Advanced Certificate in Supply Chain Management (October 8-11, 2018)

  • ID: 4585969
  • Training
  • 4 Days
  • Innoverto
  • Training Dates: October 8-11, 2018
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The development of an advanced Supply Chain requires a sophisticated understanding of several factors, which include how businesses to businesses, businesses to consumers and how businesses to Government interact and influence one another. Whatever level of Supply Chain your organisation is looking to achieve, the BMTG Advanced Certificate in Supply Chain Management (ACSCM™), will provide delegates with the latest cutting edge principles and practices of sophisticated Supply Chains.

Whether it be a wish to take the Supply Chain to highest end, highest tech level or to make the transition from transactional to strategic, this course, over 5 demanding days, will help you to transform your Supply Chain interactions. This Advanced Certificate in Supply Chain Management complements other popular BTMG courses such as the Advanced Certificate in Strategic Procurement (ACSP™) and the Advanced Certificate in Bid and Tender Management (ACBTM™). Delegates will learn how to analyse, explore the stages and challenges involved in both developing and delivering an advanced Supply Chain.

The following subject areas will be included:

  • Types of Sophisticated Supply Chain
  • Making the change from the traditional transactional Supply Chain to the strategic Supply Chain.
  • Managing the Perplexing Principals, Practicalities and Politics of Enhanced Supply Chains
  • Strategic Stakeholder Management within a Supply setting
  • Developing and Maintaining Complex Supplier Relationships
  • Project Management Techniques for Advanced Supply Chains
  • Management of Evolving and Strategic Supply Chain
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Benefits of Attending

Delegates will gain a deeper understanding of how to develop and deliver commercial improvements across the Supply Chain.

By the end of the sessions delegates should be able to:

  • Identify the core drivers of Supply Chain Management
  • Discuss the importance of Quality within the delivery of customer expectations in the Supply Chain
  • Evaluate the core elements of lead-time
  • Assess the Total Cost of Ownership of activities within the Supply Chain
  • Define and identify value added across the Supply Chain
  • Identify and link the various Supply Chain elements
  • Describe the different types of Supply Chain and deploy the most relevant one for their organisation
  • Understand how the internal and external factors influence concepts such as ‘efficiency’
  • Recognise the influence of culture, values and power within the organisation
  • Explain the interaction and relationship between procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Describe the methods of evaluating Suppliers both prior to engagement and during a contract
  • Discuss the concept of a market, the various competitive states and the way a market operates
  • Recommend possible evaluation methods, targets and KPIs within Supply Chain Management
  • Explain both the incoming and out-going Logistics elements
  • Describe the concept of international logistics and explain the core elements of payments and customs
  • Evaluate the risks associated with international and national transit options
  • Explain the payment options within international Supply Chain Relationships
  • Assess and manage Supply Chain Risk developing strategies and remediation solutions
  • Map the Supply Chain and identify any single points of failure to improve the Supply Chain resilience
  • Develop a business continuity plan to ensure Supply Chain performance is maintained
  • Evaluate and select strategies for Supply Chain management
  • Analyse data collected across the Supply Chain to improve Quality, Lead-time and Cost
  • Develop Continuous Improvement philosophies within the Supply Chain elements
  • Recognise the importance of relationships to the effective attainment of Supply Chain objectives
  • Identify, understand and manage issues involved in the implementation of strategic plans
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Course timings:

Registration will be at 08:30 on day one with the course commencing promptly at 09:00am each day and concluding at 05:00pm. There will be two short breaks and an hour for lunch each day.


  • What is the definition of a modern Supply Chain?
  • What are the main Supply Chain objectives?
  • The importance of the Customer & Stakeholders
  • The criticality of creating a robust specification
  • Values, costs and quality ambitions
  • Evaluating the Total Cost of Ownership
  • The importance of Supply Chain resilience and flexibility
  • Generating a robust and efficient Supply Chain
  • Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Supply Chain
  • Managing waste across the Supply Chain
  • Case Study: Making the change from transactional to strategic Supply Chain
  • Exercise: Assessing where your organisation is currently and where does it need to get to.


  • Segmenting the Supply Chain
  • Understanding the interaction between the Supply Chain elements
  • The Procurement Cycle
  • External factors affecting the Supply Chain
  • Negotiating with Suppliers
  • Logistics and International Business relationships
  • Managing Imports and Exports
  • External Costs and Drivers of a Supply Chain
  • Introduction to Risk Management for Supply Chains
  • Case Study: Corruption and the risks of unethical behaviour
  • Exercise: How well do you know your Customer?


