Short Programme


The Short Programme in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management offers important information on the principles, procedures, techniques and tools used in the field of procurement and supply management.

Centurion Academy’s programmes are developed to improve critical thinking skills and as such incorporate a variety of instructional techniques that are used to assist in learning and to assess our students’ progress.

The short programmes offered by Centurion Academy have been developed to enhance the skills of those already in the workplace and are non-credit bearing.

Ideal for...
  • Purchasing staff
  • People who are already working in a purchasing office and supply chain managers who want to get a formal qualification
  • Become comfortable with the main supply chain management systems for proper implementation
  • Master the main objectives of a successful supply chain manager
Admission Requirements
  • Grade 10
  • Proficient in English
  • Purchasing management: an overview
  • The task of purchasing and supply management
  • The purchasing process and procedures
  • Purchasing and supply policies and strategies
  • Assessment and selection of suppliers
  • Sustainable purchasing and supply management
  • The management of quality in purchasing and supply
  • Purchasing price determination and cost analysis
  • Quantity and inventory management
  • Materials flow activities
  • Research in purchasing and supply management
  • Negotiation in purchasing and supply management
  • Electronic commerce and electronic procurement applications in supply management
  • International and global purchasing and supply
  • Purchasing capital equipment
  • Purchasing services
  • Purchasing from small businesses

Purchasing & Supply Chain Management is offered at:

Centurion, Klerksdorp, Rustenburg, Witbank