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CIOP training and certification program is delivered over 90 hours of classroom/online training in corporate and retail batches. The uniqueness of this program is that it addresses the modern supply chain trends without loosing the traditional aspects. This program prepares the participants for supply chain management in 2025 and beyond by infusing the learnings need in the areas of industry 4.0 such as Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (M/L) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). It also deals with process improvement philosophies, methods, and tools such as Microsoft Visio. The program deals with almost 50+ supply chain analysis techniques.


The warehouse and distribution systems are intrinsically linked for effective supply chain management and real time inventory control. There is much value that is locked up between the various processes involved in managing the supply chain, when companies collaborate with each other, they are able to unlock that value and share its advantages. Procurement, production and inventory should all be managed using a common platform so that shared business logic can be applied to all areas of the business. The new, innovative Active External Integration (AiO) Platform is an important first step in making this happen. The Platform brings together the capabilities of companies who traditionally had their systems based in silos and isolated from one another. With the help of these systems, the silos will dissipate and the companies will be able to create more economic value per unit by combining both functionality and cost saving in their systems.

There are many benefits that will be realised when organisations decide to collaborate on their supply chain systems. When a business process is split into several discrete components, it takes much longer to execute the required action, which results in lost sales and wasted man hours. When systems are able to operate as a group, this results in much improved efficiency, fewer errors and reduced waiting time for orders. By grouping systems together and enabling them to communicate with one another, this greatly reduces the potential for data loss or corruption. The efficiency of a supplier or manufacturer is dependent upon how much time they are able to take to assess a contract, approve it, get it signed and get it dispatched.

Using an outsourced company to perform all this work saves the organization considerable time and money. An outsourced organisation is based in a different country and culture from where the business process is being run, so there are additional factors to consider when recruiting the services of a system integrator. One of the most important is to ensure that all communication lines are open between both parties. This is particularly critical when the system being implemented is one of the oldest ones in the organisation. When technology is constantly changing, it is vital to have a system in place that will adapt to these changes. Using a reputable IT recruitment agency can greatly reduce the potential for technological problems cropping up just when the contract is about to start, by ensuring that the testing process is carried out in house, beforehand.

Certified Inventory Optimization Professional 

CIOP is an end-to-end supply chain certification that contains 30 modules such as Introduction to Supply Chain Management, All About Inventory, Production Planning System, Strategic Business Planning, Sales & Operations Planning, Master Scheduling, Material Requirements Planning, Demand Management, Capacity Management, Forecasting, Production Activity Control, Procurement, Order Quantities, Independent Demand Ordering Systems, Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Introduction to Quality, Introduction to Packaging, Introduction to Process, Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Theory of Constraints, Supply Chain Technologies, Supply Chain Techniques, Industry 4.0, International Standards and Supply Chain Risk, Safety and Security. 

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CIOP Knowledge Series

One-Minute Supply Chain Facts

The most recent video is available here. To access the past videos in the One-Minute Supply Chain Facts Series, please click the playlist icon located on the Top-Right of the video.





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