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Supply Chain Management Certificate of achievement in Supply Chain Management Level 4. Additional CPD Accredited Supply Chain Management Certificate with 100 CPD points available with no extra study. The course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials. Endorsed Certificate of Achievement. Our highest-level Supply Chain Management Level 4 has been designed to mould and shape the successful leaders of tomorrow. The most advanced Supply Chain Management course we’ve ever offered, a series of insightful modules introduce the mechanics of logistics and supply chain operations, along with the daily duties of professional supply chain managers and how to evaluate and optimise supply chain performance. Study Supply Chain Management in your own time and at your own pace for a fully-endorsed Supply Chain Management Diploma that could transform your career prospects! This advanced Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is ideal for newcomers to the industry and existing members of the workforce alike. Build the required skills, knowledge and confidence to manage material procurement, manufacturing processes, flow of goods/information and so much more besides. Learn how to build, optimist and manage complex Supply Chains and become a professional asset of limitless value.

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Supply Chain Management

The importance of smooth and consistent logistics and supply chain operations really cannot be overstated. Contributing directly to the success and stability of organisations worldwide, supply chain and logistics management is a field of critical importance. Those who work in supply chain management play a direct role in planning, overseeing and optimising the flow of key materials, services and information at every level. Quite simply, a successful and profitable organisation cannot exist without a meticulously-managed supply chain.

Supply Chain Management – Course Benefits

When studying for a fully-endorsed Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Oxford Home Study College, every learner benefits from:

  1. The strongest start to a rewarding career with an intensive introduction to the profession. Explore Supply Chain Management in comprehensive detail.
  2. No deadlines or time restrictions to worry about – learners are free to study in their own time and at their own pace.
  3. 24/7 access to our exclusive digital learning platform, which provides all study materials and resources required to complete the course.
  4. The support of an experienced tutor with extensive professional experience, along with the wider Oxford Home Study College support team.
  5. Study from anywhere in the world for a recognised qualification from a leading awarding body, improving your CV and career prospects for life.

Supply Chain Management – Learning Objectives

This exclusive Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management aims to establish the strongest possible foundation upon which to build a rewarding career for life. Course content focuses on the most important practical skills and theoretical knowledge for immediate application in a real-world setting, upon completion of the course. Successful candidates will find themselves primed for success in logistics and Supply Chain Management, whether new to the profession or already working in the field.

Over the course of 10 intensive modules, learners are introduced to the primary roles and responsibilities of managers, supervisors and controllers. Explore the mechanics and functions of business supply chains, along with the importance of supply chain efficiency and how to avoid common issues. Additional concepts introduced include performance analysis and optimisation, a series of key logistics metrics, management of physical transport requirements and more.

Upon successful completion of this Supply Chain Management course, candidates take away a series of crucial industry-specific skills, talents and knowledge including:

  • A detailed understanding of the contemporary supply chain
  • An understanding of the role/importance of supply chain operations
  • Knowledge of logistical/transportation issues and responsibilities
  • How to approach and handle key administrative duties
  • The confidence to monitor, manage and optimise a supply chain
  • Essential problem-solving and risk-management competencies
  • Advanced warehousing and material-handling skills
  • The opportunity to step into a position of leadership

Supply Chain Management – Course Outline

This exclusive Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is divided into 10 intensive modules – each concluding with an online assessment to verify your acquired knowledge and competencies. Comprehensive support and guidance will be provided by your personally-assigned tutor throughout your studies.

Unit 1 – What is Supply chain management?

  • Defining Supply Chain
  • What is Supply Chain Management
  • Basic Supply Chain – Physical Movements
  • The Structure of a Supply Chain
  • Benefits of Supply Chains
  • How the Supply Chain Works
  • The Evolving Structure of Supply Chains
  • Participants in the Supply Chain

Unit 2 – Types of Logistics in Supply Chain Management

  • Activities Involved In Logistics
  • Organising Logistics
  • Aims of Logistics

Unit 3 – Logistics and Operations Strategy

  • Strategic Decisions Consumer Markets
  • Types of Decision
  • Strategic Role Of Logistics
  • Logistics Strategy
  • Environmental Protection Strategies
  • Designing a Logistics Strategy
  • Developing the Strategy

Unit 4 – Planning & Sourcing Operations

  • Planning & Sourcing Operations
  • Demand Forecasting and Planning
  • Forecasting Methods
  • Aggregate Planning
  • Implement Credit and Collections Practices
  • Manage Credit Risk

Unit 5 – Effective Procurement Operations

  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Importance of Procurement
  • Aims of Procurement
  • Organisation of Procurement
  • Choosing Suppliers
  • Number of Suppliers
  • Benefits of multi-sourcing:
  • Procurement Cycle
  • Types of Purchase

Unit 6 – Manufacturing and Delivery Processes

  • Manufacturing & Delivery Operations
  • Delivery Scheduling
  • Returns Processing
  • Supply Chain Operations Can Be Outsourced

Unit 7 – Market Distribution and Supply Chain

  • What is Distribution?
  • The Channels of Distribution
  • Market Distribution in the Supply Chain
  • Marketing Functions
  • Market Distribution Strategy Development
  • Market Distribution Channel Design Process
  • Channel Relationships
  • Pricing Fundamentals

Unit 8 – Transport Management System

  • Transport Rate
  • Mode of Transport
  • Intermodal Transport
  • Other Types of Intermodal Transport

Unit 9 – Modern Materials Handling – Warehouse Operations

  • Purpose of Warehouses
  • Activities within a Warehouse
  • Aims of Warehousing
  • Ownership
  • Layout
  • Materials Handling
  • Packaging

Unit 9 – Supply Chain and Inventory Management

  • Inventory Management
  • Buffering Supply and Demand Plus more
  • Types of Stock