Certificate in Pharmacy Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

  • Certificate in Pharmacy Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • 7
  • 5 credits
  • 12 weeks
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This course will provide students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and principles involved in purchasing of stock and the logistics of supply chain management. Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge and skills in a pharmacy based retail or hospital setting, safely and with regard to best practice and current legislation.

Upon completion of this course graduates will;

  • Understand the strategic importance of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the global competitive business environment
  • Understand the interaction between Supply Chain Management and other functional areas of business
  • Be familiar with and able to use key terms, concepts and practices for planning, organising and controlling resources to improve quality, efficiency and costs
  • Be familiar with the factors that influence Supply Chain network structure, Supply Chain business processes and Supply Chain Management components.
  • Discuss the role of the retailer in the supply chain, and display an understanding of current trends in retail management and their impact on supply chains that serve the retail industry.
  • Design and implement pharmacy based purchasing systems and documentation.
  • Demonstrate an ability to devise stock replenishment plans for fast moving consumer goods based on current information technology applications.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the product range and assortment decision.
  • Display and understanding of supplier relationship management concepts as they apply to retailing.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis in accordance with the Institute policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). IT Carlow reserve the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the programme.


This programme is funded under the July Stimulus plan plan

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Contact us

Email: extendedcampus@itcarlow.ie