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CPSP – Organizational Environment

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CPSP – Organizational Environment

ORGANISATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

 PL1.01.1 Introduction

This module is intended to equip the trainee with knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to understand the organization environment and its impact on procurement and supply

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PL1.01.2 General objectives

At the end of this module the trainee should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the organizational environment
  2. Recognize the foundations of organizational environment and organization behaviour
  3. Understand the types of organization and purchasing structures
  4. Understand the types of markets, market theories and their implications on organizations
  5. Understand organization’s stakeholders and their needs in view of the dynamisms in the environment
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of internal and external environmental analysis

 

PL1.1.01 Overview of the organizational environment

 Competence

The trainee should have the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the organizational environment in procurement and supply.

 Content

Theory

  1. Definition of terms used in organizational environment
  2. factors influencing the organizational environment
  3. Internal environment
  4. External environment
    1. General environment
    2. Task environment
  5. Importance of understanding the environment

 Practice

  1. Discussion of the internal and external environment in a given case

 

PL1.1.02 Foundations of organizational environment

 Competence

The trainee should have the ability to identify key elements of organizational environment

 Content

Theory

  1. Organizational environment theories
  2. Types of organizational environments
  3. Dimensions of organizational environment

 Practice

1.Discussion of the types of organizational environments.

 

 PL1.1.03 Organizational behaviour

 Competence

The trainee should have the ability to apply organizational behaviour concepts in the course of the duty

Content

Theory

  1. Definition of others used in organizational behaviour
  2. Fundamental concepts of organizational behaviour
  3. Understanding human behaviour
  4. Managing the human behaviour
  5. Goals of organizational behaviour
  6. Key forces affecting nature of organizations
  7. Technology
  8. People
  • Structures
  1. environment
  2. Models of organizational behaviour

Practice

  1. Discuss the forces affecting the nature or organizations

 

 PL1.104 Types of organizations

Competence

The trainee should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the types of organizations from various perspectives.

Content

Theory

  1. Types of organizations with respect to
  1. Ownership
  2. Type of business
  • Business sector

 Practice

  1. Discuss the types of organizations.

 

PL1.1.05 The purchasing organization and structures

Competence

The trainee should have the ability to compare and contrast a range of functional models of purchasing

Content

Theory

  1. Functional models for purchasing
  2. Organizational structures for a purchasing function
  3. Roles and responsibilities of the various units within purchasing function
  4. Merits and demerits of consortium buying
  5. Purchasing as an internal service provider
  6. Organizational complexity

Practice

  1. Draw various functional organizational models for a purchasing organization

 

PL1.1.06 Types of markets and market theories

 Competence

The trainee should have the ability to differentiate the various types of markets and apply market theories at work place.

Content

Theory

  1. Definition of markets
  2. Types of markets:
  3. Perfect competition
  4. Imperfect competition
  5. Market theories
  6. Impact of market competition in procurement and supply

Practice

  1. Analysis of the types of markets and their structures

 

 PL1.1.07 Understanding the organization’s stakeholders and their needs

 Competence

The trainee should have the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the organization’s stakeholders and their needs

Content

Theory

  1. Organization’s stakeholders
  2. 2.stakeholder needs and their importance
  3. Sources of customer feedback
  4. Stakeholders relationship management

Practice

  1. Discussion of stakeholders in an organization

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 PL1.1.08 Environmental analysis

 Competence

The trainee should have the ability to analyze the environment using various environmental analysis tools.

Content

Theory

  1. Definition of internal and external environment
  2. Key dimensions of an environmental analysis
  3. Michael porter’s five forces model as a dimension of environmental analysis
  4. PESTEL approach and SWIT analysis

Practice

  1. Discussion of the analytical tools used in environmental analysis

 

PL1.1.09 Emerging issues and trends in organizational environment

 Competence

The trainee should have the ability to cope with the emerging issues and trends in the organizational environment

Content

Theory

  1. emerging issues and trends in the organizational environment
  2. Challenges and opportunities posed by the emerging issues and trends in organizational environment
  3. Coping with or adopting to the emerging issues and trends in organizational environment

Practice

  1. Discussion of the challenges and opportunities posed by the emerging issues  trends in an organizational environment

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