International Diploma In Supply Chain Management - Kenya Institute of Supplies Management - KISM | Educartis

1 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This one year International Diploma comprises of generic training materials and tools for managing procurement and supply chains, and has been developed by the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO. Taken on-campus at KISM, students are trained on specific modules, including contract preparation, negotiation, e-procurement, and more, with the intention of improving their skills and knowledge in this area, so that they have a competitive advantage when beginning their job search.  

In today's competitive market, it's important to have skills and knowledge that help you stand out. This International Diploma will enhance your value to potential employers and ensure that you are more likely to get recruited for higher paying jobs in your expertise area. If you want to improve your skills in Supply Chain Management, and gain the leadership skills needed to take your career to the next level, then this course is for you. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Gain a firm understanding of the economic, legal, and fiscal environments in which all businesses operate. 
  • Develop knowledge of all the supply, storage, and purchasing functions. 
  • Understand how business organisations are structured, managed, and administered. 
  • Present and discuss theoretical concepts of this field of management. 
  • Gain the analytical skills required for supply decision purposes. 
Certification obtained

International Diploma in Supply Chain Management. 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will prepare students well for careers such as: 

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Purchasing Coordinator 
  • Procurement Officer 


When do I start?

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students must have either: 

  • A Business Diploma and two (2) years relevant work experience
  • Graduate Level qualificaiton 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Fill out a duly filled registration form 
  • Provide copies of all academic and professional certificates. 
  • Provide a detailed CV 
  • Submit a copy of their National ID/Passport 
  • Apply for a KISM Membership (4,000 KES subscription fee) 

Payment options

Individuals can make their payments through: 

  • Cheques to KISM 
  • Money Orders
  • Bank Deposit 
KISM Subscription Fees 
  • Member/Associate - 4,500 KES
  • Student - 1,500 KES 
Annual Renewal Fee 
  • Member/Associate - 4,000 KES
  • Student: 1,000 KES 

Detailed course information

This course is offered by the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management over the duration of one year. The modules covered are as follows: 

  • Understanding the Corporate Environment
  • Specifying Requirements & Planning Supply
  • Analyzing Supply Markets
  • Developing Supply Strategies
  • Appraising & Short-listing Suppliers
  • Obtaining & Selecting Offers
  • Negotiating
  • Preparing the Contract
  • Managing the Supply Contract
  • Managing Logistics in the Supply Chain
  • Managing Inventory
  • Managing and Evaluating performance
  • Environmental Purchasing & Supply
  • Group Purchasing
  • E-procurement
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Operations Management
  • Managing Finance along the Supply Chain
To obtain this certification, students must pass exams for modules 1 - 18. However, students can be issued an International Certificate upon completion of modules 1- 6 and an Advanced International Certificate upon completion of modules 7 - 12. 
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