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Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Level 4)

Course Overview

Supply Chain Certification Online

Logistics and supply chain management plays an incredibly important role in the day to day operations, stability and ongoing success of businesses spanning most contemporary sectors.  The management of logistics and the corporate supply chain involves the creation of efficient and effective systems for facilitating and overseeing the flow of materials, information, services and manufacturing processes, from the very origins of the raw materials right through to the final products arriving in the hands of the end-client/customer.

Supply Chain certification Online, provides an intensive and insightful introduction to one of the most critically important aspects of managing and facilitating the efficient performance of any given business. Over the course of 13 detailed units, candidates are introduced to the concept of logistics and supply chain management, along with the role of the professional logistics manager and their importance to overall business operations. Core teachings cover the activities involved in logistics management, the aim and purpose of professional logistics and a series of investigations into procurement, processing and delivery of products/services. Supply Chain Management Certification Online, concludes with an exploration of supply chain metrics and evaluation/analysis of logistical performance.

Successful candidates will ultimately find themselves equipped with the highly-specialist skills and knowledge required to advance existing positions within business management, or begin rewarding new careers in warehousing, logistics or established supply chain management consultancy firms.

Supply Chain Management Certification Online: Course Benefits

  • Accredited Course
  • Full Tutor Support
  • Self Paced, No Fixed Schedules
  • Available to Students anywhere in the World
  • Interest Free Fee Instalments 
Course Syllabus

Supply Chain Certification Online: Key Topics

Supply Chain Certification Online, includes the following 13 Units:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Supply Chain Management

In the opening course unit, candidates are introduced to the concept of supply chain management, incorporating an exploration of how the supply chain works, the individuals/personnel involved in supply chain activities, the structure of an effective supply chain and why a strong/efficient supply chain is beneficial.

Unit 2 - Logistics in Supply Chain Management

The relationship between supply chain management and logistics forms the core focus of Unit 2, which guides candidates through a variety of activities involved in logistics, important current trends in logistics and the organisation, aims and importance of logistics from a contemporary corporate perspective.

Unit 3 - Logistics Strategy & Operations

The third unit introduces strategy, incorporating an exploration of strategic decision making and the importance/role of a workable logistics strategy.  The unit begins to introduce the importance of comprehensive and professional planning.

Unit 4 - Planning & Sourcing Operations

The following unit more intensively focuses on the planning theme, introducing the concept of aggregate planning along with a series of effective and important methods for accurate forecasting.  Planning for logistics and sourcing operations also enters the discussion.

Unit 5 - Procurement Operations

Course content in the fifth unit covers a wide variety of core procurement concepts. In this unit, candidates are taken through supplier choice, procurement organisation, the aims of procurement, monitoring the performance of suppliers, the crucial procurement cycle and the benefits/impact of e-procurement.

Unit 6 - Manufacturing & Delivery Operations

The sixth course unit centres on manufacturing and delivery. Content covers the coordinating of manufacturing strategies with current market requirements, strategic alternatives, consideration of manufacturing costs and logistical interface requirements.

Unit 7 - Market Distribution in the Supply Chain

Distribution forms the central theme of Unit 7, in which candidates are introduced to distribution as a concept along with the development of distribution strategies and the distribution channel design process.  A series of key pricing issues and fundamentals are also explored in-depth.

Unit 8 - Inventory Management

Management of a corporate inventory forms the core focus of Unit 8, introducing candidates to supply and demand buffers, professional stock control efforts, safety stock, managing uncertain demand and economic order quantity.

Unit 9 - Transport Management

The management of physical transport logistics is covered in detail in Unit 9, which incorporates an investigation of transport types, third-party transport options, choice of ownership and intermodal transport.

Unit 10 - Warehousing & Material Handling

The handling of materials and warehousing form the core concepts of the tenth unit, in which course content covers the primary purpose and objectives of warehousing, important warehousing activities, ownership considerations, warehouse layout and an introduction to packaging and product/material-handling.

Unit 11 - Using Information Technology in Supply Chain

How contemporary information technology fits into supply chain management enters the discussion in Unit 11. A variety of key concepts are introduced including data manipulation, transportation scheduling, sales force automation, customer relationship management, new trends in supply chain technology, warehouse management systems and the overall impact/benefits of modern technology on the industry.

Unit 12 - Supply Chain Systems Design

The penultimate course unit focuses on the design and establishment of an effective supply chain system, incorporating key considerations such as geographical region choice, location of physical premises and assessing the feasibility of all available options/approaches.

Unit 13 - Supply Chain Performance Measurement

Rounding off the course, Unit 13 is dedicated to the measurement and analysis of supply chain performance.  Candidates explore the various metrics used to gauge and assess performance, along with the collection and sharing of key data with key personnel and vendors across the supply chain.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Installments: £560 (interest FREE Installments)

Deposit: £104

No of Installments: 12

Each Installment: £38

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £460


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 Brentwood Open Learning College have 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 Brentwood Open Learning College 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.

What is ABC Awards?

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.

Career Path

The career path for qualified logistic managers is dynamic and varied, with potential posts to pursue including purchasing manager, production assistant, consultant, analyst, materials manager, warehouse manager and many more besides. Salaries range from around £20,000 to £50,000+ for those in senior positions. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Applicants looking to study for recognised qualifications
  • Senior supply chain workers interested in improving performance
  • Candidates interested in a career change
  • Existing supply chain workers pursuing promotion
  • Logistics managers looking to expand skills, knowledge and abilities

Related Links:

Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 3)

Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 2)

Certificate in Inventory Management (Level 3)

Course Level
Level 4

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
260 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

Start Date

  • Explore every aspect of high-level supply chain management
  • Study the latest supply chain management technology
  • Learn how to manage a warehouse and HR team
  • Improve strategic decision-making skills
  • Take the first step towards a rewarding new career 

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Course Cost

£ 460

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