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Supply Chain Management Course

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Study method
Online, self-paced
620 hours
No formal qualification
210 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Supply Chain Management Course

*** 3 Courses Bundle***

Certificate of achievement in Supply Chain Management QLS Level 7. Additional CPD Accredited Supply Chain Certificate with 210 CPD points available with no extra study. This Supply Chain Management course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

**FREE Management Skills Course**FREE COVID-19 Course**

Endorsed Certificate of achievement This exclusive Level 7 Diploma in Supply Chain Management provides candidates with an engaging introduction to this rewarding profession. Our innovative digital learning platform can be accessed from anywhere in the world, with no time restrictions or deadlines to worry about. Explore the importance of supply chain efficiency for the modern business, along with inventory management, transport management and an introduction to procurement, production and delivery. Study the everyday responsibilities of the professional supply chain manager, for the opportunity to earn a recognised Supply Chain Management certificate that could dramatically improve your career prospects!

As businesses at all levels become increasingly-dependent on outsourcing, supply chains are becoming more complex by the day. To such an extent that even the smallest businesses no longer operate independently, but instead count on third parties to facilitate their everyday operations. Or to put it another way, all businesses are dependent on countless other businesses to function.

The more complex the supply chain becomes, the greater the capacity for problems and inefficiencies to creep into the equation. Precisely why organisations worldwide place enormous value on the skills, knowledge and competencies of the qualified supply chain manager.

What Will I Learn From This Supply Chain Management Diploma:

The successful completion of this Level 7 Diploma in Supply Chain Management course , the learner should be able to;

  • Understand how the supply chain works,
  • Explain why a strong/efficient supply chain is beneficial.
  • Discuss the relationship between supply chain management and logistics
  • List activities involved in logistics,
  • Explain important current trends in logistics and the organisation,
  • Discuss the aims and importance of logistics from a contemporary corporate perspective.
  • Explore strategic decision making and the importance/role of a workable logistics strategy.
  • Understand the concept of aggregate planning along with a series of effective and important methods for accurate forecasting.
  • Explore wide variety of core procurement concepts
  • Understand manufacturing costs and logistical interface requirements.
  • Explore the development of distribution strategies
  • Explore the management of physical transport or logistics
  • Describe various activities involved in warehousing & material handling
  • Discuss the use of Information technology in supply Chain
  • Explore supply chain systems design

*** 2 Free Gifts included in this Supply Chain Management Course ***

This Free Management Skills course covers the following topics:

  • Characteristics of Leadership and Management
  • Managing Resource
  • Managing Meetings and Giving Feedback

***FREE COVID-19 Course***

This Free Covid-19 course covers the following topics:

  • What Are Coronaviruses?
  • What is COVID-19?
  • What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
  • Is it a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?
  • Mild vs Severe Infection
  • How is the Coronavirus Transmitted?
  • When to End Self-Isolation at Home
  • Is There a COVID-19 Vaccine?
  • Is There a Treatment for COVID-19?
  • Is it Safe to Take Ibuprofen for COVID-19?
  • What Happens Next?

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Supply Chain Management play a vital role in managing ongoing daily operations in organisations, Logistics management and supply chain are about creating efficient systems for the flow of materials, information, manufacturing process and other services from the raw materials right through to the final product as it reaches to the customers.

The Level 7 Diploma in Supply Chain Management begins with the introduction to the Logistics and supply chain management. The role of the professional logistics manager is also discussed thoroughly. Highlights of the course include; logistics management, key importance of logistics management, procurement, processing and delivery procedures, other main topics include; supply chain metrics, evaluation or analysis of logistics performance.

This self-paced programme is available 24/7 providing you with the flexibility to train at the pace, location and time of your choosing. Accredited certificate from a registered awarding body can be claimed on course completion.

Quality Licence Scheme

This Supply Chain Management course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.



210 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Supply Chain Management Course

Why Students prefer this Supply Chain Management Diploma from CPD:

  • Fully Endorsed Supply Chain Management Course
  • Supply Chain Management Specialist Tutors
  • Supply Chain Management course does not expire till you successfully complete it
  • The option to take study breaks at any time at no extra cost
  • No deadlines, no time restrictions and no fixed schedules
  • All required study materials and supporting documentation included as standard – no additional costs or expenses at any time.

