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Level 3 – Logistics and Transport Operations

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The IoSCM Level 3 Transport and Logistics course is designed for individuals or teams within the logistics and transport sector who wish to develop their knowledge to a more senior level. This course will help you to build the knowledge and skills you need to progress to the next stage of your logistics career.

Course Introduction

Completing a Transport and Logistics course with the Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM) can greatly increase your chances of career progression. We offer each student much more than just a qualification; we provide them with the opportunity to grow, learn and progress as a professional using our unrivalled support network.

IoSCM’s Logistics Academy enables those in the industry to develop their skills through bespoke distance learning courses. Along with our level 3 course, we offer qualifications to suit all levels of experience, including:

Unlike other transport management courses, you can custom build the IoSCM Level 3 Logistics and Transport qualification in order to meet your career ambitions, current job specification or the objectives of your employer. IoSCM Transport and Logistics courses are internationally recognised, and designed by industry experts to provide a first class student experience. This includes valuable study materials that meet National Occupational Standards (NOS).

We also work with businesses to assist with the training of employees. If you’re an employer seeking to develop your team, our Course Advisors will happily discuss our process with you, including our business payment option. Call us now on 0800 1422 522.

What are National Occupational Standards?

The NOS framework sets the UK standards of performance expected of employees, along with the knowledge and skills they need to perform effectively, as approved by UK government regulators.

Studying the IoSCM Level 3 Transport and Logistics course, which complies with the NOS framework, will help you to learn exactly what is required in order to be successful in your job role.

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?

Through completion of the IoSCM Level 3 qualification, you will receive an internationally-recognised certification from IoSCM in Logistics and Transport.

You will also be awarded a Level 3 in Supply Chain and Operations from SFEDI Awards, an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation which is widely recognised across the Logistics and Transport industry.

What is Ofqual?

Ofqual is the government organisation that regulates the standard of qualifications, and the organisations that are offering them.

IoSCM are Ofqual regulated, so you can rest assured that all of our logistics qualifications are high quality and a sound investment for your career.

WHAT IS THIS QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT TO?

The IoSCM Level 3 Transport and Logistics course is roughly equivalent to an A-Level qualification in terms of the level of study required. However, we offer our logistics courses online, so you can conduct your studies in your own time, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home.

At IoSCM, we offer Logistics Management courses which are widely recognised and sought after by employers. Our courses equip you with relevant, industry-specific knowledge and skills which can be fully tailored to your logistics career needs. Consequently, completing this course gives you the greatest chance of employment or promotion.

With our unique approach, you can work your studies around your current commitments, saving time and money in the process. If you’d like to find out how logistics training with IoSCM can significantly benefit your career, contact our expert Course Advisors today on 0800 1422 522.

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Course Information

Read through the sections below to find more information about the IoSCM Level 3 Logistics and Transport course.

If you have any further questions about this course, and you can’t find the answer here, please give our expert Course Advisors a call on 0800 1422 522. Our advisors will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have, and can help you find the right course for your needs.

Is this qualification suitable for me?

The IoSCM Level 3 Transport and Logistics course is designed for students who have limited experience in the logistics and transport industry, who are seeking a formal qualification to back up their skills.

Throughout the course, you will develop your knowledge in various technical areas, as outlined on the ‘Units’ tab above. On completion, the qualification will build a strong foundation for your career within a sector that offers many opportunities for promotion, and attractive advantages.

Whatever your experience, your current level of education and the way you prefer to learn, we can tailor our qualifications to suit you. We offer a range of study methods including NVQ style assessment, traditional academic routes and distance learning courses, so you can choose a study format which suits your needs.

  • Do you currently work in the transport and logistics industry? Ask us about our work-based route.
  • Do you have previous experience of working in the industry? Ask us about our experience route.
  • Do you have an academic background? Ask us about our research and reference route.
  • Are you completely new to the industry? Ask us about our online study route.

For further information on how our study methods can help you pass first time, it’s a good idea to speak to our team of highly-trained Course Advisors. They can explain your options clearly and simply, helping you identify which study route is best for you.

Call us now for a free, no obligation consultation on 0800 1422 522.

STEP UP TO THE NEXT COURSE LEVEL – FIND OUT MORE

For those who are already working in the transport and logistics sector, studying a Level 3 qualification will prove an invaluable step forward in your career.

This qualification will teach you the knowledge and skills you’ll need to advance into a senior or management level role. This includes the importance of logistics, the requirements for monitoring and control within the field, and the factors that influence statistics.

For further details of what the IoSCM Level 3 Logistics and Transport course covers, take a look at the ‘Units’ tab above.

