SCM - Supply Chain Management Foreign Trade Training Center

Course details

Enterprises which typically spend around 60% of their revenue on covering their purchasing & Supply Costs can greatly enhance their competitive and delivery performance through improved supply chain management. This programme is designed by the International Trade Centre (ITC) as a led initiative that answers enterprises' rapidly growing need to develop skills in this key area. 

Learning Objectives    

By the end of the course participants will learn methods used to:

  • Ensure their continuity of supply;
  • Reduce supply lead- times;
  • Optimize the quality of their supply;
  • Promote supply innovation; and
  • Reduce supply and inventory costs;


The programme designs helps enterprises to improve all aspects of managing their supply chains through the following 12 core subjects:

Module 1

  • Understanding the corporate environment

Module 2

  • Specifying requirements and planning supply

Module 3 

  • Analyzing supply markets

Module 4  

  • Developing supply strategies

Module 5  

  • Appraising and short listing suppliers

Module 6  

  • Obtaining & selecting offers

Module 7  

  • Negotiating

Module 8  

  • Preparing the contract

Module 9  

  • Managing international logistics

Module 10  

  • Managing inventory

Module 11  

  • Measuring inventory

Module 12  

  • Measuring and evaluating performance

In addition to the core modules, there are 4 supplementary modules to cover topics that cut across the purchasing and supply chain as follows:

Module 13

  • Environmental performance

Module 14

  • Group Purchasing

Module 15

  • E-Procurement

Module 16

  • Customer relation-ship Management

Module 17

  • Operations Management

Module 18

  • Managing Finance along the Supply Chain

Who Should Attend

  • Export Specialists
  • Logistics Specialists
  • Executive Managers

Course Location

About Foreign Trade Training Center

FTTC is a non-profit autonomous training institute under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry "MTI". FTTC aims at developing Egyptian export competitiveness through providing training services to enhance and empoTheyr exporters' skills, knowledge and capabilities.

FTTC is accredited and acknowledged by different international institutes and organizations specialized in the field of export promotion. FTTC is certificated according to the international standard ISO 9001.

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