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Supply Chain Management - Level 5



Course Overview

Supply Chain Management Training Course 

Discover what it means to become a high-performance supply chain manager and kick your career prospects into overdrive.  Sign up for our most advanced Supply Chain Management Training Course, for the opportunity to boost your professional profile with a Level 5 Supply Chain Management Diploma!  Study the functions and objectives of supply chain management at an advanced level, along with the responsibilities of the supply chain manager, the business-wide benefits of efficient supply chain operations and the importance of streamlined logistics.  Master the art of effective inventory management, transport management, warehouse management and procurement, as you work your way towards a fully endorsed Level 5 Supply Chain Management Diploma.  With all course materials and learning resources included in the initial fee, our exclusive online programmes represent unbeatable value for money!  Start this advanced Supply Chain Management Certificate Program in just a few clicks, or contact the admissions team at Brentwood Open Learning College for more information.

Why Study Supply Chain Management?

Paradoxically, in an age where the world has never been smaller or better-connected, the average supply chain is becoming increasingly complex.  Businesses of all shapes and sizes have become reliant on suppliers, distributors and general third parties to fuel their operations.  In fact, almost every business worldwide is to some extent dependent on outside help.  Organisations that are genuinely self-sufficient being much rarer in today’s business world.  The growing complexity of supply chains has brought about record-demand for the input and expertise of talented supply chain managers.  Ultimately, it is the job of the supply chain manager to ensure every link within the supply chain is robust, reliable and right for the job.  Whether new to supply chain management or already working in the field, there’s never been a better time to study this globally relevant field.

Course Syllabus

Brentwood Open Learning College is proud to offer the web’s most extensive catalogue of quality distance learning programmes.  This Level 5 Supply Chain Management Diploma discusses key supply chain and logistics activities over a series of 13 modules, each of which concludes with an online assessment:

Unit 1. Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Candidates are presented with a detailed introduction to supply chain management in the first module, as both a profession and a wider business concept.  The functions, objectives and scope of supply chain management are examined, along with the responsibilities of key personnel within the supply chain and the benefits of smooth, streamlined and seamless supply chain operations.

Unit 2. Logistics in Supply Chain Management

An introduction to logistics in supply chain management follows in the second module, in which candidates learn how to produce and implement an effective logistics strategy.  The various components of a workable logistics framework are also discussed, along with potential challenges to the performance of a logistics strategy and several current trends in the field of logistics.

Unit 3. Logistics Strategy and Operations

A more detailed exploration of logistics strategy development follows in module three, in which candidates consider the value of effective and informed decision-making.  Helpful tips and techniques for successful logistics strategy implementation are presented, along with the role of forecasting and general forward-planning in logistics operations.

Unit 4. Planning & Sourcing Operations

The importance of accurate forecasting and forward-planning is discussed in greater depth in the fourth module.  Candidates examine a variety of tools, techniques and resources for more accurate forecasting, along with potential challenges in logistics planning and the concept of aggregate planning in supply chain management.

Unit 5. Procurement Operations

A detailed breakdown of the effective procurement strategy is presented in module five, which guides candidates through the procurement planning process from start to finish.  The growing popularity of e-procurement is discussed, along with its potential benefits and drawbacks respectively.  A breakdown of the procurement cycle is also presented, along with the importance of monitoring supplier performance.

Unit 6. Manufacturing and Delivery Operations

Module six explores the way in which successful organisations coordinate their manufacturing strategies with market requirements.  The concept of supply and demand is also introduced, along with the importance of accurately calculating manufacturing costs and considering strategic alternatives where necessary.

Unit 7. Market Distribution in the Supply Chain

The seventh module presents a series of common distribution channels, detailing the potential advantages and disadvantages of each.  Candidates learn how to select appropriate distribution channels in accordance with requirements, while studying a breakdown of the effective distribution strategy and its core components.

Unit 8. Inventory Management

The art of effective inventory management is examined in module eight, discussing the objectives of inventory management at the heart of effective supply chain management.  Subtopics introduced include coping with uncertain demand, supply and demand buffers, economic order quantity, the importance of carrying safety stock and more.

Unit 9. Transport Management

Transportation of materials and finished goods is discussed in the ninth module, in which candidates learn how to select appropriate modes of transportation.  The advantages and disadvantages of several common transportations and shipping methods are discussed, along with the concept of intermodal transport and the potential benefits of third-party logistics services.

Unit 10. Warehousing and Materials Handling

The importance of effective materials handling is discussed in module 10, which also introduces the wider concept of warehouse management.  Several major warehousing activities are outlined and examined, along with the importance of an efficient warehouse layout, key product packaging and storage considerations, the components of an effective warehousing strategy and more.

