|Course Level||Level 4|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||260 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Discover how professional logistics and supply chain management play a pivotal role in most contemporary business operations. The role of the logistics manger is one of enormous challenges and potential rewards, where a variety of specialist disciplines must be mastered and practiced with flawless precision. To understand the importance of every crucial link in the supply chain is to know exactly how target maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Smooth and efficient supply chain operations benefit not only a brand’s bottom line, but everything from reputation to industry position and even long-term viability.
This Diploma of Logistics Online, has been designed for those already working in a logistical capacity, or perhaps looking to steer their career in a new direction. An extraordinarily valuable and sought-after skills-set, the professional logistics manager oversees and controls material procurement, manufacturing processes, flow of information and so much more. From the moment the raw materials are sourced to the time the product arrives in the client’s hands, the supply chain manager plays a pivotal role, every step of the way.
Over 13 intensive modules of supply chain management certification online, candidates are gradually introduced to both the concept of the modern business supply chain and the various roles/responsibilities of the contemporary logistics manager. Course content covers what exactly is involved in managing supply chains, how efficient logistics can benefit the modern business, the detrimental impact of poor supply chain management and essential problem-solving strategies. Candidates also discover how to effectively monitor/analyse performance, in accordance with a series of key logistic metrics.
This supply chain certification online, is delivered over 13 modules:
Module 1 - Introduction to Supply Chain Management
The introductory course module provides candidates with a broad overview of the contemporary supply chain as it exists today, along with its importance from a modern business perspective. Key subtopics include the benefits of efficient logistics, effective supply chain structures, how the supply chain works and an overview of those involved in the supply chain.
Module2 - Logistics in Supply Chain Management
On outline of the connection between business logistics and supply chain management follows in Module 2, in which candidates explore the importance of contemporary logistics, the primary goals and benefits of efficient logistics, current industry trends and a series of related challenges/issues.
Module3 - Logistics Strategy & Operations
Course content in Module 3 centres on logistics strategy and operations, introducing candidates to the value and importance of thorough planning. Additional subtopics covered include the role the logistics strategy plays in business operations, along with a series of insights on strategic decision-making practices.
Module4 - Planning & Sourcing Operations
Planning continues as the primary core focus of Module 4, in which candidates explore a variety of accurate forecasting methods and the fundamentals of aggregate planning. Sourcing operations and planning for logistics also enter the conversation in the fourth unit.
Module5 - Procurement Operations
The procurement stage in the contemporary business supply chain is introduced in Module 5, in which candidates explore both the aim of procurement and the professional management thereof. Course content covers the procurement cycle, supplier performance-monitoring techniques, choosing the right suppliers and how e-procurement is changing supply chain operations in general.
Module6 - Manufacturing & Delivery Operations
Course content in Module 6 moves on to the manufacturing and delivery stage. Along with investigating logistical interface requirements and manufacturing costs, candidates discuss the analysis of relevant market requirements when building manufacturing strategies.
Module7 - Market Distribution in the Supply Chain
The seventh course unit shifts focus to distribution – specifically the development and implementation of effective and efficient distribution strategies. Along with an exploration of distribution channel design, candidates are guided through various associated pricing fundamentals and related issues.
Module8 - Inventory Management
Corporate inventory management then enters the conversation in Module 8, in which candidates explore uncertain demand management, efficient stock control strategies, supply and demand buffers, economic order quantity and more.
Module9 - Transport Management
The physical transportation of goods, materials and assets in general represents the core focus of Module 9. Subtopics explored in-depth include intermodal transport, choice of ownership, third-party transport providers, transport options and the various types of transportation available.
Module10 - Warehousing & Material Handling
An introduction to warehousing and material handling follows in Unit 10, which guides candidates through the aims and objectives of contemporary warehousing efforts along with several associated challenges. Course content also introduces material handling, product handling, storage, packaging, ownership considerations and several key warehousing activities.
Module11 - Using Information Technology in Supply Chain
The relationship between the modern supply chain and contemporary I.T. systems is explored and analysed in Module 11. Candidates are presented with a number of important subtopics, including supply chain technology trends, customer relationship management, sales force automation, transport scheduling, data manipulation and more.
Module12 - Supply Chain Systems Design
Course content in Module 12 guides candidates through the building and implementation of efficient and workable supply chain systems. Core concepts covered include the analysis and consideration of geographical factors, physical location of premises and the carrying out of important feasibility studies.
Unit 13 - Supply Chain Performance Measurement
Bringing the course to a conclusion, Module 13 shows candidates exactly how to monitor, analyse and ultimately respond to supply chain performance, in order to facilitate continuous improvement. Along with the importance of comprehensive communication and data-sharing across the supply chain, candidates explore a series of essential supply chain metrics.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.