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Level 7 – Supply Chain Management and Operations

  • Unrivalled support from the first phone call
  • Choose how you study, pass units and gain your accredited qualification
  • First class course materials designed by industry experts

The IoSCM Level 7 Supply Chain Academy is dedicated to helping those within the supply chain industry who are in a senior management role with this course allowing students to study a flexible range of units and develop skills in supply chain areas.

Course Introduction

Guarantee success in your industry with IoSCM. We offer every student much more than just a qualification; we provide the opportunity to grow, learn and progress as a professional with our unrivalled support network.

As with most supply chain sectors, the roles and responsibilities of those in a Supply Chain Management and Operations position can be varied. IoSCM’s Supply Chain Academy enables those in industry to develop their skills through bespoke distance learning courses.

You can custom build the IoSCM Level 7 supply chain qualification in order to meet your career ambitions, current job specification or objective of your employer.

This qualification is industry recognised across the globe. The IoSCM level 7 supply chain course was designed and developed by industry experts to provide first class study materials that meet National Occupational Standards (NOS). It also guarantees that we’re the best qualifications on the market.

The NOS framework specifies the UK standards of performance that people are expected to achieve in their work, and the knowledge and skills they need to perform effectively which are approved by UK government regulators.

Essentially, meeting the NOS framework means that with IoSCM you will learn exactly what is required in order to be successful in your job role and become a more valued asset than someone completing a more academic based programme.

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?

Through completion of this IoSCM Level 7 qualification, you’ll receive an internationally recognised certification from IoSCM in Supply Chain and Operations.

As well as this, you’ll be awarded an industry recognised qualification, Level 7 in Supply Chain and Operations from SFEDI Awards, who are the Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation.

Ofqual is the government organisation that regulates qualifications and the organisations which offer them, maintaining standards and therefore confidence in education across England.

Because we’re Ofqual regulated you can be assured that every single qualification we produce is of high-quality, valid and fit for purpose.

WHAT IS THIS QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT TO?

The IoSCM Level 7 in Supply Chain Management and Operations is of the same level as a Masters degree, Postgraduate certificates and advanced professional diplomas but studied in your own time, at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home.

The Level 7 is recognised and much sought after by employers and businesses. It gives you realistic, industry-specific knowledge and skills that is entirely tailored to you and the sector, giving you the best chance of gaining employment in the supply chain sector.

You can study around your current commitments and still save time and money in comparison to a full time or classroom based course. If you’d like to find out how an IoSCM Level 7 qualification in Supply Chain can be significantly more beneficial to your career, give our expert Course Advisors a call today on 0800 1422 522.

Course Information

If you have any questions regarding this course, you’ll probably find the answer here. Alternatively, you can give our expert team of Course Advisors a call on 0800 1422 522.

The IoSCM Level 7 Supply Chain qualification was designed for those who already have management experience in the supply chain industry but you don’t necessarily need any prior qualifications.

If you’d like to develop key knowledge in the supply chain management and supply chain operations industry at a high management level, then this is the right course for you.

Regardless of your ability, current level of education or the way you prefer to learn, we can custom-build a qualification to suit you.

We have a range of study methods available including NVQ style assessment, traditional academic routes and distance learning courses to ensure you’re study in the way that give you the best possible to chance to pass.

  • Do you currently work in the manufacturing 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 each method clearly and simply, helping you identify which study route would be best suited to you.

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

The Level 7 in Supply Chain Management is designed for managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance in the field.

Supply chain management brings together the business skills to manage the activities and flows of information between suppliers, manufacturers, logistics service providers, retailers and consumers.

What you study can be determined by the units you choose to study. You can view the full list of core and optional units in the next tab.

WITH IoSCM’S EASY TO USE, ACCESSIBLE ONLINE PLATFORM

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 are 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 first time.

AND MULTIPLE, FLEXIBLE STUDY METHODS

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.

As well as the extensive support available on our online learning platforms from your peers and other students, upon enrolment you’ll be assigned a Student Support Liaison. Your dedicated point of contact will handle all enquiries or issues throughout your studies and acting as your personal mentor.

You’ll also have unlimited support, guidance and feedback from our team of industry expert tutors, who you can read more about here. 

