This qualification provides people who contribute to the operation and/or management of supply chain activities across the economy with a qualification that demonstrates they have the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to carry out their role to a professional standard. 


The supply chain is key. Without it, the computer you're currently using would never have made it to you, and neither would the chocolate bar you have just eaten. So, as you can imagine, a career in this industry makes you a very important part of everyone's lives!

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  • End-to-end characteristics and processes of the FMCG supply chain in different contexts

  • Critical supply chain key performance indicators

  • Key legislation, policies and procedures that influence the supply chain

  • The characteristics and specific needs of different customer groups

  • Information technology (IT) systems for the supply chain

  • The key principles of Continuous Improvement (CI) Management and Problem Solving

  • The importance of new products and how a product is costed

  • The principles of capacity planning

  • Procurement: the principles of buying

  • Forecasting: the levers and influences on customer and consumer demand

  • Plan manufacture

  • Customer service

  • Logistics


  • Prioritise the flow of FMCG products or services based on evolving and changing information

  • Lead and participate in everyday problem solving activities

  • Use continuous improvement techniques to improve performance

  • Lead the creation/development of Standard Operating Procedures

  • Manipulate and interpret constantly changing data sets to inform decision making

  • Analyse large amounts of data to identify key trends and themes that affect the FMCG supply chain

  • Use IT systems for the supply chain

  • Complete supply chain documentation for audit requirements

  • Develop and manage a small project plan within a supply chain function(s)

  • Identify, manage and escalate risks to the business

  • Communicate using appropriate methods and FMCG terminology


  • Safe working

  • Responsiveness to change

  • Pride in work

  • Have courage/conviction in their decisions and demonstrates ownership of work

  • Acts in alignment with the business vision and values

  • Builds good relationships with others, works collaboratively, contributes ideas and challenges appropriately, leads by example

  • Tenacious approach to problem-solving by working to identify and ensure root causes

  • Highly effective communicator at all levels and with a variety of stakeholders: always acting with integrity and respect


This qualification is for individuals working in a logistics environment aiming to gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a competent and confident Supply Chain Practitioner.


  • Make an Effective Contribution to Develop Relationship

  • Legal and Regulatory Requirements

  • Organisational Approach to Health and Safety

  • Apply Improvements to the Supply Chain

  • Manage Risk in Supply Chain Management

  • Manage a Budget

  • Schedule Logistics Operations 

  • Plan Change in Supply Chains

  • Optimise the Use of Logistics Resources

  • Minimise Environmental Impact

  • Provide Leadership and Strategic Relationships


The apprenticeship will take a minimum of 21 months to complete prior to taking the end-point assessment.

  • Supply Chain Practitioner Level 3

  • Functional skills  


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At System Group we will provide you with all the training you need to become a competent Supply Chain Practitioner

 Allowing you to work in one or more supply chain functions. Typical duties could include forecasting customer demand, liaising with the factories schedule production, processing orders, and building strategic relationships.


If you are an employer who would be interested in recruiting an apprentice or enroling one of your existing employees on the apprenticeship programme, please contact us and we will help you with any queries.


0151 317 4450


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