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Logistics and Supply Chain Training in Dubai

Certified International Supply Chain Professional (CISCP) from the International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute, USA

For all aspiring logistics professionals, the IPSCMI “Certified International Supply Chain Professional” followed by the “Certified International Supply Chain Manager is a two-step qualification specially designed to carve out top-notch careers. A prestigious qualification recognized all over the world, logistics professionals learn new skills and innovations necessary to deal with modern shipping, production and distribution methods.

In the current global market the demand is shifting from the mere presence of logistics professionals to heads of enterprises who can define and create new processes and ensure that they are consistent with new world procedures.

Studies have also indicated that certified professionals are paid 48 percent higher salaries than non-certified professionals. Herein lies the importance of such international certifications – you learn to carve a niche for yourself in the professional world with the aid of the new knowledge you acquire, get paid far more and reach the peak of your career with perfect ease.

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Module 1 :

Introduction to supply chain

  • Basic of supply chain management
  • Historical milestones in supply chain management
  • Evolution of supply chain management
  • Physical distribution and order fulfilment
  • Logistics and supply chain
  • Goals and objectives of supply chain management
  • Major challenges in supply chain management

Module 2 :

Demand planning and forecasting

  • Forecasting as an integral part of planning
  • Dependent and independent demand systems
  • RP, MRP-II, ERP and Extended ERP
  • Demand patterns – random, trend and seasonality components
  • Qualitative forecasting techniques
  • Quantitative forecasting techniques
  • Accuracy of forecasting models

Module: 3

Inventory management -I

  • Fundamentals of inventory management
  • Types of inventory
  • Costs associated with inventory
  • Economic order quantity (EOQ)
  • Limitations of the EOQ approach
  • Selective inventory control techniques like ABC, VED, FSN etc.
  • Inventory costing techniques – FIFO, LIFO, Weighted average etc.

Module: 4

Managing uncertainties in supply chain

  • Uncertainties associated with inventory
  • Lead times – internal and external
  • Service level
  • Re-order level
  • Buffer stock
  • Replenishment systems – P system, Q system etc.
  • Improving inventory performance

Module: 5


  • Warehouse design and layout
  • Types of warehouses
  • Different roles of warehouse
  • Warehousing functions – receiving , storage and retrieval, packaging and shipping
  • Material handling equipment- unitization / palletization
  • Automation in warehousing – pickup-to-light, pick-to-put. Use of robots etc.
  • Distribution centres and cross docking
  • Strategic warehousing

Module : 6

Transportation in supply chain

  • The role of transportation in supply chain
  • Modes of transportation
  • The intermodal container
  • Packages carriers
  • Freight forwarding
  • Transportation cost optimization
  • Inventory aggregation

Module: 7


  • International trade
  • Role of the international chamber of commerce
  • Incoterms 2010
  • Understanding the connotation of each INCOTERM with respect to task, cost and risk ownerships
  • Multimodal versus sea/Inland waterway incoterms

Module : 8

Trade payments

  • International trade payments
  • Clean payments
  • Documentary payments
  • UCP 600 and letter of credit
  • LC opening and working cycles
  • Types of LC
  • Managing discrepancies of LC
  • Trade documents – Bill of exchange, commercial Invoice, bill of lading etc.



Procurement in supply chain

  • The procurement process
  • Procurement versus purchasing
  • Solicitation/tendering
  • Sourcing
  • Negotiation
  • Total cost of ownership

Module : 2

Outsourcing and contract management

  • Strategic outsourcing
  • Contract management
  • Terms and conditions in a contract
  • Contract pricing – fixed price, cost plus etc.
  • Outsourcing supply chain
  • Logistic service providers – 3PL, 4PL


Managing Partnerships in Supply Chain

  • Partnership in a supply chain
  • Supply chain coordinator
  • Bullwhip effect
  • Quick response (QR)/Effective consumer response (ECR)
  • Continuous replenishment program (CRP)
  • Vendor managed inventory (VMI)
  • Collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR)
  • Supplier relationship management


 Risk management in supply chain

  • Impacts of supply chain disruption
  • Classification of risks
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management

Module : 5

Sustainability in supply chain

  • Concept of sustainability
  • Understanding triple bottom- line
  • Green supply chain
  • Reverse logistics in supply chain
  • Closed loop of supply chain
  • Sustainable supply chain

Module: 6

Supply chain excellence

  • Distribution network designs
  • Supply chain strategies and their impact
  • Global supply chains
  • Agile supply chain
  • Supply chain performance measurement
  • SCOR Model

 Module : 7

Future trends in supply chain

  • Recent trends in information& communication technology and its impact on supply chain management
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data
  • Cloud computing
  • The internet of things (IoT) and digital supply chain
  • E- commerce
  • Supply chain and social networking
  • Block chains

Program Director

Dr. Sathya Menon is a trailblazer in logistics and supply chain education in the Middle East. He has 25 years of experience (including consulting and training) in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. He has worked with various MNCs like Ericsson, Compaq and large conglomerates like Samtel, Al Futtaim helping them to expand their Supply Chain operations. He have trained more than 25,000 professionals in the field of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain.

  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Materials Management
  • MCIPS from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), UK
  • FCILT– Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transportation (UK)
  • Executive Program in Artificial Intelligence – Future and Impact on Business Strategy – From MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Certified SAP Consultant for Supply Chain Management from SAP, Germany
  • FCMI from Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
  • Certified Purchase Manager (CPM) from Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) , USA
  • Certified International Supply Chain Manager (CISCM) from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager (CICCM) from from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Professional Training Consultant (CIPTC) from American Certification Institute (ACI), USA
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) from American Purchasing Society (APS), USA
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) from American Purchasing Society

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