Level 2

IOSCM Level 2 - Warehousing

The Level 2 qualification in Warehousing & Inventory caters for those individuals with limited knowledge of the supply chain field but wishing to establish a career in the sector. Students will develop supervisory management skills and knowledge in warehousing and inventory to support career development and efficiency in operations.

*Through completion of the Introductory Diploma in Purchasing you will receive certification from IoSCM and also a regulated qualification, Level 2 Introductory Diploma in Supply Chain and Operations, via our partnership with SFEDI Awards as the Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation.

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When you study with IoSCM, you'll benefit from an innovative flexible approach that's unlike any other qualification on the market:

FLEXIBLE ROUTE SYSTEM: CHOOSE UNITS FROM ANY COURSE OR SECTOR AND BUILD YOUR CUSTOM QUALIFICATION

IoSCM's unique flexible route system allows you to gain an internationally-recognised qualification that's tailored to cover the exact skills you need to progress in your career.

Recommended unit choices for this qualification are provided in the tabs, but our qualifications are designed to allow learners to combine whichever units they prefer to create a customised training course. Take all your units within the same specialist area to build deep expertise, or combine units from multiple sectors to develop a broader understanding of a subject.

To discuss building a custom flexible route qualification, complete the enquiry form and one of our experienced course advisers will be happy to help.

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS: USE YOUR EXISTING QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE TO PASS THE COURSE YOUR WAY

IoSCM's unique delivery model means that you can use your existing knowledge and skills to complete your qualification faster. Simply review the course requirements, and if you have an existing qualification, prior experience or current workplace responsibilities that meet the required standard you can submit these as evidence to pass all or part of your course. Discounts are available for students who are able to pass large portions of their qualification using existing experience, so this path can be both a time-efficient and cost-effective way to turn your existing skills into an internationally-recognised qualification.

For remaining study areas, you can choose to follow our online learning platform, complete projects within your workplace, or conduct your own personal study and research - whichever fits your learning style best. Whichever way you choose to study, you'll have unlimited advice and support from an industry expert tutor to help you succeed.

However you choose to study, our rigorous assessment and quality processes will ensure you're getting the maximum benefit from your studies, and that you come away with a highly-regarded, internationally recognised and fully accredited qualification.

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Choose to study with IoSCM’s distance learning package and you will have access to the IoSCM online learning platform which is specifically designed to enhance your learning experience and provides a unique, first-class learning environment. With the facility to create your own personalised profile, the platform provides access to study materials, learning resources and the exclusive members' network, alongside a comprehensive support package with an industry-expert tutor.

You can take complete ownership of your studies via our online platform. After completing a self assessment to identify the most suitable study route, you can monitor your progress, submit assessments and provide feedback quickly and easily.

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  • For the Award complete 1 elective unit
  • For the Certificate complete 1 elective and any 2 other units
  • For the Diploma complete 1 elective unit and any other 3 units

Team Leader

  • The roles and responsibilities of a team leader
  • Authority and accountability levels of a team leader
  • How a team leader builds a shared sense of purpose within a team
  • The importance of effective communication within a team
  • Teams and Groups: Task orientation, Degree of interdependence, Purpose, Degree of formal structure, Familiarity among members
  • Team Development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Adjourning
  • Team Roles: Areas of Responsibility, Role of a Team Leader, Developing Team Members
  • Leadership Styles: Laissez-Faire, Democratic, Authoritarian, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Handling Discrimination, Harassment and conflict

Introduction to Warehousing and Inventory

  • Inventory: Raw Materials Work-in-Progress, Finished Goods,Variation in Production Demand, Unexpected Customer Demand, Seasonal Demand, Price Discounts, Avoiding Price Increase, Stock-outs & Safety Stock, Make to Stock
  • Control inventory levels: ABC / Pareto Analysis, Forecasting Demand, Simple Averages, Weighted Average, Moving Average, Re-order Point, Supplier Lead Time, Inventory Cost
  • Types of Costs: Fixed, Variable costs, Segregating Stock, Unitisation of Stock, Stock Rotation, Audit Trails
  • Location Coding: Fixed Location, Random Location, Zoned Location, Inventory Coding
  • Warehouse: Warehouse Site Selection, Customers, Suppliers, Location of Roads, Site Cost, Staff Availability, Warehouse Layout and Utilisation, Straight Through Flow, U-Shaped, Modular-Spine Design, Automated Warehouse, Climate-controlled Warehouse
  • Operations: Goods Receiving, Delivery, Checking, Inspection, Booking-In, Reverse Logistics, Put-away, Picking & Order Assembly, Housekeeping, Stocktaking
  • Environmental Arrangements: Perishable, Non-Perishable, Chilled, Frozen, Dry, Liquid, Hazardous, High value, Environmental Legislation
  • Manual Handling Equipment: Hand Pallet Truck, Powered Pallet Truck, Hand Stacker Trucks, Counterbalance Forklift Trucks, Forklift Truck Maintenance
  • Health and Safety: Risk Assessments, HASAWA, 1974, Employee responsibility, Employer responsibility

