Systems Technology (L2M4)
The impact of Internet-based technologies and the use of database information systems is key to the ability of the organisation to manage its expenditures on goods and services. This module is designed for those involved in the procurement and supply operation who, to ensure success must identify advantages of current technology but must also know the importance of quality management as efficiencies are sought through continuous improvement to organisational performance.
- 30 hours of module learning time
- 3 Course credits
- Total exam time of 1 hour
Module Four - Curriculum
The fourth module “Systems Technology” in the CIPS Level 2 Certificate course comprises three sections focused on understanding the advantages of current technology and the importance of quality management to improve organisational performance.
- 1.1 Explain how to use systems technology and databases to contribute to effective procurement and supply - Inputting of data to systems to perform key tasks for purchase ordering and other transactions; Capturing data on expenditures and updating systems; How to provide data to smooth demand and why demand management is important in procurement and supply; Data use in the forecasting process; Achieving functional targets; How to compare forecasts with actual outcomes to control expenditures; How to measure achieved savings of goods and services to recognise efficiencies; How to measure internal and external lead times of supplies of goods and services.
- 1.2 Recognise how the use of the Internet, intranets, and extranets leads to effective procurement and supply - The use of Internet search engines to locate details about suppliers and customers; The types of information presented by suppliers and customers on their websites; The e-marketplace; The use of social media to obtain feedback on supplier performance.
- 1.3 Explain the role of e-sourcing and e-tendering systems in procurement and supply - E-invoicing e-requisitioning, e-catalogues, and e-ordering; Pre-qualify suppliers; Receive and evaluate quotations and tenders; Defining e-sourcing.
- 2.1 Describe the use of electronic sourcing systems for supplier selection and profiling - Attracting quotations or tenders through an e-tendering or e-sourcing system; The publication of e-notices; The use of e-auctions.
- 2.2 Identify systems used in procurement and supply - Systems for purchase orders; Capturing data on expenditures; The use of portal sites to locate suppliers or customers; Examples of supplier database systems.
- 2.3 Identify the use of P2P (purchase to pay) systems for ordering from suppliers and payment to suppliers - The P2P process from the creation of requisitions to raising requests for quotations or tenders, receipt of quotations or tenders, delivery documentation, invoicing and payment; Examples of P2P systems.
- 3.1 Identify components of quality management in procurement and supply - Definitions of quality, quality control, quality assurance, and total quality management; Quality as a philosophy; Getting things right the first time.
- 3.2 Identify the costs of quality - Prevention and appraisal costs; The internal and external costs of quality; Organisational reputation.
- 3.3 Identify techniques associated with quality assurance and quality management - How to assess the quality of supplies of goods and services to ensure that quality standards are achieved and maintained; From quality inspection to quality assurance; Quality circles; The use of control charts; Kaizen, continuous improvement, lean philosophy, and associated techniques.
All Modules in CIPS Level 2 Certification
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Why Choose CIPS MatexNet?
- GLOBALLY RECOGNISED COURSES – Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading-edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. CIPS is the only independently regulated professional body with an honours degree level qualification. MCIPS Chartered Professional is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.
- EXPOSURE TO GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES – MatexNet’s strategic tie up with CIPS to offer professional courses stems out of the essential need of professionally certified procurement and supply chain professionals. Our goal is to bring state of the art best practices and processes in procurement and supply chain to the ever growing market economy in India.
- PRACTITIONERS AS TUTORS – Our tutors are professionally recognised and senior consultants / practitioners and are working across the Public and Private sectors. Each of them bring three decades plus years of industry experience and knowledge to deliver CIPS courses besides sharing up-to-date thinking and best practices.
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