Every course is broken down into bite-size chunks – manageable modules that will help you assimilate and apply your knowledge in record time. Our courses are pointed for the current
market, simple and sharp like the tip of an HB pencil. You’ll be able to study online from anywhere in the world, in your own space, at your own pace, guided by our industry experts. With our practical and business-relevant material, you’ll be given hands-on tools to help you deal with real-world scenarios
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for those in inventory and materials management, procurement, and logistics and supply chain generally including:
- Supply Managers, Buyers, Purchasing Managers, Project Managers, Warehouse Managers, Inventory Managers, Materials Managers, Logistics Services Salespersons, Customer Service Managers, Analysts, Consultants, Logisticians, Supply Chain Managers
- Those currently unemployed and looking for a practical way to upskill and gain employment in the above fields, including university graduates and school leavers
- A supply chain comprises all the activities associated with the flow and transformation of goods, from the raw materials stage through to the final consumer. In essence, it’s a sequence of events intended to satisfy a customer or end user, and it’s made up of various core elements or processes, including manufacturing, distribution, transport, warehousing, inventory control, materials handling and procurement. With so many elements and processes involved, logistics is a little bit like juggling… When the system’s working properly and you’re in a good rhythm, everything slots into place. But when one ball drops, the entire thing can come crashing down. The key to any effective supply chain is setting up systems that ensure a smooth process from manufacture to distribution.
- Warehousing, inventory management and procurement are accepted today as critical components of logistics and supply chain operations. In this short course, you’ll learn how to effectively implement strategies to ensure this “tri-factor” is working optimally. You’ll discover how warehouses have become complex operations that add value to supply chains and give competitive advantages to organisations; how inventory management can lead to improvements in customer service, operational efficiency and company asset utilisation; and how procurement is a key strategic element in any supply chain process with the function to provide the interface with an organisation’s external supply markets. You’ll also see why procurement must secure a value-for-money deal in the initial purchasing of a specified product or service by taking into account various factors – such as supply markets, potential suppliers, supplier capabilities, lead times and commercial terms – and learn how important it is to manage the business relationship with a supplier.
- Coupled with a range of hands-on business practice skills from marketing and information flow, to business planning and commercial skills, this course is designed for people across in the supply chain spectrum. By the end of this short course, you will be equipped with the knowledge to implement good management practice to manage operations and personnel both efficiently and effectively across a broad and diverse range of business sectors. You’ll have an in-depth understanding of warehousing, the key areas of warehousing operations and the key activities involved in each area, helping to develop the skills’ set required by an aspiring warehouse manager to operate effectively. You’ll also be equipped with the knowledge and understanding of inventory management and the techniques involved in balancing trade-offs to deliver optimum supply chain performance. And you will gain the basic skills and knowledge required to perform procurement effectively.
- Upskill with the IMM Graduate School and ensure you never drop the ball again in the complex juggling act that is supply chain management
- Business Theory – Marketing and PR
- Business Theory – Communications and Information & Business Finance
- Business Application – Managing Operations
- Business Application – Managing People
- Managing Warehouse Receiving and Storing Operations
- Managing Order Picking and Despatching Goods
- Managing the Provision and Care of Warehouse Resources
- Inventory Management
- Controlling Stock
- Managing Inventory Performance
- Procurement Environment
- Procurement Operations
- Commercial Management in Procurement
- Performance Management in Procurement
- Increase revenue
- Improve operating cost structure
- Reduce overall transportation costs
- Improve customer service
- This course leverages best practice and provides you with a sound understanding of practical logistics skills using tried and tested methods.
- Certificate of Successful Completion from the IMM Graduate School – On completion of your short course, you’ll be awarded a certificate that’s approved by the IMM Graduate School and our respective partners, recognising the skills and key competencies you’ve developed along the way. This certificate can be used to document your commitment to continuing professional development in your personal portfolio (including your LinkedIn profile or CV), or to provide evidence to employers or other professional bodies of your achievement. Moreover, you’ll be better equipped to face workplace challenges, enhance your professional performance and, thereby, boost your career.
- Certificate & International Accreditation from CILT UK- On successful moderation of your assessment by CILT in the UK, you will receive a further Certificate of Successful Completion and get international accreditation.