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Procurement & Logistics Management

Learn fundamental concepts regarding the flow of goods and materials throughout the supply chain. Starting from procurement and continuing with logistics; including the management of inventory, transportation and facilities in the distribution network ​- part of the ISCEA CSCA - Certified Supply Chain Analyst - Internationally Recognized Certificate.

Procurement & Logistics Management

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Starts Sep 28
Estimated 4 weeks
2–8 hours per week
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About this course

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This course is part of the edX Professional Certificate program Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), offered by ISCEA. This course prepares you for the ISCEA Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA) Exam on edX and is a requirement for becoming ISCEA certified. To become an ISCEA Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), you must complete all three preparatory courses and successfully pass the CSCA Exam.

The Procurement & Logistics Management course is designed to provide the foundational skills to manage the flow of materials and goods throughout the supply chain. From the procurement perspective, it explores the specifics of sourcing, supplier assessment, collaboration, contract management, purchase order management, EDI, and Flow Technology. It also addresses the issues, benefits and assessments of Materials Requirement Planning - MRP.

The course provides instructional information on both manufacturing and logistics. The management of inventory and transportation will be discussed in detail; including, but not limited to, respective designs, technologies, modes, and performance. The course concludes with a focus on warehousing and distribution best practices.

This course is part of the ISCEA CSCA - Certified Supply Chain Analyst - Internationally Recognized Certificate.

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What you'll learn

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  • Inventory management for supply chain managers
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Procurement management including purchasing and strategic sourcing in the context of supply chain management
  • Business processes of manufacturing roperations in the real-world
  • Global logistics and transportation; including risk management, freight forwarding and Incoterms
  • Distribution and warehouse operations

Role of Inventory in the Supply Chain

  • Fundamental Issues
  • Inventory Types and Users
  • Categories
  • Functions and Costs
  • Performance Measures
  • ABC Analysis and Cycle Counting
  • Economic Ordering Quantity (EOQ)
  • Safety Stock

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

  • Basic Model
  • Inputs and Outputs
  • Gross and Net Requirements
  • MRP Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Challenges

Sourcing

  • General issues
  • The Role of Sourcing in a Supply Chain
  • Benefits
  • Supplier Scoring and Assessment
  • Supplier Selection and Contracts
  • Design Collaboration
  • The Procurement Process
  • Sourcing Planning and Analysis
  • Making Sourcing Decisions in Practice

Purchasing

  • Purchase Order
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Flow and Technology

Manufacturing

  • Facility Layout Strategies
  • Manufacturing Strategies
  • Manufacturing Technologies Examples

Transportation

  • The role of transportation in the supply chain
  • Modes of transportation and their performance characteristics• Design options for a transportation network
  • Trade-offs in transportation design
  • Tailored transportation
  • Making transportation decisions in practice

Warehousing and Distribution

  • Warehousing Activities
  • Warehousing and Storage Facility Layouts
  • Random Stocking
  • Customizing
  • Cross-Docking

Learner testimonials

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This course is part of the ISCEA CSCA - Certified Supply Chain Analyst - Internationally Recognized Certificate.

"My expectations were met. The content is updated and provides a good perspective on the Supply Chain" - Diana Diaz Porras, Colombina

"It is practical course. I was able to improve both my skills and knowledge. I recommend it!" - Rosa Oritz, General Motors

"I recommend it for both those who need to learn the basics, and those working with these concepts on a daily basis" - Carolina Sánchez Barrantes, Freudenberg Medical

"This certification has provided me with in-depth knowledge about the fundamental issues in supply chain management. It enables better decision making that translate in efficient operations and business transactions" - Muhammad Imran Munawer

"This credential will help you master the concepts and techniques that are required to become a key player in your organization" - Arsal Jawaid

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How will this course get me closer to become an ISCEA Certified Supply Chain Analyst - CSCA?

  • This course is one of 3 courses required to become a CSCA. The completion of the following courses is required to take the CSCA Certification Exam:
    • Course CSCA01: Supply Chain Planning and Strategy
    • Course CSCA02: Procurement & Logistics Management
    • Course CSCA03: Supply Chain Management: Tools & Techniques

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