A disruption in supply chain operations can result in irrevocable losses in your business. COVID-19 is an important lesson for all businesses including global icons like Apple. It is high time that you plan and implement supply chain risk management strategies to ensure business continuity despite supply chain disruption.
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Certified International Supply Chain Professional / Manager (CISCP – CISCM)
For all aspiring logistics professionals, the IPSCMI “Certified International Supply Chain Professional (CISCP)” followed by the “Certified International Supply Chain Manager (CISCM) 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. View Details
Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) & Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM)
CPP – CPPM certification is for all purchasing professionals who need the right credentials and skills to set themselves firmly on the road to success. This is a foundation course that helps a professional to understand the basic tenets of international sourcing, procurement and risk management. This course is ideal for procurement and supply chain professionals who are already working in the procurement department of any organization. Professionals who need a certification for a promotion or to validate their knowledge and professionalism. View Details
Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager
The CICCM course imparts you with international commercial contract management skills. It also enlightens you on the practices of contract management which are applicable to the international commercial environment. Further, it also helps delegates understand the concepts of contract management; solve problems coming up during a contract; determine a supplier’s performance in any contract; maintain pleasant relationship with suppliers; and manage documents and records involving different contracts. View Details
CILT Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and Transport
CILT is the largest Gold Standard professional body of its kind in the world. It is considered as one of the most prestigious qualifications for professionals in the Logistics & Transportation industry. CILT provides a central focal point on related matters for relevant professionals. Throughout the world, CILT qualifications are recognized as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in the Transport & Logistics Industry. CILT level 5 support professionals involved in planning logistics operations. It supports those who are already in supervisory or operational management roles. Also, it is ideal for graduates with non-business degrees moving into the logistics field. View Details
CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement & Supply
This qualification is an essential toolkit for anyone planning a career in procurement and supply. Developed and written using the Procurement and Supply cycle** as its focus, it is at the same level as the first year of an undergraduate degree course. It’s suitable for those in operational roles or those managing or supervising the procurement and supply function who want to develop their career and work towards MCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional. View Details
Certified International Warehouse and Inventory Manager
Certified Warehouse and Inventory Manager is a unique certification course designed for professionals engaged in the field of warehousing, inventory management, logistics, business process re-engineering, operations and supply chain management. The objective of this training and certification is to achieve excellence in warehousing and inventory management. This premium certification is available to all those who wish to improve their performance at the workplace or get a new job in this field. View Details
Green Procurement and Supply Chain
Protecting the planet and its eco-system is one of the greatest challenges that the world faces today. Procurement has a major role to play in minimizing the impacts on the environment. We need robust policies to promote the use of reusable and recyclable products. Also, we need to conserve natural resources and minimize emissions to the atmosphere.
This two-day workshop will introduce you to the concepts of Green Procurement and SCM. It will enable you to implement the “green” strategies along the whole supply chain. View Details
Critical Facets of International Trade – Incoterms 2020 and Letter of Credit
With the growing importance of global sourcing, international trade has become an essential aspect of almost all business enterprises. However, different contractual laws, different currencies, different languages and different trade practices make it more complex than domestic trade. The logistics involved are also complicated and there are lots of uncertainties/risks. Today’s professionals needs to proactively manage these risks.
This two-day workshop will introduce you to the concepts of Incoterms 2020 and Letter of Credit Operations. It will empower you to carry out international trade with more confidence. View Details
Procurement is the custodian of the organization’s funds. Stakeholders repose their trust in procurement. Adopting unethical practices not only loses this trust but also severely damages the organization’s reputation. Customers are more informed than ever before and refrain from spending their money on organizations which do not follow ethical practices. Ethical procurement minimizes reputation risk and enhances the brand image of the organization.
This two-day workshop will introduce you to the concepts of Ethical Procurement. It will inspire you to uphold ethical practices in procurement and supply chain. View Details
Sustainability in Procurement and Supply Chain
Over the last few decades, there has been a paradigm shift in the way businesses are conducted. In addition to financial performance, a lot of stress is being laid on social and environmental performances. Sustainable procurement practices along the supply chain balance all three pillars of sustainability viz. the planet, people and profit. Sustainability in procurement and supply chain is essential to protect the planetary ecosystem. It conserves scarce natural resources and promotes economic viability by adopting innovative practices.
