Logistics Warehouse and Supply Chain Awards 2023

16 Most Innovative International Supply Chain Development Organisation 2023 Established in 2012 by Founder, Kevin Ruffit, The Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM) offers flexible, online qualifications to support the career development of those working in the supply chain industry. Dedicated to promoting best practice through its industry-leading courses and training, IoSCM provides high-quality education to meet today’s increasing industry demands. Its dedicated support team offers one-to-one support to all learners with tailored tutor feedback to provide direction and guidance in their progress. UK supply chains are continuing to face challenges, from supply issues to workforce shortages. IoSCM is a future-forward organisation and through its Expert Network is able to provide its members with the tools to predict industry trends, future-proof their operations, and take them forward through the challenges and achievements of today’s supply chain operations. In July, the institute launched a new syllabus to ensure its staff and students had access to up-to-date and future-forward materials. Its dedication to education and training enables IoSCM to continue to deliver qualifications from introductory level to senior strategic level for the world’s largest corporations, SMEs, the military, and local government. IoSCM believes in giving every learner much more than just a qualification, providing the opportunity to grow and professionally develop within its expansive industry network. The organisation provides a bespoke solution to employers looking to improve productivity, evolve their business, and motivate workforces. For consistent investment in its students and the wider supply chain industry, The Institute of Supply Chain Management has earned this year’s award for Most Innovative International Supply Chain Development Organisation. Company: The Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM) Web Address: www.ioscm.com Prior to the conception of The Institute of Supply Chain Management, there was a distinct lack of training opportunities for those working in the supply chain sector. The demanding work schedules of many industry professionals halted career progression, with time-sensitive qualifications ill-suited for those within supply chain management. IoSCM solves this issue by offering accredited online qualifications tailored to the learner’s specific job role to be studied at their own pace. Courses on offer include supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing and production, warehousing, logistics and transport, leadership, and business operations. Career prospects in supply chain management are seldom mentioned in schools, meaning students are not aware of the scope of employment options available to them. IoSCM has recently set up the project, IoSCM Choices, to highlight the job opportunities within the supply chain industry across schools and colleges. The initiative spans across all ages from primary school through to young adult learners. IoSCM works with major organisations around the world to ensure employees are educated to the highest standard by focusing on the development of supply chain skills to enhance their careers. This allows employers to increase productivity, cut costs, and meet objectives. Over the years, IoSCM has continued to grow with branches in Middle East/North Africa (MENA), India, Southeast Asia, Europe, and West and Central Africa. The institute also works closely with the British Armed Forces to support the development of those in supply chain roles, and those looking to transition into civilian roles within the industry. In 2020, IoSCM achieved the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for the level of support and range of services it provides to the Armed Forces. With service leavers from the Army, Navy, and RAF making up to 90% of its delivery team, IoSCM strives to nurture their individual experiences and enable service leavers to develop new skills within the industry. Priding itself on its inclusive and supportive structure, the institute has been awarded the Good Work Pledge, Disability Confident Employer, and are signatories of the Living Wage pledge. IoSCM has an impressive 98% pass rate across all qualifications and its accessible online learning platform provides customised resources and course materials for the benefit of each individual student. Jul23308