Unit 11. Using Information Technology in Supply Chain Management

A fascinating introduction to the gradual shift towards computerisation in supply chain management follows in module 11.  Candidates consider the advantages and potential disadvantages of the world’s growing reliance on IT systems, along with the potential for technology to affect everything from inventory management to customer relationship management.

Unit 12. Supply Chain System Design

Module 12 outlines the importance of effective and efficient supply chain system design, presenting each of the core components of a viable supply chain system. Key considerations such as the establishment of physical premises, selecting an appropriate location and carrying out feasibility studies are also discussed.

Unit 13. Supply Chain Performance Measurement

Concluding the course, module 13 discusses the importance of continuously monitoring and measuring the performance of supply chain activities.  Candidates learn how data analysis and consistent communication throughout all levels of the supply chain hold the key to continuous improvement in supply chain operations.

Brentwood Open Learning College offers some free certificate courses in Supply Chain Management. Explore now on our website. 

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Installments: £660(interest FREE Installments)

Deposit: £120

No of Installments: 12

Each Installment: £45

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £560

Accreditation

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 Brentwood open learning college 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 5 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 Brentwood open learning college 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. 

Career Path

With demand for talented supply chain managers at all-time high, career opportunities in the field have never looked better. Whether looking to take an existing career to the next level or considering a radical change in direction, this Level 5 Supply Chain Management Diploma could help you take that next big step. The skills and talents of qualified supply chain managers are of practical value across the vast majority of industries and sectors worldwide. Newcomers can expect to earn approximately £20,000 plus benefits at entry level, after which even the sky isn’t the limit.

Who Should Take This Course?

Whether new to supply chain management or already working in the field, an endorsed Level 5 Supply Chain Management Diploma could improve your professional outlook for life.  Brentwood Open Learning College produced this advanced diploma with the following applicants in mind:

  • Ambitious applicants targeting the top of the career ladder
  • Supply chain workers pursuing leadership-level promotion
  • Business owners, managers and team leaders at all levels
  • Entrepreneurs considering new business establishment
  • Candidates interested in international job opportunities
  • Anyone looking to transform their long-term outlook

It takes just seconds to enrol and we accept applications 365 days a year!  There’s no better time to get started than right now - sign up online, or contact the admissions team at Brentwood Open Learning College for more information!

Course Level
Level 5

Endorsed By
Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
320 Hours Approx

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

Start Date
Ongoing



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Supply Chain Management - Level 5



Course Cost

£ 560

WAS
£ 660

SAVE
£ 100



Course Level
Level 5

Endorsed By
Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
320 Hours Approx

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

Start Date
Ongoing





Course Overview

Supply Chain Management Training Course 

Discover what it means to become a high-performance supply chain manager and kick your career prospects into overdrive.  Sign up for our most advanced Supply Chain Management Training Course, for the opportunity to boost your professional profile with a Level 5 Supply Chain Management Diploma!  Study the functions and objectives of supply chain management at an advanced level, along with the responsibilities of the supply chain manager, the business-wide benefits of efficient supply chain operations and the importance of streamlined logistics.  Master the art of effective inventory management, transport management, warehouse management and procurement, as you work your way towards a fully endorsed Level 5 Supply Chain Management Diploma.  With all course materials and learning resources included in the initial fee, our exclusive online programmes represent unbeatable value for money!  Start this advanced Supply Chain Management Certificate Program in just a few clicks, or contact the admissions team at Brentwood Open Learning College for more information.

Why Study Supply Chain Management?

Paradoxically, in an age where the world has never been smaller or better-connected, the average supply chain is becoming increasingly complex.  Businesses of all shapes and sizes have become reliant on suppliers, distributors and general third parties to fuel their operations.  In fact, almost every business worldwide is to some extent dependent on outside help.  Organisations that are genuinely self-sufficient being much rarer in today’s business world.  The growing complexity of supply chains has brought about record-demand for the input and expertise of talented supply chain managers.  Ultimately, it is the job of the supply chain manager to ensure every link within the supply chain is robust, reliable and right for the job.  Whether new to supply chain management or already working in the field, there’s never been a better time to study this globally relevant field.

Course Syllabus

Brentwood Open Learning College is proud to offer the web’s most extensive catalogue of quality distance learning programmes.  This Level 5 Supply Chain Management Diploma discusses key supply chain and logistics activities over a series of 13 modules, each of which concludes with an online assessment:

Unit 1. Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Candidates are presented with a detailed introduction to supply chain management in the first module, as both a profession and a wider business concept.  The functions, objectives and scope of supply chain management are examined, along with the responsibilities of key personnel within the supply chain and the benefits of smooth, streamlined and seamless supply chain operations.

