Our Supply Chain Definition

Supply chain management involves coordinating and integrating the oversight of materials, information and finances as they move through the process from supplier to consumer. The Institute's supply chain definition aims to shorten this cycle, making it as simple and cost-effective as possible for businesses.


In supply chain management, materials, information and finances should flow from supplier to manufacturer through to wholesaler then retailer and finally to the consumer. IoSCM courses and qualifications aim to develop the skills of those who work in this dynamic industry.

IoSCM offers a range of flexible distance learning qualifications from Level 1 to Level 8, covering all areas of expertise within this definition of a supply chain.

In order for a business to be more competitive and profitable, it needs to streamline its systems and reduce the time taken to turn orders into profit. All courses delivered by IoSCM can be tailored to the needs of an individual learner, ensuring that they develop the skills needed to progress their career.

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