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Diploma in Supply Chain management



Supply chain management is a key component in organizational success, and you will learn how modern supply chain ecosystems now comprise a complex network made up of: companies, countries and their governments, social and political organizations, natural, industrial (clusters), financial and human resources, delivery infrastructure including logistics and IT, and knowledge of the industrial environment.

The Diploma in Supply Chain Management course explains how within these ecosystems, each configuration is unique to the particular enterprise that owns that supply chain. It is said that in today’s market, firms don’t compete, supply chains do.

Diploma in Supply Chain Management course examined by KNEC forms an integral course in business sector.

Diploma in Supply Chain Management is one of the most marketable course and highly demanded in the industry.

This is an entry level program that is designed to introduce the student to business while equipping the student with practical skills that can be applied in the business world at an entry level.

Key Interest Skills required to pursue a career in this field

  • Planning skills
  • Communication skills
  • Numerical abilities
  • Organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team spirit
  • Negotiation skills
  • Digital literacy
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Integrity as a quality

Objectives

Objective of this program is to prepare students to think critically and invent industry -based approaches to logistics skills. Students get to understand the logistics  techniques and market expectations. In addition,they learn how to communicate effectively.

Why study this program
This program prepares one to job market at lower level.It also a bridge to the advance level in the field.

Careers Opportunities

  •  Store keepers,
  • Procurement officers,
  • Purchasing and  Supply personnel
  • Logistics officers.

Career Progression

After successful completion of  Diploma in Supply Chain Management(KNEC) ,a student can proceed for bachelor’s degree,master’s degree and Phd in related field.

Career progression: Higher Diploma-PHD, KISIM Membership, CIPS Part 1-3 and KASNEB CPSP Part 1-3

Course Duration

This course takes an average of 6 terms (2 years ).

Mode of Study

  • Regular/full time
  • School based programme
  • Distance Learning
  • Weekend Classes
  • Part-time/Evening classes

Qualifications/Admission Requirements

  • KCSE aggregate Grade of C- (minus) & Above,or any equivalent qualifications by KNEC

Examining Body

KNEC

Course Requirements

The following requirements must be met for a student to qualify for KNEC exams in this course:

  • Must sit for at least 2 cats marked out of 30% ,and an end term exams marked out of 70% each term.
  • The candidate will be expected to proceed for industrial attachment as a requirement by KNEC for successful completion of the course.
  • A student must attend at least 80% of all the tutorial lectures.

KNEC Units

2903– DIPLOMA IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (MODULE I)

107-WAREHOUSING OPERATIONS AND STOCK CONTROL

101-SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND PURCHASING PRINCIPLES

103-INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY PAPER

102-FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

104-COMMUNICATION SKILLS

105-ECONOMICS

106-BUSINESS LAW

108-ENTREPRENEURSHIP – BUSINESS PLAN

2903– DIPLOMA IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (MODULE II)

201-PURCHASING MANAGEMENT

202-PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND FINANCE

203-SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

204-QUANTITATIVE METHODS

205-PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MARKETING

206-COST ACCOUNTING

2903– DIPLOMA IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (MODULE III)

301-PURCHASING AND SUPPLY STRATEGY

302-OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

303-PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT

304-INTERNATIONAL PURCHASING

305-MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

306-PROJECT AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

308-COURSE SPECIALIZATION PROJECT

Non Modular

2803– DIPLOMA IN SUPPLIES MANAGEMENT
301-PURCHASING PRINCIPLES & TECHNIQUES

302-PURCHASING & SUPPLIES LOGISTICS

 

303-PURCHASING & SUPPLIES PROVISIONING

304-MATERIALS & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

305-PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

306-PURCHASING & SUPPLIES PLANNING POLICY & ORGANISATION

 

307-COURSE SPECIALISATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECTS

Other Units

  • Communication Skills
  • Computing/ICT

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