  • Analysing the internal organisation
  • Identifying Strengths, Weaknesses and the unknown challenges to a modern Supply Chain
  • Intelligent Data Mapping and Mining
  • Mathematical Modelling of a Supply Chain’s information flows.
  • Warehousing & Inventory Management
  • Use of ERP and IT solutions
  • Case Study: UK Supermarkets Buying Processes
  • Exercise: On what is Logistics Management? How does it differ from Operations or Reputation Management? How do the two contribute towards the ‘Supply Chain’?


  • Why strategic and not just transactional?
  • Complex Stakeholder Management
  • Use of Category management in the Supply Chain
  • Introduction to Research Techniques
  • Key Techniques to help you devise a strategic approach to a Supply Chain
  • Project implementation
  • Setting targets, developing KPIs and measuring performance
  • Case Study: The Amazon Way - From Garage to Drone Delivery


  • The role of technology
  • Managing and Developing Capacity up to a LEAN standard
  • The importance of Communications
  • Exercise: Coping with and Communicating Delays / Bad News
  • In or Out? - The value of Outsourcing?
  • Case Study Exercise:
  • Supply Chain Innovation
  • Exercise: In or Out? How much does your organisation need to outsource your supply?


  • Understanding the difference between Lean and Agile
  • Just in Time Processes
  • ‘Leagile’ (Lean / Agile)
  • Developing Supplier Relationship Management
  • Case Studies:
  • Dell Computing & Toyota
  • Exercise: Group Exercise: Examine and assess the merits and shortfalls of Agile versus Lean
  • Exercise: Individual Analysis of which approach would work best for your organisation?


  • Informal and Formal Evaluation Techniques
  • Customer Relationship Management or how to put things right, when things go wrong!
  • Using quality improvement techniques such as Sig Sigma
  • Exercise: How can PRINCE 2 help in a Supply Chain context?
  • Exercise: How can Six Sigma drive Supply Chain management improvements?
  • Case Study: Just in Time Efficiency
  • Case Study: International Logistics


  • What are the differences between a Value Chain and a Supply Chain?
  • How to implement a Value Chain?
  • The three pillars of Sustainability
  • Managing processes and preventing corruption in the Supply Chain
  • The importance of Sustainability and Ethical Behaviour
  • Case Study: The ‘Fair Trade’ Approach
  • Exercise: Are the two complimentary or in conflict with one another orjust the logically consistent next step?


  • Identify and Manage the Risks via The ‘4 Rs of Risk’
  • Measuring and Prioritising Risks
  • Exercise: Managing Risk in a real world setting


  • Only those who successfully complete the examination and participate effectively in the course case studies will receive the Advanced Certificate in Supply Chain Management ACSCM
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  • John Atkinson Mr John Atkinson,
    Consultant ,

    John’s corporate experience spans some 30 years including Head of Group & Global Procurement for Focus Wickes Plc. where he was responsible for the full creation and implementation of global sourcing initiatives, supplier/vendor management and commercial contract negotiation. John has also held senior roles within Barclays Bank corporate and led a wide and diverse range of teams, both locally and globally. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Occupational learning and a Certified Instructor in delivering emotional intelligence training.

    John has wide international experience, including: Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, KDR, China, Germany, France, Sweden, Malaysia & West Africa.  Organisations that John has worked with include: KNPC, Petronas, Shell, Total, Lafarge, Nigeria LNG, The United Nations, Zain Corporation, Maybank & Sinopec. As a consultant and trainer for the last 11 years John is passionate about delivery, and utilises his career expertise to ensure that clients receive leading edge training results, enabling delegates to understand not only the subject matter, but also the application and usage to add value both to their role and within the wider organisational environment.

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Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive 5 Day Course has been specifically designed for:

  • Supply Chain Managers/ Directors/ Heads
  • Procurement Professionals
  • Business Owners / Managing Directors
  • Supplier Managers
  • Supply Chain Consultants
  • Buyers / Senior Buyers
  • Operations Directors
  • Operations Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Project Directors and Managers
  • Executive Directors
  • General Managers
  • Project and Team Leaders
  • Plus anyone who is responsible for / involved in Supplier Relationships, or anticipates being involved with Supplier Management in the future
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