Supply chain management
Job roles: Supply chain officer, manager, controller, designer, scheduler
The supply chain is the movement of goods and services from supplier to customer, and it’s at the heart of every logistics operation. Supply chains play a crucial role in most industries, from clothing and automotive to pharmaceuticals and construction. It’s what moves raw materials to the factory for assembly and then on to distribution centres and shops.
Supply Chain people work everywhere from global corporations to market stalls. For many organisations, their biggest cost is the goods and services bought from third parties, and their supply chains rely on the effectiveness of the people who work within them.
This apprenticeship is about supporting the functions of a supply chain. Supply chain operators make sure that things turn up at the right places, in the correct quantities, at the right time.
As a Supply Chain Management apprentice, you’ll learn many new skills, like how to help control the ordering and delivery of materials, or how to manage materials, stock and storage.
On the Advanced Level apprenticeship, you’ll take on a supervisory role and be involved in analysing the supply chain’s performance.
On the Higher Apprenticeship, you might work as a supply chain specialists or international supply chain manager and will be responsible for critical evaluation and analysis of suppliers and contracts.
In this role, you’ll have to identify any risks to schedule and performance, and stay on top of the game. And if something does go wrong, you’ll need to be able to fix things quickly and get things moving again.
Issuing Authority: Skills for Logistics – www.skillsforlogistics.org
Qualification: Level 2 (Int) Level 3 (Adv) Level 5 (Higher)
Salary: From £13,500