Supply Chain Risk Management

Learn the concepts of supply chain risk management with specific focus on how globalised outsourcing, specialisation and just in time production are changing the risk environments for many organisations. The qualification provides a broad understanding of supply chain risk management principles and practices. The relevance of the qualification is explained in the context of increasingly extended organisations facing an expanded range of complex interconnected risks.

Recommended Eligibility for Indian Candidates

  • Level 3

  • Duration :  6 - 9 months
  • No. Of Units :  1 (6 Units)
  • Study Hours :  180 - 200
  • Online Study Resources
  • Exam Location :  Choose from the 360 centers in India
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  • Duration :  6 - 9 months
  • No. Of Units :  1 (6 Units)
  • Study Hours :  180 - 200
  • Online Study Resources
  • Exam Location :  Choose from the 360 centers in India

Demonstrate an understanding of how supply chains operate and the risk implications of ongoing developments from various perspectives including those of the public and private sectors. With IRM's supply chain risk management qualification, you will be able to help your organisation implement the appropriate governance frameworks across extended organisational boundaries and the need to ensure “cross-functional” thinking and measurement. The qualification empowers you with the knowledge on the major sources of disruption and other risks that supply chains face including the application across industries.

Upon completion of the qualification you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how supply chains operate and the risk implications of ongoing developments from various perspectives including those of a public and private perspective.
  • Explain the nature of the major sources of disruption and other risks that supply chains face and understand how these can differ by industry sector and the various impacts these can have.
  • Help your organisation implement the appropriate governance frameworks across extended organisational boundaries and the need to ensure “cross-functional silo” thinking and measurement.
  • Discuss the importance of the ethical and moral obligations in a supply-chain context, recognising the impact it can have on brand value and reputation.
  • Contribute knowledgeably to identifying, assessing and controlling the supply chain risks that your organisation faces.
  • Discuss supply chain incident management and reporting, and apply the principles of audit and assurance to these risks.
  • Contribute to supply chain financial risk transfer decisions such as insurance and hedging and the limitations of these mechanisms.
  • Explain the new supply chain risk challenges and developments in the context of complexity and value-added networks and the global challenges of sustainability, urbanisation and Industry 4.0.
  • Explain how digital analytics and data can be used to drive greater transparency whilst at the same time being aware of the new risks these developments create.

Entry Criteria

There are no entry criteria for the Supply Chain Risk Management qualification. However, the recommended eligibility is:

  • Candidates who have completed their graduation OR
  • Students or professionals who have successfully completed IRM's Level 2 Examination

IRM's qualifications are delivered and assessed in English. If English is not your first language, we recommend you have an Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element less than 5.5) or equivalent evidence of competence in the English language before beginning your studies.