Weekly outline

  • Purchasing in the Supply Chain L3

    Sourcing the best new products, predicting customer taste and demand, as well as finding the best suppliers are truly marketable skills for those looking to fast-track a career as a retail buyer or in procurement.

    • Course Description

      Level 3 Certificate Purchasing in the Supply Chain (IoSCM)

      Course code: PROF18

      Delivery method: Online

      Course duration: 12 Months (270 hours)

      Entry requirements: 2 years of experience in the field

      Award achieved: Level 3 Certificate Purchasing in the Supply Chain

      Awarding body: SFEDI

      Sourcing the best new products, predicting customer taste and demand, as well as finding the best suppliers are truly marketable skills for those looking to fast-track a career as a retail buyer or in procurement.

      This Purchasing in the Supply Chain course drills in more depth into the procurement process, including legal implications, managing suppliers and the purchase cycle, the intricate complexities of supply chain control, including how to lean the system so there is little waste or slack, and the management of stock and use of inventory systems.

    • Certificate purchasing in the supply chain level 3 (IoSCM) course overview

      Skills gained

      • Understanding all elements of the purchasing process.
      • Firm grounding in the supply chain process including risks.
      • Knowledge of the inventory process, including stock level planning.

      Course content

      This course is split into 3 mandatory units:

      Unit 1: Purchasing process

      Module 1: Purchasing in context

      Module 2: Externals factors

      Module 3: Operational requirements

      Module 4: Sources of law

      Module 5: Sourcing suppliers

      Module 6: The purchasing cycle

      Unit 2: Supply chain

      Module 1: The concepts of supply chain management

      Module 2: Risks in supply chain

      Module 3: Lean supply chains

      Module 4: Importance of supply chain management

      Module 5: Supply chain linkages

      Unit 3: Inventory processes

      Module 1: Inventory processes

      Module 2: Stock

      Module 3: Stock control

      Module 4: Financial implications

      Module 5: Inventory systems

      Module 6: Improving stock control

      Module 7: Stock level – planning techniques

      Assessment

      This course has no exams, instead there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them.

      These are for your own information and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Online

      You will use the advanced IoSCM online learning platform, which has everything you need to enjoy and pass your Purchasing in the Suppy Chain course.

      You will learn in a first-class learning environment, with the ability to create your own personalised profile as well as having access to learning resources and study materials.

      You will also interact with other students in the members’ areas, taking complete control of your own study routes and monitoring your own progress, at your own pace.

      Tutor support

      Our purchasing and supply course comes with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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