Level 6 – Logistics and Transport Operations Strategy

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The IoSCM Level 6 qualification in Logistics and Transport Operations Strategy is designed to develop the skills required to succeed in a senior or strategic management role within the logistics and transport sector. The course allows students to choose from a flexible range of units dealing with key industry issues, and to develop the strategic management skills required at this level.

*Through completion of the IoSCM Level 6 – Logistics and Transport Operations Strategy you will receive certification from IoSCM and also a regulated qualification, Level 6 in Supply Chain and Operations, via our partnership with SFEDI Awards as the Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation.

Course Delivery

By enrolling with IoSCM, you’ll gain access to a customised learning platform in which you can take mock tests, utilise a huge library of resources and interact with other students across the globe. As well as unlimited first-class materials, there is self-assessments available online show the results immediately to give you direction on what you’re doing well and what you might need to take another look at.

You can take and retake the practise self-tests as many times as you like. By doing this, we’re increasing your confidence in your ability to succeed and therefore, also ensuring you pass the first time.

Because IoSCM qualifications can be studied entirely 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 required, simply log in to your personal learning platform.

We do, however, offer free monthly face to face or online workshops for you to attend if necessary. We understand that every individual is different, so we encourage you to learn at your own pace and in a way that suits you.

Course Requirements

The IoSCM Level 6 in Logistics and Transport can be studied to three levels, Award, Certificate or Diploma, depending on how many units you wish to study.

  • For the Award, complete 1 mandatory unit
  • For the Certificate, complete 1 mandatory unit and any 2 other units
  • For the Diploma complete 1 mandatory unit and any other 3 units
  • For the Advanced Diploma, complete 1 mandatory unit and any other 6 units

Unit choices are very flexible. While recommended unit choices are provided in the tabs above, this qualification can be customised to cover a wide range of other topics. To enquire about the full range of units available, please complete our enquiry form and one of our expert course advisers will guide you through the options.

Core Units

For the Award, Certificate or Diploma, you must complete one of the following mandatory units. To discuss alternative unit choices please contact our course advisors.

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  • Understand the development of a strategic business plan: Planning, Strategic management, Business planning, Innovation and creativity, Components of a business plan, Strategic objectives, Risk, Delegation
  • Develop a strategic business plan: Establish a clear vision and strategic objectives, Risk assessment, Market developments in own sector, Customer base needs and expectations, Market analysis, Colleague and stakeholder expectations, Consultation, Resource allocation, Monitor achievement of objectives

Optional Units

For the Certificate, you must complete two other units in addition to the mandatory unit. For the Diploma in Logistics and Transport Operations Strategy, you must complete any three other units in addition to the mandatory unit. To discuss alternative unit choices please contact our course advisors.