AN EASY TO USE, ACCESSIBLE ONLINE PLATFORM

Our online learning platform allows you to take mock tests, utilise a huge library of resources and interact with other students across the globe. As well as unlimited learning materials, the platform offers self-assessments that will immediately show your results, and identify opportunities for improvement.

FLEXIBLE STUDY METHODS

When you choose to study our transport and logistics courses online, you can study in your own time and in the comfort of your own home. You can revisit materials and resources as often as you need to, simply by logging in to your personal learning platform. We also offer free monthly face-to-face or online workshops for you to attend if you need extra support.

We understand that everyone learns differently, and we encourage our students to learn at their own pace and in a way that suits them.

As well as the extensive support available online from your peers, upon enrolment you will also be assigned a Student Support Liaison. Your dedicated point of contact will handle all enquiries or issues throughout your logistics and transport training, and will act as a personal mentor.

You’ll also have unlimited support, guidance and feedback from our team of industry expert tutors.

It couldn’t be easier to apply for a transport and logistics qualification with the UK’s leading provider of supply chain education. Simply contact our Course Advisors today on 0800 1422 522.

PAYMENT METHODS

We believe that finances should never stop you from achieving your career goals. For this reason, we offer a range of methods to fund your qualification, including monthly instalments with interest-free credit. We also work with businesses, if your employer is able to fund your studies. 

Contact us now to find out more about the cost of our Level 3 Logistics and Transport course, and find the best payment method for you.

OUR GUARANTEE

At IoSCM, we are confident that the winning combination of our high quality transport and logistics courses and your hard work will help you to achieve your qualification successfully. In fact, we’re so confident that if you don’t pass first time, we will give you a second chance to study the course free of charge.

To find out more about our study guarantee, call us on 0800 1422 522, or email us on info@ioscm.com.

Units

The IoSCM Level 3 Logistics and Transport course provides the opportunity to develop your skills across a variety of areas, depending on the units you choose to study.

The flexibility of our units allows you to customise your qualification so that it’s entirely tailored to you. With IoSCM, you have the benefit of choosing units that will enhance your current job performance, and equip you with the skills needed to take your career to the next level.

Award, Certificate or Diploma?

The full Level 3 Logistics and Transport qualification is available as a Diploma. However, we also offer the option of working towards an Award or a Certificate, if you would prefer a less comprehensive course which can be completed more quickly.

The different levels can be explained as follows:

  • Award: Consists of one Group A unit and is the shortest available qualification.
  • Certificate: Complete one Group A unit and two additional units (either from Group A or Group B), providing you with solid knowledge.
  • Diploma: More in-depth and comprehensive, you’ll study one core Group A unit and also choose three additional units (either Group A or Group B).

GROUP A UNITS – Click each unit for further information

10 Unit Credit Values

  • The Supply Chain: Upstream and Downstream, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Transportation, Demand planning, Supply planning, Suppliers, Retailers, External Supply Chains, Internal Supply Chains
  • Relationships: Vertical Relationships, Horizontal Relationships, Transactional Relationships, Collaborative Relationships, Strategic Relationships, Customer Satisfaction
  • Supply Chain Components: Customer, Planning, Purchasing, The Supplier, Inventory, The Manufacturer / Production
  • Logistics: Forward and Reverse
  • Integrated Systems: Direct Product Profitability (DDP), Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP), Just in Time (JIT), Material Requirements Planning, The Master Production Schedule, The Bill of Materials, The Inventory File
  • Risks to a Supply Chain: External Drivers, PESTEL, Demand Risk, Supply Risk, Business Risks, Physical Plant Risks, Mitigation and Contingency, Cultural Risks, Environmental Risk, Assigning values
  • Supply Chain Performance Measurement: Productivity, Utilisation, Balanced Scorecard (BSC)
  • Lean: Value and Waste as a Concept, The Creation of Value, The Supply Chain Value Stream, The Lean Supply Chain, Hoshin Planning, Takt Time, Kaizen, Jidoka, Just in Time (JIT), Heijunka Box, Poka Yoke, Muda, 5S, Total Productive Management (TPM)
  • Benchmarking: Functional Benchmarking, Best-in-class Benchmarking, Operational Benchmarking, Process Benchmarking, Financial Benchmarking, Performance Benchmarking
  • Supply Chain Integration: Internal integration, Systems Integration, Relationship Integration, Upstream and Downstream Linkages

