CERTIFIED LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN SPECIALIST (CLSCS)

Background

How can an aspiring supply chain manager prepare for a career in this growing, competitive and complex field? You’ll not only need outstanding communication, negotiation, and leadership abilities, but also a core competency of knowledge in the basics of supply chain management, such as distributions strategies, planning, and procurement. In addition, a broad range of specialized knowledge in areas such as globalization, risk management, logistics and lead-time management will serve you well.

Professionals in every category of supply chain management have obtained these in-demand skills and industry knowledge by enrolling in professional education courses. Relevant coursework will provide an understanding of the essentials of supply chain management, such as strategy, planning, sourcing, sales support, and customer service, as well as advanced techniques and skills in technology issues, key trends and tactics, and continuous improvement.

This certification is a certification for people who are already in the industry and aspiring for management positions or enhance their current position. The certification exposes candidates into more in-depth knowledge.  From end to end of the supply chain

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Have a working knowledge of the individual tasks within the supply chain function;
  • Understand the relationships between transportation, warehousing and inventory and their impact on a firm’s customer service levels and cost;
  • Identify and utilize apply supply chain management concepts and practices;
  • Provide participants with a global strategic mindset in supply chain management, understanding leading supply chain models and be able to manage a business world of constant change.
  • Equip participants with knowledge in real world cases and operations, comprehending supply chain management concepts and issues leading to supply chain applications and development.
  • Help participants sharpen skills in supply chain management decision-making, how organizations operate today and tomorrow, including extensive emphasis in e-supply chain management.
TOPICS DETAILS
MODULE ONE: SUPPLY CHAIN PRINCIPLES & CONCEPTS

 

·         Introduction

·         Background & Origin

·         Logistics Evolution

·         Emergence of Supply Chain

·         Breaking the Functional Silos

·         The Logistics Strategy Triangle

·         Concept of Competitive advantage

·         Logistics Interface with Marketing

·         Managing Risk & Uncertainties

·         Creating Lean & Agile Supply Chain

MODULE TWO: INVENTORY MANAFEMENT ·         Inventory fundamentals

·         Information requirements for inventory Basic Inventory Planning and Management

·         Inventory positioning and determining what to stock: Levels of Inventory,

·          Order Generation, Order Taking, Order Fulfilment, Returns Management

·         Just-In-Time Inventory

·         Keeping Accurate Records Inventory Calculator/Inventory Accuracy

·         Levels of Inventory Just-In-Time Inventory Keeping Accurate Records Inventory Calculator Forecasting and demand sensing

·         Forecasting and inventory management technology

·         Improving inventory performance

MODULE FOUR: WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT 

 

·         Warehousing operating principles

·         The role of warehousing in the supply chain

·         Considerations when setting a strategy for warehouse and distribution.

·         The various types of warehouse and their purpose

·         The role of the warehouse manager.

·         Materials Handling Equipment & Ergonomics.

·         Managing the throughput

·         The process and consideration of warehouse planning

Inventory Management ·         Inventory fundamentals

·         Information requirements for inventory Basic Inventory Planning and Management

·         Inventory positioning and determining what to stock: Levels of Inventory,

·          Order Generation, Order Taking , Order Fulfillment,  Returns Management

·         Just-In-Time Inventory

·         Keeping Accurate Records Inventory Calculator

·         Levels of Inventory Just-In-Time Inventory Keeping Accurate Records Inventory Calculator Forecasting and demand sensing

·         Forecasting and inventory management technology

·         Improving inventory performance

MODULE FOUR: WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT 

 

·         Warehousing operating principles

·         The role of warehousing in the supply chain

·         Considerations when setting a strategy for warehouse and distribution.

·         The various types of warehouse and their purpose

·         The role of the warehouse manager.

·         Materials Handling Equipment & Ergonomics.

·         Managing the throughput

·         The process and consideration of warehouse planning

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MANAGING LOGISTICS AND DISTRIBUTION ·         The operational factor of load planning

·         The types of delivery routes that can be created

·         Reverse logistics

·         The savings method of vehicle routing

·         The key issues to be considered when making distribution decisions

·         Distribution operational costs

·         Inventory costs in distribution

·         How Just-in-Tie is applicable to distribution.

AN INTRODUCTION TO PROCUREMENT 

PROCESSES & PRINCIPLES

 

 

·         Identification of Needs.

·         Requisition from users.

·         The purchase order process (Total Cost Issues)

·         Identification of supplier

·         Expediting and managing exceptions

·         The payment processes

·         Availability of specific budget provision.

·         Assessment of bulk requirement at the beginning of the financial year.

·         All purchases be made to the best advantage after comparison of competitive prices.

·         Ensuring value for money

 

Negotiation Principles & Techniques ·         Strategy to effective negotiation

·         Range of negotiation approaches and their results based on interactions

·         Planning for a negotiation session

·         General negotiation technique

·         Communication techniques to avert potential conflict

·         The three stages of negotiation

·         The six-step negotiation process

·         Obstacles to successful negotiation and its mitigations

·         Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA)

·         Group Exercise ; The Mixer Game

Role Plays

MANAGING CONTRACTS & SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS
  • Basic outsourcing considerations
  • Understand the different contract types and when/how to apply them
  • Types of SLAs
  • Contract management essentials
  • Monitoring contractor performance and relate the performance to penalties and rewards
  • Developing and negotiating SLAs – the contracting cycle
  • Managing SLAs during the contracting period
  • Remedies when things go wrong
MODULE SEVEN: Role of Information Technology in SCM

 

·         ICT role in Supply Chain Visibility

·         Electronic Commerce (e-commerce)

·         Decision Support Systems

·         Manufacturing Process systems

·         Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

·         Distribution on Requirements Planning (DRP

·         Electronic Data Interchange)

MODULE EIGHT: GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS MANAGEMENT

 

•         Globalization and Its Implications

•         Overview of Global Supply Chain Management

•         Establishing a Global Supply Chain Strategy

•         Implications of Industry Globalization Drivers for Supply Chains

•         Evaluating Global Supply Chain Infrastructure

•         Leveraging Logistics in Global Supply Chains

MODULE NINE: SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

 

•           Costs in supply Chain

•           Importance and Need for cost analyses

•           Analysing supply Chain Cost 

•           Classification of Supply Chain Costs

•           Performance Measurement

•           Evaluation of performance in Supply Chain Management 

•           Design Strategy in Supply Chain Management 

•           Outsourcing

•           Design for Logistics

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