Supply Management

About the Course

This course provides a detailed coverage of the key principles and practical aspects of the Materials and Planning functions in modern organizations. It addresses both the operational and the strategic areas in these functions. The course also includes topics related to the commercial aspects of supply management.


For the first time, IIMM offers a training programme that combines the advantages of distance learning with the assistance of experienced professional instructors.

  • Classroom lectures delivered via recorded video sessions
  • E-learning study material and explanatory notes
  • Case studies and assessments
  • Certification test to be taken in person at select IIMM branches or IIMM specified test centres
  • Project Work

With this methodology, participants can join the course from the convenience of their homes and have access to study material and content on demand.


Diploma or a degree in any discipline, with a minimum of one year experience in materials or planning function.

Topics Covered

  1. Review of Supply Management Basics
  2. Network Planning
  3. Distribution Requirements Planning
  4. Scheduling
  5. Supplier Collaboration
  6. VMI
  7. Logistics and Transportation Planning
  8. IT Tools for Advanced Planning
  9. Project


50 hours. Self-paced. It is recommended that students spend on an average 2-3 hours per week and complete the course in 20 weeks


  • PC / Mac with multi-media capabilities
  • Broadband connection of at least 2 MBPS
  • Compatible with major browsers, works best with Firefox, Chrome and Safari

Related Programmes

F002: Foundation Course in Supply Management

Expert Certified Materials Professional programme


This course is part of the Materials stream

Who should take this course?

  • Purchasing professionals with some experience of the purchase function who wish to advance their career in sourcing
  • Professionals of other SCM functions such as Planning and Materials who need to understand the important strategic aspects related to purchasing
  • Professionals who wish to prepare themselves for the IIMM Expert Certification programme