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Imagine you are the manager of a manufacturing plant. You must ensure that your plant has appropriate materials at the right time to meet production demands. This is where material management comes in. Material management is the process of planning, organising, and controlling the flow of materials through an organisation. It includes activities such as purchasing, inventory management, and distribution. Effective material management can help businesses to improve their efficiency, reduce costs, and increase profits. This course will teach you the key concepts and principles of material management. By the end of this Material Management: From Procurement to Distribution course, you will have the knowledge and skills to effectively manage materials in your organisation.
- Understand the key concepts of material management
- Apply the principles of purchasing and supply chain management
- Manage inventory effectively
- Control stores and materials
- Forecast demand accurately
- Plan and implement material requirements planning
- Handle materials efficiently
Curriculum Breakdown of This Material Management: From Procurement to Distribution Course:
Module 01: Gain a solid understanding of material management's fundamental principles and concepts. Explore the importance of effective material handling, inventory control, and supply chain management. Learn how to optimise processes and improve overall productivity in material management.
Module 02: Dive into the intricacies of purchasing and supply chain management. Discover strategies for supplier selection, negotiation, and evaluation. Understand the vital role of effective supply chain management in achieving operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Module 03: Develop inventory management, planning, and control techniques expertise. Learn how to maintain optimal inventory levels, implement just-in-time principles, and ensure smooth material flow. In addition, I acquire the skills to analyse demand patterns, forecast accurately, and reduce inventory costs.
Module 04: Explore the principles of store management and control. Discover techniques for efficient storage, warehousing, and stock control. Learn how to implement appropriate inventory systems and streamline operations to minimise waste and maximise productivity.
Module 05: Master the art of accurate forecasting in material management. Explore various forecasting methods, including qualitative and quantitative techniques. Learn how to analyse historical data, interpret trends, and effectively make informed decisions to meet future demand.
Module 06: Delve into the world of material requirements planning (MRP). Understand how to calculate and manage production requirements, plan for material availability, and synchronise manufacturing processes. Learn to optimise production schedules and reduce lead times.
Module 07: Discover the principles and techniques of efficient materials handling. Learn how to design effective layouts, select appropriate handling equipment, and optimise material flow. Gain insights into safe handling practices and maximise operational efficiency.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for individuals aspiring to work in material management, procurement, supply chain management, inventory control, or logistics roles. Whether you're a recent graduate seeking to enter the industry or an experienced looking to enhance your knowledge and skills, this course provides a solid foundation. It also benefits entrepreneurs and business owners who want to optimise their material management processes for improved productivity and cost efficiency.
- Materials Coordinator - £28K to 35K/year
- Supply Chain Analyst - £30K to 40K/year
- Procurement Officer - £25K to 45K/year
- Warehouse Manager - £30K to 50K/year
- Inventory Control Specialist - £28K to 40K/year
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Inside the UK student have to pay an additional delivery fee of £10, whereas International students are required to pay an additional fee of £19.99 to receive a hard copy of the certificate delivered to their address.
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