Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Preview and Explanation

  • 2

    Chapter 1

    • Chapter 1 - Session Notes

    • LO1.1| Assess the use of key performance indicators (KPIs)

    • LO1.2| Evaluate methods of measuring and improving supply chain

    • LO1.3| Examine approaches available for supplier development

    • LO1.4 – Assess innovative measures to improve the supply chain

  • 3

    Chapter 2

    • Chapter 2 - Session Notes

    • 2.1 – Assess the market factors that influence strategic sourcing

    • LO2.2 – Examine the assessment of sourcing option for strategies supplies of products and/or services

    • LO2.3 – Analyse a strategic assessment plan for a key supplier using modelling and analytical techniques

  • 4

    Chapter 3

    • Chapter 3 - Session Notes

    • LO3.1 – Analyse how costs and finance can impact on supply chains

    • LO3.2 – Critically assess methods for managing the volatility of currencies in supply chains

    • LO3.3 – Analyse methods for managing the volatility of commodities in supply chains

  • 5

    Chapter 4

    • Chapter 4 - Session Notes

    • LO4.1 – Assess financial measures that can be applied to measuring the performance of the supply chain

    • LO4.2 – Examine the impact of stakeholder feedback on the supply chain strategy

    • LO4.3 – Analyse approaches to benchmarking that can be applied to measuring the performance of the supply chain

  • 6

    Practice Questions

    • Exam Practice Questions

    • CIPS Exam Answer Guidance