Ensuring supply chain management stressed

Speakers at a workshop recommended that effective supply chain management for the business organizations should be ensured to become more competitive at home and abroad.

The supply chain management (SCM) helps to develop innovative new approaches in purchasing besides enhancing competitiveness in cutting total supply cost and lead time, they added.

SCM ensures about 15 percent savings on supply and purchase expenditure of the companies or organizations and about 75 percent of supply lead time reduction. 

Speakers made the remarks at the inaugural ceremony of ‘International 

Certificate Course in Modular Learning System in Supply Chain Management (MLS-SCM) and PGD Course in International Trade (Export & Import) Management’.

DCCI Business Institute (DBI) organised the training program at DBI office in the city on Friday.

Md. Joynal Abdin, Acting Secretary, DCCI & Executive Director, DBI, Enamul Haque Patwary, Director, DCCI spoke on the occasion.  

While addressing, Executive Director, DBI Md. Joynal Abdin said that the courses on International Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma in “Modular Learning System in Supply Chain Management (MLS-SCM)”, have been conducting by DBI in cooperation with International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva since 2004. 

He said all the 18 modules of the course deal with the management of the whole supply chain of a business starting from procurement of raw materials and other inputs up to Customer Relationship Management. 

These Modules have been developed by reputed consultants of ITC for capacity building of developing and least developed countries around the world to become competitive and face challenges of globalization. 

He mentioned that this course is not only beneficial for the company for improving its image, efficiency, competitiveness, profitability and growth by reducing cost of purchasing and lead time, but also for professionals for their career development. 

These courses are equally important for the new entrepreneurs and also enhance the employability of the job seekers, he added. 

Enamul Haque Patwary, Director of DCCI emphasized upon enlarging DBI endeavor through opening up 3 new PGD Courses of 6 months duration, namely Income Tax Management, Custom and VAT management, International Trade (Import & Export Management). 

Seeking cooperation of participating organizations to popularize the new courses, he hoped that these courses will contribute in capacity building of the Private Sector of Bangladesh and improve their performance in competitive global market.

A total of 38 participants from different types of business houses participated in the training programme.