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Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Understand the principles and concepts of supply chain management in building competitive edge

Commences: 13th June 2017

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Starting with the basic building blocks of a global supply chain, the syllabus progresses through the key themes in supply chain management.

Major supply chain issues are explored, such as risk management, collaboration, global sourcing, outsourcing, sustainability and performance management.

This distance education programme delivers the tools you need to improve efficiency throughout your supply chain, showing you how best to manage the materials, information and finances flowing through it.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the role and components of supply chains and how these have evolved into global systems facilitating international trade operations
  • Appreciate the objectives of businesses and their trading partners when operating global supply chains
  • Examine the key factors that come into consideration when developing a worldwide supply chain, including cultural influences and collaborative opportunities
  • Evaluate risks within the supply chain and how to improve visibility, agility and resilience
  • Explore the trends in supply chain design and operation including the increasing impact of corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • Identify the methods for assessing and improving performance in global supply chains

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Qualification: Lloyd's Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 13th June 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 16 weeks
Fees: £1549 / US$2014 + VAT if applicable. Take a closer look at fees
CPD/CEUs: 28 hours / 2.8 CEUs

I enjoyed the course. The materials were good and I will recommend it to my friends

Philip Matthee,


This course is ideal for anyone needing supply chain and logistics knowledge and professionals wishing to develop existing experience or progress in their role.

It is also appropriate for personnel in warehousing, transport, inventory, materials and purchasing management, as well as suppliers, exporters, manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

Finally, it is useful for marketing, customer services, operations and manufacturing managers to understand supply chain issues.

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David Cairns FCILT

David Cairns has over thirty years’ experience in the supply chain sector. In 2005, David established a logistics consultancy which provides logistics and supply chain services to a variety of companies worldwide.

David has contributed sections to books on warehouse design and management, and has designed and run internal company training. 

David is a Regional Chairman in the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).

Find out more about David here.

Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.

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Gives you the tools to build a resilient and responsive international supply chain.



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Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.

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