Purchasing and Supplies Strategy notes – KNEC Diploma

This unit or subject is examined by KNEC on those taking the following courses:

Introduction
This module unit is intended to equip the trainee with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her plan and manage the procurement functions.

General Objectives
By the end of the module unit, the trainee should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of strategic management in supply chain management
  • Describe the strategic planning process supply chain management
  • Outline the importance of developing the purchasing and supply strategy
  • Apply purchasing and supply chain policies in purchasing
  • Discuss the importance of effective performance in the purchasing and supply function.

The topics that need to be covered as required by KNEC in this unit/subject are as follows:

Topic 1: Introduction to Strategic Management

  • Meaning of strategic management
  • Concept and purpose of strategic management
  • Nature of strategic supply chain management
  • Levels of strategy
  • Scope of strategic management

Topic 2: Strategic Planning Process

  • Meaning of strategic planning
  • Steps in strategic planning process
  • Tools used in environmental scanning
  • Strategy formulation process
  • Factors in strategy selection
  • Factors to be considered in implementing strategic plan
  • Strategy evaluation control and feedback process

Topic 3: Purchasing and Supply Chain Strategies

  • Meaning of purchasing strategy and supply strategy
  • Relationship between purchasing and supply strategy and corporate strategy
  • Contribution of purchasing chain strategies to corporate strategy
  • Purchasing and supply strategies

Topic 4: Purchasing and Supply Chain Policies

  • Meaning of nature of purchasing and supply policies
  • Nature of purchasing and supply policies
  • Importance of purchasing and supply policies
  • Factors considered in formulating purchasing and supply policies
  • Process followed in formulating purchasing and supply policies
  • Policies in purchasing and supply
  • Process of preparing the purchasing and supply manual
  • Challenges in implementing purchasing and supply policies

Topic 5: Purchasing and Supply Organisation

  • Importance of organisational structures in purchasing and supply entities
  • Factors considered in designing an organisational structure for purchasing and supply organisation
  • organisation of purchasing and supply activities
  • Approaches to organisation structures
  • Management levels in purchasing and supply

Topic 6: Measuring Purchasing and Supply Performance

  • Concept of performance measurement in purchasing
  • Factors to consider in measuring purchasing and supply performance
  • Methods of measuring purchasing and supply performance

Topic 7: Emerging Trends and Issues an Purchasing and Supply Strategy

  • Emerging trends and issues in purchasing and supply strategy
  • Challenges posed by the emerging trends and issues in purchasing and supply strategy
  • Coping with emerging issues and trends in purchasing and supply strategy




0 Replies to “Purchasing and Supplies Strategy notes – KNEC Diploma”

  1. Kindly I need notes for example now in this pandemic covid-19.. We don’t see opening the school and on July we want to seat for exams,

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