Course Syllabus

This Supply Chain Management Level 7 Course Consists of the following units:

Module 1 - Introduction to Supply Chain Management

  • Defining Supply Chain
  • What is Supply Chain Management
  • Basic Supply Chain – Physical Movements

Module 2 - Logistics in Supply Chain Management

  • Activities Involved In Logistics
  • Organising Logistics
  • Aims of Logistics

Module 3 - Logistics Strategy & Operations

  • Strategic Decisions Consumer Markets
  • Types of Decision
  • Strategic Role Of Logistics

Module 4 - Planning & Sourcing Operations

  • Planning & Sourcing Operations
  • Demand Forecasting and Planning
  • Forecasting Methods

Module 5 - Procurement Operations

  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Importance of Procurement
  • Aims of Procurement

Module 6 - Manufacturing & Delivery Operations

  • Manufacturing & Delivery Operations
  • Delivery Scheduling
  • Returns Processing

Module 7 - Market Distribution in the Supply Chain

  • What is Distribution?
  • The Channels of Distribution
  • Market Distribution in the Supply Chain

Module 8 - Transport Management

  • Transport Rate
  • Mode of Transport
  • Intermodal Transport

Module 9 - Human Resource Management

  • Functions of the Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Code of Ethics of Human Resources

Module 10 - Change Management

  • About Change
  • Key Factors in Successful Change
  • Time Management Tips and Tricks

Module 11 - Time Management

  • Prioritising Your Time
  • Setting Goals
  • Supply Chain Management- Planning Wisely

Module 12 - Conflict Management

  • Understanding Conflicts and Its Types
  • Different Stages of Conflict

Module 13 - Introduction to Warehouse Management

  • Fitting into the Logistics Strategy
  • Activities within a Warehouse
  • Other Activities in Warehouses

Module 14 - Warehouse Operations & Systems

  • Warehouse Operations - Centralised and Decentralised
  • Storage systems
  • Fixed and random stock location

Module 15 - Warehouse Inventory Management

  • Inventory Management
  • Buffering Supply and Demand Plus more
  • Types of Stock

Module 16 - The Warehouse Inventory Cycle

  • Identifying Demand
  • The Receiving Process
  • Validating Inventory

Module 17 - Warehouse Inventory Tracking

  • Bar coding Technology and Applications
  • What is a Barcode?
  • Benefits of Bar coding

Module 18 - Warehouse Material handling

  • Purpose of Warehouses
  • Activities within a Warehouse
  • Aims of Warehousing

Module 19 - Using Information Technology in Supply Chain

  • Information Systems that Support the Supply Chain
  • Data Capture and Data Communications

Module 20 - Supply Chain Systems Design

  • Importance of Location
  • Location Decisions
  • Alternatives to Locating New Facilities

Module 21 - Supply Chain Performance Measurement

  • Market Performance Categories
  • Internal Efficiency
  • A Framework for Performance Management

Course Material

  • Full Tutor Support
  • Self paced, no fixed schedules
  • Available to students anywhere in the world
  • 24/7 Access to the LMS ( Learning Management System )
  • Easy to understand quality e-learning study materials

All course materials are included in the course price. All your study material will be available on our learning management system for which you will get access once you are enrolled. The material can be downloaded and printed as well.

Our distance learning course materials are specially written for home study and contain a wealth of knowledge in easy to understand language. We use variety of media to help you learn. Your Supply Chain Management Level 7 course may use any of the following different media which you can use from home or where ever you choose to study:

  • Online course materials
  • Question papers
  • Additional Supporting Material
  • Useful Links

Course assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the Supply Chain Management Level 7 course. Your assignment will be marked by your tutor and independently moderated. The feedback on your assignment will then be sent to you. On receipt of this, you may wish to contact your tutor to discuss the feedback.

Tutor Support

When you enrol on a Supply Chain Management Level 7 course with CPD courses you are allocated your personal tutor. Tutor’s help and support will be available throughout your studies with the college. He/she will assess your work and will provide you with regular feedback on your progress.

Who is this course for?

Supply Chain Management Course

  • Applicants looking for an accredited certificate
  • Candidates wishing to upgrade their knowledge in supply chain and logistics
  • Candidates interested in a career change
  • Existing supply chain workers seeking promotion
  • Logistics managers looking to expand skills, knowledge and abilities


Supply Chain Management

There is no entry requirement.

Option 1

Supply Chain Management Diploma QLS Level 7 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £170 + postal charges

Option 2

Supply Chain Management Diploma issued by CPD

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£150 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

Supply Chain Management Course

Various roles in supply chain management include;

  • Purchasing manager,
  • Production assistant,
  • Consultant,
  • Analyst,
  • Materials manager,
  • Warehouse manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Operation manager
  • Inventory specialist
  • Materials planners/analyst
  • Warehouse/facilities manager
  • Transportation coordinator

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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.