Unit 2. Logistics in Supply Chain Management

An introduction to logistics in supply chain management follows in the second module, in which candidates learn how to produce and implement an effective logistics strategy.  The various components of a workable logistics framework are also discussed, along with potential challenges to the performance of a logistics strategy and several current trends in the field of logistics.

Unit 3. Logistics Strategy and Operations

A more detailed exploration of logistics strategy development follows in module three, in which candidates consider the value of effective and informed decision-making.  Helpful tips and techniques for successful logistics strategy implementation are presented, along with the role of forecasting and general forward-planning in logistics operations.

Unit 4. Planning & Sourcing Operations

The importance of accurate forecasting and forward-planning is discussed in greater depth in the fourth module.  Candidates examine a variety of tools, techniques and resources for more accurate forecasting, along with potential challenges in logistics planning and the concept of aggregate planning in supply chain management.

Unit 5. Procurement Operations

A detailed breakdown of the effective procurement strategy is presented in module five, which guides candidates through the procurement planning process from start to finish.  The growing popularity of e-procurement is discussed, along with its potential benefits and drawbacks respectively.  A breakdown of the procurement cycle is also presented, along with the importance of monitoring supplier performance.

Unit 6. Manufacturing and Delivery Operations

Module six explores the way in which successful organisations coordinate their manufacturing strategies with market requirements.  The concept of supply and demand is also introduced, along with the importance of accurately calculating manufacturing costs and considering strategic alternatives where necessary.

Unit 7. Market Distribution in the Supply Chain

The seventh module presents a series of common distribution channels, detailing the potential advantages and disadvantages of each.  Candidates learn how to select appropriate distribution channels in accordance with requirements, while studying a breakdown of the effective distribution strategy and its core components.

Unit 8. Inventory Management

The art of effective inventory management is examined in module eight, discussing the objectives of inventory management at the heart of effective supply chain management.  Subtopics introduced include coping with uncertain demand, supply and demand buffers, economic order quantity, the importance of carrying safety stock and more.

Unit 9. Transport Management

Transportation of materials and finished goods is discussed in the ninth module, in which candidates learn how to select appropriate modes of transportation.  The advantages and disadvantages of several common transportations and shipping methods are discussed, along with the concept of intermodal transport and the potential benefits of third-party logistics services.

Unit 10. Warehousing and Materials Handling

The importance of effective materials handling is discussed in module 10, which also introduces the wider concept of warehouse management.  Several major warehousing activities are outlined and examined, along with the importance of an efficient warehouse layout, key product packaging and storage considerations, the components of an effective warehousing strategy and more.

Unit 11. Using Information Technology in Supply Chain Management

A fascinating introduction to the gradual shift towards computerisation in supply chain management follows in module 11.  Candidates consider the advantages and potential disadvantages of the world’s growing reliance on IT systems, along with the potential for technology to affect everything from inventory management to customer relationship management.

Unit 12. Supply Chain System Design

Module 12 outlines the importance of effective and efficient supply chain system design, presenting each of the core components of a viable supply chain system. Key considerations such as the establishment of physical premises, selecting an appropriate location and carrying out feasibility studies are also discussed.

Unit 13. Supply Chain Performance Measurement

Concluding the course, module 13 discusses the importance of continuously monitoring and measuring the performance of supply chain activities.  Candidates learn how data analysis and consistent communication throughout all levels of the supply chain hold the key to continuous improvement in supply chain operations.

Brentwood Open Learning College offers some free certificate courses in Supply Chain Management. Explore now on our website. 

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Installments: £660(interest FREE Installments)

Deposit: £120

No of Installments: 12

Each Installment: £45

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £560

Accreditation

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 Brentwood open learning college 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 5 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 Brentwood open learning college 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. 

Career Path

With demand for talented supply chain managers at all-time high, career opportunities in the field have never looked better. Whether looking to take an existing career to the next level or considering a radical change in direction, this Level 5 Supply Chain Management Diploma could help you take that next big step. The skills and talents of qualified supply chain managers are of practical value across the vast majority of industries and sectors worldwide. Newcomers can expect to earn approximately £20,000 plus benefits at entry level, after which even the sky isn’t the limit.

Who Should Take This Course?

Whether new to supply chain management or already working in the field, an endorsed Level 5 Supply Chain Management Diploma could improve your professional outlook for life.  Brentwood Open Learning College produced this advanced diploma with the following applicants in mind:

  • Ambitious applicants targeting the top of the career ladder
  • Supply chain workers pursuing leadership-level promotion
  • Business owners, managers and team leaders at all levels
  • Entrepreneurs considering new business establishment
  • Candidates interested in international job opportunities
  • Anyone looking to transform their long-term outlook

It takes just seconds to enrol and we accept applications 365 days a year!  There’s no better time to get started than right now - sign up online, or contact the admissions team at Brentwood Open Learning College for more information!

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