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Diploma in Supply Chain Management - Revised 2017

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Diploma in Supply Chain Management - Revised 2017
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  • Certification
  • Supply chain management is a key component in organizational success, and you will learn how modern supply chain ecosystems now comprise a complex network made up of: companies, countries and their governments, social and political organisations, natural, industrial (clusters), financial and human resources, delivery infrastructure including logistics and IT, and knowledge of the industrial environment.

    The Diploma in Supply Chain Management course explains how within these ecosystems, each configuration is unique to the particular enterprise that owns that supply chain. It is said that in today's market, firms don't compete, supply chains do.

    The course begins by introducing you to what supply chain design is and provides insights on how to design supply chains to give them competitive advantages over competing supply chains. Supply risk involves adverse and unexpected changes to any elements of a supply chain ecosystem. The aim of SCRM is to reduce supply chain vulnerability by identifying and managing risks within the supply chain and external to it. The course gives examples of resource uncertainties, characteristics of Wicked problems, and describes the elements of a cyber attack. It also lists the six strategies to reduce overall risk exposure.

    This Diploma course will be of great interest to all professionals who work in the areas of operations management, logistics, procurement and information technology, and to all learners who are interested in developing a career in the area of supply chain management.

  • Having studied this course you will be able to:


    • Explain what the terms supply chain and supply chain management mean.
    • Describe what supply chain networks are.
    • Define what supply chain ecosystem is.
    • Describe how modern manufacturing and services are intertwined.
    • Describe what Governance Formation involves.
    • Describe risks to supply chains.
    • Describe the aim of Supply Chain Risk Management.
    • List the elements of a Supply Chain Ecosystem.
    • Describe and give examples of economic and political related uncertainties.
    • List the six strategies to reduce overall risk exposure.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma or Certificate.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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