Community for Procurement and Supply Management

Procurement and Supply Management involves processes concerned with developing and implementing strategies to manage an organisation's spend portfolio. It forms a vital component of the business processes, contributing to the organisation's overall goals towards maximising the value released and minimising the total cost of ownership.

Procurement and Supply Management refers to all the tasks involved in obtaining the optimal product from the optimal vendor on optimal terms. In the context of the core business, it primarily focuses on relationships or collaboration with vendors and allowing the company to move forward in the most mutually beneficial way possible.

The Professional Development College for Procurement will:

a)    Promote professional membership and career development through encouraging registration as Associates and Practitioners in Procurement
b)    Ensure ASCI members have access to resources, white papers, and documents to encourage ongoing learning and development within the Procurement and Supply Management Domain.
c)    Champion the continuous capacity development of members in the Procurement and Supply Management profession seminars, workshops, site visits etc.

ASCI Definition of Procurement and Supply Management

Procurement and Supply Management is an organisational function that encompasses the scoping, planning, acquisition of goods and services, resources, associated capabilities, and relationships, both internal and external, which enable an organisation to deliver on its strategic and operational objectives in a competitive, profitable, ethical, efficient, and sustainable manner.

Continued Professional Development

As part of its role to identify and facilitate ongoing learning/continued professional development opportunities in Procurement and Supply Management, the College has compiled the following CPD offerings:


The College continues developing and maintaining relevant resources in the Procurement and Supply Management Domain for easy access by practitioners and supply chain professionals. These resources may be available in the public domain but are collated in the Resources Library for members' convenience.

These resources include white papers, industry standards, research reports, fact sheets, and similar materials.

These resources are available online in the ASCI Resources Library and can help you stay informed on the best practices and latest developments in Procurement and Supply Management.   “The identification, acquisition, access, positioning, management of resources and related capabilities the organisation needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives” © ISM

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