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Supply Chain Management Level 6

Course Overview

Supply Chain Management Level 6 Course

Enrol today with CPD Courses, for the chance to enhance your CV with an endorsed Level 6 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  This self-paced Supply Chain Management Level 6 Course is ideal for newcomers and existing supply chain personnel alike - flexible enough to suit even the busiest schedules.

The overwhelming majority of businesses worldwide rely on complex and extensive supply chains to function.  Even the smallest online retailers are dependent on manufacturers, wholesalers, warehousing services and logistics companies to fulfil their customers’ orders. To achieve total independence is the dream for many organisations, though proves to be impossible (or at least impractical) for most.  Supply chain operations enable businesses to do business with their target audience. The performance, output and profitability of all B2C and B2B firms is affected by the efficiency of their supply chains.  For the supply chain manager, the challenge lies in ensuring every link within the chain is suitably robust, reliable and cost-effective. 

This exclusive Supply Chain Management Level 6 Course provides new and existing supply chain personnel with a detailed overview of this dynamic field.  No deadlines or time restrictions are imposed, enabling learners to study at a time and pace to suit their lifestyle.  Course content is delivered over a series of 16 modules, each concluding with an online assessment. Key topics covered include the fundamentals of supply chain management, logistics strategy development, transport management, manufacturing and procurement, market distribution, warehouse inventory management and materials handling.

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Course Syllabus

Supply Chain Management - Course Syllabus

This self-paced Level 6 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management consists of 16 insightful modules, as outlined in brief below:

Module 1 - Introduction to Supply Chain Management

The first module provides a broad overview of the field of supply chain management, both as a profession and as a wider business concept.  Roles and responsibilities shared between supply chain personnel are also discussed, along with major activities within the supply chain and the benefits of supply chain efficiency.

Module 2 - Logistics in Supply Chain Management

An introduction to logistics in supply chain management follows, which examines the role of logistics as a supply chain performance driver.  The main characteristics of an effective logistics strategy are discussed, along with the objectives of logistics and typical challenges to successful logistics management.

Module 3 - Logistics Strategy & Operations

A more detailed analysis of logistics strategy development and implementation follows in the third module, in which candidates consider the importance of educated and informed decision-making.  Some of the most vital decisions that must be made when developing a logistics strategy are also detailed and discussed.

Module 4 - Planning & Sourcing Operations

The criticality of accurate planning and forecasting in supply chain management is discussed in Module Four, which presents candidates with several tools, techniques and resources for improving the accuracy of projections.  Course content also introduces aggregate planning, along with typical issues and challenges in the planning process.

Module 5 - Procurement Operations

An introduction to procurement operations follows in the fifth module, which focuses on the functions and objectives of procurement in a supply chain context.  The rapidly accelerating popularity of digital procurement is also discussed, alongside an overview of the procurement cycle and each of its stages.

Module 6 - Manufacturing & Delivery Operations

Supply and demand as the driving force behind all supply chain operations is analysed in Module Six.  Candidates consider how manufacturing and delivery operations must be meticulously aligned with market requirements, along with the importance of striving for cost-effective manufacturing/distribution at all times.

Module 7 - Market Distribution in the Supply Chain

Key factors when assessing distribution channel suitability are presented and discussed in Module Seven, in which candidates are familiarised with several major channels of distribution.  The advantages and disadvantages of the primary distribution channels are examined, along with an overview of the effective distribution strategy.

Module 8 - Transport Management

Transportation and transit are brought into discussion in Module Eight, which presents the criteria that must be considered when selecting appropriate forms of transportation.  The advantages and disadvantages of several major transportation methods are discussed, alongside the concept of intermodal transport and the use of third-party logistics.

Module 9 - Human Resource Management

Human resource management from a supply chain perspective is then discussed, in which candidates consider the HRM responsibilities of supply chain personnel.  The benefits of developing and maintaining high-performing teams are discussed, along with how to create and implement an appropriate HR code of ethics.

Module 10 - Change Management

The benefits of proactive change management are discussed in Module 10, which discusses the importance of accepting change as an inevitability.  Candidates learn how the development of a structured and strategic approach to change is essential - both for leveraging every opportunity for growth and for mitigating disruption.

Module 11 - Time Management

Techniques and strategies for improved personal and professional time management are then discussed, along with the importance of prioritisation and curbing procrastination.  Learners also consider how setting achievable and measurable goals can help with time management, along with the benefits of keeping to a routine.

Module 12 - Conflict Management

Common types of workplace conflicts are examined and analysed in Module 12, which outlines the importance of tackling conflict head-on at the earliest possible stage.  The benefits of preventing conflict where possible are also discussed, along with the different types of conflict and who takes responsibility for workplace conflict management.

Module 13 - Warehouse Inventory Management

Key activities and responsibilities in a warehouse setting are explored in Module 13, which also looks at the functions and objectives of warehousing.  Several essential inventory management concepts and principles are also discussed, including stock types, supply and demand buffers, inventory indexation systems are more.

Module 14 - Warehouse Material handling

The physical storage and movement of materials in a warehouse setting is examined in Module 14, with strong focus on the different types of material handling techniques and strategies. The importance of efficient warehouse material handling as a key supply chain performance driver is assessed.

Module 15 - Using Information Technology in Supply Chain

Candidates than learn how IT systems and connected technology are changing the face of supply chain activities worldwide.  The major information systems that form the core of the contemporary supply chain are detailed and discussed, along with how over-reliance on technology can be disadvantageous.

Module 16 - Supply Chain Performance Measurement

Concluding the course, Module 16 outlines the importance of accurately and continuously measuring the performance of all major supply chain activities.  Candidates learn how to utilise a variety of tools, techniques and strategies to measure and assess supply chain effectiveness, in pursuit of continuous performance improvement.

Career Path

Whether considering a career change or looking to build on your existing knowledge and experience, this Supply Chain Management Level 6 Course could broaden your prospects like never before.  Typical job titles in the field of supply chain management include Logistics Specialist, Production Coordinator, Purchasing Executive, Warehousing Operative, Operations Manager, Inventory Coordinator and many more besides. Entry-level salaries of around £23,000 are the norm, increasing beyond £50,000 with experience.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Anyone who works in a supply chain setting
  • Newcomers considering a career change
  • Experienced personnel pursuing promotion
  • Business owners and prospective entrepreneurs
  • Warehouse workers looking to climb the career ladder
  • Jobseekers working on their employment prospects
Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 6 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK. 

 

 

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Level Level 6
Duration 350 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

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