Optional Units A

Introduction to Supply Chain

  • Supply Chain: The Supply Chain Route, Customers, Retailers, Wholesalers and distributers, Manufacturer, Components / raw material suppliers, Streams, Upstream Activities, Downstream Activities
  • Successful Supply Chains: Satisfaction for the end user, Flexibility, Alignment, Distribution, Suppliers, Inventory Management, Lead Times, Measures
  • Relationships between the links of a supply chain: External Supply Chain, Internal Supply Chain, Vertical, Horizontal, Transactional, Collaborative , Productive Relationships, Aims of Supply Chain Relationships
  • Roles organisations play: Planning, Purchasing, Inventory, Manufacturing, Delivery, Supply Chain Operations

Introduction to Logistics

  • Logistics type: Just In Time (JIT), Military Logistics, Procurement Logistics, Distribution Logistics, After-sales Logistics, Disposal Logistics, Reverse Logistics, Green Logistics, Global Logistics, RAM logistics, Asset Control Logistics, POS Material Logistics, Emergency Logistics, Logistics Activities.
  • Service: Marketing and Sales, Outbound Logistics, Operations, Inbound Logistics, Warehousing, Inventory Management, Transportation, Distribution, Procurement, Handling and Packaging
  • Supply chain in a logistics environment: Inventory, Procurement, Planning and Forecasting, Demand Forecasting, Demand Planning, Demand Management, Management of Returns/Reverse of Supply Chain
  • Types of logistics activities: Airfreight, Road Haulage, Sea Freight, Rail Freight, Storage and Warehousing, Wholesaling
  • Health and Safety: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Risk Assessment, First Aid, Reporting of Injuries, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Manual Handling, Operations Regulations, Display Screen Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment
  • Communication: Verbal Communication Methods, Face-to-Face Communication, Telephone Communication, Video Conferencing, Non-Verbal Communication, Written Communication, Information Systems

Health and Safety in a Warehouse Environment

  • Legislation: European Health and Safety; The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health; Manual Handling Operations Regulations; Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Regulations; The Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981; The Data Protection Act
  • Hazardous Materials: Storing Explosives; Hazardous Installations Directorate (HID); Storage of dangerous substances; Identification and assessment Information; Warning signs; Training; Pesticide storage
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road: Approved Carriage List; Tremcard; Carriage of dangerous goods by Rail; Carriage of dangerous goods by Sea; Carriage of dangerous goods by Air
  • Risks: Risk Assessment; Keeping Records and Making Reviews; Vehicle Movement Risks; Physical Security; The Culture of Security; The Cost of Risk
  • Responsibility: Housekeeping; 5S Approach to Housekeeping; Allocation of Specific Responsibilities; Enforcement; Communication; Information
  • Accidents: Co-operation and Reporting; Accident and ‘Near-Miss’ Reporting; The Monitoring of Safe Working
  • Appropriate safety equipment: Emergency Procedures; First aid; Roll cages; Forklift truck; Working at a height; Stepladders and Mobile Stairs; Ladders; Racking
  • PPE: Employer Responsibilities; Determine if MHE or PPE is needed; (PPE) Regulations; Training responsibilities; Maintenance responsibilities

Optional Units B

Introduction to Purchasing

  • Functions of a purchasing system: Life Cycle Costing, Total Acquisition Cost Model
  • Stages of the life cycle: Planning and design, Acquisition, Storage, Use, Disposal
  • Stages of the purchasing process: Goods or service needs are identified, The goods or services are requested, The goods or services are authorised, A Purchase Order is placed with an appropriate provider, Supplier delivers goods or services, Goods or services are received, Payment is made, Order processing cycle
  • Methods used to gain information: Word of mouth, Advertising and Marketing, Company information, Sampling, SWOT analysis
  • Supplier development: Potential for partnership, Scope for development, Quantifiable outcomes
  • Selection of suppliers: Identify Needs, Investigate the Supply Market, Collect Relevant Information, Assess Options, Make Decision
  • Methods of Communication: Oral Communication, Written Communication, Nonverbal Communication (Body Language), Formal Communication, Informal Communication
  • Terms of a contract: Consequences of Breaching Contracts

