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IoSCM Level 3 Manufacturing & Production

Part of the Supply Chain Operations



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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
6 months
No formal qualification
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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 3 Manufacturing and Production 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


Through completion of this IoSCM Level 3 qualification, you’ll receive an internationally recognised certification from IoSCM in Manufacturing and Production.

As well as this, you’ll be awarded an industry recognised qualification, Level 3 in Manufacturing and Production from SFEDI Awards


The IoSCM Level 3 in Manufacturing, Production and Operations is comparable to a Masters degree.

The Level 3 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 3 courses are available as:

  • Award
  • Certificate
  • Diploma

Assessment Based Study

No exams.

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.


Core Units

Manufacturing and Production

  • Organising production
  • Level of Demand
  • Competitors
  • Sales forecasting
  • Production planning
  • Planning using Buffer Stocks
  • Productivity
  • Productivity, Automated production techniques
  • Quantity of Inputs
  • Materials Development
  • Analysis tools
  • Lean


  • Range of Businesst
  • Business Functions and Departments
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Communication
  • Legislation
  • Marketing

Opional Unit

Production Planning and Control

  • Production Planning
  • Business Plan
  • Manufacturing capacity
  • Resources
  • Improvements
  • Product Planning Control and Flow

MRP/ERP Systems

  • Components of a MRP System
  • Components of an ERP System
  • Implementation of MRP & ERP Systems
  • Business implementation

Lean Manufacturing

  • Lean techniques
  • Lean principles
  • Eight Deadly Wastes
  • External Factors
  • Internal Factors

Improving Team Performance

  • Team Development
  • Effective characteristics
  • Issues encountered
  • Team building
  • Team evaluation
  • Communication

Environmental Issues in Manufacturing

  • Environmental issues in manufacturing
  • The factors that influence environmental issues in manufacturing
  • The importance of organisational infrastructure requirements for environmental issues in manufacturing

Business Improvement Techniques

  • The need and application of business improvement
  • Improvement Activities
  • Improvement Activities Resources
  • Communication

Warehousing Operations

  • Warehouse Departments
  • Bridge Between Supply and Demand
  • Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
  • Types of Warehouses
  • Warehouse Location Factors

Transport Planning Operations

  • Role of Transport
  • Transport
  • Principles of Transport Planning
  • Legislation & Regulations
  • Health & Safety measures
  • Transport Equipment

Supply Chain Operations

  • The Supply Chain
  • Relationships
  • Supply Chain Components
  • Logistics
  • Integrated systems

Purchasing Processes

  • Organisations involved in the purchasing role
  • Relationships
  • Markets
  • External factors
  • Purchasing
  • Sourcing suppliers

Ports and Shipping

  • Types of Ports
  • Port functions
  • Seaport connection and transhipment
  • Maritime network considerations
  • Port considerations


  • Logistical requirements of a supply chain
  • Customer needs
  • Optimise use of logistics
  • Modes of transport
  • Technology, Information & communication technology

Inventory Processes

  • Inventory
  • Purpose of Inventory
  • Inventory Control Process
  • Alternatives to holding Inventory


  • Role of freight
  • Transport
  • Route Plan
  • Environmental
  • External influences
  • Legislative

Who is this course for?

As with most supply chain sectors, the roles and responsibilities of those in a Manufacturing, Production and Operations position can be varied. IoSCM’s Manufacturing and Production 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.

Career path

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the manufacturing industry allowing them to further their knowledge and progress within their role.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.