Supply Chain Practitioner
Organising and co-ordinating a network of interconnected businesses to provide goods and services to the end customer.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 30 months
- Current funding band
Up to £15,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
- What apprentices will learn
- processes involved in a supply chain for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG)
- how to measure performance in a supply chain such as stock levels, accuracy of forecasts, customer service, on shelf availability of products and levels of waste
- how to forecast customer demand, considering factors such as weather, market trends, seasonality and competitor activity
- laws, policies and procedures that influence the supply chain
- the needs and characteristics of different customer groups including retailers, business to business, e-commerce and export
- IT systems for supply chains including business planning software
- continuous improvement management and problem solving
- the principles of buying such as risk, cost, laws, ethics and customer needs
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths on entry will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C).
- Professional registration
- End-Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.