Introduction to Movement of Goods

  • Types of Goods: Public Goods, Private Goods, Perishable Goods, Container Cargo, Liquid Bulk, Dry Bulk, Breakbulk, Dangerous Goods, Indirect Goods
  • Safe Handling of Goods: Special Handling, Hazardous Good, Perishable Goods, The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, The International Regulations concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail, The IMDG Code or the Baltic Sea Memorandum, International Air Transportation Association, Sterile Goods, Movement of Livestock, Security of Goods
  • Movement Methods: Road, Air, Rail, Sea, Intermodal Transport, Intra-modal Transport, Combined Transport
  • Appropriate Modes of Transport: Sources, Identifying the Appropriate Mode, Destinations
  • Transport Planning and Scheduling: Routing, Regular Service, Non-Regular Service, Hub and Spoke Route System, Route Patterns, Linear Route System
  • Regulatory Requirements: Customs Regulations, Licences and Permits, Transport Documents, Invoices, Carnet, Certificates of Origin, Bill of Lading, Certificate of Insurance, Dock Receipt, Airway Bill, Dangerous Goods Declaration
  • Collection, Storage and Distribution Networks: Reverse Logistics (Collections), Warehouse Management System (WMS), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Route Optimisation Software, Inventory Control

Introduction to Manufacturing Planning and Control

  • Business core function: Marketing, Product Development, The Manufacturing Process
  • Manufacturing process components: Raw Materials, Work in Progress, Finished Goods
  • Support functions: Quality assurance, Warehousing, Purchasing, Manufacturing Planning, Human Resources
  • Manufacturing requirements: Manpower, Methods, Machines, Materials, Minutes, Converting Input into Output
  • Information Required: Process Time, Routing, Bill of Materials
  • Production Planning: Preparation stage, Processing stage, Assembly stage, Finishing stage, Packaging stage
  • Improvement Technique: PDCA. Six Sigma, Lean, Total Quality Management
  • Engaging external organisations: Purchasing, Subcontracting, Outsourcing, Recognising the Need, Specify the Need, Determine Sourcing Options, Select the Supplier, Prepare the Purchase Order, Issue the Purchase Order, Expedite the Purchase Order, Receive and Inspect the Delivery, Invoice and Pay, Maintain Records
  • Planning and Control Techniques: Master Production Schedule, Bills of Materials, Rough Cut Capacity Planning, Materials Requirement Planning, Capacity Planning Requirements, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Enterprise Resource Planning, Advanced Planning and Scheduling
  • Strategy: Demand chase strategy, Level production strategy, Mixed strategy
  • Manufacturing Improvement Techniques: Lean Manufacturing, Total Productive Maintenance, Six Sigma, Reliable Centered Maintenance

Introduction to International Trade and Freight

  • Trade: Types of Products and Market Conditions, Capital Products, Labour Products, Land Products, Local Trade, International Trade, Comparative Advantage, Trade and Tariffs
  • Freight: Modes of Transport, Road, Rail, Waterways, Air Freight, Intermodal, Preferred Method of Transport, Factors effecting Mode Choice
  • Goods Identification: Goods to be Traded, Perishable, Dangerous and Bulk goods
  • Freight Organisations: Hauliers / Trucking Companies, Non Vessel Owning Common Carriers (NVOCC), 3rd Party Logistics Providers, Supplier Information, ISO Containers
  • Trade Legislation and Regulations: Global Perspective, Customs Authorities, Customs Requirements, Consumer Contracts Regulations, Key Information Delivery, The Consumer Credit Act, Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Trading Documentation: Customs related Documents, Licences, Sales Contract, Letter of Credit, Commercial Invoice, The Certificate of Origin (CofO), The Bill of Lading, Airway Bill, Dangerous Goods, Licenses and Permits
  • Customer Requirements: Customer Service
  • Freight Systems: The National Export System (NES), Customs Freight Simplified Procedures
  • Freight Transport Mode Legislations: Goods to be transported by Road, Vehicle Standards, Weights and Dimensions, Environmental Standards, Vehicle Regulations, Taxation of Vehicles, Cabotage, Goods to be transported by Rail, Legislation and Regulations for Goods to be transported by Sea, International Labour Regulations, Goods to be transported by Air, The CAA Aviation Authority’s Regulatory Role, Airline Permits, Aviation Security, Moving Dangerous Goods by Air
  • Freight Carriage, Insurance and Costs: INCOTERMS, Accord Temporaire Admission (ATA) Carnets, Carnets de Passage en Duane Insurance
  • Health, Safety and Security: Movement of Dangerous Goods
  • Monitoring Goods during Transportation: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Potential Risks and Problems: Distance, Transportation and communication, Risk during shipment, Import and export restrictions, Documentation, Payment problems, Competition, Security
Assembly Line Supervisor£20,071 - £46,544
Assembly Line Leader£20,071 - £46,544
Stock Co-ordinator£15,504 - £28,992
Despatch Co-ordinator£17,000 - £20, 000
Inventory Co-ordinator£12,030 - £24,750
  • Improved efficiency throughout the warehouse

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