APSCS-KENYA INSTITUTE OF SUPPLIES MANAGEMENT (KISM) SENSITIZATION EVENT

PSCS-KENYA INSTITUTE OF SUPPLIES MANAGEMENT (KISM) SENSITIZATION EVENT

The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) recently conducted a sensitization session for Purchasing and Supplies Management students at the University.  This event was organized by the Association of Procurement and Supply Chain Students (APSCS).  The main aim of this event was to sensitize the students on the Certified Purchasing and Supplies Professional (CPSP) program. The session was moderated by Sebastian Mwalili from KISM.  Mr. Fredrick Mangicho, MUST Procurement Officer, provided insights to the audience on the following key areas:

  1. Fundamentals of public procurement: an institutional perspective.
  2. Roles of procurement is optimizing service delivery in institutions of higher learning.
  3. Ethics and ethical issues in procurement.
  4. Essential skills and aptitudes required for the modern procurement professional.

Wambugu Muthee made a presentation on the history of the association and educated the audience on its operations. Muthee emphasized on the significance of research in Supply Chain Management and Logistics field in the actualization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The association’s Chief liaison, Kennedy Aketch, informed the students on the importance of procurement in the country citing current affairs of the practice in the public sector. He encouraged the students to register as members of APSCS. The association’s patrons, Mathias Nzomo and Gatobu Francis made their remarks commending the students for their dedication and commitment towards the club’s activities.

The Association of Procurement and Supply Chain Students (APSCS) club was initiated by the Purchasing and Supplies Management students at Meru University of Science and Technology.  The club was registered by the University in October 2019.  The association has embarked on its vision which is to nurture world-class proficiency in the practice of procurement, supply chain management and logistics. To attain this vision, the association is guided by its mission; to build a competitive cohort through skill and aptitude development and intensive, purposed networking.