Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management Level 5 Endorsed Certificate | 130 CPD Points | CPD Accredited Certificate

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320 Hours
No formal qualification
130 CPD hours / points
Endorsed by ABC Awards
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Supply Chain Management Diploma

Diploma of achievement in Supply Chain Management Level 5 . Additional CPD Accredited Certificate with 130 CPD points available with no extra study.

Endorsed Certificate of achievement.If you have a keen eye for detail and the drive to succeed in the face of even the biggest challenges, a career in supply chain management could be right up your street! Enrol today for the opportunity to study in your own time and at your own pace for a Certificate of achievement Level 5 Diploma in Supply Chain Management! Explore the everyday duties and responsibilities of the supply chain manager, along with the benefits of supply chain efficiency and the potential consequences of supply chain issues. Investigate this remarkable profession with the committed support of your own personally-assigned tutor, laying the strongest possible foundation for a rewarding career in supply chain management!laying the strongest possible foundation for a rewarding career in supply chain management.

Supply Chain Management efficiency plays a direct role in determining the profitability or otherwise of the entire organisation. Should a single supplier or service provider fail in its obligations, the entire business quickly grinds to a halt. The problem being that businesses worldwide now rely on any number of third-parties, over which they may have very little direct control. This is precisely why supply chain managers are now brought in by the most successful organizations, in order to oversee the establishment and ongoing optimisation of the entire supply chain. As demand continues to grow for qualified supply chain managers worldwide, there’s never been a better time to study this engaging subject.

This Level 5 Diploma in Supply Chain Management Course is ideal for newcomers to the industry and existing members of the workforce alike. Build the required skills, knowledge and confidence to manage material procurement, manufacturing processes, flow of goods/information and so much more besides. Learn how to build, optimize and manage complex supply chains and become a professional asset of limitless value.


Endorsed by ABC Awards


130 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Supply Chain Management Diploma

For an introductory overview of this extraordinary profession, this exclusive Level 5 Diploma Supply Chain Management comes highly recommended. Packed with essential industry insights and key theoretical teachings, this entry-level course introduces supply chain management as a profession, the primary responsibilities of supply chain managers and the importance of efficiency in any supply chain. Study in your own time from any location worldwide, for the opportunity to earn a Certificate of achievement Level 5 Diploma in Supply Chain Management.

Businesses worldwide cannot succeed without the involvement of other businesses. Think of any organization and chances are they count on a variety of third parties to get by. For the manufacturer, the supply of raw materials and transportations services facilitate their everyday operations. For the everyday retailer, it’s the manufacturer and the transportation company they rely on. Now more than ever, the supply chains businesses rely on are becoming increasingly complex and challenging to oversee. Hence, to succeed as a capable and qualified supply chain manager is to enjoy limitless career prospects on a global basis.

Course Benefits

When studying for a Certificate of achievement Level 5 Diploma in Supply Chain Management Course with CPD Courses, every learner benefits from:

  1. The strongest start to a rewarding career with an intensive introduction to the profession. Explore supply chain management in comprehensive detail.
  2. No deadlines or time restrictions to worry about – learners are free to study in their own time and at their own pace.
  3. 24/7 access to our exclusive digital learning platform, which provides all study materials and resources required to complete the course.
  4. The support of an experienced tutor with extensive professional experience, along with the wider CPD Courses support team.
  5. Study from anywhere in the world for a recognised qualification from a leading awarding body, improving your CV and career prospects for life.

Learning Objectives

This Level 5 Diploma in Supply Chain Management Course aims to establish the strongest possible foundation upon which to build a rewarding career for life. Course content focuses on the most important practical skills and theoretical knowledge for immediate application in a real-world setting, upon completion of the course. Successful candidates will find themselves primed for success in logistics and supply chain management, whether new to the profession or already working in the field.

Upon successful completion of this Level 5 Diploma in Supply Chain Management Course , candidates take away a series of crucial industry-specific skills, talents and knowledge including:

  • A detailed understanding of the contemporary supply chain
  • An understanding of the role/importance of supply chain operations
  • Knowledge of logistical/transportation issues and responsibilities
  • How to approach and handle key administrative duties
  • The confidence to monitor, manage and optimise a supply chain
  • Essential problem-solving and risk-management competencies
  • Advanced warehousing and material-handling skills
  • The opportunity to step into a position of leadership

Course Outline

This Level 5 Diploma in Supply Chain Management Course is divided into 13 intensive modules – each concluding with an online assessment to verify your acquired knowledge and competencies. Comprehensive support and guidance will be provided by your personally-assigned tutor throughout your studies.

