Supply Chain Management Course

Short Course

6 – 13 weeks

Self Paced

Course Description

Effective supply chain management drives innovation, maximises profits, and enhances customer experience as such the Accelerate Management School Supply Chain Management Course equips students with the skills to manage these complexities, ensuring they can innovate and deliver excellent customer experiences.

The Accelerate Management School Supply Chain Management Course is accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and the Quality License Scheme (QLS). This course provides a comprehensive understanding of production, inventory management, storage, and transportation, all essential for effective supply chain management.

The SCM course aims to equip students with skills to gain a competitive advantage by focusing on the four key functional areas of supply chain management. Participants learn the principles of an integrated supply chain, when to implement supply chain management systems, and how to stay updated with industry trends.

Included in the Supply and Logistics Management Course:

  • Full access to the SCM course for all levels.
  • Hundreds of short business management courses for continuous learning.
  • 24/7 student support for consistent guidance and assistance.
  • New Business Managers: Sharpen your SCM skills.
  • Regularly updated curriculum reflecting the latest trends.
  • QLS Accredited (UK).
  • Diverse short courses across sectors.
  • Continuous skill enhancement throughout and after the SCM Course.
  • QCTO Certified for quality education.
  • BEE Aligned for inclusive empowerment.
  • Levy reclaim option for cost-effective business training.
  • Internationally recognised qualifications.
  • New Managers: Sharpen supply chain management skills.
  • Aspiring SCM Experts: Build foundational knowledge.
  • Career Growers: Enhance your supply chain expertise.
  • Entrepreneurs: Master supply chain management.
  • Certification Seekers: Earn a QCTO-accredited qualification.
  • Sponsored Employees: Boost your company’s supply chain.

6 – 13 weeks

The SCM course completion time is entirely dependent on your individual learning speed.

The Accelerate School of Management offers a flexible Supply Chain Management course. Start anytime, learn at your own pace, and enjoy full student support throughout your studies.

Upon enrolment of the Supply Chain Management Course, you will receive:

  • Personalised login for Supply Chain course access.
  • Ongoing support throughout your studies.
  • Digital certificates for each completed module.
  • Completion certificate in digital and hard copy.
  • QCTO – Quality Council for Trade and Occupations
  • QLS – Quality Licence Scheme (United Kingdom)
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  • Introduction to Supply Chain Dynamics
  • Role of Management in Supply Chains
  • Supply Chain Structures and Models
  • Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain
  • Collaborative Strategies in Supply Chain Management 

  • Procurement Processes and Best Practices
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Ethical Procurement and Sustainability
  • Risk Management in Procurement
  • E-procurement and Technological Innovations 

  • Principles of Inventory Management
  • Global vs. Local Inventory Strategies
  • Inventory Optimization Techniques
  • Inventory Costs and Budgeting
  • Technology in Inventory Management 

  • Warehouse Design and Layout Planning
  • Storage Systems and Material Handling
  • Safety and Compliance in Warehousing
  • Warehouse Operations and Efficiency
  • Emerging Trends in Warehouse Management 

  • Transportation Modes and Decision Making
  • Packaging for Safety and Efficiency
  • Containerization and its Role in SCM
  • Cost-Effective Transportation Strategies
  • Impact of Technology in Transportation and Packaging

  • Techniques in Demand Forecasting
  • Integrating Market Trends and Demand
  • Demand Planning and Inventory
  • Collaborative Forecasting Techniques
  • Technology in Demand Prediction and Management 

  • Fundamentals of Reverse Logistics
  • Sustainability in Reverse Logistics
  • Asset Recovery and Investment Returns
  • Reverse Logistics Operations
  • Challenges and Solutions in Reverse Logistics 

  • Strategies for Competitive Advantage in SCM
  • Customer-centric Supply Chain Models
  • Innovation and Creativity in SCM
  • Analyzing Supply Chain Competitiveness
  • Leveraging Technology for Competitive Advantage

  • Understanding Conflict in Supply Chain Settings
  • Strategies for Conflict Resolution
  • Communication Skills for Managing Disputes
  • Building Collaborative Relationships in Supply Chains
  • Case Studies on Conflict Management in SCM


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  • QCTO – Quality Council for Trade and Occupations
  • QLS – Quality Licence Scheme (United Kingdom)


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Career Opportunities

  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Operations Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Distribution Manager
  • Demand Planner
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    No specific prerequisites are needed, although a basic understanding of business operations can be beneficial. The course is designed for both new managers and those with some experience in the field.

    The duration varies based on your pace of learning. However, most students complete the Supply Chain Management Course within a few months, dedicating a few hours per week.

    Absolutely. The course starts with foundational concepts, making it suitable for beginners, while also offering advanced insights for those with some background in the field.

    Yes, upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital and hard copy version of your certificate.

    Yes, the principles and practices taught are applicable across various industries, making the skills learned highly transferable.

    Students have access to a range of resources, including downloadable eBooks, tailored videos, and 24/7 student support, along with interactive quizzes and practical assessments.

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