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Range of Business: Types and Purpose of Business, Trader/Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, Not for profit Company, Structure of Management
  • Business Functions and Departments: Research and Development, Production, Service Delivery, Business Finance, Human Resource, Sales, Public Relations, Information Tech Support, Quality Support, Logistics, Purchasing, Brand Management, Advertising, Customer Service, Organisational charts, Organisational Roles and Responsibilities, Business Planning
  • Quality Management Systems: Quality Assurance, Performance management, SWOT Analysis
  • Communication: Business communication, Communication flows between functions, Techniques of Communication, Corporate communication, Electronic and Non-electronic Communication Methods
  • Legislation: Employment Law, Consumer Protection Law, Competition Law
  • Health and Safety: Risk Assessments, Risk Assessment Recording, Risk Assessment Methodology and Methods
  • Marketing: Marketing Mix, Marketing Segmentation, Analytical Methods, Advertising Methods, Networking, Applying the Marketing Mix

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Leaders: Required attributes; Skills of a leader; John Adair leadership model; Leadership styles; Herzberg Motivation Factors; McGregor’s X and Y Theory
  • Objectives: SMART; Sense of purpose; Effective team characteristics; Career progression
  • Leadership Theory: Great Man Theory; Trait Theories; Behaviourist Theories; Situational Leadership; Contingency Theory; Transactional Theory; Transformational Theory
  • Leaders Mistakes/Challenges: Jumping In; Frame Blindness; Lack of frame control; Overconfidence; Short sightedness; Group failure; Fooling yourself; Not keeping track; Failure to check decision process; Conflict with the team; Overcoming challenges
  • Communication: Corporate strategic plan; Departmental objectives; Team goals/results to be achieved; Motivational Skills

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Logistics Services: Military Logistics, Procurement Logistics, Distribution Logistics, Aftersales Logistics, Disposal Logistics, Reverse Logistics, Green Logistics, Global Logistics, RAM Logistics, Asset Control, POS Material Logistics, Emergency Logistics
  • Aim of Logistics: Inbound Logistics, Operations, Outbound Logistics, Marketing & Sales, Service, Comprehensive Organising, Human Resource Management, Strategic Alliance, Financial Performance, Target Optimisation of Service Levels, Manage the details, Leverage logistics volumes, Measure and react to performance, Storage, Warehousing and Materials, Unit Load, Packaging & Handling Systems, Inventory, Forecasting
  • Transport: Rail, Sea, Road, Air
  • Policies and Influence: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, isk Assessments – The 5 Steps, Equal Opportunities Act 2010, Confidentiality Agreements, Data Protection Act 1988, Environmental Policy, Workplace Security, Insurance, Pestel
  • Organisational Requirements: Inbound Logistic Capabilities, Continuous Flow, World Class Suppliers, Tracking of Shipments, Transportation Networks, Inventory Management, Automated Materials Handling (AMH), Outbound Logistic Capabilities, Customer Driven, Regional Distribution Centres, Value Added Services, Shipment Tracking, Outbound Logistic Capabilities, Customer Driven
  • Tools: SWOT Analysis, Key Performance Indicators, Pareto Chart, Scatter Diagram, Stratification, The Shewhart Cycle, Risk Assessment & Management, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Organising Production: Batch Production, Flexible Manufacturing, Continuous Manufacturing, Intermittent Manufacturing, Custom Manufacturing, Production in relation to the Cost
  • Level of Demand: Demand Management, Data capture, Dealing with day-to-day customer orders, Managing the demand, Order point System, Periodic Review Systems
  • Competitors: Competitive Advantage
  • Sales Forecasting: Time Series Analysis, Exponential Smoothing, Linear Trend Line, Executive Judgement, Composite of Sales force Opinion, Expert Opinion, Fixed Order Quantity Systems
  • Production Planning: Materials Requirement Planning, Just In Time (JIT), Preventive maintenance, Flexible work force
  • Planning using Buffer Stocks: Inventory as ‘waste’, Advanced Planning and Scheduling APS, Rough Cut Capacity Planning RCCP, Sales and Operational Planning (S&OP), Shop Floor Scheduling, Kanban
  • Productivity: Measures of Output, Financial Value, Labour, Cost of labour, Capital, Intermediate Input, Productivity Indicators, Labour Productivity, Capital Productivity, Automated production techniques
  • Quantity of Inputs: Manufacturing Resource Planning, Monitor Waste and Rejects: Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Total Quality Management (TQM), Quality Benchmarking, BS5750/ISO 9000, Customer Satisfaction
  • Materials Development: Product Lifecycle Management
  • Analysis Tools: PESTLE Analysis, SWOT Analysis
  • Lean: Total Productive Maintenance, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Make to order, Streamlined flow, Smaller lot sizes, Doing it right first time, Cellular or group manufacturing

