Supply Chain Management and Purchasing Principles notes: KNEC Diploma

Supply Chain Management and Purchasing Principles

Topic 1: Supply Chain Management and Purchasing Function

Topic 2: Quality and Quantity Determination

Topic 3: Determination of Price and Right Time to Buy

Topic 4: Sourcing

Topic 5: Ordering Procedure

Topic 6: Receiving and Inspection of Goods and Services

Topic 7: Payment Procedure

Topic 8: Physical Distribution

Topic 9: Emerging Issues and Trends in supply chain management and purchasing principles




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

  • Discuss the importance of the Supply Chain Management an organization
  • Explain the elements of Supply Chain Management in an organization
  • Outline the procedure of sourcing for materials and ordering materials
  • Describe the activities involved in the process of receiving and inspecting incoming materials
  • Explain the procedure followed in the payment of suppliers
  • Outline the role of physical distribution in purchasing materials for an organisation



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