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Certified Logistic and Supply Chain Professional has been designed by Berkeleyme with the objective to broaden learners’ understanding of logistics

This certification has been designed by Berkeleyme. The objective of this certification is to broaden learners’ understanding of logistics and supply chain management and is designed for those who wish to prepare for a first professional role and future career in the field. It is also suitable for logistics and supply chain professionals in the early stages of their career looking to enhance their knowledge and skills and move to the next level professionally.
Successful completion of this certification will equip learners with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to further their career as a logistics and supply chain professional.

Entry Requirements

Learners must possess:
• An honours degree in a related subject or
• UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand key concepts and issues in logistics.
2. Understand the different modes of transport and their underlying operational and economic characteristics.
3. Understand the regulatory aspects and procedures and practices with international processes.
4. Understand strategic and operational aspects of warehouse management.
5. Understand supply chain planning models and approaches used in contemporary business operations.
7. Understand the integration of supply chain planning, scheduling, and control approaches in business operations.
8. Understand the application of data analytics in supply chain management.
9. Understand the contexts of procurement and supply Management.
10. Understand the application of tools and techniques for sourcing.
11. Recognize techniques for concluding contracts with suppliers.
12. Recognize and control the dynamics of interactions with suppliers.
13. Recognize fundamental ideas, concepts, and tactics relating to operations and supply chain management.
14. Recognize the methods and procedures used in performance measurement.
15. Be familiar with the idea and theories of sustainable supply chains.
16. Recognize how to increase the sustainability of the companies.
17. Possess the ability to define research goals and recognize research issues.
18. Know how to evaluate the literature on a particular study issue.
19. Possess the ability to create effective business research procedures.
20. Have the capacity to create a research proposal.

Course Outline

• Logistics importance/relevance, definition, logistics trends, logistics strategies – cost and service aspects, logistics considerations based on nature of product and product characteristics, logistics integration with other functions, key logistics stakeholders (shippers, carriers, freight forwarders, government) and their roles, different kinds of logistics networks, logistics risk and their management, logistics performance measures and information/information technology perspectives in logistics
• Road, air, sea and intermodal freight: each’s applicability, advantages, disadvantages, operating characteristics, key stakeholders, factors affecting cost and pricing, shipper and carrier perspectives, details of the infrastructure involved and operations (ports, rail interchanges, airports), outsourcing of transportation (3PL and 4PL), role of Transportation management system
• Incoterms and contractual obligations with international shipping; customs tariffs, processes, procedures and insurance, import, export bonding procedures, freight forwarding contracts of carriage, documentation, and certification; International trade facilitation, treaties, finance and settlement
• Different warehouse types based on usage, centre of gravity and qualitative considerations in warehouse location, warehouse capacity – economy of scale issues, seasonality issues, sharing/outsourcing, L, I and U shape warehouse designs and their appropriateness, different storage rack choices and their advantages and disadvantages and when to use, different kinds of material handling equipment (manual and automated) and when to use each
• Operational processes (information and product related) associated with each of receiving, storage, order picking and assembly and despatch stages, techniques to decide optimum location of items (static/dynamic storage), importance of order picking and order picking approaches/rules, technology enabled order picking solutions (voice picking and pick to light solutions), warehouse performance measures, use/relevance of warehouse management systems, robotization of warehouses and warehouse improvement approaches
• Importance of packaging for logistics, primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging and their relevance, packaging optimisation with regards to storage, transportation, material handling, packaging cost and damages, packaging options (pallets, containers), sustainable packaging

• Importance of planning to supply chain management, key planning areas and overview of different qualitative and quantitative approaches to planning
• Moving average, exponential smoothing, and regression based forecasting techniques, seasonality calculations, forecasting error
• Different kinds of centralized/decentralized supply networks for different cost-service requirements, dynamics across the supply chain (Bullwhip effect) and its control
• Factor rating and centre of gravity models for location assessment
• Different kinds of inventory, importance of inventory control, inventory management related performance measures, perpetual inventory (Reorder point, safety stock and EOQ) and periodic inventory control (review period and target inventory) techniques, customer service levels (fill rate, cycle service levels), newsvendor problem, ABC and VED techniques for inventory control, inventory counting, role of information in inventory management, centralised and decentralised inventory (square root law)
• Role and mechanism of aggregate and sales and operations planning, chase, level and hybrid planning options, Master production schedule, material requirements planning (incl. lot sizing rules), manufacturing resources planning, distribution resources planning, enterprise resource planning, yield/revenue management principles
• Role/relevance of simulation and major simulation techniques and applications, Discrete event simulation, system dynamics, use/relevance of data analytical tools in different aspects of SCM, clustering, classification and association pattern recognition techniques

• Importance of procurement to organisations, changing role of procurement, procurement integration, purchasing decisions and business strategy, procurement strategy, centralised and decentralised purchasing, key sourcing process elements, purchasing organisation, overview of purchasing-related differences across contexts
• Spend analysis, supply industry analysis, supply
data sources, market and cost based pricing models, value analysis, portfolio analysis (Kraljic matrix), request for information (RFI) documents, request for quotation documents, key supplier selection criteria, total cost of ownership, multi-criteria supplier selection models, reverse auction approaches, e- procurement operative mechanics, contexts where relevant, benefits and challenges in implementation
• Legal aspects of purchasing, nature of purchasing contracts, offers and counter offers, options contracts, contract law, terms of a contract, contract management, contract disputes, importance of negotiation, pre and post negotiation phases, negotiation strategies, BATNA, competition and cooperation in negotiation, game theory, persuasion/coercive approaches
• Nature of supplier relationships: arm’s length, partnership, strategic alliance, joint venture, vertical integration and where each is appropriate, supply base rationalisation, tiering of suppliers, choice of single/multiple suppliers, supplier associations, supplier performance measurement and supplier development

