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Diploma In Procurement And Supply Chain Management

Start Strong With a Dynamic Supply Chain Career

The Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management is geared to supply chain professionals early in their career. Providing foundational knowledge to prepare you for real-life employment scenarios, NISCL's (formerly operating as SCMAO or SCMABC) Diploma program is the first step towards enhancing your supply chain knowledge. Completion of The Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management qualifies graduates for the CSCL Designation (in addition to CSCMP, with the intent to replace CSCMP) program .



Who Does This Benefit?

The Diploma will be of interest to anyone seeking a career in supply management. If you want to pursue a career in supply chain, this is the program for you.

  • Anyone who handles procurement

  • Buyers, procurement, purchasing managers

  • Junior buyers looking for next step in their supply chain careers

Why Take The Diploma Program

Build foundational knowledge while gaining practical experience.

Program at a glance

Modules
(13-Week Courses)

  • Purchasing Process and Practice
  • Legal Issues and Ethics in Supply Chain
  • Evaluating Supply Management Costing Data

Workshops
(7 Workshops)

  • The Art of Negotiation (Common with CSCL)
  • Inventory Management
  • Financial Scope of Supply Chain Management
  • Contract Management and Competitive Bidding (Common with CSCL)
  • Transportation Services


Plus 2 of the Electives Below:

  • Risk Management (Common with CSCL)
  • Contract Management Strategies for Success
  • Information Technology Procurement and Related Contracting
  • Project Management for Supply Chain Professional
  • Ethics: Environmental and Social Responsibility (Common with CSCL)
  • The Importance of Communication (Common with CSCL)
  • Effective Leadership (Common with CSCL)

Program Completion Evaluation

You will need to attend the three-day Diploma Final Workshop once all other program requirements are met.

Graduation requirements

  • Successful completion of all course components
  • Successful completion of the Diploma Final Workshop
  • Membership with NISCL
  • One year of applicable work experience

Diploma Final Workshop

The Diploma Final Workshop is available to those who have completed all course components of the Diploma program. This three-day, online intensive, provides participants with an opportunity to select a scenario that is most pertinent to their respective supply chain background and career focus. Successful completion of the Diploma Final Workshop is required to complete the Diploma program.


  • Full case study evaluation

Diploma Program

Spring 2024 Calendar

Legal Issues and Ethics in Supply Chain

May 7 - August 6, 2024

Transportation Services

May 8 - 9, 2024

Evaluating Supply Management Costing Data

May 9 - August 8, 2024

Financial Scope of Supply Chain Management

June 18 -19, 2024

Inventory Management

July 22 - 23, 2024

Final Workshop

July 26, 27, 28, 2024