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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 7 Import and Export Strategy 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 7 qualification, you’ll receive an internationally recognised certification from IoSCM in Import and Export Strategy.
As well as this, you’ll be awarded an industry recognised qualification, Level 7 in Supply Chain and Operations from SFEDI Awards
WHAT IS THIS QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT TO?
The IoSCM Level 7 in Import and Export Strategy is comparable to a Masters degree.
The Level 7 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 7 courses are available as:
- Extended Diploma
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.
Strategic Management Principles
- Strategic Management:Concepts of strategic management, Process of strategic management, Values, vision and mission statement, Influences of strategy formation, Porters five forces
- Formulate Organisational Strategy:Business and corporate strategy, Business and corporate level strategy, Competitive advantage, Influence of markets, Suitability, feasibility and acceptability
- Strategic Effects of Organisation Plan:Organisational strategic plan, Statements, values and objectives
- Communicate Organisational Plan:Stakeholder analysis and engagement, Communication
- Philosophies and Approaches:Types of research; Validity and relevance; Research paradigms; Research philosophy; Research approaches
- Plan Project Reports:Business reports; Topic selection; Approaches and strategies; Literature reviews; Formulation; Project specifications
- Research:Research ethics; Research process
- Compare Research Outcomes with Specifications:Types of evaluation
- Present Report:Style and structure; Structure of report; Presentation
Import and Export
- Key Elements of Export Strategies:Characteristics of exporters including role, Justification and reasons for export, Export strategies and considerations, Business plan
- Key Elements of Import Strategies: Characteristics of importers including role, Justification and reasons for import, Documentation relating to own country
- Third Party Intermediaries: Freight forwarders, 3rd Party Role
Ports and Shipping Management
- Maritime Operations in a Business Context: Evaluate methods of maritime trade, benefits of maritime trade to an organisation
- Planning Process for Maritime Operations: Process of planning maritime operations, benefits of planning maritime operations
- Maritime Resource Management: Utilisation of resources for maritime operations, scope, usage and life-span of resources
- Maritime Law:Key principles of law as they apply to shipping operations, Impact of principles, Types of contracts used in the transport of goods, Legal issues associated with time charter parties and voyage charter parties
Global Procurement in Supply Chain
- Objectives for a Procurement Strategy:Strategic procurement, Collaborative procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Procurement principles, Public and private sector, Ethical implications, Best practice, Legal and statutory requirements
- Effectiveness of a Procurement Strategy:Responsibility procurement, The value chain, Supply chain mapping, Contract documents, Long term strategic sourcing documents, Measuring success, Value analysis, value engineering & value management
- Selecting Effective Procurement Methods:Procurement methods, Tendering process, Evaluating supplier performance, Cost effectiveness, Achieving results, Risk, PESTLE analysis
- Production: Components of the production function
- Requirement of Product Design and Production Strategy: Product life cycle, product strategy, research and development, product design, design services and organising product development
- Location, Layout and Productivity of Manufacturing: Facilities location, facilities layout, work measurement and individual and organisational productivity
- Forecasting, Planning and Scheduling of Production: Forecasting demand, planning production, scheduling production, economic order quantity model planning and controlling projects
- Purchasing and Inventory Management: MRP I, MRP II, the purchasing function, expediting, a standard purchasing system, just in time management system
- Role of Corporate Finance Manager: Links to Business Objectives, Mergers and Acquisitions
- Source of Debt: Main Sources, Equity Funding, Financial Gearing
- Evaluating Investment: Appraisal Techniques
- Company Shares: Valuing Shares, Main Methods for Valuing
- Dividends: Company Policy, Factors of Determination
- Business Capital: Calculating Capital, Concept of Business Capital
- The Concept of Quality Management:What is Quality, The concept of Quality Management in a business, The importance of quality within an organisation, The theories of Quality Management, Quality Management Tools and Techniques
- Embedding Quality Management:Teamwork in Quality Management, Training and development in Quality Management, Embedding quality management into the culture of an organisation, Promoting continuous quality improvement within an organisation’s culture
- Systems that Support Quality Management:Monitoring Quality Management, Controlling Quality Management, Evaluate quality standards that support Quality Management
Entrepreneurship in Business
- Scope for Entrepreneurship in Today’s Economy: Encouraging Entrepreneurship in Organisations, Analyse What LImits Entrepreneurship, Evaluate How Process Contributes to Economy
- Developing Successful Business Ideas: How Entrepreneurs Develop Business Ideas, Purpose of Feasibility Analysis, Evaluation Methods
- Strategy Planning: Planning a Viable Business Idea, Conducting Market Research, Detailed Business Plans, Legal, Ethical and Financial Implications
- Planning Future Growth: Entrepreneurial Skills and Characteristics, Potential Barriers, Alternative Strategies for Growth
- Background of Change Management: The Use of Change Management in Organisations
- Issues: Factors Affecting Change Management, The Arising Issues from Change Management
- Proposing Change: Presenting a Proposal, Best Practice
- Managing the Change Process
Leadership and Enterprise
- The Relationship between Management and Leadership:What is Leadership, What is Management, Leadership and Management Styles, The impact of different styles of Leadership and Management on staff
- Effective Leadership:The relationship between leadership style and leadership behaviour, The importance of context on leadership styles and qualities
- Theories of Management and Leadership in Organisational Contexts:Leadership and Management Theories, The impact of leadership in an organisation based on Leadership theories
- Advising on Management and Leadership Skills: Methods to identify the skills required for leadership of a given role in an organisation, Styles of leadership that are suitable to the role and appropriate to the culture in an organisation, Evaluations of recommended leadership skills required for a given role in an organisation
- The Enterprise Culture and the Characteristics of Different Entrepreneurs:The enterprise culture in a business, Advantages and Disadvantages of developing an enterprise culture in a business, The key attributes, decisions, business achievements, public personas and approaches to enterprise culture that have defined prominent entrepreneurs, and their effects upon the business
Principles of Marketing
- Principles and Concepts of Marketing: Marketing principles, Marketing concepts, Marketing mix
- Develop a Marketing Strategy: The relationship between an organisation’s vision and mission and the marketing strategy, Marketing planning concepts, Opportunities and risks, Product brand
- Analyse Competitive Advantage: Analytical marketing tools, The competitive environment
Logistics and Transport
- Benefits and Drawbacks to Building Flexibility into the Manufacturing Process: Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), Flexible Manufacturing Cells (FMC)
- Analyse the mix of Manufacturing Process Equipment: Special manufacturing processes
- Function and Purpose of Existing Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) Installations:
Who is this course for?
As with most supply chain sectors, the roles and responsibilities of those in an Import and Export position can be varied. IoSCM’s Import and Export 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 the opportunity of progressing in the import export industry allowing them to further their knowledge and progress within their role.
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