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PG Diploma in

Supply Chain
Management &
Delivery Model On site / Online
Course Duration 10 weeks / 30 Hours
Course Certified By Eduqual, UK
Course level Equivalent QCF Level 7

Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management & Logistics is certified by

Eduqual, UK a professional awarding body from UK.

This PG Qualification helps professionals or senior managers in organizations

working in the UAE, GCC, and other regions. Graduates of this program will work with
marketing, operations, accounting, finance, and information systems to ensure that
products/ services are created and delivered, based on a total system view from
suppliers to end customers. This course Supply Chain Management & Logistics will
up-skill participants and provide them with the necessary expertise to meet the
Logistics challenges of the future.

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a systems approach which involves the flows of
materials and information among all of the firms that contribute value to a product,
from the source of raw materials to end customers. SCM is different from Supply
Management which emphasizes only the buyer-supplier relationship. But Supply
Chain Management (SCM) has emerged as the new key to productivity and
competitiveness of manufacturing and service enterprises. Business competition is
now between supply networks rather than individual corporations. Supply chain
management (SCM) touches major issues, including rapid growth of multinational
corporations and strategic partnerships; global expansion and sourcing;
A network of facilities that procure raw environmental concerns, fluctuating gas prices; each of these issues dramatically
materials, transform them into intermediate affects corporate strategy and bottom line. Because of these emerging trends, supply
chain management is the most critical business discipline in the world today. By
goods and then final products, and deliver the
studying this course students develop the ability to conceptualize, design, and
products to customers through a distribution implement supply chains aligned with product, market, and customer characteristics.
- Lee and Billington
Eduqual is a UK awarding organization which develops and accredits business related,
professional qualifications, from short courses to postgraduate diplomas, delivered through
accredited colleges. It has now been established without any doubt whatsoever that lean
supply chains and efficient logistics systems lead directly to increased bottom line profits.
Leading edge which successfully gain competitive advantage and which are able to
implement immediate cost savings, are those which possess knowledgeable and skillful
logistics professionals. Businesses are increasingly looking for improvements in their logistics
and supply chain performance. While many students may take this major to enhance their
performance potential with an existing employer, others may view this major as an
opportunity to become familiar with logistics and supply chain operations.

A consultant from Booz, Allen introduced the

buzzword, "Supply Chain Management" several
years ago. Today, SCM has grown far beyond Supply chain management (SCM) is management of a network of
a"buzzword." The concept is a new way of operating interconnected businesses involved in the provision of product and
the organization focusing on the real wants of the service packages required by the end customers in a supply chain.[2]
customer, processes that deliver on that promise, a
Supply chain management spans all movement and storage of raw
breakdown of embedded silos and functions, and
materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point
development of cross-functional teams who create
and manage an end-to-end network of people and of origin to point of consumption.
1. Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Supply-Chain Principles/ Methodology & Solutions Understand the relationship between supply chain management (SCM) and
organisational business objectives.

1.1 Explain the importance of effective supply chain management in achieving organisational objectives
1.2 Explain the link between supply chain management and business functions in an organisation
1.3 Discuss the key drivers for achieving an integrated supply chain strategy in an organisation

2. Procurement (supplier selection, optimal procurement policies, etc.)

Logistics (selection of logistics mode, selection of ports, direct delivery, vehicle scheduling, etc.) To understand the management of the procurement
process, where up to half of the capital expenditure on a project is directed. The process involves purchasing and also management of expediting,
transportation, delivery, storage and handover of materials and equipment for construction or installation. Different concepts in purchasing are
discussed including strategic alliances. Understand the role of logistics and procurement in supply chain management

2.1 Explain the role of logistics in supply chain management in an organisation.

2.2 Evaluate procurement practices in an organisation.
2.3 Discuss the factors that must be considered when improving logistics and procurement practices in an organisation

3. Documentation To understand the interpretation of shipping terms, learn the flow of letters of credit from
opening to final negotiation, understand various the types of shipping documents used in international trade and
appreciate the use of various trade declarations

3.1 Explain the role of Incoterms2000/2010?

3.2 Interpret the types of Letter of Credit (L/C)?
3.3 Role of Swift code?
3.4 Knowledge of UCP600
3.5 Export-Import procedures
4. Warehousing and Distribution How to implement a competitive approach to warehousing and distribution?
Need for Cost-effective approach to warehousing and Distribution.

4.1 How to find areas of eliminating waste of resources?

4.2. Evaluate the different types of Stock?
4.3 Describe the methods of stock allocation?
4.4 Explain the impact of landlocked countries?

5 Inventory Understanding various roles of inventory, different types of inventory and inventory drivers.
Analyzing how inventory decisions affect other areas of the supply chain. Discussing the Inventory positioning issues,
and the impact of transportation, packaging, and material handling considerations.

5.1 Evaluate ABC analysis?

5.2 Interpret XYZ analysis?
5.3 Analyze Perpetual and periodical allocation?
5.4 Describe the impact of assumed cost flow methods-FIFO, LIFO and Average cost method?

6. Shipping and freight forwarding To understand the Customs Clearing & Freight Forwarding environment as well as
the complication of statutory documentation.

6.1 Explain the role of FCL and LCL?

6.2 Analyze the need for NVOCC
6.3 Describe the impact of Demurrage and Dunnage?
6.4 Describe the various strategies in shipping techniques?

7. Customer Service Management To understand Customer Service Management (CSM) and the important linkage between
CSM and Supplier Relationship Management

7.1 Discuss the important considerations in the supply chain regarding CSM by referring to the tenets of customer service, Customer relationship
management (CRM) and Supplier relationship management (SRM)
7.2 Explain the relation between demand management and creating customer value Discuss the complexities of information flow, capacity
management and cash flow management and how they relate to one another

Practical example: A comparison between two organisational supply chain network design clearly illustrating the
difference in how to design a supply chain network, based on different customer focuses.
Westford delivers the course through different modes such as onsite, blended and distance
mode using the state-of-the-art, live, interactive virtual platform. Delivery would engage
students in their learning by using a range of teaching and learning techniques that
accommodate different learning styles, including presentations, case studies, simulations,
professional discussions, group activities, visits, guest speakers and independent research.
Assessment will use vocationally relevant methods that require students to adopt a realistic
work role and produce work in the formats that are expected in business. Examinations and
assignments that use a range of assessment methods will be used. Case studies, problems
and examples used in assessments need to be current and have the requisite range of issues
for students to consider at this level of study. Students would be able to apply their
understanding of theory to their investigations and to their proposed solutions to problems.
Westford School of Management brings to
you an opportunity to get certified in
Supply chain management and logistics,
delivered using innovative methodology
to suit busy work schedules of working

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