Supply Chain Best Practices

Identifying and Applying Best Supply Chain Practices for Organisational Success

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Date Duration Venue Fees
18-22 Dec 2023 5 Days London - UK US$4,450 Register
10-14 Jun 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register
07-11 Oct 2024 5 Days London - UK US$5,450 Register
16-20 Dec 2024 5 Days London - UK US$5,450 Register

Course Overview

This 5-day interactive Supply Chain Best Practices training course will cover what could be understood and applied best in class processes and practices within the organisation. Supply Chain best practices cover the end-to-end identification and application of various activities vital to an organisation’s efficient management and running, from upstream (raw materials sourcing) to downstream (delivery to the end customer). Efficient supply chains will win business. Understanding and acknowledging this will significantly assist with successful application and ongoing market leadership.

An end-to-end supply chain has three major elements: Stage 1 (Raw Materials); Stage 2 (Transformation); Stage 3 (Tertiary) that, when combined seamlessly and effectively and using best-in-class, trustworthy ERP systems, can provide the organisation with a competitive advantage over its competition and at the same time protect profitability.

It will provide the participants with knowledge and understanding of the organisation of that flow. This training programme will equip the participants with the knowledge to identify the constituent elements of a supply chain system that addresses the needs of their organisation and, from this basis, continue to identify ongoing efficiencies complementing both their organisation’s success and, more particularly, their career ambitions irrespective of, which industry segment or sector they may choose.

Course Objectives

On completion of this training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the end-to-end supply chain processes from raw materials sourcing to customer delivery within an organisation
  • Develop a range of skills to identify and map out what needs to be created to implement a seamless best practices operation
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with peers, suppliers and customers to enable the holistic operation to succeed
  • Become knowledgeable of how to measure functional efficiencies using various measurement tools, including Dashboards
  • Mentor departmental staff, peers, and stakeholders on advanced SCM concepts
  • Contribute to and drive organisational growth through the development of ongoing efficiency improvement programmes
  • Influence management and stakeholder support for suggested enhanced strategies and tactics
  • Become an ambassador for the profession of Supply Chain Management

Target Audience

It is suitable for a wide range of working professionals, including (but not limited to) the following participants that have a direct involvement or exposure to the impact of procurement management:

  • Procurement and Supply Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Operations Management
  • HSE Management
  • Finance Management
  • Project Management
  • Sales Management
  • Marketing Management

Training Methodology

The training course will primarily utilise a mixture of PowerPoint presentation material, video clips where applicable, participants’ internet research and facilitating classroom group activities where practical case studies can be understood and discussed. The methodology will also encourage participants to provide their experiences of successes achieved in their businesses.

Course Outline

Day One

Three Stage Elements of the Flow of Goods from Start to Finish of the Process

  • Upstream to Downstream Supply Chain Flows
  • Raw Materials Sourcing
  • Raw Materials Supplier
  • Product Manufacture (Transformation)
  • Product Distribution
  • Retailing
  • Delivery Fulfilment
  • Reverse Flow
Day Two


  • Definition
  • Key Responsibilities
  • Best Practice Procurement Initiatives
  • Procurement Cycle
  • Supplier Measurement and Management
  • Supplier/Supply Base Planning
  • Protecting Organisational Integrity
  • Key Performance Indicators
Day Three

Storage and Distribution

  • Definition and Meaning
  • Modern Distribution Channels
  • Distribution Centres and Operations
  • Legislation-Transport and HSE
  • Legislation-Environment and Storage
  • Forward and Reverse Distribution
  • Techniques
  • 3PL
Day Four


  • Definition
  • Wholesale Operations
  • Retail Operations
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Transportation Systems
  • Reverse Logistics
  • International Logistics
  • The Future of Logistics
Day Five

Integrated Supply Chain Systems

  • 4 Stages of Supply Chain Integration
  • Horizontal vs Vertical Integration
  • Data Flow
  • Standalone Applications
  • ERP Systems
  • Benefits of Supply Chain Integration
  • Creating a Supply Chain Strategy
  • Challenges of Supply Chain Integration


Upon successful completion of this training course, Newage Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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