Diploma in Supply Chain Management
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Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain’s Strategic Importance

Core concepts of supply management 

Supply Chain Drivers and Obstacles

Supply Chain Strategies

Alignment of supply chain and business strategies

The Bullwhip Effect

Measuring Supply Chain Performance

SCOR model

Future Trends in Supply Chain

Module 2: Production Management System

Bill of Materials

Materials Requirement Planning(MRP)

Lot sizing Techniques

Demand forecasting and management techniques

Module 3: Procurement and Vendor Management

Identifying the supply Markets and Potential Suppliers

Procurement Strategies

Bidding, Shortlisting, Selecting  and Tendering, RFP,RFI ,RFQ

Vendor Performance Management and Evaluation

Suppliers Relationship Management-Partnership/JIT

Sustainable Green Procurement

Module 4: Inventory Management

Role of inventory in Supply Chain Management

Inventory Types and Characteristics

ABC analysis of Stock

Cycle Counting

Holding and Set up Costs

Various Models of Inventory Management

EOQ, POQ, Quantity Discount

Service Level Agreements SLA

Fundamentals of supplier relationship 

management (SRM)

Module 5: Warehousing

Facility Design & Layout

Types of Warehouses, Costs and Efficiencies

Warehouse Operations

Cross Docking, Drop Shipping & Transshipment

Measuring the Performance of Warehouses 

Warehouse Equipment, Pallet Rack System & ASRS 

Best Practices in Warehousing

Module 6  Logistics

Network design & Route Optimization

Freight Consolidation and Logistical Integration

Formulating Logistical Strategy

Transportation – Rail, Road, Sea   and Air, Pipeline

Transportation Modeling & Simulation 

Transport Pricing and Economics

Reverse Logistics

Module 7: Global Supply Chain

Identifying Global Supply Chain Opportunities and Making Strategies

Globally dispersed supply and demand and the impact of free trade zones, Free Ports and trading blocs 

Financial Management in Supply Chain Management

International Commodity trade: how it works?

Module 8: ​MIS in Supply Chain & Process Improvement

Role of IT in Inventory, warehousing, order tracking and delivery coordination

Technologies for testing, data, operations and communications in supply chain management

Key considerations for supply chain design and continuous improvement

Course Objectives

The objectives of the professional diploma are to:

  1. Understand the strategic Importance of supply chain and its different  components, key drivers and main challenges
  2. Learn how to shortlist and select potential suppliers and formulate sound contracts for ensuring smooth supplies 
  3. Learn about inventory types and characteristics, costs and various models of inventory management
  4. Know about the types of warehouses,  costs,  design, operations and best practices of warehousing
  5. Understand packaging for material handling efficiency and  mechanized and automated systems for material handling
  6. Formulating logistical strategy and freight consolidation and logistical integration
  7. Identifying global supply chain opportunities and  international alliances & partnerships 
  8. Information technology in supply chain management, supply chain economics and future trends


          Duration: 6-months
          Evening timings: 1800 to 2100 hours
          Classes: Thursday - Friday​​
Course Methodology
  1. MCQ Based Examination(after every module)                                                   = 65%
  2. Class participation                                                                                                   = 05%
  3. Quizzes /Assignment                                                                                              = 10%
  4. Project (given at the end of 8th module for completion in 2 months)            = 20 %

Diploma Essentials

  • Atleast 80% attendance
  • Atleast 60% percent passing marks in each module
  • Successful presentation of a project within two months of completion of course work