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Warehouse Departments: Receipts, Replenishment or put away, Stores, Picking, Packing, Housekeeping, Dispatch
  • Bridge Between Supply and Demand: Staging Areas, Cross-docking, Keeping Goods Safe and Secure, Gathering, Temporary Storage
  • Warehouse Management Systems (WMS): (ERP) systems, Radio Frequency Identification, Human Memory Systems
  • Types of Warehouses: Ambient warehouses, Climate-controlled warehouse, Automated warehouse, Private warehouse, Public warehouse, Distribution centre, Bonded warehouse
  • Warehouse Location Factors: Proximity to customers and suppliers, Building, Floors, Structure, Doors, Receipt and Dispatch Docks, Offices, Lighting, Heating, Extensions, Materials Handling, Mezzanine Floors
  • Health and Safety: Health and Safety Policy, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, Reporting of Injuries, Manual Handling, Fire Risk, Loading and Unloading Vehicles, Pedestrian Safety, Site Visitors, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Shift Work, Lighting, Workplace Temperature
  • Industrial Equipment: Industrial trucks, Charging Batteries, Platforms on lift trucks, Conveyors, Mechanical Handling of Waste Materials, Racking, Using Flat Pallets, Loading Pallets
  • Housekeeping: Safety, Loss Control Rules, Orderliness Principle Maintaining warehouse equipment: Equipment Maintenance, Examination of Industrial Trucks, Scheduled Maintenance, Drivers Maintenance Logs
  • Receiving Goods: Goods Receipt Process, Vehicle Arrival, Assigning the Carrier to a Bay, Loading Bays, Relative quantities of goods
  • Contingency Plan: Stock and Risk Management, Buffer Stock

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Types of Ports: A fishing port, An inland port, A dry port, Cruise home ports, Cargo ports
  • Port Functions: Transport (circulation) function of ports, Commercial function of ports, Industrial function of ports, Distributional function of ports
  • Seaport Connection and Transhipment: Maritime access, Maritime interface, Infrastructures and equipment, Land access, Port service (full-service), Tool port (service), Land lord
  • Maritime Network Considerations: Frequency of service, Fleet and vessel size, Number of port calls, Shipping Conferences, Shipping Alliances, Containerisation
  • Port Considerations: Location, Depth, Land availability, Labour costs, Hinterland access, Ownership
  • External Factors: Demand Forecasts, Location, Competition, Coastal Shipping, Resilience
  • Infrastructural Requirements: Warehousing, Value Added Logistics (VAL), Logistics Centres, Berths, Container Terminals
  • Challenges: Conservancy, Dredging, Navigation aids, Congestion, Customs, Immigration, Port Safety, Marine Safety

10 Unit Credit Values

  • The role of Purchasing and Procurement: What is Purchasing; What is Procurement; What is a Supply Chain; The roles of Purchasing and Procurement in a Supply Chain; Private Sector Purchasing and Procurement; Public Sector Purchasing and Procurement
  • The sourcing and Procurement cycle: Sourcing process; Specification development; Market Assessment; Negotiations; Contract Discussions; Sourcing Plan; Market Competitiveness
  • Contracts and Service Level Agreements (SLA): Types of Contracts; Definitions and terms of contracts; Terms of Conditions; Development of Contracts; Service level agreements

GROUP B UNITS – Click each unit for further information

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Inventory: Raw Materials, Work-in-Progress, Maintenance, Repair and Operational, Anticipation inventory, Investment inventory, Manufacturing Organisations, Service Industries, Military
  • Purpose of Inventory: Variation in Production Demand, Unexpected Customer Demand, Seasonal Demand, Price Discounts, Avoiding Price Increase
  • Inventory Control Process: Goods Receipt, Put-away, Audit Trails, Inventory Accuracy, Training, Monitoring for Compliance, Accuracy Tracking, Lead Time , Inventory Identification and Tracking, Inventory Location and Storage, Inventory Numbering, Safety Inventory
  • Alternatives to Holding Inventory: Just-in-Time, Material Requirements Planning, Master Production Schedule (MPS), Bill of Materials, Inventory status, Distribution Requirements Planning, Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Stock: Finished Goods, Stock-outs
  • Customer Service: Competing on Flexibility, Competing on Responsiveness, Fast Delivery, Reliable Delivery, After Sales Service, Supplier Appraisal, Service Level Agreements
  • Alternatives to Holding Stock: Direct Ordering, Drop Shipping
  • Financial: Balance Sheet, Assets, Profit and Loss Account, Inventory Trade-offs, Holding Costs
  • Inventory Systems: Stock Cover, Backward Scheduling, Forward Scheduling, Pareto Based Ordering, Variable Order Quantity or Periodic Review System, Rolling Schedule, Economic Order Quantity, Fixed Order Quantity, Safety Stock , Average Deviation, Vendor Managed Inventory, Kanban, Reserve Stock (or Brown Bag) System, Perpetual Inventory Systems , Inputs, Outputs, Adjustments, Push and Pull Systems

