BRASI provides globally accredited training and certification
in the field of Supply Chain and Operations Management
CISCOM is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), demonstrating the Quality, Effectiveness and Value of the training program.
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Certificate in Supply Chain & Operations Management
All of Supply Chain Know-How in one place
CISCOM is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), demonstrating its quality, effectiveness and value.
CISCOM is the only professional certificate combining the supply chain and operations management bodies of knowledge into a single, integrated training program. This includes end to end processes, such as Customer Service, Order Management, Forecasting, Planning, Manufacturing, Inventory Management, Warehousing, Transportation and Global Logistics. Also included is an overview of productivity tools such as Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints.
It offers the best value for acquiring career jobs in supply chain and operations management, and bring sustainable improvement to business performance. Students completing the course are capable of developing a sales forecast, managing materials requirement, preparing a production schedule, determining safety stock requirements, calculating Economic Order Quantity for purchasing or manufacturing, conducting a cycle count of inventory, conducting process improvement studies, and understand the warehousing, distribution requirements and transportation.
Four Modules - One Exam
The curriculum consists of the following four modules, covering the concepts and processes from beginning to the end, through different stages.
Module 1 – PLANNING
Module 1 lays the conceptual foundation for further study of the subject matter. Topics reviewed include Competitive Strategy, Product Differentiation, SWOT Analysis, Planning Processes, including Sales & Operations Planning, Master Scheduling, Rough-Cut Capacity Planning, Capacity Requirements Planning, Materials Requirements Planning, Distribution Requirements Planning, Inventory Planning, and other planning processes. Spreadsheets are used to demonstrate calculations and algorithms.
Module 2 – ORGANIZING
Module 2 focuses on the structure of supply chain, and the relevance of various models to the competitive strategy. Factors such as Supply Chain Fragmentation, Complexity, Interdependence and Channel Relationships are discussed, with respect to enhancing customer service, while gaining cost efficiencies. Centralized and decentralized decision making is discussed, from the perspective of efficiency versus flexibility and responsiveness, as a balance between the two is necessary for sustainable growth.
Module 3 – DELIVERING
Delivery is the net outcome of the entire supply chains efforts and operations. Supply chain execution being the front-end of interaction with the customer, the review encompasses forecast of sales, distribution, manufacturing, procurement, outsourcing, and other internal supply chain activities. Costs related to the production and inventory processes are discussed, along with factors such as Contribution Margin, Breakeven Point, Cost Of Goods Manufactured, Cost Of Goods Sold, and other financial concepts relevant to operations.
Module 4 – GROWING
Profitable and consistent growth is the objective of every business, however, external and internal challenges can cause the focus to shift from long term sustainability to short-term expediencies. Strong leadership and the use of appropriate methodologies is the key to maintaining sustainable improvement. Tool kit discussed in this module includes Lean, Six Sigma, Just In Time, Total Quality Management, Toyota Production System, Theory Of Constraints and other proven methodologies for continuous improvement.
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Balancing the 4 Cs of Supply Chain
Training focuses on the following drivers of supply chain performance.
This is the lead function, the ears and eyes of business, which provides visibility in the form of forecast, manages orders, and brings valuable insight to market trends, challenges and opportunities.
Life blood of business – a combined effect of performance and policy. It is generated by the flow of goods and services to the customer, and is optimized by managing operating and capital expenses, avoiding pinch points and maximizing value.
Since price is driven by the competitive market, hence no more a matter of choice, the only lever left to earn decent return is to control cost. Understanding the various aspects of cost and how they impact short and long term profitability is the key to sustainable growth.
Capacity represents the ability to respond to customer needs, and represents a combination of funds, equipment, facilities, people, licenses, patents, goodwill and all else that enables an organization to transform its vision and mission into reality, gaining competitive advantage. Therefore, to understand the nature of capacity, along with its acquisition and utilization, is the key to sustainable growth.
CISCOM Online Training is a great option, to attend the instructor-led sessions from participants’ own locations.
CISCOM EXAM is held online, and is proctored. The exam comprises 120 multiple choice questions to be answered in three hours. Passing score is 70%. In case of unsuccessful first attempt, a retake is allowed at no additional cost.
Some job titles in Supply Chain and Operations Management are listed below
- Supply Chain Analyst
- Procurement/Purchasing Manager
- IT Professional particularly those working in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning environment, for example, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and other systems)
- Logistics Coordinator
- Customer Service Manager
- Shipping Agent, Customs Broker
- Distribution Professional
- Inventory Manager
- Production or Manufacturing Manager
- Sales and Marketing Professional, Brand Manager
- Cost Accountant, Finance Manager
- Regulatory and Compliance Manager
- Product Development Manager
- Project Manager
CISCOM Supply Chain
CISCOM is the FIRST certificate program to combine the supply chain and operations management bodies of knowledge into a single, integrated training program. It offers the best value for acquiring career jobs in supply chain and operations management.