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Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management QLS Level 7
Course at QLS Level 7
Study Method Online
Course Duration 620 Hours
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsement Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
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Course Overview

Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management 

Enrol today with Staff Training Solutions, for the opportunity to enhance your resume with a Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  This is an endorsed online course for distance learning, now open for enrolment and with no fixed study schedules.  Our most advanced Supply Chain Management (Level 7) program is open to newcomers and experienced candidates - anyone pursuing a high-profile position in logistics and supply chain management. All course materials are included in the initial fee and your assigned tutor will provide all the support you need to gain maximum value from your studies.  Topics covered over the course of 21 online units include purchasing and procurement, logistics strategy development, transport management, distribution channel selection, human resource management, warehouse operations management and many more besides.  Start your Supply Chain Diploma today, or contact our student support team anytime to learn more.

Why Study Supply Chain Management?

Logistics and supply chain management is a field of growing importance on a global basis.  Simplifications in global trade have had a major impact on the extent to which every business is now rely on other businesses.  Even the smallest firms are now dependent on the services of numerous suppliers, service providers and third-party intermediaries.  It is comparatively rare for a business to be independent and self-sustaining - most businesses build complex supply chains to enable them to operate.  This is where the services of skilled supply chain managers can prove invaluable, ensuring each link within the supply chain performs with total reliability and efficiency.  As demand for talented supply chain personnel continues to grow, there’ never been a better time to pursue a career as a supply chain manager.

Course Syllabus

Staff Training Solutions is committed to providing affordable online training programs for ambitious newcomers and established professionals. Our highest-level logistics and supply chain management diploma examines a variety of essential knowledge areas over the course of 21 in-depth units:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Supply Chain Management

A detailed overview of the supply chain management profession, examining the functions of the supply chain’s various contributors and a selection of essential supply chain activities.

Unit 2 - Logistics in Supply Chain Management

Discusses the role logistics plays in a broader supply chain management strategy, outlining the main activities involved in logistics and the primary objectives of logistics management.

Unit 3 - Logistics Strategy & Operations

Further insights into the development and implementation of a logistics strategy, with a look at how to perform market analysis and typical forecasting methods in logistics.

Unit 4 - Planning & Sourcing Operations

Emphasises the importance of producing accurate forecasts, with an introduction to aggregate planning and the use of several essential supply chain management tools.

Unit 5 - Procurement Operations

An overview of the differences between purchasing and procurement, with a breakdown of the procurement cycle an introduction to the concept of electronic procurement.

Unit 6 - Manufacturing & Delivery Operations

A detailed overview of the journey products and materials take through the manufacturing and delivery stages of the supply chain, including a look at how to ensure supply meets demand.

Unit 7 - Market Distribution in the Supply Chain

Candidates consider the pros and cons of several major distribution channels, along with other essential elements in the development of an effective market distribution strategy.

Unit 8 - Transport Management

Key factors to consider when deciding on appropriate transportations methods for shipments, with a look at intermodal transport and the potential benefits of external logistics providers.

Unit 9 - Human Resource Management

Presents and discusses the HRM responsibilities of the supply chain manager, focusing on the development of cohesive teams and how to create an effective HR code of ethics.

Unit 10 - Change Management

Learners are presented with a breakdown of the change cycle and its component phases, alongside several essential factors in successful change and the relationship between time management and change management.

Unit 11 - Time Management

Discusses the benefits of taking a proactive approach to time management, outlining a series of exercises and activities to avoid wasting time and prioritise tasks more effectively.

Unit 12 - Conflict Management

Outlines the diplomatic way to deal with disputes and conflicts in the workplace, examining each of the main stages of conflict and examining some of the primary causes of workplace disputes.

Unit 13 - Introduction to Warehouse Management

Key warehouse management activities and responsibilities are discussed in Unit 13, including the aims of warehousing and the role of the warehouse in a supply chain strategy.

Unit 14 - Warehouse Operations & Systems

A look at common storage systems in a warehouse setting, with an overview of factors to consider when deciding between centralised and decentralised warehouse operations.

Unit 15 - Warehouse Inventory Management

Introduces the concept of supply and demand buffers in warehouses and storage settings, with a look at the main principles of effective inventory management and the different types of stocks held in warehouses.

Unit 16 - The Warehouse Inventory Cycle

Examines each stage of the warehouse inventory cycle in depth, while tracking the journey taken by goods and materials as they are received, stored and ultimately dispatched by warehouse operatives.

Unit 17 - Warehouse Inventory Tracking

Further insights into the mechanics of warehouse inventory tracking, with a detailed look at barcoding technology and the alternative systems used to track inventory in a warehouse.

Unit 18 - Warehouse Material handling

Emphasises the importance of health and safety when handling materials in a warehouse, discussing the main tools and equipment used to safely store, move and handle goods.

Unit 19 - Using Information Technology in Supply Chain

The various functions and applications of IT systems in supply chain management are discussed in Unit 19, including the extent to which reliance on technology can pose risks to supply chain efficiency.

Unit 20 - Supply Chain Systems Design

Discusses the primary principles of effective supply chain system design, focusing on how to choose viable locations for proposed facilities and conduct comprehensive feasibility studies.

Unit 21 - Supply Chain Performance Measurement

Presents and discusses the tools, techniques and resources used to objectively track and analyse supply chain performance, in order to identify and address potential weaknesses or inefficiencies.

Career Path

An established background in logistics and supply chain management could pave the way for a wide range of career opportunities at home and abroad.  Successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue a diverse range of job roles, including Demand Planning Manager, Director of Global Procurement, Director of Logistics & Distribution, Director of Operations, Director of Supply Management, Distribution Manager, Global Sourcing Manager, Import/Export Specialist, Logistics Analyst, Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Process Improvement Manager, Production Planner, Project Manager and many more besides

Course Endorsement

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

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Who should take this course

Staff Training Solutions specialises in flexible and enjoyable distance learning opportunities for ambitious candidates. This Level 7 Supply Chain Management Diploma could be the ideal training program for:

  • Business owners looking to run their businesses more efficiently
  • Senior managers, executives and decision-makers at all levels
  • Supply chain personnel pursuing leadership-level promotion opportunities
  • Anyone who works in a warehousing or logistics environment
  • Prospective entrepreneurs considering setting up new businesses
  • Jobseekers looking to gain a major edge over rival candidates

Enrol online to gain fast access to our digital learning platform, or contact the admissions team at Staff Training Solutions anytime for more information.

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