Blue Ocean Consultancies is the only service provider from International Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Institute( and is designed for most highly motivated, well-educated people in Purchasing/Procurement/ Logistic. This will give them the insight in this industry by providing them structural understanding and making them certified professionals in this industry.


The Professional Training in CISCP/CISCM is an advanced program, who now wish to study a course that prepares them and upgrades them in this industry to management position. The emphasis during the course is on those aspects, which are essential for effective planning, strategies & management within commercial or non-commercial organizations.

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Pre requisites

Students applying for the program would benefit more readily if they meet with one of the following

  • A recognized First Degree/Bachelors/ Engineering
  • Applicants must have working experience of 3/4 years  


On successfully completing of the program, students are awarded the Certified International Supply Chain Professional from IPSCMI,USA

Status of Qualification

Advanced vocational qualification which provides exemption or entry to other post-graduate courses – subject to age, and possibly, relevant experience.

About Blue Ocean

Blue Ocean is an internationally reputed brand for management training and consultancy  with ISO Status in training in Management Studies . With offices in the UK, UAE and India, Blue Ocean Management Training & Consultancy has blazed a trail of success in the last decade. Its diverse portfolio of unique industry-specific training solutions has highlighted its image one of the most trusted names in the world of corporate training.   For More details. visit

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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

  • 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

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