What training is needed to work in logistics?
Supply chain management is a global field that is growing very rapidly. Companies all over the world are looking to hire experts in this field, and they are willing to offer them a good salary. A career in supply chain management requires a lot of skills, knowledge and some professional experience.
What is Supply Chain management?
Supply chain management basically refers to the process of ensuring an effective flow of goods from their point of origin till they reach their final destination. The main aim of this process is to meet customer requirements while reducing costs and improving efficiency. It involves managing various activities such as production planning, inventory management, logistics etc., which are carried out by different departments within an organisation.
In international trade, supply chain management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods and services. This activity encompasses the design, planning, execution, control and monitoring of supply chain activities in order to create value: transforming raw materials into finished products between companies and locations. It also consists of synchronising supply with demand and of measuring performance on a global basis.
The supply chain manager coordinates all parts of the supply chain, from raw material procurement to product delivery, striving to minimise total costs and taking into account constraints throughout the chain. Indeed, some conflicts may exist between sale departments and warehouses that do not have the same objectives to fulfil.
Why join a training course in Supply Chain management?
By joining a comprehensive global supply chain management programme, learn to coordinate all processes involved in the flow of goods, from sourcing raw materials to the delivery to end-users.
This management programme includes courses such as introduction to logistics and Supply Chain management, transportation management and operations management. In the business process engineering course, learn to analyse and improve all the processes of the global chain. These apprenticeships also include warehousing and distribution management.
Learn how to increase productivity and deliver higher quality standards by mastering a powerful supply chain software. Also master all the Business aspect with the strategic sourcing and negotiation courses. Create robust processes to identify and successfully manage growing supply chain risks thanks to the risk management courses.
Learn about the main principles of sustainable development in business and green logistics by examining the environmental, financial, and social impacts of logistics.
Supply Chain management and logistics training
EM Normandie has an expertise of over 40 years in logistics and port management.
All courses related to logistics and supply chain are taught in Le Havre, a leading port town, facilitating collaboration with industry and port stakeholders through challenges, seminars and company visits.
Specialised programmes in logistics and Supply Chain
How the business environment is evolving?
The steady growth of e-commerce supported by new technologies, the associated consumption habits and the impact of big data are creating changes and forcing companies, especially in the industrial sector, to rethink their organisation and the way their systems work.
New skills are expected, such as interdisciplinary skills, and a greater ability to thrive in an international and multicultural environment, where mobility and the ability to assemble virtual teams are crucial for success.
Professionals in this sector must be skilled in all aspects of the overall management of logistics flows, the organisation of international transport and the management of operations. They must also be aware of the supply chain trends and have good analytical skills to perform in this field.
Career opportunities in Supply Chain management
In France, there are currently over 2 million logistics jobs and this sector is still growing.
After a training in the field of Supply Chain, professionals may work in a wide variety of sectors, including transport, mass retail or industrial production as well as services such as banking or Insurance.
After their degree in logistics, they may work as:
- Supply Chain manager
- Logistics manager
- Operations and supply chain manager
- Supply Chain planning manager
- Global procurement manager
- Global sourcing manager
- International transportation coordinator
- Operational cost manager
- Customer relationship management…
In the specific fields of maritime transport and port management, professionals may access positions such as project engineer in logistics, port operations officer, container fleet manager, port safety consultant, marine berth planner…