Specialist Certificate in Effective Purchasing Management

Provided by The Logistics Academy

Course introduction


The rapid changes in business paractices, increased globalization, technological (IT) advanceds, and increased expectiations by top management are forcing purchasing professionals to take a more proactive approach in the ways purchasing functions and responsibilities are been managed today. Managing the changes in the purchasing function, environment and management expectations in which it operates significantly affect the ideal skills required to maximize the purchasing function's potential and contribution towards organization's objectives and goals.

The course addresses some of these changes; develops a set of factors to describe a comprehensive set of skills required of a world-class purchasing management professional and to ascertain which of these skills are the most inportant. Using Synergetic Theory and Case Studies as exercise tools to review and discuss the literatures presented on purchasing skills, methodologies, analysis and techniques. This course facilitates the purchasing function in playing the important role to achieve the operations planning and process control objectives of timely delivery, flexibility, quality and cost.

Who Should Attend

Managers, executives, officers and specialists in Purchasing, Procurement, Supply-chain Management, Sub-contracting, Material, Internal Auditors, AVL Assessors, Project & Contract whose functions and responsibilities are involved in the planning, organizing, negotiating and control of purchasing activities, and those who have the intention to prepare, document and implement purchasing process and control compliance with the ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management Systems Certification.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

  • Purchasing Management System
  • Purchasing Department Organization
  • Purchasing Policies
  • Purchasing Selecting Supplier For AVL
  • Purchasing Methodology
  • Purchasing Process Control ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Purchasing From Overseas Suppliers & Documentary Credits
  • Purchasing Negotiation Skills & Techniques
  • Purchasing Legal Aspects and Considerations
  • Purchasing Performance

Area of Studies

At the end of the course participants who have fulfilled at least 75 per cent attendance and passed the written examination shall be awarded the Certificate of Proficiency (Certificate of Achievement).

Fees & Funding


  SLA Member Company (View member listing) Non-Member Self-Sponsored
Course Fee $720 $900 $900
GST $50.40 $63 $63
Application Fee $32.10 $32.10 $32.10
Total Fee (payable to TLA) $802.50 $995.10 $995.10
PIC Grant (Co. to claim directly from IRAS) 60% (or available tax deductions/ allowances) 60% (or available tax deductions/ allowances) N.A

Payment will only be required after the course is confirmed.
(The status of the course would usually be adviced one (1) month before the course start date.)

Payment mode (retail payments facilities are not available) :
Overseas - Telegrahic transfer
Local - Cheque or bank transfer