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Procurement and Logistics Management

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4 weeks
349 USD
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Course description

Procurement and Logistics Management

This course is part of the edX Professional Certificate program Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), offered by ISCEA. This course prepares you for the ISCEA Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA) Exam on edX and is a requirement for becoming ISCEA certified. To become an ISCEA Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), you must complete all three preparatory courses and successfully pass the CSCA Exam.

The Procurement and Logistics Management course is designed to provide the foundational skills to manage the flow of materials and goods throughout the supply chain. From the procurement perspective, it explores the specifics of sourcing, supplier assessment, collaboration, contract management, purchase order management, EDI, and Flow Technology. It also addresses the issues, benefits and assessments of Materials Requirement Planning - MRP.

The course provides instructional information on both manufacturing and logistics. The management of inventory and transportation will be discussed in detail; including, but not limited to, respective designs, technologies, modes, and performance. The course concludes with a focus on warehousing and distribution best practices.

This course is part of the ISCEA CSCA - Certified Supply Chain Analyst - Internationally Recognized Certificate.

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  • Online
  • English

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Training content

CSCA02.1 Role of Inventory in the Supply Chain

CSCA02.1.1 Inventory fundamentals

  • Impact of inventory in profitability
  • Inventory types and uses

CSCA02.1.2 Inventory management

  • Inventory cost-benefit analysis
  • Inventory performance measures
  • ABC analysis
  • Inventory records

CSCA02.1.3 Calculating the right amount of inventory

  • Economic order quantity (EOQ)
  • EOQ example
  • Safety stock
  • Safety stock example

CSCA02.2 Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

CSCA02.2.1 MRP fundamentals

  • MRP Basic Model
  • MRP Inputs and Outputs

CSCA02.2.2 Planning independent and dependent demand

  • Master Production Schedule (MPS)
  • Item attributes
  • Bill of Material (BOM)

CSCA02.2.3 Gross and Net Requirements

  • Gross Requirements
  • Net Requirements

CSCA02.2.4 MRP management

  • MRP management issues
  • Rough-Cut Capacity Planning
  • MRP challenges

CSCA02.3 Sourcing

CSCA02.3.1 The Role of Sourcing in a Supply Chain

  • Sourcing processes and decisions
  • Supplier Scoring and Assessment
  • Supplier Selection

CSCA02.3.2 Supply Chain Contracts

  • Contracts and supply chain performance
  • Contracts for product availability & supply chain profits
  • Contracts to coordinate supply chain costs
  • Contracts to induce performance improvement

CSCA02.3.3 Sourcing Planning and Analysis

  • Design collaboration
  • Procurement process assesment

CSCA02.4 Purchasing

CSCA02.4.1 Purchasing fundamentals

  • Purchase Order

CSCA02.4.2 Purchasing Technology

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Auto ID technologies

CSCA02.4.3 Purchasing collaboration

  • Vendor managed inventory

CSCA02.5 Manufacturing

CSCA02.5.1 Manufacturing fundamentals

  • Manufacturing orders
  • Product Process Matrix
  • Manufacturing operations

CSCA02.5.2 Manufacturing layouts and strategies

  • Process focused layout
  • Product focused layout
  • Fixed-position focused layout
  • Manufacturing Strategies

CSCA02.5.3 Manufacturing Technologies

  • Manufacturing Technologies Examples

CSCA02.6 Transportation

CSCA02.6.1 Transportation fundamentals

  • The role of transportation in the supply chain
  • Transportation stakeholders

CSCA02.6.2 Transportation modes

  • Trucks
  • Rail
  • Air
  • Package carriers
  • Water
  • Pipeline
  • Internet
  • Intermodal

CSCA02.6.3 Choosing a transportation network

  • Design options for a transportation network
  • Choice of transportation mode
  • Inventory aggregation impact on transportation cost
  • Transportation cost and customer responsiveness
  • Tailored transportation
  • Routing and scheduling in transportation

CSCA02.6.4 Transportation risk and outsourcing

  • Risk management in transportation
  • Freight forwarding
  • Incoterms

CSCA02.7 Warehousing and Distribution

CSCA02.7.1 Warehousing Activities

  • Reception and storage
  • Preparation for shipment
  • Shipment dispatch

CSCA02.7.2 Warehousing and Storage Facility Layouts

  • Materials handling
  • Storing methods

CSCA02.7.3 Adding value and increasing flow in storage Facilities

  • Customizing
  • Cross-Docking
  • Distribution Centers Technology

Course delivery details

This course is offered through International Supply Chain Education Alliance, a partner institute of EdX.

2-8 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$349
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Inventory management for supply chain managers
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Procurement management including purchasing and strategic sourcing in the context of supply chain management
  • Business processes of manufacturing roperations in the real-world
  • Global logistics and transportation; including risk management, freight forwarding and Incoterms
  • Distribution and warehouse operations

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