• Key decisions in supply chain and operations management, operations performance objectives, Operations strategy matrix, order winners and
order qualifiers, Trade-offs and the efficient frontier,
the 4V’s (volume, variety, variation in demand and visibility) framework for operations processes, Sandcone model of improvement, Hayes and Wheelwright’s four stages of operations contribution, process design and process technology strategies, quality strategy and elements incl. six sigma, key drivers of supply chain management, Supply chain
• integration, role of information and information technology in SCM, incentive alignment across supply chain partners incl. buyback, revenue sharing and quantity flexibility contracting arrangements, supply chain risk management, resilience, outsourcing: when, what and how, lean, agile and leagile strategies, Push vs pull system and decoupling point, quick response, efficient consumer response, Vendor managed inventory (VMI), Collaborative forecasting, planning and replenishment (CPFR), Bullwhip effect
• Operations performance measures (cost, quality, speed, reliability and flexibility), supply chain performance measures, financial, non-financial, single and multi-factor measures; Balanced Scorecard, SCOR framework and supply chain benchmarking

• Sustainability definition, relevance in respect of environmental, economic and social dimensions and application in different contexts, different drivers and barriers to sustainability, supply chain sustainability performance measures and performance impact, details of environmental sustainability practices: eco-design of products, responsible purchasing, green technologies, green manufacturing, green transportation, green warehousing and packaging, reverse logistics, recycling, waste management and remanufacturing, closed-loop supply chains,
humanitarian logistics, ethical and social aspects of sustainability, collaboration for sustainability, lean and green supply chains, corporate reporting of sustainability: templates and outlets
• Sustainability measures vis-à-vis environmental sustainability (waste reduction, greenhouse gas emissions, resource conservation, energy conservation, water conservation) as well as for social sustainability (individual measures), different corporate reporting mechanisms for sustainability e.g. carbon disclosure project, Global Reporting Initiatives (cover all key ones); environment and social sustainability related certifications: fairtrade foundation, Global compact (cover all key ones); life cycle analysis, drivers, barriers and performance impact of sustainability practices, Environmental Management system: design and operations; ISO14001

• Understanding the research context; research problem identification for investigation; research topic identification; the conceptualisation of a
research problem; developing insights; and feasibility and possibilities.
• Definition, features and ways to do literature review; the generic selection of literature; spotting the sources of literature; justification of an appropriate selection of literature; : the selection of appropriate theories for the research; conceptualisation of the research phenomenon; including relevant theories and the justification of choices; the strength and credentials of relevant theoretical framework; the understanding and interpretation; and developing the theoretical framework.
• Designing a research using the most appropriate method; research question or hypothesis test; reliability and validity test; ethical issues consideration; quantitative methodology; questionnaire design and distribution; conducting interviews; surveys; qualitative methodology; interviews; observation; and case studies.
• Writing a research report for professional audiences; following a criteria sequence as rationale of the research, formatting, editing, critical analysis, discussions of evidences and findings.


These credentials are considered vocational since they can help a learner advance their career. Each unit will be evaluated using activities that, whenever possible, will be structured in a way to make them genuine “work-related” tasks in order to satisfy the goal of providing an appropriate evaluation technique. Students will need to demonstrate their understanding, knowledge, and skills. Where suitable for the lesson, learners will also be expected to provide original ideas, solve problems, and make recommendations for actions. A level of intellectual rigor relevant to the qualification will be anticipated.

For each of the learning objectives for the specific unit, there will be a question strand in the assignment. Both the LO (learning outcome) and AC (assessment criteria) requirements will be met by the assignment activities. Learners will always be expected to interact with significant and pertinent theory that supports the topic area inside assignments.

Learners will be required to use examples from actual organizations to illustrate their responses to the assignment questions. Centers are required to make sure that they include case studies of pertinent organizations and, whenever possible, facilitate in-company opportunities for learners to carry out research and investigation projects and/or support the organization with various tasks in order to support this activity during the learning program. It will be wonderful if mature and part-time students may also draw upon their own professional expertise.


The unit should be taught in a flexible manner in both the classroom and the guidance program. Formal instruction sessions, whether in-person or online, will outline some of the necessary, theoretical material. This will make it easier for students to conduct independent research or group research on the subject.

Case studies, simulations, exercises, individual and group research, and debate are common and interesting approaches to learn about a topic. Students will probably use tutor- and self-directed learning while also considering their past knowledge and skills.

Many sources, including enterprises, the World Wide Web, broadcasts on television and radio, broadsheet newspapers, and advice services, provide current information and materials.


A Distinction may be given when a candidate receives an overall average mark of at least 70% throughout all of the units, though giving such a grade to specific candidates is up to the examiner’s discretion and is typically not done following any successful referral efforts.

Awarding Organisation

Berkeleyme School of Management & Sciences


Successful completion of the Certified Logistic & Supply Chain Professional, enables to a Postgraduate & Master’s Degree top-up from world class British Universities.


Key Features

  • 100% distance learning.
  • Accepted and recognized all over the world.
  • Duration 6 to 12 months depending upon the course.
  • Cost Effective.
  • Opportunity to visit UK for a study tour.
  • Immigration options to Canada & Australia.
  • Job opportunities across the globe with higher salaries.

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