The Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM) is the number 1 UK institute for supply chain qualifications, available at award (price listed), certificate and diploma.
Their courses are delivered by industry experts who have gained experience within 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 can even submit your past experience and use your current role to contribute towards your qualification!
About the course
The IoSCM logistics academy is dedicated to helping those within the logistics industry develop and grow their knowledge and expertise. This level 5 qualification means whether you have previously studied a lower level qualification or have experience working as a senior manager.
- Logistics - Military logistics; global logistics; RAM logistics; target optimisation of service levels; confidentiality agreements; inbound logistic capabilities; Automated Materials Handling (AMH); regional distribution Centre’s; Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); failure mode and effects analysis.
- Movement of Goods - Definition of the movement of goods; what is logistics; safety and security measures relating to the different types of goods; supply and demand; variations in demand for goods.
- Warehousing - Types of warehouses, warehouse exit strategy (in house); material handling; warehouse personnel, quality management; supply chain performance measures; licencing and permits; barcode technology; radio frequency identification technology; inventory reduction; performance measurement; balanced scorecards.
- Inventory - Inventory management; fixed order or continuous review system; continuous inventory systems; inventory control systems; material requirements planning.
- Port and Shipping Management - Ships and the shipping system; international maritime passages; international shipping law; terminal performance indicators.
- Transport Management - Demand for goods movement; land density; environmental issues in transport provision; demand for travel; forecasting demand; environmentally sustainable transport.
- Road Freight Operations - Types of road transport; planning freight movements; basic planned maintenance; security measures; journey planning; personal and professional skills; communication methods.
- Sea Freight - Demand characteristics of sea freight; the basic principles of contracts within sea freight; scheduling and routing within sea freight operations; hedging techniques; voyage estimates.
- Risk Management - The meaning of risk; risk management methods; assessing high risk business areas; risk factors in business.
- International Freight Management - Documentation; regulations for movement of dangerous goods; licencing and tariffs; modern shipping; terminal facilities.
- Finance Management - Costing information from various sources; profit and investment centers; labour and expenses; marginal and absorption costing; how to monitor financial performance; capital investment projects; interpreting results.
- Management Information Systems - Principles of management; interpersonal, informational and decisional roles; quality of information; disadvantages of MIS; monitoring business strategy; change management; operational excellence.
- Purchasing Management - Purchasing management; purchasing cycle; market analysis; breach of contract; supplier relationship spectrum; tools and techniques for effective negotiating.
- Production Management - Sales and operations planning; demand management programmes; profitability and productivity; production in the supply chain; predicting demand; master production schedule; capacity planning; planning principles.
- Quality Management - What is quality; the concept of quality management in a business; quality management tools and techniques; embedding quality management into the culture of an organisation; evaluating quality standards that support quality management.
- Supply Chain Management - Supply chain management; supply chain risks and strengths; supply chain integration and harmonisation; supply chain improvement models; ISO 9000; agility; information systems infrastructure; communication.
- Operation Management Processes - Inputs and outputs; volume, variety, implementation of business strategy; operations management for generic processes; quality; speed; dependability; flexibility and cost; benchmarking; lean manufacturing; agile manufacturing.
“The course itself was informative, I felt that the content was relevant to the work that I do”
IoSCM offers a unique learning method, which is adaptable around your experiences, goals and what you would like to achieve.
IoSCM is dedicated to ensuring you learn what you need to do and don’t waste time studying topics which you already understand, helping you achieve your goals in a less time consuming manner, whilst enhancing your industry expertise.
IoSCM also boasts the best support package on the market, with unlimited access to industry expert tutors, student support team and Course Specialists, plus much more.
Who is this course for?
Anyone looking to gain further knowledge of the logistics and transport industry. Suitable for those just progressing in their logistics and transport career, whether currently in a role or looking to progress within the industry.
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 a further understanding of the logistics and transport industry allowing them to further their knowledge and progress within their current role.
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