Units

You will gain skills in specific areas of the supply chain depending on the units you choose to study.

The flexibility of our unit selection means you can customise your qualification so it is entirely tailored to you. Choose units that will benefit your current role or those that will give you the skills required to take your career to the next level.

Our qualifications are available as three different sizes, depending on how many units you choose and therefore, how long it will spend studying.

  • Certificate: Complete one core unit and two additional optional units, providing you with solid knowledge.
  • Diploma: More in-depth and comprehensive, you’ll study one core unit and also choose three optional units.
  • Extended Diploma:To gain the extended diploma you must complete one core unit and an additional five optional units

 

CORE UNITS

  • 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
  • Philosophies and Approaches: Types of research; Validity and relevance; Research paradigms; Research philosophy; Research approaches
  • Plan Project Reports: Business reports; Topic selection; Approaches and strategies; Literature reviews; Formulation; Project specifications
  • Research: Research ethics; Research process
  • Compare Research Outcomes with Specifications: Types of evaluation
  • Present Report: Style and structure; Structure of report; Presentation
  • 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

  • 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
  • Production: Components of the production function
  • Requirement of Product Design and Production Strategy: Product life cycle, product strategy, research and development, product design, design services and organising product development
  • Location, Layout and Productivity of Manufacturing: Facilities location, facilities layout, work measurement and individual and organisational productivity
  • Forecasting, Planning and Scheduling of Production: Forecasting demand, planning production, scheduling production, economic order quantity model planning and controlling projects
  • Purchasing and Inventory Management: MRP I, MRP II, the purchasing function, expediting, a standard purchasing system, just in time management system
  • Role of Corporate Finance Manager: Links to Business Objectives, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Source of Debt: Main Sources, Equity Funding, Financial Gearing
  • Evaluating Investment: Appraisal Techniques
  • Company Shares: Valuing Shares, Main Methods for Valuing
  • Dividends: Company Policy, Factors of Determination
  • Business Capital: Calculating Capital, Concept of Business Capital 
  • 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
  • Scope for Entrepreneurship in Today’s Economy: Encouraging Entrepreneurship in Organisations, Analyse What LImits Entrepreneurship, Evaluate How Process Contributes to Economy
  • Developing Successful Business Ideas: How Entrepreneurs Develop Business Ideas, Purpose of Feasibility Analysis, Evaluation Methods
  • Strategy Planning: Planning a Viable Business Idea, Conducting Market Research, Detailed Business Plans, Legal, Ethical and Financial Implications
  • Planning Future Growth: Entrepreneurial Skills and Characteristics, Potential Barriers, Alternative Strategies for Growth
  • Background of Change Management: The Use of Change Management in Organisations
  • Issues: Factors Affecting Change Management, The Arising Issues from Change Management
  • Proposing Change: Presenting a Proposal, Best Practice
  • Managing the Change Process
  • The Relationship between Management and Leadership: What is Leadership, What is Management, Leadership and Management Styles, The impact of different styles of Leadership and Management on staff
  • Effective Leadership: The relationship between leadership style and leadership behaviour, The importance of context on leadership styles and qualities
  • Theories of Management and Leadership in Organisational Contexts: Leadership and Management Theories, The impact of leadership in an organisation based on Leadership theories
  • Advising on Management and Leadership Skills: Methods to identify the skills required for leadership of a given role in an organisation, Styles of leadership that are suitable to the role and appropriate to the culture in an organisation, Evaluations of recommended leadership skills required for a given role in an organisation
  • The Enterprise Culture and the Characteristics of Different Entrepreneurs: The enterprise culture in a business, Advantages and Disadvantages of developing an enterprise culture in a business, The key attributes, decisions, business achievements
  • Principles and Concepts of Marketing: Marketing principles, Marketing concepts, Marketing mix
  • Develop a Marketing Strategy: The relationship between an organisation’s vision and mission and the marketing strategy, Marketing planning concepts, Opportunities and risks, Product brand
  • Analyse Competitive Advantage: Analytical marketing tools, The competitive environment
  • Benefits and Drawbacks to Building Flexibility into the Manufacturing Process: Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), Flexible Manufacturing Cells (FMC)
  • Analyse the mix of Manufacturing Process Equipment: Special manufacturing processes, CAM layouts
  • Function and Purpose of Existing Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) Installations: How AMT improves manufacturing, ERP software
  • Maritime Operations in a Business Context: Evaluate methods of maritime trade, benefits of maritime trade to an organisation
  • Planning Process for Maritime Operations: Process of planning maritime operations, benefits of planning maritime operations
  • Maritime Resource Management: Utilisation of resources for maritime operations, scope, usage and life-span of resources
  • Maritime Law: Key principles of law as they apply to shipping operations, Impact of principles, Types of contracts used in the transport of goods, Legal issues associated with time charter parties and voyage charter parties
  • Key Elements of Export Strategies: Characteristics of exporters including role, Justification and reasons for export, Export strategies and considerations, Business plan
  • Key Elements of Import Strategies: Characteristics of importers including role, Justification and reasons for import, Documentation relating to own country
  • Third Party Intermediaries: Freight forwarders, 3rd Party Role

