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The Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM) is the leading institute for supply chain qualifications, available at award (price listed), certificate, diploma and extended diploma.
Their courses are delivered via online learning, supported by their team of industry experts with experience across all areas of the supply chain.
IoSCM offers a unique learning method, which is adaptable around your experiences, goals and what you would like to achieve. The courses are 100% adapted to suit the individual; you select your units, hours of study and how your assessed – use your knowledge, evidence from your working role or past qualifications.
About IoSCM and their course
Guarantee success in your industry with the Institute of Supply Chain Management. We offer every student much more than just a qualification; we provide the opportunity to grow, learn and progress as a professional with our unrivalled support network.
You can custom build the IoSCM Level 2 Warehousing Operations qualification in order to meet your career ambitions, future job specification or accredit your current skill set.
This qualification is industry recognised across the globe. All IoSCM qualifications are designed and developed by industry experts to provide first class study materials
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?
Through completion of this IoSCM Level 2 qualification, you’ll receive an internationally recognised certification from IoSCM in Warehousing Operations.
As well as this, you’ll be awarded an industry recognised qualification, Level 2 in Warehousing Operations from SFEDI Awards
WHAT IS THIS QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT TO?
The IoSCM Level 2 in Warehousing Operations is comparable to a GCSE.
The Level 2 is recognised and much sought after by employers and businesses. It gives you realistic, industry-specific knowledge and skills that is entirely tailored to you and the sector, giving you the best chance of gaining employment across the supply chain.
You can study around your current commitments and still save time and money in comparison to a full time or classroom based course, as you can study at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. If you’d like to find out how an IoSCM qualification can be significantly beneficial to your career, give our expert Course Advisors a call today.
The Level 2 courses are available as:
Assessment Based Study
Use the knowledge you’ve developed through studying with IoSCM or other professional bodies, submit evidence of prior/current experience or learn through IoSCM expert course material and submit assignments to achieve your qualification.
- The roles and responsibilities of a team leader
- Authority and accountability levels of a team leader
- How a team leader builds a shared sense of purpose within a team
- The importance of effective communication within a team
- Teams and Groups:Task orientation, Degree of interdependence, Purpose, Degree of formal structure, Familiarity among members
- Team Development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Adjourning
- Team Roles:Areas of Responsibility, Role of a Team Leader, Developing Team Members
- Leadership Styles:Laissez-Faire, Democratic, Authoritarian, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Handling Discrimination, Harassment and conflict
Introduction to Warehousing and Inventory
- Inventory:Raw Materials Work-in-Progress, Finished Goods,Variation in Production Demand, Unexpected Customer Demand, Seasonal Demand, Price Discounts, Avoiding Price Increase, Stock-outs & Safety Stock, Make to Stock
- Control inventory levels:ABC / Pareto Analysis, Forecasting Demand, Simple Averages, Weighted Average, Moving Average, Re-order Point, Supplier Lead Time, Inventory Cost
- Types of Costs:Fixed, Variable costs, Segregating Stock, Unitisation of Stock, Stock Rotation, Audit Trails
- Location Coding: Fixed Location, Random Location, Zoned Location, Inventory Coding
- Warehouse:Warehouse Site Selection, Customers, Suppliers, Location of Roads, Site Cost, Staff Availability, Warehouse Layout and Utilisation, Straight Through Flow, U-Shaped, Modular-Spine Design, Automated Warehouse, Climate-controlled Warehouse
- Operations:Goods Receiving, Delivery, Checking, Inspection, Booking-In, Reverse Logistics, Put-away, Picking & Order Assembly, Housekeeping, Stocktaking
- Environmental Arrangements:Perishable, Non-Perishable, Chilled, Frozen, Dry, Liquid, Hazardous, High value, Environmental Legislation
- Manual Handling Equipment:Hand Pallet Truck, Powered Pallet Truck, Hand Stacker Trucks, Counterbalance Forklift Trucks, Forklift Truck Maintenance
- Health and Safety:Risk Assessments, HASAWA, 1974, Employee responsibility, Employer responsibility
Introduction to Supply Chain
- Supply Chain:The Supply Chain Route, Customers, Retailers, Wholesalers and distributers, Manufacturer, Components / raw material suppliers, Streams, Upstream Activities, Downstream Activities
- Successful Supply Chains:Satisfaction for the end user, Flexibility, Alignment, Distribution, Suppliers, Inventory Management, Lead Times, Measures
- Relationships between the links of a supply chain:External Supply Chain, Internal Supply Chain, Vertical, Horizontal, Transactional, Collaborative, Productive Relationships, Aims of Supply Chain Relationships
- Roles organisations play:Planning, Purchasing, Inventory, Manufacturing, Delivery, Supply Chain Operations
Introduction to Logistics
- Logistics type: Just In Time (JIT), Military Logistics, Procurement Logistics, Distribution Logistics, After-sales Logistics, Disposal Logistics, Reverse Logistics, Green Logistics, Global Logistics, RAM logistics, Asset Control Logistics, POS Material Logistics, Emergency Logistics, Logistics Activities.
