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Manufacturing Production and Operations (IOSCM)

The Level 3 qualification in Manufacturing & Production is delivered by the Institute of Supply Chain Management and is designed for anyone with a minimum of two years experience in a supply chain related field, who wishes to develop key knowledge in business and leadership at supervisory management level. You can acquire skills in specific areas of the manufacturing and the production processes to support career development.

You will gain skills in specific areas of the manufacturing and production processes depending on the units you choose to study.

The flexibility of the unit selection means you can customise your qualification so it is entirely tailored to you. Choose units that will benefit your current role or those that will give you the skills required to take your career to the next level.

The qualifications are available in three different sizes, depending on how many units you choose and therefore, how long you will spend studying.

Award: Consists of one core unit and is the shortest available qualification, support 6 months.
Certificate: Complete one core unit and two additional units (from either core or optional units), providing you with solid knowledge, support 18 months
Diploma: More in-depth and comprehensive, you’ll study one core unit and also choose three additional units (from either core or optional), support 24 months

– Manufacturing and production
– Business

– Production planning and control
– MRP/ERP systems
– Lean manufacturing
– Improving team performance
– Environmental issues in manufacturing
– Business improvement techniques
– Warehousing operations
– Transport planning operations
– Supply chain operations
– Procurement processes
– Ports and shipping
– Logistics
– Inventory processes
– Freight

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04/09/2020 : Distance Learning : Flexible
Course Code : PTB579
Level : Level 3
Duration : 6 Weeks
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Assignments are completed and submitted via the IoSCM Learning Platform. Assessments are based around the assessment criteria and learning objectives. Word counts will vary through levels of study.

The following provides examples and explanations of the most common forms of assessment methods:

– Expert witness/witness testimony

– Product evidence

– Professional discussion

– Recognition of prior learning


With the achievement of each level, you will expand your earning potential and evolve your career. The job titles become more prestigious and the salary grows as you continue your professional development.

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Staring Date : 04/09/2020
Course Code : PTB579 Distance Learning Enquire

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