This two-day workshop will introduce you to the concepts of Sustainability in Procurement and Supply Chain. It will equip you to adopt sustainable practices in procurement and supply chain. View Details
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
Inventory management, especially in sectors like retail, is a daunting task. It plays a pivotal role in enhancing supply chain efficiency. A collaborative relationship with strategic supply partners improves supply chain visibility, minimizes risk, reduces wastes along the supply chain. Vendor Managed Inventory methods offer excellent solutions in harnessing collaborative relationships to improve supply chain performance.
This three-day workshop will introduce you to the concepts of Vendor Managed Inventory and enable you to optimize inventory costs while improving service and responsiveness. View Details
Best Practices in Supply Chain
Best Supply Chain Practices takes a bold look into the future and explores the changes that supply chain department professionals need to make. It aspires to master all opportunities offered by the rapidly changing markets and provides a road map to growth creating value along the full value chain.
This decade will require supply chain functions to better understand the dynamics of increasingly digitalized and volatile world.
In today’s economic environment, doing what you’ve always done—even if you do it very well—is no longer acceptable. Under pressure to contain costs and produce results despite challenging circumstances, you will have to transform rather than simply improve your operation. That means adopting philosophies, methods, and processes that will make your organization “best in class.” View Details
This two-day course will give you the skills that you need to raise competitiveness amongst the players of supply chain in your organization network to achieve strategic side of supply chain increasingly vital for the success of the business. Even if you have already implemented many of these practices, the insights and examples offered in this course will serve to validate your current strategy. If you aren’t taking all of these steps, then adding the remaining ones to your lineup will help you complete your transformation to a best-in-class supply chain organization.
Best Procurement Practices
In today’s fast changing world, managing to benchmark is important but not enough. Future developments & trends have to be anticipated and management adjusted accordingly. To achieve this, the spirit of Best Practices is an excellent source providing hands-on solutions for challenging business environments.
Best Procurement Practices looks beyond the classical traditional methods and drives purchasing & procurement professionals to master all opportunities offered by the rapidly changing market place.
We know that being a good procurement professional is the result of developing skills to bring all stakeholders together, engaging and empowering them to contribute to the success of the organization’s vision.
This two-day course will give you the skills that you need so that professionals as well as beginners not only learn, but also enjoy the process, retain information shared, and use their new skills back in the workplace and how they can shape their future. View Details
Vendor Management – Understanding the Power of Strategic Sourcing
Vendor management looks beyond classic sourcing tasks and explores how to establish strategic business models with a supply base to reduce risks and drive growth by collaborating and creating value in our supply chains.
Emerging markets have been fueled by the increasing urbanization of the consumer class. Thus, emerging markets will also be the sourcing grounds of the future.
Sourcing foot print decisions have a short half-life. This course will help you accommodate everything from best-cost suppliers to managing regulatory changes, challenges as well as unprecedented risks.
Understanding and strategically applying the tools to effective vendor management will also assist sourcing teams to leverage and better manage global suppliers.
This two-day course will help you recognize that new forces are at work and have begun sourcing decisions based on wider range of indirect and overlapping cost factors. In turn, this will assist you in developing as well as managing dynamic sourcing footprints that are optimally integrated with your organization’s footprint. View Details
Blockchain is rapidly transforming the modern day business landscape. It is quickly becoming the backbone of modern ledger systems. Being the most disruptive technology of its decade, Blockchain is set to shape the future of our financial system, supply chain and record keeping.
Within supply chains globally, in the majority of companies, over 70% of the costs and 100% of revenues depend on supply decisions. It also depends on how the supply chain is managed. Discover why some of the leading minds in business estimate that the application of blockchain in global supply chain management can result in more than $100 billion in efficiencies, while improving the security and traceability of product supply chains.
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