WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS
SUPPLY CHAIN PRACTITIONER
Start date: Flexible
Typical duration: 24 months
We've designed this Apprenticeship to ensure individuals gain all the skills needed to become competent and confident Supply Chain practitioners. We can offer this as a starting point for an existing staff member or as progression following our Supply Chain & Warehouse Operative apprenticeship programme.
At this level we first work with you to understand how your business operates and we focus on developing skills in; forecasting demand, working with hauliers and logistics partners, scheduling and rota planning, liaising with suppliers, analysing stock data and managing stock control levels.
Throughout the course, we support; improving operational performance, resolving problems in supply chain practice, implement and usage of management systems, promoting of health & safety standards and principles of procurement.
Apprentices develop core skills, including using continuous improvement techniques, leading on the creation of Standard Operating Procedures, analysing and interpreting data, using IT systems and completing supply chain documentation.
We design training that meets your needs, tailoring our approach by using both virtual and on-site delivery and minimises downtime.
Characteristics and processes within Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Safe working, ensuring safety of self and others
Key legislation and policies that influence supply chain
Order capture and management
Working relationships and business vision
Communication and managing stakeholders
Specific needs of different customer groups
Capacity, planning, key drivers and product lifestyle
Logistics, procurement and strategic decision making
Managing continuous improvement
Develop and manage a project plan
Forecasting, the levers and influencers of demand
Prioritising the flow of FMCG products including audits
Supply chain key performance indicators
Identifying, managing and escalating risks
Lead and participate in problem solving
Ensuring agile and flexible supply chains
Supply chain systems and business planning
Analysing data to identify trends and themes
EPA preparation and Gateway
Practical observation, work-based project, interview, professional discussion