMAO, The Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management is geared to supply chain professionals early in their career. 

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Who Does This Benefit?

The Program will be of interest to anyone seeking a career in supply management. If you want to pursue a career in supply chain, this is the program for you.
  • Anyone who handles procurement
  • Buyers, procurement, purchasing managers
  • Junior buyers looking for next step in their supply chain careers

Why Take the Program

Build foundational knowledge while gaining practical experience.


Obtain professional recognition for the experience and knowledge you possess.


Continue to build your professional abilities and take the next step in your career.

General Knowledge:

Stay current on best practices and new developments in the field.

Program at a glance

Business Management Courses
(13-Week Courses)
  • Purchasing Process and Practice
  • Legal Issues and Ethics in Supply Chain 
  • Evaluating Supply Management Costing Data
Supply Chain Seminars
(7 Seminars)
    • Negotiation Strategies for Supply Chain Management (*or "The Art of Negotiation")
    • Inventory Management
    • Financial Scope of Supply Chain Management
    • Competitive Bidding and the Tendering Process (*or "Contract Management and Competitive Bidding")
    • Transportation Services

Plus 2 of the Electives Below:
  • Risk Management (Common with CSCMP)
  • Contract Management Strategies for Success
  • Information Technology Procurement and Related Contracting
  • Project Management for Supply Chain Professional
  • Ethics: Environmental and Social Responsibility (Common with CSCMP)
  • The Importance of Communication (Common with CSCMP)
  • Effective Leadership (Common with CSCMP)
Program Completion Evaluation

You will need to attend the three-day Diploma Final Workshop once all other program requirements are met.

Graduation requirements

Completion of all course components, 1 year of work experience, and a current membership with SCMAO.

Diploma Program

Winter 2024 Calendar

Diploma - Inventory Management

February 8 - 9, 2024

Diploma - Evaluating Supply Management Costing Data

March 21 - June 20, 2024

Diploma - Competitive Bidding and the Tendering Process

April 24 - 25, 2024

Spring 2024 Calendar

Legal Issues and Ethics in Supply Chain

May 7 - August 6, 2024

Evaluating Supply Management Costing Data

May 9 - August 8, 2024

Transportation Services

May 8 - 9, 2024

Inventory Management

July 22 - 23, 2024

Financial Scope of Supply Chain Management

June 18 -19, 2024

Final Workshop

July 26, 27, 28, 2024