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Role of Transport: Categories of Goods, Perishable Goods, Dangerous/Hazardous Goods, Bulk Liquids/Powders, Livestock
  • Transport: Transport modes, Infrastructure, Vehicles, Operations, Modal Transport, Intermodal Transport, Multimodal Transport
  • Principles of Transport Planning: Linear, Hub, Spoke, Customs, Payment of Charges, Packing and Warehousing, Insurance, Security
  • Legislation & Regulations: UK Central Government Structure, UK Civil Aviation Authority, Overseas Legislation, International Commercial Terms
  • Health & Safety Measures: Road Transport, HGV Driver Hours, Air Transport, Transport of Dangerous Goods, UK Health & Safety Legislation
  • Transport Equipment: Conveyors, Cranes, Industrial Trucks, Importance of Standardised Transport Equipment, Multimodal/TEU/ISO Container
  • Transport Planning: Optimum use of Fleet, Driver Productivity, Route Planning Optimisation, Benefits of Transport Planning
  • External Influences: SLEPT Analysis
  • Demand Types: Direct, Indirect, Consumer Demand, Seasonal Demand, Fashion Demand, Supplier Demand, Product Demand
  • Planning with Regard to Modal Choice: Timing, Damage avoidance, Security, Distance, Degree of control

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Need and Application of Business Improvement: Introduction to Business Improvement, The need for improvement, Business Improvement Techniques, How to apply Business Improvement Techniques, Lean, How to apply Lean in a Business
  • Improvement Activities: Improvement Activities, Terms of Reference, Roles and Responsibilities, Skill and Knowledge Gaps
  • Improvement Activities Resources: Resource Requirements, Timescales, Impact on organisational performance, Performance measures in Improvement activities
  • Communication: Communicating the Improvement activity, Promoting business improvement activity results within the business, Promoting business improvement activity results to stakeholders

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Organisations Involved in the Purchasing Role: Manufacture, Distribution, Transport, Warehousing, Inventory Control, Materials Handling, Procurement
  • Relationships: Internal, External, Remote, Cooperative, Partnership
  • Markets: Demand, Competition, Monopoly, Natural Monopoly, Oligopoly, Monopsony, Trade Protectionism, Porter’s Five Forces
  • External Factors: PESTLE Analysis, Local, National, Global, Public Sector, Private Sector, Third Sector, Financial, Reputation, Environmental, Health, Safety, Welfare, Lost opportunities
  • Purchasing: Five Rights, Ethics, End to end cycle, Supplier Relationships: Adversarial, Arm’s Length, Transactional, Closer Tactical, Single Sourced, Outsourcing, Strategic Alliance, Partnership, Co-destiny
  • Sourcing Suppliers: Planning, Sourcing, Tendering, Contract Award, Contract Management, Receipts & Invoicing, Request for Quote (RFQ)
  • Suppliers Requirements: Capacity, Facilities, Finance
  • Performance: Supplier Scorecards, Weighted Average Supplier Scorecards, Supplier Performance Information, Correcting Poor Performance
  • Law: Common law, Equity, Statute law, European Union laws, Contracts, Sale of Goods Act 1979, International Laws and Global Purchasing, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977, Export Administration Act 1979, Customs Laws, Foreign Laws, International Laws, INCOTERMS, Breach of Contract

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Role of Freight: Freight contextualised, Road, Rail, Sea, Air
  • Transport: Intermodal Transport, Combined Transport, Local transport movement, International movement
  • Route Plan: Linear, Hub, Spoke system
  • Environmental: Air pollution, Water pollution, Waste and Recycling
  • External Influences: Swot analysis, Pestle analysis, National and international Perspectives
  • Legislative: Customs, Licenses and Permits, Transport documentation, Invoices, Carnet, Certificates of origin, Bill of Lading, Certificate of Insurance, Dock Receipt, Airway Bill, Dangerous goods
  • Freight Performance: Key Performance Indicators, SMART, TQM

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Managing Customer Relationships: Customer relationship management; Methods used; Customer service strategy; Customer service levels; Best practice
  • Customer Focused Culture: Customer care; Improving service delivery; Culture change
  • Customer Satisfaction: Return on investment; Assessing customer satisfaction; Customer care charter
  • Managing Customer Complaints: Current practices; Customer loyalty; Complaints policies and procedures