- Service:Marketing and Sales, Outbound Logistics, Operations, Inbound Logistics, Warehousing, Inventory Management, Transportation, Distribution, Procurement, Handling and Packaging
- Supply chain in a logistics environment:Inventory, Procurement, Planning and Forecasting, Demand Forecasting, Demand Planning, Demand Management, Management of Returns/Reverse of Supply Chain
- Types of logistics activities:Airfreight, Road Haulage, Sea Freight, Rail Freight, Storage and Warehousing, Wholesaling
Introduction to Purchasing
- Functions of a purchasing system:Life Cycle Costing, Total Acquisition Cost Model
- Stages of the life cycle:Planning and design, Acquisition, Storage, Use, Disposal
- Stages of the purchasing process:Goods or service needs are identified, The goods or services are requested, The goods or services are authorised, A Purchase Order is placed with an appropriate provider, Supplier delivers goods or services, Goods or services are received, Payment is made, Order processing cycle
- Methods used to gain information:Word of mouth, Advertising and Marketing, Company information, Sampling, SWOT analysis
- Supplier development:Potential for partnership, Scope for development, Quantifiable outcomes
Introduction to Movement of Goods
- Types of Goods:Public Goods, Private Goods, Perishable Goods, Container Cargo, Liquid Bulk, Dry Bulk, Breakbulk, Dangerous Goods, Indirect Goods
- Safe Handling of Goods:Special Handling, Hazardous Good, Perishable Goods, The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, The International Regulations concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail, The IMDG Code or the Baltic Sea Memorandum, International Air Transportation Association, Sterile Goods, Movement of Livestock, Security of Goods
- Movement Methods:Road, Air, Rail, Sea, Intermodal Transport, Intra-modal Transport, Combined Transport
Introduction to Manufacturing Planning and Control
- Business core function:Marketing, Product Development, The Manufacturing Process
- Manufacturing process components:Raw Materials, Work in Progress, Finished Goods
- Support functions:Quality assurance, Warehousing, Purchasing, Manufacturing Planning, Human Resources
- Manufacturing requirements:Manpower, Methods, Machines, Materials, Minutes, Converting Input into Output
- Information Required:Process Time, Routing, Bill of Materials
- Production Planning:Preparation stage, Processing stage, Assembly stage, Finishing stage, Packaging stage
- Improvement Technique: Six Sigma, Lean, Total Quality Management
Introduction to International Trade and Freight
- Trade:Types of Products and Market Conditions, Capital Products, Labour Products, Land Products, Local Trade, International Trade, Comparative Advantage, Trade and Tariffs
- Freight:Modes of Transport, Road, Rail, Waterways, Air Freight, Intermodal, Preferred Method of Transport, Factors effecting Mode Choice
- Goods Identification:Goods to be Traded, Perishable, Dangerous and Bulk goods
- Freight Organisations:Hauliers / Trucking Companies, Non Vessel Owning Common Carriers (NVOCC), 3rd Party Logistics Providers, Supplier Information, ISO Containers
- Trade Legislation and Regulations: Global Perspective, Customs Authorities, Customs Requirements, Consumer Contracts Regulations, Key Information Delivery, The Consumer Credit Act, Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, Consumer Rights Act 2015
Who is this course for?
As with most supply chain sectors, the roles and responsibilities of those in an Warehousing and Operations position can be varied. IoSCM’s Warehousing Academy enables those in industry to develop their skills through bespoke distance learning courses.
There are no previous requirements needed to study this course and IoSCM will evaluate whether this is the right course for you, ensuring you don’t waste valuable time and resources studying the wrong course.
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the warehousing industry allowing them to further their knowledge and progress within their role.
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