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LSC15 26 Oct - 30 Oct Johannesburg $4950 Register

Course Overview

What is materials and supply chain management? Supply chain management is a wide range of activities essential to plan, control and execute a product’s flow, from raw material procurement, production through distribution to the final customer, in the most cost-effective and streamlined manner possible. Materials management, on the other hand, is an important function of the supply chain that involves planning and execution capabilities. It is the capability that organisations make use of in order to plan total material requirements, which is then communicated to procurement and other functions for sourcing. Supply chain management includes flow alignment, function integration, process coordination, complex system designing, resource management, etc. Materials management includes purchase and contract management, logistics management, stores management, inventory control, scheduling, and supplier relationship management. These functions are extremely critical to meet the desired objectives and contribute to organisational growth and success.

This Zoe training course will empower you with all the knowledge and understanding required to build a successful career in supply chain management. This course will provide you the experience, confidence, and exposure to handle and successfully manage any process of the supply chain, thereby preparing you for higher roles and responsibilities that will eventually contribute to your career progression. Further, the knowledge gained through this course is not specific to one organisation or industry and can be implemented in other organisations and industries, thus allowing you to expand your professional portfolio into other organisations and industries.

Course Objectives

The main objective of this training course is to empower professionals with—

  • complete knowledge, understanding, and confidence to successfully undertake and fulfil any role related to materials and supply chain management
  • the perspective and experience to closely review existing processes and practices of the supply chain and suggest as well as drive implementation of suggestions for enhancements
  • the confidence, experience and skill to assume higher roles and responsibilities related to supply chain management in any organisation or industry, thereby fostering career growth
  • the ability and confidence to train other professionals on materials and supply chain management
  • the capabilities and knowledge to contribute to organisational growth through effective processes and practices at each step of the supply chain
  • the potential, experience and understanding to organise seamless implementation of change for better client satisfaction
  • the confidence, experience and skill to overcome all challenges of supply chain management
  • the ability to track and improve employee performance and morale
  • the foresight and strategic skills to anticipate possible risks and make provisions to handle these to minimise or completely avoid their impact and resultant costs

Training Methodology

Training at Zoe Talent Solutions follows a dual approach—theoretical-cum-practical. The theoretical part of training is delivered through lectures by an expert from the relevant domain, using detailed audio-visual presentations. The practical aspect of training is ensured through practical assignments and sample projects to trainees. Case study discussions are extremely helpful to draw relevance to the training audience. Experiential learning is also given prime importance.

The above successful model is one adopted by Zoe Talent Solutions for all its courses, called the Do–Review–Learn–Apply Model.

Organisation Benefit

By professionals undertaking this course, organisations will benefit in the following ways:

  • Experienced professionals to effectively undertake materials and supply chain management
  • Better relationship management with suppliers, investors and vendors
  • Increased product quality through increased employee performance and morale
  • Better risk assessment and management
  • Greater organisational credibility because of better risk management, resulting in increased investments
  • Organisational growth and development as a result of increased credibility and reduced costs
  • Greater client satisfaction because of better quality and turn-around-time
  • Training of other employees regarding best practices in materials and supply chain management, at no additional cost
  • Continuous improvement in processes and systems to advanced ones through regular audits
  • Adherence to internationally recognised standards of quality and operational efficiency

Personal Benefit

Professionals enrolling for this course will derive the following benefits:

  • Detailed understanding and knowledge of materials and supply chain management
  • Greater knowledge and enhanced attention to detail to review existing processes and introduce enhancements in one, some or all processes
  • Greater confidence and ability to undertake and successful fulfil any role assigned to one in the supply chain, thereby demonstrating one’s skill and dynamism and inviting more opportunities for growth and progression
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of modern techniques and methods to enhance performance of supply chain processes
  • Increased knowledge and confidence to train other professionals regarding materials and supply chain management
  • Greater knowledge and awareness of international standards of quality and delivery to help one’s organisation align to these
  • Better foresight and strategic and analytical skills to predict possible risks and address these to prevent them from negatively impacting organisation success
  • Increased ability to encourage greater investments through better risk assessment and management
  • Increased confidence and experience to overcome all challenges and hindrances one would face during materials and supply chain management
  • Enhanced skillset and capabilities to contribute to organisational growth through better risk assessment and management, increased credibility, increased client satisfaction, greater investments and reduced costs

Who Should Attend

  • Investors and shareholders who need to understand the success and health of an organisation through its practices of the supply chain before making an investment decision
  • Managers and supervisors responsible for overseeing operations within the supply chain, from start to end
  • Senior members and top management of an organisation who make important process and organisational decisions that could impact performance in various processes of the supply chain
  • Quality managers and process excellence experts responsible for managing and maintaining quality in the organisation
  • Internal and external auditors responsible for ensuring that all practices and processes follow industry standards
  • Employees, vendors and all other third parties involved at various stages of the supply chain
  • Any other professional interested in knowing more about materials and supply chain management

Course Outline

The course covers the following areas regarding materials and supply chain management:

Module 1 – Functions of Supply Chain Management

  • Flow alignment
  • Function integration
  • Process coordination
  • Complex system designing
  • Resource management

Module 2 – Key Components of Supply Chain Management

  • Planning
  • Information
  • Source
  • Inventory
  • Production
  • Location
  • Transportation
  • Return of goods

Module 3 – Benefits of Supply Chain Management

  • Improving collaboration with suppliers
  • Improving product quality
  • Ensuring compliance with customer expectations
  • Reducing risks
  • Attracting and retaining employees
  • Providing security to investors and creditors
  • Creating new market opportunities

Module 4 – Challenges in Supply Chain Management

  • Customer service and preferences
  • Globalisation
  • Market growth
  • Cost control
  • Planning and risk management
  • Supplier/partnership relationship management
  • Talent

Module 5 – Functions of Materials Management

  • Material planning and programming
  • Simplification, standardisation, value analysis
  • Quick material purchase
  • Incoming material receipt
  • Storage and preservation
  • Transportation
  • Disposal of rejects

Module 6 – Components of Materials Management

  • Purchase and contract management
  • Logistics management
  • Stores management
  • Inventory control
  • Scheduling
  • Supplier relationship management

Module 7 – Importance of Materials Management

  • Time
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Waste

Module 8 – Challenges in Materials Management

  • Bid procurement
  • Supply purchase
  • Material order and receipt
  • On-site storage and handling

General Notes

  • All our courses can be facilitated as Customized In-House Training course.
  • Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
  • As for Open Enrolment Courses, we offer our clients the flexibility to choose the location, date, and time and our team of experts who are spread around the globe will assist in facilitating the course.
  • The course fee includes facilitation, training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate of successful completion of Training.
  • FREE Consultation and Coaching provided during and after the course.
Customized Schedule is available for all courses irrespective of dates on the Calendar. Please get in touch with us for details.
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