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  • Objectives for a procurement strategy: Strategic procurement, Collaborative procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Procurement principles, Public and private sector, Ethical implications, Best practice, Legal and statutory requirements
  • Effectiveness of a procurement strategy: Responsibility procurement, The value chain, Supply chain mapping, Contract documents, Long term strategic sourcing documents, Measuring success, Value analysis, value engineering & value management
  • Selecting effective procurement methods: Procurement methods, Tendering process, Evaluating supplier performance, Cost effectiveness, Achieving results, Risk, PESTLE analysis
  • Scope for entrepreneurship: Concept of entrepreneurship; Organisational beginnings; Internal and external influencers; Resources; Stimulating entrepreneurship; Limits to entrepreneurship; Contribution to the economy
  • Entrepreneurial business ideas: Recognising an opportunity; Networking, differentiation and innovation; Recognising a niche; Objectives, skills and resources; Feasibility studies; Risk; Competition
  • Strategies for a business idea: Market strategy/research; Finance strategy; Exit strategy; Research and development; Business plans; The role of the investor and lender; Legal issues
  • Growth of a business idea: Characteristics of an entrepreneur; Identifying personal skills; Barriers to development; Sources of finance; Growth strategy
  • The role of the Corporate Finance Manager and its main links to business objectives including mergers and acquisitions: The role and business objectives of the finance manager; The regulatory environment in which the finance manager; City Code on Takeovers and Mergers; The main justifications for and dangers of, mergers and takeovers
  • The main sources of debt and equity funding and the significance of financial gearing: The process for gaining a listing on the Official List or the Alternative Investment Market; The role of different advisors in gaining a listing on the Official List or the Alternative Investment Market; The sources of equity finance available to an unquoted company; The differences between ordinary shares, preference shares, rights issues and scripts; The main sources of debt finance available to any size of business; The significance, advantages and dangers of different levels of financial gearing
  • How to evaluate investment decisions using a variety of appraisal techniques: The principles of accounting rate of return, payback, net present value (NPV), Profitability Indices, and the internal rate of return (IRR); The influence of risk in the investment appraisal process
  • The main methods for valuing company shares: The share value of a business based on net asset value (NAV), price earnings (PER), free cash flow and dividend; The qualities of a business that are likely to influence the share value; The main accounting ratios that can be applied to organisations
  • The factors that determine a company’s dividend policy: The effects of dividends on shareholder wealth and the main dividend policies that companies may adopt including constant dividends, increasing dividends, zero dividends and fixed percentage dividends; The main dividend policy theories including: irrelevance (Modigliani and Miller – MM) and relevance theories; The main alternatives to cash dividends
  • The concept of the cost of capital of a business: The cost of equity share capital; The cost of debt capital; The weighted average cost of capital and its usefulness
  • The different elements of treasury and working capital: The main areas of treasury and working capital; Calculate the working capital cycle and the cash conversion or operating cycle; Calculate, from a given set of figures, a working capital decision on any of the areas of working capital Overtrading and its symptoms
  • Strategic Management: Concepts of strategic management, Process of strategic management, Values, vision and mission statement, Influences of strategy formation, Porters five forces
  • Formulate organisational strategy: Business and corporate strategy, Business and corporate level strategy, Competitive advantage, Influence of markets, Suitability, feasibility and acceptability
  • Strategic effects of organisation plan: Organisational strategic plan, Statements, values and objectives
  • Communicate organisational plan: Stakeholder analysis and engagement, Communication
  • The concept of quality management: What is Quality, The concept of Quality Management in a business, The importance of quality within an organisation, The theories of Quality Management, Quality Management Tools and Techniques
  • Embedding quality management: Teamwork in Quality Management, Training and development in Quality Management, Embedding quality management into the culture of an organisation, Promoting continuous quality improvement within an organisation’s culture
  • Systems that support quality management: Monitoring Quality Management, Controlling Quality Management, Evaluate quality standards that support Quality Management
  • Objectives for a procurement strategy: Strategic procurement, Collaborative procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Procurement principles, Public and private sector, Ethical implications, Best practice, Legal and statutory requirements
  • Effectiveness of a procurement strategy: Responsibility procurement, The value chain, Supply chain mapping, Contract documents, Long term strategic sourcing documents, Measuring success, Value analysis, value engineering & value management
  • Selecting effective procurement methods: Procurement methods, Tendering process, Evaluating supplier performance, Cost effectiveness, Achieving results, Risk, PESTLE analysis

Job title & Salaries

The Level 6 qualification in Logistics and Trans Operations Strategy is suitable for those currently working in, or aspiring to work in, roles like the following:

Head of Logistics£30,947 – £50,429

*Salaries are based on national averages and may vary depending on location

Business Improvements

By developing employees’ knowledge and skills relating to logistics and transport, businesses can improve the performance and efficiency of their supply chain.

Some of the business improvements the Level 6 Logistics and Transport Operations Strategy qualification can help deliver include:

  • Reduce lead times, carrying costs and optimise inventory levels
  • Anticipate, monitor and prevent customer payment issues
  • Understand, identify and improve profitability issues or opportunities within the business
  • Improve supply chain efficiency, quality and profitability

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