Procurement And Supply Science Department

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT J. Y. Osei-Owusu (MBA Logistics and SCM, BA (Hons) Economics) Senior Lecturer and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management Studies

HISTORY OF PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY SCIENCE

The department started in the year 1997 with three people.  Initially, it was one department merged together with marketing.  The department has been known as purchasing and Supply for many years, until it was changed in 2016 to Procurement and Supply Science.  The new name was chosen to reflect the new curriculum being run by the department.

Currently the department has over 1400 students and it is the largest at Koforidua Technical University.

THE VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

  1. To train professionals and individuals in the area of procurement and supply chain management.
  2. To provide professional qualification for individuals and corporate entities in the area of procurement and supply chain management.
  3. Be able to run diploma, degree, masters and PhD programmes in the area of procurement and supply chain management in the shortest period in the future.
  4. To train individuals and students who will incorporate procurement and supply chain principles and concepts into their working environment.
  5. To train individuals and students to recognize the potential of going beyond the historical view of the supply chain as a cost center to its emerging role as a strategic enabler of increase sales and margins.
  6. To help individuals and students to undertake an action-research in the area of procurement and supply chain.

COURSES RUN AT THE DEPARTMENT

The department runs programmes at all levels at the DBS, HND and degree.

Currently 21 it runs a DBS programme in Purchasing and Supply, which is assessed externally.

It also runs an HND programme in Purchasing and Supply.  At the degree level, the department runs a Bachelor of Technology Degree programme in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, which is a top-up programme after the HND. All programmes are run on three streams namely: morning, evening and weekend except the degree programme.

FUTURE DREAMS

The Department intends to run a 4-year degree programme in Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

The Department also intends to run a 2 years’ diploma programme in Procurement and Supply Chain Management and Master’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

CONFERENCES, SEMINAR AND WORKSHOPS

 

S/N

 

NAME OF FACILATATOR

 

VENUE

 

TOPIC

 

NEW
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. Y. OSEI-OWUSU

 

GNAT HALL –ACCRA

SEPTEMBER 2016

CURRICULUM FOR CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
 

GIMPA

OCTEMBER 2010

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMET FOR THE TEACHING OF B’TECH PROGRAMMES AT TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS
 

GIMPA

SEPTEMBER 2012

CASE STUDY AND QUESTIONS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE TEACHING OF B’TECH PROGRAMMES AT THE TERTARY INSTITUTE
 

KTU FBMS – THEARE

NOVEMBER 2013

HARMONIZATION OF EXAMINATION QUESTIONS, MARKING SCHEMES AND COURSE OUTLINES
 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

DENNIS AMOAKO

USA

NOVERMBER 2013

APICS

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

USA

 

NOVERMBER 2014

APICS

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

USA

SEPTEMBER 2016

POWER

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

 

3.

 

 

EMMANUEL AGYEKUM

 

ACCRA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

JULY 2017

WEST AFRICA, PROCUREMENT SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS CONVENTION 2017
 

4.

 

FRANK ASARE

 

UPSA – ACCRA 2016

PROFESSIONAL TRANING FOR NEGOTIATORS
 

 

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLES RICKY OKINE

GERMANY GOTTENHEIN

DECEMBER 2012

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES
INDIA

JANUARY 2013

EIGHT INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON FINANCIAL MARKETS
SRM UNIVERSITY

KATAN KULATHAC

FEBRUARY 2014

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL

BUSINESS MODES – A FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE

ALL NATIONS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE KOFORIDUA AND  RGH,

ACCRA 2012

STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

 

MAJOR ACTIVITIES EARMARKED FOR 2018

  1. Research conferences for B-tech and HND students.
  2. Inviting industrial practitioners to meet lecturers and students of the department.
  3. Organizing industrial trips for students.
  4. Education branch of UCC to organize a seminar for lecturers on teaching methodology.
  5. Meeting entrepreneurs and sole proprietors in the community for one day procurement workshop.
  6. Visiting secondary schools within the municipality to brief them about the relevance of the department and its programmes.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  1. Currently the department has the largest number of students at both the HND and B’tech level.
  2. In the 2017 admissions the department was able to exceed the target for admission. For instance our of 250 students targets for HND, the department was able to admit almost 600 students and also out of  150 students for B’tech, the department was able to admit over 250 students, even though many of them are yet to register.
  3. The department was the first in the institution to run a degree programme in 2011/2012.
  4. The first ever associated professor of the institution is a staff of the department.
  5. The department successfully organised a quiz competition between itself and Sunyani Technical University in the 2016/17 second semester academic year.
  6. The department also successfully organised a research durbar involving all lecturers in the 2016/17 academic year national Passage quiz competition.
  7. The department is currently the only one at Koforidua Technical University with a quiz and debate club.
  8. The department was also first in the “jama” competition organised by the faculty of Business and Management Studies during it week celebration in 2016/17 academic year .
  9. Until the year 2017, the department has always been first in the National PASSAG Quiz competition organised by PPA for the past three years.
  10. The department was first in the quiz competition organised by the faculty of FBMS during its week celebration in the 2016/17 academic year.

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