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What Supply Chains are and How they Work

A 1-day foundation course for frontline supervisors and junior managers, giving understanding of the context of their supply chain and of their role within it.

An essential course for anyone who wants to understand the fundamental principles of supply chain management

Dates: Please enquire to enquiries@cp-t.com
Venue: Kent & Medway Transport & Logistics Skills Hub Fee: £345.00 plus VAT


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This one-day course explains the structure of supply chains and why the suppliers within a chain are linked together.

A lot is said about SUpply Chains, but what actual is a supply chain?  What does it include and what is involved? Why is it important for me to understand this structure and why is it so important for our organisation?

The course explores the answers to these questions and explains the concept of control in organisations and supply chains, and why contract and supply chain management are crucial activities for ensuring value for money



This course is designed for: all staff who are involved in some way in their Supply Chain; and in partcular buyers, supply coordinators, material schedulers and expeditors, especially those that are new in these roles.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to
  • Understand the structure of supply chains.
  • Understand why supply chain management is becoming more important within the business context.
  • Apply the concept of the input – transformation – output model for suppliers.
  • Appreciate inventory management challenges within the supply chain.
  • Understand the concept of supply chain mapping.
Topics covered during this course will include:
  • The structure of supply chains and networks.
  • Business process management.
  • The input – transformation – output model.
  • Supply chain relationships.
  • Supply and demand management.
  • Inventory and information management.
  • Exercises.
This course is intended to be hands on and will be in the form of a workshop so participants will have the opportunity to discuss the concept and application of supply chain management.

You will have an opportunity to ask questions and apply the concepts to your own businesses. 

This course will be conducted in the English language.




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