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Supply Chain and Operations (IOSCM)

This Level 3 supply chain management qualification is delivered by the Institute of Supply Chain Management and is for anyone aiming to move into a supervisory management role within the supply chain management field. The supply chain course allows you to develop management skills as well as develop knowledge in specific areas of a supply chain to support career development for professionals and efficiency in operations for organisations.

You will gain skills in specific areas of the supply chain 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 as three different sizes, depending on how many units you choose and therefore, how long it will spend studying.

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

– Supply chain operations
– Business
– Leadership
– Logistics
– Manufacturing and production
– Warehousing operations
– Ports and shipping
– Understanding the procurement environment

– Inventory processes
– Transport planning operations
– Business improvement techniques
– Procurement processes
– Freight
– Customer service
– Improving team performance
– Human Resources management
– Road freight operations
– Freight forwarding
– International trade and freight
– Lean manufacturing
– Production planning and control
– MRP/ERP systems
– Environmental Issues in manufacturing
– Operational requirements for customs & excise
– Effective client and supplier relationships
– Procurement in action
– Understanding ship and port operations
– Secure cargo

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13/09/2021 : Distance Learning : Flexible
Course Code : PTB575
Level : Level 3
Duration : 6 Weeks
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Course details


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

Entry Requirements

We would recommend minimum of two years of experience within the industry. There are no specific academic requirements.

This course is designed for learners aiming to move into a supervisory management role within the Supply Chain (or related field). This course will allow you to develop lower level managerial skills, develop knowledge in specific areas of the Supply Chain and develop professional and efficiency required within operations of an organisation.


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 : 13/09/2021
Course Code : PTB575 Distance Learning Enquire

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