|Course Level||Level 3|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||200 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
One of the cornerstones of every successful business and organisation is consistently excellent supply chain management. The intricacies of even the simplest supply chains can often be overlooked, though should a single link in the chain falter, operations come to a grinding halt. Charged with the responsibility of building, monitoring, analysing and optimising supply chain activities, supervisory personnel play a key role in driving business success. In the eyes of business leaders and recruiters alike, those with advanced-level supply chain management skills and competencies represent genuinely priceless assets.
This introductorysupply chain certification online, lays the rock-solid foundation upon which to begin or advance existing careers in logistics. Over the course of six intensive modules, of logistics course online, candidates explore the role and relevance of the contemporary business supply chain, along with the importance of thorough operations planning and essential warehousing strategies. Transport management and inventory management are also explored in full, as candidates learn how modern technology is revolutionising supply chain management and contemporary approaches to logistical operations.
Upon completion, candidates will have the opportunity to pursue a wide variety of entry-level roles in logistics or warehousing, or advance current positions.
This supply chain certificate online, course is delivered over six in-depth modules:
Module1 – Introduction to Supply Chain and Logistics
The introductory course module provides candidates with a broad overview of contemporary corporate logistics and the supply chain in general. Along with an exploration of the role and importance of robust supply chain management, candidates explore the creation/building of effective supply chains and the basics of physical material/resource movement.
Module2 – Planning & Sourcing Operations
Course content in the second module focuses on the importance of accurate and comprehensive planning, as an element in supply chain development. A variety of essential subtopics are introduced including procurement, credit risk-management, operations planning, aggregate planning and an overview of effective forecasting tools/strategies.
Module3 – Managing Procurement
The professional management of procurement enters the conversation in Module 3, which opens candidates up to the importance of selecting and working with appropriate suppliers. Course content also provides a breakdown and exploration of the procurement cycle, along with effective techniques for monitoring supplier performance and more.
Module4 – Managing Manufacturing Operations
The following module takes a look at supply chain and logistics management from the perspective of those working in manufacturing capacities. Candidates explore production scheduling, essential product design considerations, planning and implementing workable delivery schedules, a variety of associated manufacturing challenges and more.
Module5 – Inventory Management
Course Module 5 then shifts focus to a series of critically-important inventory management insights, tools and strategies. A variety of key warehousing topics are discussed at length, including effective stock control techniques, the importance of maintaining a supply and demand buffer, the value of safety stock and the various different categorisations/types of stock.
Module 6 – Transport Management
Bringing the course to a close, Module 6 provides candidates with a breakdown of the physical logistics involved in transporting products, materials and goods in general from one location to another. Along with an exploration of various transportation types, course content introduces working with third-party transport providers, transportation efficiency/cost considerations and more.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford home study centre has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Oxford home study centre to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.