International Trade Centre's Modular Learning System (SCM)



A global network of training institutions is now offering a new series of professional development programs for current and future purchasing & supply specialists.

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 Centre (ITC).

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 :

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 Modules.

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 & supply.

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-

related training resources materials that your local training institutions can offer to you and follow the worldwide network's training news.



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