Project Management for Supply Chain Professionals

Classroom based course with study materials, lecturer support and CPD Hours included

London Training For Excellence


£3,960 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
5 Days
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Supply Management is the process of managing relationships, information, and materials flows across organisational boundaries to deliver enhanced customer service and economic value. Supply manager’s aim towards synchronizing and amalgamating these flows through the implementation of a specific ordering of work activities across time and place, with a beginning, an end, clearly identified inputs and outputs, as well as a structure for action. Project Management is also a structured process of managing workflow in a specific order across time and place. The close similarities between these two processes provide a firm foundation to expand the supply manager’s world view to adopt project management principles and techniques. This course focuses on integrating project management principles into the supply management process. In this course, you will learn how project management concepts could be applied to enhance supply management. You will also gain an understanding of the tools and techniques used to initiate, execute, manage and control a project. Possible initiatives for the improvement of supply management through the application of project management concepts will be emphasised.


Day One - Setting up the Scene

  • Project management terminology and life-cycle project phases
  • Overview of the Project Management Process
  • Key areas of Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Supply management and project management: similarities and differences
  • Types of integration
  • Impact of early decisions on project success
  • Classical project phases
  • Project scope – parameters & constraints
  • The concept of Value-for-Money project delivery
  • The project supply chain

Day Two - Demand Planning

  • how to introduce a better demand planning process in their organisation
  • the importance of forecasting
  • the relationship between forecasting and demand planning
  • influencing, adjusting and managing demand
  • the key performance measures used in demand planning
  • how to stabilise demand and create a better balance between supply and demand

Day Three - Operation and Inventory

  • Thorough understanding of competitive advantages
  • Strategic plans, activities and critical decisions that are required when managing operations in an organisation.
  • You will know the characteristics of an operations manager and the relationship between operations, productivity and competitiveness.
  • Inventory control
  • Inventory management
  • Warehouse management
  • Traffic management
  • Supply chain management
  • Supervision and leadership
  • Purchasing
  • Computerized logistics

Day Four - Effective Project Relationships Management

  • Suppliers/contractors selection
  • Project manager skills
  • Building and sustaining professional relationships
  • Trust and trust building
  • Principled negotiations
  • Leadership skills
  • Dealing with professional disagreements

Day Five - Project Execution and Closure

  • Change control processes
  • Identifying measurements of project success
  • Project monitoring
  • Integrating project scope, time and cost
  • Leading and lagging indicators
  • Project plan update
  • Project reporting: to whom and to what level?
  • Closing and evaluation the project
  • Project success factors
  • Application of lessons learned

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