Improve your experience. We are very sorry but this website does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend using a different browser that is supported such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Supply Chain Management

Effective development and management of a supply chain network is an invaluable source of sustainable advantage in today’s turbulent global marketplace, where demand is difficult to predict and supply chains need to be more flexible as a result


Logistics, the Supply Chain and Competitive Strategy

  • Introduction
  • Definitions of Stock Control/Inventory
  • Reasons for holding stock
  • Types of Stock
  • Supply chain management is a wider concept than logistics competitive advantage
  • The supply chain becomes the value chain
  • The mission of logistics management
  • The supply chain and competitive performance
  • The changing competitive environment


Logistics and Customer Value

  • The marketing and logistics interface
  • Delivering customer value
  • What is customer service?
  • The impact of out-of-stock
  • Customer service and customer retention
  • Market-driven supply chains
  • Defining customer service objectives
  • Setting customer service priorities
  • Setting service standards

Measuring Logistics Costs and Performance

  • Bar Coding systems
  • Selection of Storage Techniques
  • Use of EDI Links for stock ordering
  • Parts identification
  • Continuous Inventory knowledge
  • Logistics and the bottom line
  • Logistics and shareholder value
  • Logistics cost analysis
  • The concept of total costing
  • Customer profitability analysis
  • Direct product profitability
  • Cost drivers and activity-based costing

Matching Supply and Demand

  • The Distribution system
  • Role of Depots and Warehouses
  • Integrated transport
  • Integrated systems
  • The lead-time gap
  • Improving the visibility of demand
  • The supply chain fulcrum
  • Forecast for capacity, execute against demand
  • Demand management and planning
  • Collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment

Creating the Responsive Supply Chain

  • Differing types, Structure
  • Third party v Self organization
  • Product 'push' versus demand 'pull'
  • The foundations of agility
  • A route map to responsiveness

Strategic Lead-time Management

  • The Impact of Technology
  • Availability of Systems
  • Paperless Warehouse
  • Scanners, Chips and Radios
  • Maximizing the space!
  • The extended enterprise and the virtual supply chain
  • The role of information in the virtual supply chain
  • Laying the foundations for synchronization
  • 'Quick response' logistics
  • Production strategies for quick response
  • Logistics systems dynamics


Complexity and the Supply Chain

  • The sources of supply chain complexity
  • The cost of complexity
  • Product design and supply chain complexity
  • Mastering complexity

Managing the Global Pipeline

  • The trend towards globalization in the supply chain
  • Gaining visibility in the global pipeline
  • Organizing for global logistics
  • Thinking global, acting local
  • The future of global sourcing

Managing Risk in the Supply Chain

  • Forecasting and Replenishment Background
  • Error avoidance in forecasting
  • Dealing with uncertain demand
  • Casual forecasting
  • Why re supply chains more vulnerable?
  • Understanding the supply chain risk profile
  • Managing supply chain risk
  • Achieving supply chain resilience

Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Integration

  • Creating the logistics Vision
  • The problems with conventional organizations
  • Developing the logistics organization
  • Logistics as the vehicle for change
  • Benchmarking

Creating a Sustainable Supply Chain

  • The triple bottom line
  • Greenhouse gases and the supply chain
  • Reducing the transport-intensity of supply chains
  • Peak oil
  • Beyond the carbon footprint
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • The impact of congestion

The Supply Chain of the Future

  • Emerging mega-trends
  • Shifting centers of gravity
  • The multi-channel revolution
  • Seeking structural flexibility

JIT systems, MRP

  • Thinking and Principles of JIT
  • Achieving the aims
  • Benefits of JIT
  • MRP-benefits
  • Limitations of both systems
  • Comparisons of other inventory systems

Changing nature of the Supply Chain

  • Setting Stock and Service levels
  • Trends in logistics and distribution
  • Trends in Information Technology-automation

Centralization of Distribution nodes – the Global approach

Course objectives

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Minimize costs and enhance your customer value through effective development and management of supply chain network.
  • Consider the networks of relationships, sustainability and product design, as well as the logistics of procurement, distribution, and fulfillment.
  • Examines the tools, core processes and initiatives that ensure businesses gain and maintain their competitive advantage. 
  • Manage supply chain relationships and understand gain an understanding of product design in the supply chain
  • Match supply and demand as well as creating a sustainable supply chain
  • Recognize the distinctive nature of the topic
  • Understand the role of Stock Management within Organizations
  • Appreciate the challenges of the changing nature of the industry and the effective
  • implementation of new and emerging systems
  • Plan and organize more effectively including scheduling
  • Understand basic techniques such as Demand Forecasting, JIT, and MRP
  • Understand the essence of effective Warehouse Planning
  • Monitor and measure performance
  • Describe the terms used in the Industry and be familiar with these
  • Develop an ability to forecast Demand
  • Use a structured approach to warehousing and its solutions
  • Describe the main ways in which line managers can contribute to the development of
  • good Stock Control
  • Develop an ability to recognize commercial opportunities in good Inventory Control

Similar courses

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Understand the essence of effective Supply Chain Management

More Information
Logistics and Fleet Management

This course provides experienced senior logistics & fleet management staff with the underpinning knowledge that equips them to make informed decisions about the size, structure and acquisition alternatives in the provision of logistics & fleet resources in support of the business. The course is also important for staff moving into the management of logistics & transportation from other parts of the business.

More Information
Advanced Procurement Management

The course integrates the latest procurement management concepts and practices to give participants a firm grounding in the advanced skills and knowledge required for a successful Procurement Professional.

More Information
CPD Certified - Supply Chain Management and Logistics

This course is evaluated and approved by CPD, an accrediting and certifying body from UK. By the end of the curse, attendees will get certificates from MindShift Consultants and CPD.

More Information

Press enter to see more results