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Team Development: Belbins Team role theory; Hierarchy of needs; Action centred leadership model; MBTI; Stages of team development; Effective Leadership; Training and Development; Resources; Organisational support; Reward for team success
  • Effective Characteristics: Sense of purpose; Competency; Cooperative spirit; Playing by the rules; Accountability
  • Issues Encountered: Team dysfunctions; Fear of conflict; Lack of commitment; Avoidance of accountability; Inattention to results; Barriers to team effectiveness
  • Team Building: Communication; Eliminating stereotypes; Interdependence; Trust
  • Team Evaluation: Observation; Report back; Feedback; KPI’s
  • Communication: Verbal; Practical; Written; Oral; Correct communication choice

10 Unit Credit Values

  • The Meaning and Importance of Human Resource Management (HRM): What is Human Resource Management (HRM); The importance of HRM to Organisations; The role and objectives of HRM; HRM’s role in dealing with: Complaints, Discipline, Grievances
  • The Meaning and the Role of Human Resource Planning (HRP) in Organisations:What is Human Resource Planning (HRP); The role and objectives of HRP; The process of HRP in business; The different types of HR plans
  • The Meaning of Human Resource Development (HRD): What is meant by Human Resource Development (HRD); The role of Continuing Professional Development (CPD); Human Resource Development (HRD) models; Established learning theories
  • The Recruitment and Selection process: The process of recruitment and selection; The types of formal contractual arrangements between employers and employees; Equality and diversity within the recruitment and selection process; The role of HRM in performance and reward: Employee Performance; Managing Employee Performance; Managing employee Appraisals; Strategies for employee rewards

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Road Freight Key Drivers: Time; Cost; Safety; Security
  • Environmental Concerns: Lorry design; Road pricing; Taxation on fuel
  • Regulation Requirements: Documentation; Customs; Payment of charges; Packing and warehousing; Insurance; Security
  • Legislative: Customs regulations; Duty charges; Licenses and permits
  • Transportation Documentation: Carnet; Certificates of origin; Bill of landing; Certificate of insurance; Dock receipt; Airway bill; Dangerous goods
  • Trade Barriers: Incoterms; Pestle Analysis

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Role of Freight: Freight contextualised; Road; Rail; Sea; Air
  • Transport: Intermodal Transport; Combined Transport; Local transport movement; International movement
  • Route Plan: Linear; Hub; Spoke system ; Environmental        Air pollution; Water pollution; Waste and Recycling
  • External Influences: Swot analysis; Pestle analysis; National and international Perspectives
  • Legislative: Customs; Licenses and Permits; Transport documentation; Invoices; Carnet; Certificates of origin; Bill of Lading; Certificate of Insurance; Dock Receipt; Airway Bill; Dangerous goods
  • Freight Performance: Key Performance Indicators; SMART; TQM

10 Unit Credit Values

  • 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

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Lean Techniques: Just-in-Time; Value Stream Mapping (VSM); Visual Management; Line Balancing; Total Available Cycle Time; Kaizen; PDCA cycle; Total Productive Maintenance (TPM); OEE Calculation; 5S Workplace Organisation; Single Minute Exchange of Dies; Kanban; Poka-Yoke; Total Quality Management (TQM); Root Cause Analysis; 5 Whys
  • Lean Principles: Identify value; Map the value stream; Create flow; Establish pull; Seek perfection
  • Eight Deadly Wastes: Defects; Over-production; Waiting; NVA processing; Transportation; Inventory process; Motion; Employee
  • External Factors: PESTLE analysis; Suppliers; Customers
  • Internal Factors: Health & Safety; Inventory Management
  • Implementation Process: Gaining Satisfied Customers; Financial impact of Lean; Training

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Production Planning: Strategic; Tactical; Operational; Strategic Level Production Planning; Finances; Products; Markets; Constraints; Resources; Stages of production planning; Sales and Operations; Planning; Demand Management Programme; Master Production Schedule; Material Requirements Planning; Rough Cut Capacity Planning
  • Business Plan: SWOT Analysis; Competing on Quality; Competing on Flexibility; Competing on Responsiveness; Order Winners and Order Qualifiers; PESTEL Analysis; The Planning Cycle
  • Manufacturing Capacity: Capacity in the long term; Capacity in the intermediate term; Capacity in the short term; Capacity constraints; Use of Resources
  • Resources: Natural; Human; Capital
  • Improvements: Total Quality Management; Benchmarking; Kanban; Ishikawa
  • Product Planning Control and Flow: Performance vs. Plan; Line Efficiency; Capacity Utilisation; First Time Quality; Customer Service Level; Variance; Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); Continuous Flow (Mass Production Flow); Batch Production; Quality Control; Job Production; Final Assembly Schedule (FAS)
  • Financial Resources: Raw Materials; Direct Labour; Factory Overhead; Inventory; Activity Based Costing (ABC); The Two-Stage Cost Assignment Procedure
  • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP): Top-Down Planning; Production Plans in relation to resources; Product Development
  • Shop Floor Control: Gantt Charts; Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Management: Manufacturing Operations Management; Supply Chain Management; Supplier Relationship Management; Customer Relationship Management
  • Process Design Techniques: Make to Stock; Make to Order; Lean methodology; Total Productive Maintenance; 5S; Single Minute Exchange of Dies; Poka-Yoke; Total Available Cycle Time; Unplanned Downtime; Risk Assessment and Contingency Planning

