International Purchasing And Supply Chain Management (IPSCM)

About ITC (International Trade Centre – UNCTAD / WTO)
The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the technical cooperation agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). ITC has introduced the MLS (Modular Learning System) as an effective tool for quality training in International Purchasing and Supply Chain management.

Course Objective

These user-friendly, practical and effective training modules help you to take advantage of new opportunities, reduce total purchasing and supply costs and make optimum use of available resources. They give you the tools and techniques needed to develop innovative new approaches to supply chain management and excel in an environment of global competition. These programmes help you to make an immediate and substantial contribution to your company’s profitability.

Special Features

The Modular Learning System comprises of Core Modules 6 more Supplementary Modules and covers all key aspects of purchasing and supply chain management. IIMM trainers and consultants recognized by ITC guide you and ensure that you get the best possible knowledge in the area. On completion of the corresponding exams and other requirements you qualify for the First International Certificate, Advanced International Certificate or Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. These new professional qualifications are accredited by ITC and by the participating network of institutions worldwide. Joining this Programme will make you a member of the International PSCM Learning Network, with access to its supporting website. This will let you keep track of your progress, view the MLS-related training resource materials that your local training institutions can offer to you, and follow the worldwide network’s training news.
These programmes are aimed at present and future managers and specialists responsible for purchasing and supply chain management, particularly in private enterprises ranging from large corporations to Small and Medium Enterprises.

Eligibility Criteria
Educational To qualify for these professional qualifications, you must have a university degree and proficiency in English and at least two years working experience in purchasing & supply.

Normal duration of the course is 18 months; however since this is a modular course specially designed for working professionals, the candidates can complete the modules at their own pace. The examinations for all the modules will be held in March and September every year. Certificates and Diploma will be awarded by ITC on successful completion of requirements.

Course Content

To obtain the first level Certificate, you must complete and take exams covering six of the modules. If you prefer to go for the Advanced Certificate, you must complete and take exams for all twelve core modules. To obtain the Diploma, you must not only complete the twelve core modules, but also all six supplementary modules.


International Certificate Modules (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)Module 1 – Understanding the Corporate Environment
Module 2 – Specifying Requirements and Planning Supply
Module 3 – Analyzing Supply Markets
Module 4 – Developing Supply Strategies
Module 5 – Appraising and Short-listing Suppliers
Module 6 – Obtaining and Selecting Offers
International Advanced Certificate 6 Modules for Certificate plus Modules (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)Module 7 – Negotiating
Module 8 – Preparing the Contract
Module 9 – Managing the Supply Contract
Module 10 – Managing International Logistics
Module 11 – Managing Inventory
International Diploma 12 Modules for advanced certificate plus all six (6)supplementary modulesModule 12 – Measuring and Evaluating Performance
Module 13 – Environmental Performance
Module 14 – Group Purchasing
Module 15 – E – Procurement
Module 16 – Customer Relationship Management
Module 17 – Operations Management
Module 18 – Managing Finance along Supply Chain
Examinations Examinations will be conducted in March and September every year as per the International schedule declared by ITC. Examinations (online) will be of 2 hours duration per module and 3 module exams per day. Presently the examinations are conducted in centers at Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune. More centers will be considered depending on the number of registrations received.Feedback from a student I was quite thrilled to find a course matching my exact professional requirement! The course drives home advantages of successful strategies as Procurement / Supply Chain Manager. The knowledge absorption depends upon practical application which is the corner stone of this learning method. I enhanced my understanding of day-to-day challenges in much scientific way. I developed understanding to ‘cost-benefit analysis’ of resource-input and end-result desired. This improves the decision making process in a highly competitive business scenario that our organization has to deal with today. I have come across many new concepts which our organization was not aware of earlier. The course had further strengthened my ability to judge various clauses of International Contracts in right perspective and helped me in managing the risks in an optimum fashion. IIMM has good trainers for Industry seminars. Falgun Shah, Bayer CropScience Ltd, MumbaiIIMM Membership It is mandatory for all students who enroll for this course to become member of IIMM at the nearest IIMM branch.Training Methodology The course will be conducted by correspondence. IIMM has specially trained faculty recognized by ITC to undertake and conduct the training in MLS modules. Colour course books developed by ITC will be supplied to the students. The students can interact with faculty by e-mail or during contact classes arranged at IIMM branches. The students are required to register for module exams on ITC web-site www.scm-learningnet.org and receive updates and guidelines for the successful completion of the course. The examination results and any related information will be available on the IPSCM-LEARNINGNET web site.Date of Commencement Candidates may join the course at any time during the year. Candidates who wish to appear for the examination must register at least 60 days prior to the examination date.Fee Structure
IPSCM courseAmountContentsRecommended durationRemarks
RegistrationRs. 1000/-Pay by DD to IIMM NHQ EducationOne time
Course Fee As below:
CertificateRs. 20000/-6 modules – (Nos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)6 months
Advance CertificateRs. 20000/-Plus 6 modules – (Nos 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)12 monthsOn completion of Certificate course
DiplomaRs. 20000/-All 12 modules and 6 modules (nos 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18)18 monthsOn completion of advance certificate course
Examination Fees$45 per module to be converted in Indian Rs on the date of paymentExaminations will be conducted at select centers in March and September every year for all modules. Exam fees to be paid on announcement of examination.
ResultsResults will be declared by ITC and announced on ITC’s web-site.
Certificates / DiplomaNilWill be awarded jointly by ITC and IIMM.

How to apply

The registration for the course is open at any time of the year to applicants fulfilling the eligibility criteria mentioned above. The applicants are required to complete the form at the end of the prospectus** with enclosures and the registration and course fee.


 Prospectus can be obtained from 48 branches & Headquarters by payment of Rs 600/- in cash or by sending Bank Pay orders / DD of Rs 700/- payable branch nearest to you.

Mode of Payment
All payments will be made by D. D. only in favour of “IIMM NHQ Collection Account” payable in Mumbai. Payment can also be made at any ICICI Bank branch directly to ICICI Bank Account No 015101027881at Vashi Branch, Navi Mumbai. In such case it is necessary to send us the original stamped counterfoil of the pay-in slip with the details of remittance.