QQI Supply Chain Operations

Supply Chain Operations

Learn the skills and competence in the practice of supply chain logistics.

The purpose of this QQI Level 5 award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the principles and practice of supply chain logistics to work independently and under supervision within national, international and global market trading environments.

Learners attending this programme must meet RPL criteria. Your entry to this course is not guaranteed until The Cpl Institute training team can confirm your RPL eligibility.

If you are unsure of your eligibility contact us on 01 895 5755.

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On course completion learners will be able to:

  1. Outline inbound, outbound, and internal movement supply chain logistic networks
  2. Explore supply chain trends of the 21st century including logistic hubs, E-procurement procedures and Just-In-Time inventory planning
  3. Examine key terminology in inventory concepts and materials requirements planning
  4. Describe legal requirements for changes in ownership within channels of distribution in import and export markets
  5. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of 3rd party distribution strategic partnerships
  6. Identify and predict using forecasting methods product life cycles of various markets recognising turbulent markets, predictable markets, and repetitive markets
  7. Explore how environmental sustainability impacts inbound and outbound freight
  8. Examine logistic paths from China, Japan, Asia, USA, Europe
  9. Develop a supply chain logistics mix based on warehousing, transport, and delivery service for a company of choice
  10. Operate computer systems to support electronic data interchange between all stakeholders within the supply chain
  11. Analyse factors of warehousing decisions taking size, location and storage facilities into consideration
  12. Analyse the functions of a distribution centre from receiving, storage, order picking and dispatch to meet guaranteed delivery schedules

All learning outcomes must be assessed:

  • Examination – Theory 40% – An examination provides a means of assessing a learner’s ability to recall and apply knowledge, skills and understanding within a set period of time and under clearly specified conditions. A theory-based examination assesses the ability to recall, apply and understand specific theory and knowledge.
  • Assignment 60% – An assignment is an exercise carried out in response to a brief with specific guidelines as to what should be included. An assignment is usually of short duration and may be carried out over a specified period of time. There are two assignments


  • Pass 50% – 64%
  • Merit 65% – 79%
  • Distinction 80% – 100%


Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.


QQI Level 5 Supply Chain Operations Certificate