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Process Improvement - CQI Courses

PT206 - Managing Supply Chains

Course Overview

This programme is an excellent opportunity to provide delegates with the practical skills required to manage a broad range of supplier activities.

Delegates will leave the programme with the capability to assess the approaches taken by suppliers, support the selection of suppliers, measure supplier performance, manage supply chain risks and encourage suppliers to take a process approach to management in order to drive improvement.

The GBS Managing Supply Chains programme has been designed to equip managers and team leaders with the practical skills, tools, and structured techniques to manage the supply chain process effectively. This highly-interactive 3 day programme is available either as a public, in-house or digitally-delivered course.

Completion of two Practitioner level courses, together with demonstrable work experience, can lead to the gold standard Chartered Quality Professional (CQP) status, which is recognised alongside other roles with Chartered status.

Typical learning outcomes

  • Understand the different elements within the supply chain process
  • Be clear on the supply chain alliances
  • Be able to utilise supplier communication strategies
  • Know the difference between product/service development and process assessment
  • Understand the logistics of the supply chain
  • Be clear on the elements of risk management within the supply chain
  • Be able to utilise the key tools used in quality planning e.g. FMEA, control charts
  • Have the tools to measure the performance of suppliers and external providers
  • Be able to establish specifications and service level agreements

Course format options

  • In House Course
  • Virtual
  • Public Course

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