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Apprenticeship training course

Supply chain leadership professional (integrated degree) (level 6)

Procuring, producing, moving and delivering a product or service from a supplier to a customer or end-user.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
48 months
Apprenticeship category
Transport and logistics
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • chief supply chain officer and demand planner
  • Supply chain executive
  • supply chain management lead
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Determine benefits of insourcing, offshoring or outsourcing
  • Gather, analyse, interpret and use data from across the supply chain to propose and make effective decisions
  • Source and plan optimal transport solutions
  • Actively integrate and use data across enterprise lines
  • Develop differentiated supply chain strategies aligned to relevant business unit or function to achieve long-term sustainable growth
  • Use end customer insight to design and evaluate end-to-end supply chain networks
  • Use current market and product information to influence and challenge supply chain network design
  • Leverage, and capitalise on, supply chain assets to deliver financial targets
  • Drive cost efficiencies and service level improvements through the distribution network
  • Practise in a sustainable and ethical way all sourcing and buying decisions
  • Control information and material flow on-time and in-full
  • Apply relevant inventory control techniques and tools
  • Articulate ways to minimise costs and deploy Lean principles while optimising service
  • Introduce strategies for managing inventory optimisation and rationalisation across the extended supply chain
  • Implement change in the supply chain in response to changes in production, scheduling and demand
  • Collaborate with manufacturing functions to meet criteria of quality, time and continuity
  • Manage distribution and logistics networks, inbound and outbound
  • Evolve alternative supply chains to ensure resilience and continuity of supply
  • Design activities for receiving, put-away, storage, replenish, order-picking and dispatch
  • Identify next-generation software and manage potentially disruptive technologies
  • Match innovation in IT with business needs including global sourcing and the international trade context
  • Meet the challenge of technology selection, development, implementation and application
  • Give guidance on meeting environmental and legal requirements and maintain a high regard for risk identification and reduction, and safety management
  • Articulate business purpose and values and establish key accountabilities for contract formation and negotiation
  • Introduce innovative distribution, delivery and return methods while managing risk
  • Implement the 7 "R's" of sustainability: remove, reduce, reuse, renew, recycle, revenue and read
  • Maintain the competitiveness of the supply chain
  • Agree, communicate, collaborate and coordinate supply chain and network imperatives with finance, HR, IT, sales and marketing functions and with key partners
  • Initiate value-adding strategic and operational processes through effective project and task management

Full information on Supply chain leadership professional (integrated degree) (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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