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Components of a MRP System: Sales & Operations Planning; Master Production Schedule; Rough Cut Capacity Planning; Bill of labour approach; Resource profile; Bill of Materials
  • Components of an ERP System: Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Purchasing; Sales; Production Management; Inventory Control; Financial Resource Management; Human Resources Management; Supply Chain Management; Quality; Export; Excise; Asset Management
  • Implementation of MRP & ERP Systems: Pre-Evaluation Screening; Project Planning Phase; Configuration; Training & Testing; Going Live
  • Business implementation: Primary Reports; Secondary Reports; Exploding; Netting; Offsetting
  • Monitor MRP/ERP Systems: Control; Evaluate; Motivate; Improve; Report; Working Capital; Accounts Payable; Accounts Receivable; Inventory Turnover; Net Profit Margin; Gross Profit Margin

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Environmental issues in manufacturing: What is meant by environmental issues in relation to manufacturing; Examples of environmental issues in manufacturing
  • The factors that influence environmental issues in manufacturing: Environmental Regulations and Legislation that impacts on Manufacturing; The policies within an organisation in relation to environmental issues; The advantages of an organisation having environmental policies; Key performance indicators (KPIs) in relation to environmental issues
  • The importance of organisational infrastructure requirements for environmental issues in manufacturing: Infrastructural requirements in dealing with environmental issues within an organisation; The importance of infrastructural requirements; The equipment requirements in order to deal with environmental issues within manufacturing; The importance of equipment requirements

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Customs and Excise: Customs Regulations; The Single Administrative Document (SAD); Customs and Excise Management Act 1979; Import Procedures; Export Procedures; Declaration Unique Consignment Reference (DUCR); (Customs and Excise requirements regarding parcels)
  • Terms: Customs Procedure Code; Import Value; Temporary storage; Customs Control; Preferential Rates of Duty; Customs Freight Simplified Procedures; Single Authorisation; Low Value Bulk Imports; Agricultural Policy; Duty Relief procedures; Inward Processing; Returned Goods Relief; Customs Warehousing; Processing under Customs Control; Community System of Duty Reliefs; Onward Supply Relief
  • Compulsory stops: The Blue Channel; The Green Channel; The Red Channel; Land Border: Internal Borders
  • Clearing goods: The Import Process; Government Gateway; The New Export System; The Single Administrative Document; Certificate of Origin; Packing List; Advice of Shipment; Standard Shipping Note; Airway Bill

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Internal and External Relationships: Clients and Suppliers; Effective communication between clients and suppliers; Internal and External relationships; Cross-functional teams; Advantages and Disadvantages of cross-functional teams
  • Effective Supplier Relationships: The Purchasing role in obtaining a competitive supplier relationship; Monitoring Supplier Performance; Obtaining Supplier Information; Benefits of maintaining effective supplier relationships; Improving supplier relationships

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Types of Ports: A fishing port, An inland port, A dry port, Cruise home ports, Cargo ports
  • Port functions: Transport (circulation) function of ports, Commercial function of ports, Industrial function of ports, Distributional function of ports
  • Seaport connection and transhipment: Maritime access, Maritime interface, Infrastructures and equipment, Land access, Port service (full-service), Tool port (service), Land lord
  • Maritime network considerations: Frequency of service, Fleet and vessel size, Number of port calls, Shipping Conferences, Shipping Alliances, Containerisation
  • Port considerations: Location, Depth, Land availability, Labour costs, Hinterland access, Ownership
  • External factors: Demand Forecasts, Location, Competition, Coastal Shipping, Resilience

