Logistics and Supply Chain Practitioner (LSCP) Certification

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  Logistics and Supply Chain Practitioner (LSCP) Certification.

  • This course gives you tools to handle logistics and supply chain management for your organization. Starting with a look at definitions, it then narrows your focus to various aspects of the supply chain itself and how to manipulate and maintain them to your best advantage. The course also gives you a glimpse into how to maintain sustainability and the future of supply chains.

  • This course exposes the student to the latest concepts and best practices in LOGISTICS (The Planning Implementing and Controlling of the movement of goods and services from the point of origin to the final consumer) and SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (The different organizations that exist within different types of supply chains, the management of the supply chain).

  • This course is offered fully online and periodically in a Bootcamp format. Students are tested on the concepts and material by passing an online final exam and individually graded project.

  • Final Exam: 75 questions (two hour exam)

  • Final Project: A graded simulation where the application of concepts are demonstrated.

  • In the event a student does not pass on the first attempt, they are appropriately re mediated by a USBTI Logistics and Supply Chain professional and allowed to re-test at no additional charge. 

  • Students who successfully pass this course, receive:  An Official Transcript of the concepts mastered.  A Recommendation Letter.  A Professional Certification to framing. 


Course Syllabus:

  1. Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  2.  Session 1: Course Overview

    1. Learning Objectives

    2. Pre-Assignment

    3. Pre-Course Assessment

  3.  Session 2: Getting Started

    1. Defining the Terms

    2. What is Supply Chain Management?

    3. The Six Rights

    4. Not Just for Products

    5. Regulations and Resources

    6. Resources to Consider

  4.  Session 3: The Evolution of the Supply Chain

    1. Vertical Integration Model, Part One

    2. Vertical Integration Model, Part Two

    3. What’s Next?

  5.  Session 4: The Basic Supply Chain Structure

    1. The Links in the Supply Chain

    2. Making Connections

    3. Participants in the Supply Chain

    4. Designing Your Supply Chain

    5. The Bullwhip Effect

    6. Case Study

    7. What Causes the Bullwhip Effect?

    8. How Do You Minimize the Bullwhip Effect?

  6.  Session 5: Supply Chain Drivers

    1. Driving Success

    2. Choosing the Right Transportation Methods

    3. United States

    4. Europe

    5. Japan

    6. Australia

    7. Making Connections

  7.  Session 6: Aligning Your Supply Chain with Business Strategy

    1. Identifying Your Market: Introduction

    2. Understanding Your Market Type, Part One

    3. Understanding Your Market Type, Part Two

    4. Identifying What Your Market Wants and Needs

    5. Making Connections

    6. Looking at Your Role

    7. Identifying Your Role in the Supply Chains

    8. Analyzing the Data

    9. Sample SWOT

    10. Taking the Next Steps

    11. Leveraging Drivers to Support Your Roles

    12. Making Connections

    13. Questions

  8.  Session 7: Managing Supply Chain Risks

    1. Supply Chain Risks

    2. Mitigation Strategies

  9.  Session 8: Tracking and Evaluating Supply Chain Data

    1. Ratios and Formulas

    2. Business Metrics

    3. Inventory and Delivery Metrics

    4. Sales Metrics

    5. What is Benchmarking?

    6. What Benchmarks Should Be Measured?

    7. The SCOR Model

    8. SCOR as a Pyramid

    9. The Balanced Scorecard

    10. Sample Balanced Scorecard

    11. Supply Chain Management Dashboards

    12. Creating a Supply Chain Dashboard System, Part One

    13. Creating a Supply Chain Dashboard System, Part Two

    14. Making Connections

    15. Option One: Balanced Scorecard

    16. Option Two: Dashboard, Part One

    17. Examples

  10.  Session 9: Troubleshooting Supply Chain Problems

    1. Signs of Trouble in Your Supply Chain

    2. Supply Chain Best Practices

    3. Best Practices from Industry Leaders

  11.  Session 10: Sharing Supply Chain Activities

    1. Outsourcing, Insourcing, Offshoring, and Reshoring

    2. Insourcing

    3. Offshoring

    4. Reshoring

    5. Third- and Fourth-Party Logistic Providers

    6. Fourth-Party Logistic Providers (4PL’s)

    7. Advantages of 3PL’s and 4PL’s

    8. Disadvantages of 3PL’s and 4PL’s

    9. Building Partnerships within Your Supply Chain

  12.  Session 11: Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

    1. What is Sustainability?

    2. What Does Sustainability Mean in the Supply Chain?

    3. The Benefits of Sustainability

    4. Reducing the Impact on the Environment

    5. Case Study

  13.  Session 12: Applying Lean Techniques to the Supply Chain

    1. Lean 101

    2. The Toyoda Precepts

    3. The Toyota Production System House

    4. Applying Lean to the Supply Chain

  14.  Session 13: The Future of Supply Chain Management

    1. Top Trends

    2. Making Connections

  15.  Session 14: A Personal Action Plan

    1. Starting Point

    2. Where I Want to Go

    3. How I Will Get There 

  16. FINAL EXAM (75 Questions in two hours)

  17. FINAL PROJECT (Simulation)



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