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Supply chain managers are responsible for organising the movement of goods and materials, communicating with suppliers and manufactures and overseeing the purchasing process. The role is complex and varied, requiring a certain set of skills to ensure the smooth running of each stage of the supply chain. 

The Level 3 Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management course will take you through the duties and responsibilities of the supply chain manager in detail, covering essential information on the organisational structure of the supply chain, the purchasing process and the warehouse inventory cycle. You will learn a range of skills and methodologies, including Lean process improvement and will familiarise with a range of procurement tools.

Through case studies and step-by-step guidance, you will broaden your understanding of the different types of inventory, learning how to identify areas of improvement, create a plan for improvement and implement the necessary changes in your organisation. The management of internal and external relationships will also be discussed in detail.

By the end of the course, you will be able to align your supply chain with an effective business strategy, taking your career to new heights and boosting your earning potential. 

To provide flexible learning, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. Become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the evolution of the supply chain and supply chain management
  • Deepen your knowledge of supply chain organisational structure and the types of supply chains
  • Know how to align your supply chain with a solid business strategy
  • Learn about Lean methodology and the benefits of a Lean supply chain
  • Identify the different stages in the cycle of the purchasing process
  • Understand the procurement tools required for a modern organisation
  • Develop business communication skills to manage internal and internal relationships
  • Broaden your understanding of the different types of inventory and the warehouse inventory cycle
  • Know how to identify areas for improvement, create a plan and implement changes

Assessment and Certification

At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. After you have successfully passed the final exam, you will be able to order an Accredited Certificate of Achievement at an additional cost of £19 for a PDF copy and £29 for an original print copy sent to you by post or for both £39.

Career Path

Fast track your career with a formal qualification in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. This course will provide you with the skills and tools to become a certified supply chain manager and successfully oversee each process of the production flow for your organisation. The average salary for Supply Chain Manager jobs is £42,500. Related professions in this field include:

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Chain Analytics Manager
  • Supply Chain Logistics Assistant
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
Leve 3 Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management



Course Curriculum

Module 01
Getting Started 00:15:00
The Evolution of the Supply Chain 00:15:00
The Basic Supply Chain Structure 00:15:00
Supply Chain Drivers 00:15:00
Aligning Your Supply Chain with Business Strategy 00:15:00
Managing Supply Chain Risks 00:15:00
Tracking and Evaluating Supply Chain Data 00:30:00
Troubleshooting Supply Chain Problems 00:15:00
Sharing Supply Chain Activities 00:15:00
Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies 00:15:00
Applying Lean Techniques to the Supply Chain 00:15:00
The Future of Supply Chain Management 00:15:00
Module 02
The Purchasing Cycle 00:45:00
Purchasing Toolkit 01:00:00
Managing Competitive Bids 00:45:00
Improving Efficiency and Accuracy 00:30:00
Analyzing and Reducing Risk in the Supply Chain 00:30:00
Managing Internal Relationships 00:30:00
Tools of the Trade 00:30:00
What is Inventory? 00:30:00
Module 03
Types of Inventory 00:15:00
Key Players 00:30:00
Setting up the Warehouse 00:15:00
What Makes a Good Inventory Management System? 00:15:00
The Warehouse Inventory Cycle 00:15:00
Identifying Demand 00:15:00
The Receiving Process 00:15:00
Validating Inventory 00:15:00
The Put-Away Process 00:15:00
Maintaining Inventory Accuracy 00:30:00
The Outbound Process 00:30:00
Industry Trends 00:15:00
Module 04
Defining Continuous Improvement 00:15:00
Stage One – Identify Areas For Improvement 00:15:00
Stage Two – Create a Plan for Improvement 00:15:00
Stage Three – Implement the Changes 00:15:00
Stage Four – Review the Impact 00:15:00
Test Driving 00:15:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Level 3 Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Level 3 Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management 00:20:00

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