This is the eBook version of the study guide for the core module Introducing Procurement and Supply (L2M1) which forms part of the CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations qualification.
In any organisation, many of the costs are related to the purchases of products and/ or services. Any organisation will also be supplying products and/or services to their customers. This module is designed to provide an overview of the tasks associated with the procurement and supply chain function. It is designed for those who are interested in developing their knowledge of procurement and supply and for those who are new to this field of work. The module serves as the initial study for learners who are embarking on the CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations. Coverage is focused on introductions to concepts and ideas as well as to the terminology used in procurement and supply.