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Skills for Logistics

Supply Chain Management




This page contains information about the Supply Chain Management qualifications and the National Occupational Standards that underpin them.





The Supply Chain Management qualification provides people who contribute to the management of supply chain activities across the economy with a qualification demonstrating they have the skills and knowledge in order to carry out their role to a professional standard.

Qualification Content

The qualifications cover procurement, contracts and contract administration, planning, analysis and evaluation of information, scheduling, selection of transport and storage methods, import and export procedures and operational relationships within the supply chain.


The Supply Chain Management qualifications demonstrate to an employer that the employee is capable and competent to do their own job and confirms to the employee that they have a range of flexible skills backed up by a nationally recognised qualification.


Applicable to…

The Supply Chain Management qualifications are aimed at personnel who are involved in the process of planning, implementing and controlling the operations of the supply chain as efficiently as possible. Supply Chain Management spans all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point-of-origin to point-of consumption.