Unit 1 - Basic Concepts of Supply Chain Management

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Defining Supply Chain
  • What is Supply Chain Management
  • Basic Supply Chain – Physical Movements
  • The Structure of a Supply Chain
  • Benefits of Supply Chains
  • How the Supply Chain Works
  • The Evolving Structure of Supply Chains
  • Participants in the Supply Chain
  • Plus more

Unit 2 - Role of logistics in Supply Chain Management

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Activities Involved In Logistics
  • Organising Logistics
  • Aims of Logistics
  • Importance of Logistics
  • Current Trends in Logistics
  • Plus more

Unit 3 - Operations Planning and Logistics Strategy

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Strategic Decisions Consumer Markets
  • Types of Decision
  • Strategic Role Of Logistics
  • Logistics Strategy
  • Environmental Protection Strategies
  • Designing a Logistics Strategy
  • Developing the Strategy
  • Plus more

Unit 4 - Supply Chain Operations: Planning and Sourcing

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Planning & Sourcing Operations
  • Demand Forecasting and Planning
  • Forecasting Methods
  • Aggregate Planning
  • Implement Credit and Collections Practices
  • Manage Credit Risk
  • Plus more

Unit 5 - Procurement Strategies

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Importance of Procurement
  • Aims of Procurement
  • Organisation of Procurement
  • Choosing Suppliers
  • Number of Suppliers
  • Benefits of multi-sourcing:
  • Procurement Cycle
  • Types of Purchase
  • Plus more

Unit 6 - Operations For Manufacturing and Delivery

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Manufacturing & Delivery Operations
  • Delivery Scheduling
  • Returns Processing
  • Supply Chain Operations Can Be Outsourced
  • Plus more

Unit 7 - Market Distribution in the Supply Chain

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • What is Distribution?
  • The Channels of Distribution
  • Market Distribution in the Supply Chain
  • Marketing Functions
  • Market Distribution Strategy Development
  • Market Distribution Channel Design Process
  • Channel Relationships
  • Pricing Fundamentals
  • Plus more

Unit 8 - Supply Chain Management: Inventory Management

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Inventory Management
  • Buffering Supply and Demand Plus more
  • Types of Stock
  • Costs of Carrying Stock
  • Economic Order Quantity
  • Uncertain Demand and Safety Stock
  • Effort of Stock Control
  • Plus more

Unit 9 - Transportation Management System

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Transport Rate
  • Mode of Transport
  • Intermodal Transport
  • Other Types of Intermodal Transport
  • Plus more

Unit 10 - Warehouse Logistics and Material Handling

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Purpose of Warehouses
  • Activities within a Warehouse
  • Aims of Warehousing
  • Ownership
  • Layout
  • Materials Handling
  • Packaging
  • Plus more

Unit 11 - Information Technology Used for Supply Chain Management

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Information Systems that Support the Supply Chain
  • Data Capture and Data Communications
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • E-Business and Supply Chain Integration
  • Plus more

Unit 12 - Enterprise supply chain systems

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Importance of Location
  • Location Decisions
  • Alternatives to Locating New Facilities
  • Choosing the Geographic Region
  • Considerations in Choosing Regions
  • Feasible Set Approaches
  • Important Factors for Scoring Models
  • Single Median Problem
  • Plus more

Unit 13 - Performance measurement of supply chain management

This unit covers the following key topics:

  • Market Performance Categories
  • Internal Efficiency
  • A Framework for Performance Management
  • Build to Stock (BTS)
  • Inventory Value
  • Demand Flexibility Metrics
  • Operations that Enable Supply Chain Performance
  • Sharing Data across the Supply Chain
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Supply Chain Management Diploma

Our Level 5 Diploma in Supply Chain Management Course provides crucial insights and key theory for anyone looking to climb the career ladder in a related field. Newcomers to the profession and existing members of the workforce alike stand every chance of broadening their prospects with an internationally-recognised qualification. In addition, business owners and entrepreneurs overseeing their own supply chain operations could benefit from the teachings of this exclusive course.

We specialise in fully-flexible distance learning, suitable for those who cannot commit to traditional education. Every course from CPD Courses is free of deadlines, time limits and geographical restrictions – all with unbeatable value for money. As we provide all course materials and resources as standard, the prices you see is the price you pay. What’s more, you can count on the support of our world-class tutors and the wider CPD Courses team, every step of the way!

Whether pursuing promotion, exploring a new career area or interested in setting up your own business from scratch, CPD Courses can help make it happen.


Supply Chain Management

There is no particular entry requirement.

OPTION-I: Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards

At the end of the course, learner can claim an endorsed certificate by paying £120 accreditation fee+postal charges.

Certificate of Course Completion

(soft copy) can be claimed for £15. If you need hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25

OPTION-II: CPD Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, a fee is payable for a CPD Accredited Diploma in PDF format or hard copy.

CPD Accredited Diploma (PDF)=£30

CPD Accredited Diploma (Hardcopy)=£95

Postage Charges:

National £9

International £15

Career path

Supply Chain Management Diploma

Upon successful completion of our Level 5 Diploma in Supply Chain Management Course, candidates may choose to pursue an extensive range of careers including:

  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Materials Planner
  • Production Planner
  • Sales Order Planner

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