|Course Level||Level 2|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||125 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
The efficiency with which a company’s supply chain operates will always have a direct impact on the brand’s overall performance. In order for key day-to-day operations to be approached and handled appropriately, every last link in the supply chain must be equally robust and reliable. Substandard performance at any level in the supply chain can have a catastrophic knock-on effect on both the rest of the chain’s links and the performance of the business in question.
This insightful supply chain management course online, has been designed for those already working in logistical capacities, or seeking new career opportunities. Over the course of four intensive modules, of supply chain online course, candidates discover what it is that makes the supply chain of pivotal importance from a modern business perspective and the duties/responsibilities of supply chain managers. Along with an overview of supply chain best practices, candidates study associated risk management and minimisation strategies.
Ultimately, successful candidates will gain a much deeper understanding of how effective and efficient supply chain management represents a key driver at the heart of so many modern businesses.
This supply chain management online course, is delivered over four in-depth modules:
Module 1 – Introduction to Supply Chain
In the opening course module, candidates explore the key differences between business logistics and the supply chain, discussing the importance of their respective roles in in driving business operations. Course content introduces the recent evolution of the contemporary business supply chain, along with a series of important supply chain regulations and an introduction to the ‘Six Rights’ and the ‘Bullwhip’ effect.
Module 2 – Supply Chain Drivers
The role the supply chain manager plays in overall business success enters the conversation in Module 2. A series of important subtopics are investigated in-depth, including how to identify the needs of a target market, building supply chain strategies in accordance with overall business goals, selecting appropriate transportation types and generally optimising the supply chain to optimise improve performance as a whole.
Module 3 – Managing Supply Chain Risk
Risk management represents the central theme in the third course module, incorporating an overview of effective risk identification strategies and an introduction to various supply chain risks/challenges. Along with a breakdown of the balanced scorecard, candidates explore supply chain data evaluation, mitigation strategies, benchmarking and further optimisation techniques.
Module 4 – Supply Chain Best Practices
Bringing the course to a close, Module 4 focuses on several important supply chain best practices from the perspective of the contemporary business. Candidates explore sustainable supply chain strategies, how to build and develop supply chain partnerships, the value of sharing supply chain responsibilities/activities and more.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementby 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 2 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.