Jobs and Progression

With the achievement of each level, you will expand your earning potential and evolve your career. The job titles become more prestigious and the salary grows as your continue your professional development.

With a IoSCM level 7 supply chain qualification, you can expect to achieve the following:

  • HEAD OF PROCUREMENT & GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN: £72,000
  • BUSINESS UNIT DIRECTOR: £75,000
  • SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR: £75,000
  • LOGISTICS DIRECTOR: £69,000
  • DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: £61,000

Speak to us today about our progression routes on 0800 1422 522.

Our expertise

IoSCM’s Tutor Team are an amalgamation of some of the industry’s finest talent. All experts within their field, the team provide preparation for your distance learning experience, assistance with your qualification and support you during each unit. Because we have tutors specialising in every sector of the industry, we have a strong perception of the requirements needed to succeed and progress within every field.

IoSCM Level 7 Supply Chain Tutor Profile

A 26 Year Career in the Royal Navy Supply Chain

  • Level 7 Qualified
  • Delivered training to Coca Cola, Amazon and Babcock
  • First member of HMS Queen Elizabeth Supply Chain Department

“After a long, successful career in the armed forces, I knew my skills and experience would be a huge advantage to the education sector. Being a tutor and sharing my knowledge with those dedicated to progressing their career is fantastic.”

You’ll receive unlimited 1 to 1 support, guidance and feedback from IoSCM’s industry expert tutor team, with communication through a range of methods including Whatsapp, Skype, Facetime, text, email or phone call.

 

OUR CLIENT BASE

Don’t just take our word for it, we’re trusted by thousands of students 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 supply chain industry by delivering fully accredited UK qualifications.

 

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Our network of expert expands beyond our tutors. Opportunities to network worldwide is available through the IoSCM Members’ Area, allowing you to build professional relationships, share experience 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.

Find out more about our membership packages here or call our advisors on 0800 1422 522, today.

How to apply

It couldn’t be easier to apply for an IoSCM supply chain qualification with the UK’s leading provider of industry qualifications.

Simply contact our Course Advisors today on 0800 1422 522.

PAYMENT METHODS

We tailor every single qualification to the individual, including our payment methods. Finance shouldn’t be an issue that prevents you from furthering your career. We have a range of ways to fund your qualification including interest free credit and monthly instalments. We can assess the best method for you during your consultation call.

OUR GUARANTEE

IoSCM are confident in the standard of our qualifications, the delivery of our curriculum and the support from tutors and mentors combined with your hard work; we know it will lead you to success, first time around. So much so, that we can guarantee that if you are unsuccessful in the passing of your course, we will offer you a second opportunity to achieve your qualification free of charge.

Secure your guarantee by contacting our Course Advisors today on 0800 1422 522 for a free, no obligation quotation. Alternatively, you can leave us an enquiry or drop us an email on info@ioscm.com

 

"I chose to study an IoSCM Level 5 Diploma to improve my knowledge of the industry and to further my career progression. I undertook much research, as I wanted to find the best course to suit my needs, and I felt the choice of units and the flexibility of study provided by the IoSCM was the best option for me. "

Magloire Muyembe, IoSCM Level 5 Diploma in Managing the Supply Chain

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