MOFA Attested Supply Chain Management Diploma for KSA, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain
With increasing competition around the globe, supply chain management is both a challenge and an opportunity for companies. Hence a strong understanding of supply chain management concepts and the ability to recommend improvements should be in the toolbox of all managers. The objective of this course is to introduce you to the key concepts and techniques that will allow you to analyze, manage and improve supply chain processes for different industries and markets. At completion of this course, you will have the skills to assess supply chain performance and make recommendations to increase supply chain competitiveness.
The Supply Chain Management Specialization is made up of four basic courses in logistics, operations, planning, and sourcing, followed by a capstone course in Supply Chain Management Strategy. The Supply Chain Logistics course will cover transportation, warehousing and inventory, and logistics network design. The Supply Chain Operations course covers techniques used to optimize flow and focuses specifically on Six Sigma quality and Lean practices. In the Supply Chain Planning course you'll master different forecasting approaches. The Supply Chain Sourcing course deals with different techniques that help you create lasting and productive supplier relationships. Finally, in the capstone course on Supply Chain Management Strategy you'll solve a real-life business case.
This introductory course is intended to introduce students to supply chain management including its history, purpose, general principles, career opportunities, and its interrelationships with other functional areas of businesses. It is also intended to introduce standard terms and concepts for communications with supply chain personnel. Understanding the role of supply chain management and its impact on the competitiveness of the firm is an important part of any manager's training. Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an integrated approach to planning, implementing and controlling the flow of information, materials and services from raw material and component suppliers through the manufacturing of the finished product for ultimate distribution to the end customer. It includes the systematic integration of processes for demand planning, customer relationship collaboration, order fulfillment/delivery, product/service launch, manufacturing/operations planning and control, supplier relationship collaboration, life cycle support, and reverse logistics and their associated risks. These processes, which employ a combination of people, systems and technology, can be performed by the firm itself or in collaboration with external supply chain partners. Supply chain management is strategic in orientation and recognizes that the competitive strength of a firm is not only determined by its products but also by the operations and activities that place the products into customers’ hands and provide supporting services. Efficient and effective supply chain management enhances firm performance and adds value by increasing asset utilization to gain competitive market advantage. The responsiveness and efficiency of a company’s supply chain arising from its design and management is integral to the firm’s ability to successfully compete in the global marketplace.
This course introduces students the basic principles and practices of supply chain management, providing students with basic knowledge and analytical toolkit for managing and improving a supply chain. Through different teaching methods, it aims to enable students to understand the major issues and challenges that the supply chain managers as well as the other stakeholders involved are facing, and to enable them to develop the ability of applying theoretical knowledge into practice in the future. Whether you are seeking to further your career in supply chain management or interested in gaining insight into global trends in the industry, this business focused MSc will help advance your knowledge of supply chain management and prepare you for the jobs of the future. The curriculum has been developed from in-depth research carried out by academics at Bayes Business School, one of the world's leading business schools and part of City, University of London.