The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Ireland (CILT) launched an improved Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management in 2014. This will provide students on the course with an enhanced form of study that will give them a valuable insight into the industry. When they have completed their studies, the students will understand how to deal with complex issues that will benefit their companies. Here we consider the key areas of the improved diploma and how it can benefit your business.


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Benefits of the CILT diploma

Being able to establish a lean supply chain and create more efficient logistical processes will lead to increased profits for any business involved in the sector. The IDC Manufacturing Insights Report for 2014 highlighted that efficiency is one of the key drivers that manufacturers need to consider to be successful. This includes transport providers, storage facilities and companies dealing with pallet racking in Ireland.

The CILT diploma offers companies a competitive edge, which will bring about cost savings. It is vital that those responsible for logistics keep up with best practice procedures and the CILT wants to make it easier for professionals to enhance competency levels and improve their expertise.

The CILT diploma

The CILT diploma will be of benefit to all logistical organisations and professionals and gives them the ability to become qualified in their area of expertise. Students need to study for a period of two years and this is achieved through tutorials and the combination of academic study and practical skills. This helps students to enhance their skills and then successfully transfer them to logistical environments, perhaps working for a storage solutions provider such as rackzone.

In the first year, students will work towards the CILT Advanced Certificate in Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management. This will focus on customer service, warehousing, transportation and management skills.

The second year will end with students successfully completing the diploma. The work will include financial management, business strategy, inventory and procurement, and human resources management.

Students will be assessed through four assessments in each year, a work related project and a two-hour examination.

Those in the industry who complete the CILT’s improved diploma will stand themselves in good stead within their profession. This will enable them to bring about cost and productivity efficiencies for their employer.