Supply Chain Management







Name of Course: Supply Chain Management Level 1 

Target Audience

In the past, knowledge of a limited area production and inventory control for example was sufficient to ensure career success in manufacturing. That’s not true anymore. Today, the success manufacturing manager has to understand the overall picture of manufacturing systems, master planning, purchasing, TQM, and much more. This program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations. This program complies with the Supply Chain Council principles.
Participants will be able to: 

  • Understand basic business wide concepts, including understanding various supply chain environments
  • Manage demand, including markets and customers expectations
  • Designing of products, processes, and information systems 
  • Understanding supply issues including inventory costs, functions, and metrics

Small classroom based type workshops with the option for 1-2-1 tuition at our Central London training centre.


5 Days

Course Content:

Key points will consist of:

Session 1 – Importance of Strategic Planning

  • Introduction to Manufacturing
  • Production Environments and Process Choices
  • The Manufacturing Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing Planning and Control
  • The Impact of New Systems and Philosophies
  • The Role of ERP in Supply Chain Evolution

Session 2 - Demand Management

  • Demand Management Processes
  • Characteristics of Demand
  • Basic Forecasting Concepts
  • Simple Time Series Analysis
  • Measuring the Forecast Error - MAD

Session 3 -  Master Planning

  • Purpose and Scope of Master Planning
  • Sales and Operations Planning and Production Planning
  • Master Scheduling and the Master Production Schedule (MPS)
  • Resource Planning and Rough-Cut Capacity Planning
  • Master Production Schedule and Sales

Session 4 - Material Requirements Planning

  • Material Requirements Planning Environment
  • Bill of Material
  • Material Requirements Planning Logic
  • Using and Managing the Priority Plan

Session 5 - Capacity Management and Production Activity Control

  • Capacity Management
  • Production Activity Control

Session 6 - Aggregate Inventory Management

  • Introduction to Inventory
  • The Inventory Carrying Cost Concepts
  • Financial Statements and Inventory

Session 7 - Item Inventory Management

  • Order Quantities
  • Independent Demand Ordering Systems
  • The Safety Stock formula for finished products
  • ABC Inventory Control
  • Auditing Inventory Records

Session 8 - Purchasing and Physical Distribution

  • Purchasing (Physical Supply) Management
  • Inco terms 2010
  • The Expediting Process
  • Physical Distribution and DRP system

Session 9 - Lean and Quality Systems

  • Productivity and Quality Systems
  • Focus on the Customer
  • Lean/Just-in-Time
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Value Stream Mapping

Type:                                 Theory & Practical Exercise
Duration:                          5 Days 

Total Price: £1,000.00

Who is it for? 

If you're looking to start a career in Supply Chain Management, then this could be the perfect course for you. By introducing you to many of the fundamental concepts behind Supply Chain Management, this course will help you to decide if this career path is well suited to you, whilst giving you knowledge and skills that you'll be able to comfortably transfer to any industry. This program is targeting Supply Chain Associate attendees with 0 to 3 years of experience in this field.


There are no prerequisites or entry requirements

Career path: 

Supply Chain Managers, Supply Chain Associates, Marketing Manager

Awarded by:

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.
Course Completion Certificate awarded by Acudemy



Financial Options:

Further discounts for upfront payment
Instalments also available  

Unlike other courses, this one puts the Acudemy Training name on your CV as proof of your skills. All
our courses are structured in two split categories and unlike some book-keeping courses, our flexibility,
means you’re in charge of your progress. 

The courses leave you with a handy workbook as a reference guide.

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