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Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management QLS Level 5
Course at QLS Level 5
Endorsement Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
Study Method Online Learning
Course Duration 450 Hours
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
Start Date Ongoing
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Discounted Fee: £ 640.00 £ 192
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Supply Chain Management Online Course

Master the art of effective supply chain management and open the door to the career of your dreams! Study from home, for the chance to earn an endorsed Level 5 Supply Chain Management Diploma from a recognised awarding body! Get to know the primary duties and responsibilities of key supply chain personnel, learn how to drive supply chain efficiency and explore the intricacies of logistics management. This exclusive Supply Chain Management Online Course also covers inventory management, market distribution, procurement, material management and so much more! With this fully endorsed Level 5 Supply Chain Online Course, it’s time to stop dreaming and start making things happen

Why Study Supply Chain Management?

As the world grows smaller by the day, supply chain complexity is growing. Today, even the smallest businesses are reliant on multiple third-parties to enable them to operate. It’s rare to come across an organisation that’s 100% self-sufficient. Instead, it’s a case of working with producers, suppliers, transportations companies and other contributors alone the way. The result of which is growing demand for talented supply chain professionals worldwide. To equip yourself with a strong and integrated knowledge of supply chain and logistics management is to become a standout candidate in the global job market. It’s simply a case of taking that crucial first step – precisely where our procurement, warehousing and logistics training courses can help!

Our exclusive Level 5 Supply Chain Management Courses for distance learning have been designed specifically for home study, with no deadlines to worry about and full tutor support provided. Study key supply chain activities and responsibilities over the following 13 modules:

Unit 1: What is Supply Chain Management? 

The course begins with a detailed examination of supply chain management, both as a concept and a profession. The mechanics, objectives and scope of supply chain operations are discussed, along with the roles/duties of key personnel, the value of an efficient supply chain and a series of common challenges to supply chain performance.

Unit 2: Types of Logistics in Supply Chain Management

Module two explores the role of logistics as a key driver of supply chain performance. Candidates study the development and implementation of a logistics strategy, the various activities within a logistics framework and a series of ongoing trends in logistics operations. Challenges to logistics performance and efficiency are also discussed.

Unit 3: Logistics and Operations Strategy

Learners then study the art of effective decision-making in supply chain management, which forms the basis of every efficient logistical and operational strategy. The creation and implementation of a logistics strategy is discussed, along with the importance of forward-planning and accurate forecasting.

Unit 4: Planning & Sourcing Operations

A more detailed examination of planning and forecasting follows in module four, which introduces several key tools, resources and techniques to improve forecasting accuracy. The concept of aggregate planning is also discussed, along with common challenges to effective logistics and sourcing operations.

Unit 5: Effective Procurement Operations

Module five provides an in-depth overview of procurement planning and the importance of an effective procurement strategy. Primary subtopics introduced include the benefits and risks of e-procurement, the importance of monitoring the performance of suppliers, the aims and objectives of procurement, common challenges to successful procurement and a breakdown of the procurement cycle.

Unit 6: Manufacturing and Delivery Processes

The importance of aligning manufacturing strategies with market requirements at the time is explored in module six. Candidates learn how to calculate and consider manufacturing costs, strike the right balance between supply and demand, evaluate strategic alternatives and more.

Unit 7: Market Distribution and Supply Chain

Module seven guides candidates through the process of evaluating and selecting appropriate distribution channels, in accordance with the objectives of the distribution strategy. The distribution channel design process is dissected and discussed, along with the development and implementation of a long-term distribution strategy.

Unit 8: Transport Management System

The physical transportation of goods forms the core focus of module nine, in which candidates study the key components of an effective logistics strategy. The various different types of transportation in logistics are discussed, along with the pros and cons of third-party logistics, an introduction to intermodal transport and more.

Unit 9: Modern Materials Handling - Warehouse Operations

Warehouse management techniques and strategies are brought into discussion in module nine. Subtopics explored include the value of an efficient warehouse layout, key warehousing activities, material handling, product storage, product packaging and the core objectives of a warehousing strategy.

Unit 10: Supply Chain Inventory Management

The importance of strategic and consistent inventory management is discussed at length in module 10. Candidates study the value of effective supply and demand buffers, how to cope with uncertain demand, the concept of safety stock, the concept of economic order quantity and more.

Unit 11: Measuring supply chain performance

Module 11 focuses on quality control and the value of striving for continuous improvement in a supply chain setting. Candidates learn how to measure and analyse the performance of supply chain activities, work with a variety of analytical tools and share data with other contributors at a variety of levels throughout the supply chain.

Unit 12: System Design for Supply Chain Management and Logistics   

The value of an effective supply chain system is examined in module 12, which guides candidates through the most important components of a high-performance system. Learners consider key factors such as geographic location, position of physical premises, the implementation of feasibility studies and more.

Unit 13: Role of Information Technology in Supply Chain Management

Concluding the course, module 13 evaluates the effect IT systems have had on supply chain and logistics operations at all levels. Candidates explore the unique benefits and potential drawbacks of technological evolution, alongside key concepts such as customer relationship management, sales force automation, warehouse management systems and more.

Oxford Home Study offers some free certificate courses in supply chain management. Explore now on our website. 

Paying in Instalments: £640(interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £160

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £40

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £540

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Those who thrive in supply chain management enjoy limitless career prospects in key markets worldwide. Whether pursuing promotion or considering a radical career-change, this Level 5 Procurement and Supply Chain Management Course could help you take that next vital step. Supply chain managers and contributors are in consistently-high demand in almost every industry and sector. Entry-level salaries beginning from around £20,000 or so, with no upper-limits for more senior supply chain managers. 

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