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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.

Description

Note* Approval of course date is subject to number of registration 

This course provides logistics & Supply Chain 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 & supply 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

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

Course objectives

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the function of logistics in a supply chain.
  • Examine the types of inventory held in a supply chain
  • Identify the measures of effective information flow along a supply chain
  • Distinguish between the various balances a logistics manager must make
  • Explain where the bullwhip effect has the most significant impact in a supply chain

Course Content

Module 1

The Background to Stock Control

  • Introduction
  • Definitions of Stock Control/Inventory
  • Reasons for holding stock
  • Types of Stock

Module 2

Stock Management 1

  • Why practice Stock Control?
  • Costs of Carrying Stock
  • Maximizing Stock turnover for Competitive Advantage
  • Booking-in, Reception,
  • Put away-Storage systems
  • Picking, Dispatch
  • Minimizing Stock Losses

Module 3

Stock Management 2

  • Bar Coding systems
  • Selection of Storage Techniques
  • Use of EDI Links for stock ordering
  • Parts identification
  • Continuous Inventory knowledge

Module 4

Logistics

  • The Distribution system
  • Role of Depots and Warehouses
  • Integrated transport
  • Integrated systems

Module 5

Channels of Distribution

  • Differing types, Structure
  • Third party v Self organization

Module 6

Information Technology

  • The Impact of Technology
  • Availability of Systems
  • Paperless Warehouse
  • Scanners, Chips and Radios
  • Maximizing the space!

Module 7

Forecasting Demand and Forward Trends

  • Forecasting and Replenishment Background
  • Error avoidance in forecasting
  • Dealing with uncertain demand
  • Casual forecasting

Module 8

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

Module 9

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

Who should attend

  • Supply Chain Managers,
  • Coordinators,
  • Procurement Managers,
  • Logistics Department,
  • Purchasing Managers,
  • Inventory Managers,
  • Warehouse Managers and Supervisors 

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