Higher FIATA Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
The Higher FIATA Diploma in Supply Chain Management (HFDSCM) is a joint program between the College of International Transport and Logistics (CITL) through its logistics and supply chain management department and the Egyptian International Freight Forwarding & Logistics Association (EIFFLA).
The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) based in Zurich, Switzerland is the world umbrella body of the freight forwarding industry. FIATA offers a variety of well recognized certificates around the world.
The HFDSCM would assist candidates in career advancements through state of the art materials and interactive lectures and workshops.
The HFDSCM program consists of a ive mix of modules that would offer candidates the theoretical knowledge in addition to the practical business experience.
Supply Chain Management
This module aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge of supply chain management. This module will enable students to differentiate between logistics and supply chain management, to understand the various supply chain strategies and their applications to different business models. This module will also enable students to Apply trade-offs between cost and service, develop simple solutions to supply chain challenges in addition to identify security issues in supply chain management
International Transportation Management
This module aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge on the role of trade and trade agreements on international transportation. Students will be able to differentiate between transportation modes, discuss the role of intermediaries in transportation and apply trade-offs in international transportation of global supply chains. Students will also use simple strategies to choose the optimal transportation mode including intermodal and multi-modal transportation, to appreciate transportation safety and security and their impact and to discuss the implications of DG and IMDG on transportation
This module focuses on global purchasing where students will be able to summarize the role of global procurement management and understand the development of strategic global procurement organizational structure. Students will be able to devise strategies to appoint, evaluate, develop and maintain strategic suppliers, in addition to develop strategies to adopt world-class management information systems.
This module would enable students to understand the scope and role of financial management in meeting the organisation’s objectives. Students will be able to interpret financial statements to understand the financial state of organisations, compute working capital and its role in organisations and prepare business plan. Students will also be able to appraise and the most appropriate source of fund and understand the role of financial management in organisational restructuring & growth. This module will help students capture the link between organisation financial management and supply chain management.
This module will enable students to understand the fundamentals & role of contracts in supply chains and appreciate contracts from a legal perspective. This module will also enable students to evaluate the effectiveness of a contract management team, craft a contract management plan, define the role of Procurement in contract management and identify and alleviate risks in contracts.
Operations and Production
This module will enable students to define the role of production & operations management in supply chains, specifically to evaluate location planning and layout optimisation, capacity planning and production scheduling. Students will be able to understand product design and quality control, work standards and work measurement and to apply RAM knowledge to plant equipment maintenance.
This module will enable students to understand the global marketing framework and how logistics operate within this framework. Specifically, students will be able to differentiate between marketing driven, sales driven and product driven approaches in organizations, they will be able to apply the various research methods in marketing research, and craft simple market entry strategies. Students will also be able to differentiate between product and service marketing and to identify and analyse segmentation principles and develop target marketing and positioning strategies.
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Supply Chain CertificationQualification
Medium (3-12 months)Language
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