|Course Level||Level 4|
|Endorsed By||Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme|
|Study Method||Online Learning|
|Course Duration||260 Hours Approx.|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Looking for a flexible logistics course online to suit your busy lifestyle? A complete range of endorsed logistics courses online to help you take your career a step further? Enrol with Oxford Home Study Centre today, for the chance to boost your CV with an endorsed Level 4 Diploma in Logistics Management. If you are a natural problem solver with a meticulous eye for detail, a career in supply chain and logistics management could be right up your street! Get to know the most important logistics activities and operations, studying procurement and manufacturing strategies, transport management, warehouse management, material handling, inventory management and distribution management. Arm yourself with the skills, knowledge and confidence you’ll need to take on a leadership role in a supply chain setting. Enrolment is open 365 days a year, making now the perfect time to get started. Enrich your resume with a Level 4 Diploma in Logistics Management and tomorrow could be yours for the taking!
Why Study Logistics Management?
Over recent years, the value of effective logistics and supply chain management has grown enormously. Across all industries and sectors, goods and materials will always need to be sourced, stored and transported. Each of these three functions plays a pivotal role in the everyday activities and operations of almost every business worldwide. Whatever the size and nature of the business, it is dependent on its supply chain and those who oversee it. As a result, an individual with a detailed and dynamic knowledge of supply chain and logistics activities represents an invaluable asset on the job market. Globalisation is only furthering the importance of effective logistics management, driving demand for qualified and capable supply chain personnel.
Whether new to logistics management or already working in the field, our advanced transport and logistics courses could help you take that next big step. this exclusive Level 4 Diploma in Logistics Management is delivered over a series of eight modules, each concluding with an online assessment for submission to your assigned tutor:
Module 1. Introduction to Logistics Management
Module one seeks to define logistics from a contemporary business perspective, outlining the aims of logistics and why the world relies on effective logistics management. Globalisation and other important trends in logistics are discussed, along with a series of major logistics activities and the extensive benefits of efficient logistics.
Module 2. Logistics Strategy & Operations
The second module turns attention to the strategic role of logistics, along with the most important decisions that must be made in the formulation of an effective logistics strategy. Candidates study the various different types of decisions – strategic, tactical and operational – along with the functions and objectives of logistics audits.
Module 3. Procurement & Manufacturing Strategies
A detailed breakdown of the procurement cycle is presented in module three, in which candidates consider the aims and importance of strategic procurement. The differences between purchasing and procurement are also discussed, along with how to select appropriate suppliers, guidelines for monitoring supplier performance and the potential benefits of single sourcing.
Module 4. Transport Management
Module four brings transport management into discussion, in which candidates consider the advantages and disadvantages of various different modes of transportation. The potential benefits of working with third-party transportation providers are discussed, along with several different types of intermodal transport and important cost considerations.
Module 5. Managing Delivery Operations
Module five brings delivery operations management into discussion, in which candidates study the four most important rules for effective order management. The two major delivery sources are also discussed – single product locations and distribution centres – along with their characteristics and potential advantages/drawbacks.
Module 6. Warehousing and Material Handling
The fundamentals of warehouse management are presented and discussed in module six, which also outlines the importance of strategic material handling. The advantages and disadvantages of various different types of warehouses are discussed, along with the importance of an effective warehouse layout, key warehouse ownership considerations and an introduction to packaging.
Module 7. Inventory Management
Module seven focuses heavily on economic order quantity, while discussing key inventory management activities and processes. Candidates consider the importance of buffering supply with demand, while discussing the various different types of stocks, how much it costs the business to carry stock and the potential consequences of holding insufficient stock at any time.
Module 8. Distribution Management
Concluding the course, module eight guides candidates through the process of creating and implementing an effective market distribution strategy. Course content covers the benefits and drawbacks of various key distribution channels, along with the importance of a viable pricing strategy and the growing impact of e-commerce on market distribution.
Paying in Instalments: £540(interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 12
Each Instalment: £36
Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £440
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme 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 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 4 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. Quality Licence Scheme 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.
Quality Licence Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. Quality Licence Scheme 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, Quality Licence Scheme 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.
For some, the dream is to become a high-ranking supply chain and logistics manager with an established organisation. For others, it’s all about enhancing the performance and profitability of their own business. Whatever your objectives, you’ll be a step closer to reaching them with a Level 4 Diploma in Logistics Management on your CV. Typical job titles in the field include procurement specialist, distribution network design specialist, supply chain manager, inventory manager, warehouse coordinator, freight transportation specialist and many more besides. All with salaries starting from £25,000 for qualified candidates.
Who Should Take This Course?
If you’re serious about building a successful career in logistics and supply chain management, we’re standing by to welcome you on board. This exclusive Level 4 Diploma in Logistics Management was designed by a team of noted academics with the following applicants in mind:
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