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Legal responsibilities: The Health and Safety at Work Act; Risk Assessment; Legislation; Dangerous Goods; Container/Vehicle Packing Certificate; Road Cargo; The Maritime and Coastguard Agency; Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail; The Road Traffic Act 1991
  • Air Freight: Air Waybill; The International Air Transport Association (IATA); The Air Cargo Tariff and Rules
  • Container Transport: Factors Influencing Movement of Cargo; Environmental Factors; How to Secure Sea Freight safely; How to Correctly Secure Cargo; Wire Rope Lashings
  • Lashing: Straight/Cross Lashing; Loop lashing; Spring lashing; Chain Lashing; Blocking

10 Unit Credit Values

  • The Role of Purchasing: Introduction to Purchasing; What is the Value Chain; The role of Purchasing in the Value Chain; Supply Chain Management; The role of Purchasing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management; The purchasing Process; Elements of the Purchasing function
  • Purchasing and Business Strategy: What is Business Strategy; Strategic Purchasing; The role of Purchasing in relation to Business Strategy; Competitive Advantage; How the purchasing function contributes to competitive advantage; Sourcing Plan; Supplier Performance Monitoring / Supplier Appraisal
  • Purchasing Contexts: Types of Organisational structures and sectors involved in purchasing; Different Market conditions; Perfect and Imperfect competition; Monopolies and Oligopolies

Jobs and Progression

On completion of each level of our logistics and transport training, you will increase your value to your employer, expand your earning potential and move your career forwards.

With an IoSCM level 3 Logistics and Transport qualification under your belt, you can expect to aim for logistics jobs such as:

  • WAREHOUSE SHIFT MANAGER: £32,000
  • LOGISTICS SPECIALIST: £29,000
  • LOGISTICS SUPERVISOR: £25,000
  • INVENTORY PLANNER: £24,000
  • LOGISTICS TEAM LEADER: £23,000

Speak to us today about taking the next step in your logistics career by calling 0800 1422 522.

Our expertise

IoSCM’s tutor team is made up of some of the industry’s finest talents. All experts within their field, the team provide preparation for your distance learning experience, assistance with your qualification and personal support during each unit. With years of experience behind them, our tutors understand exactly what it takes to succeed and can pass this knowledge on to you.

You’ll receive unlimited one-to-one support, guidance and feedback from your tutor. We offer communication through a range of methods including Whatsapp, Skype, Facetime, text, email and phone.

About our Level 3 Logistics and Transport Tutor

  • Over 20 years’ experience in logistics and transport management
  • Level 7 qualified
  • Education in Training Level 4 Certificate
  • CPC Qualified

What they have to say:

“I love using my past job roles and the skills gained from them to design and develop IoSCM’s course materials. Implementing real-life experience into our qualifications ensures we’re of the highest standard and hugely valuable to the industry.”

Get in touch with us on 0800 1422 522 to find out more.

 

OUR CLIENT BASE

Don’t just take our word for it; we’re trusted by thousands of businesses whose employees are studying our distance learning courses in 101 countries across the globe. From entry-level personnel to senior managers, we’re securing the future of the logistics and transport industry by delivering fully accredited UK qualifications.

 

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Our network of experts expands beyond our tutors. Opportunities to network worldwide are available through the IoSCM Members’ Area, allowing you to build professional relationships and share experiences and expertise with other professionals and organisations on a global scale. 

Becoming a Member of the Institute of Supply Chain Management provides students and businesses with access to a range of services designed to support professional development and maintain high standards within the industry.

Business Enquiry

Are you looking for training for your employees? Contact our Business Development team to discuss how IoSCM can create the perfect training package for you.

Our Business Development team are highly knowledgeable in the Supply Chain industry, with years of experience and proven success in guiding and advising organisations worldwide towards the best suited training for their requirements. Our team work with you, establishing an understanding of the current skills and knowledge of each team member along with the organisations development needs, to recommend a tailored supported training package for you and your team.

Benefits to Business

  • Dedicated, tailored business support
  • Assistance every step of the way
  • Learner Updates created for your business
  • Access to external support and resources in collaboration with IoSCM
  • One to one support for each and every member of your team
  • Group Learning available

Bespoke training available – take advantage of the full flexibility of IoSCM.

Corporate Membership

Created to support companies and organisations of all sizes, IoSCM Corporate Membership will advanced the capabilities of your business. With various grading of Corporate Membership available, you can access the professional resources, benefits and industry expert support suited to your business. Click here to find out more.

Submit your Business Enquiry

“I have been in the Oil & Gas Industry for the last 25 years and have had no formal qualifications so I considered it important to develop my skill set to enhance my career options.

I would recommend the IoSCM courses to anyone who has a busy lifestyle and wants to have a good industry recognised qualification at the end of the course.”

Scott Macpherson, IoSCM Level 3

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