CILT Module DIP17 Supply Chain Network Planning

OVERVIEWThe aim of this unit is to provide candidates with the knowledge to plan, implement and manage a supply chain network in which products flow from their source to the end user.

The unit deals with the complex issues of identifying the network requirements for different types of facilities based upon cost and service criteria. The key issues involved with locating facilities and then planning the resources required to operate them will also be addressed. Acquisition options are also explored with particular emphasis on selecting and managing third party contractors. A key element will be the creation of a management framework including information and measurement requirements to enable the network to be managed to achieve the performance objectives.

DURATION6 x 3 hours
DELIVERYVirtual workshop
Work-based activities, including presentations, group work and case studies
  • Understand different types of network requirement and how they relate to supply chain strategy.
  • Know the issues involved in forecasting network throughputs across time.
  • Understand the factors that determine a supply network structure.
  • Understand the features of facility location planning.
  • Understand the factors that must be considered when specifying resource requirements.
  • Understand the available sources of resources.
  • Understand the scope of information required to support a network.
  • Understand the process of identifying information needed to support a network.
  • Know the criteria influencing the selection of different measurement and improvement frameworks.

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