A global network of
training institutions is now offering a new series of professional
development programs for current and future purchasing & supply
These programs- which can lead you to obtaining an
International Certificate or Diploma in Purchasing &
Supply Chain Management (PSCM)- are based on the Modular
Learning System (MLS) developed by the International Trade
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, ITC is the
focal point UN
technical co-operation agency in the area of
international trade promotion and development.
In order to obtain further information on MLS-based
training opportunities in your country you shall have to
contact the focal point institution in your country for
the program. In India , The Indian institute of Materials
Management (IIMM) is the focal point institution. IIMM can
be contacted, for further details, at this address:
102 & 104, Institutional Area,
Sector 15, CBD Belapur,
Navi Mumbai - 400614
Phone : 022 27565741, 27571022
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The MLS is a regularly updated training pack covering all
stages in the purchasing and supply management process. It
comprises 12 core Modules and various supplementary
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 three supplementary modules
and an assignment report of 8,000-10,000 words.
Qualifications: To qualify for these professionals
qualifications you must have at least a high school or
vocational school diploma and proficiency in English.
Desirable optional requirements are a university degree
and/or at least some working experience in purchasing &
Joining this program 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-
resources materials that your local training
institutions can offer to you and follow the worldwide
network's training news.