IIMM and MetaCog Launch Online Foundation Supply Management Programme

New online Training Programme in the Supply Chain Management series covers SCM concepts, Demand Planning and Sales and IT tools


Bengaluru, January 15, 2013 — Today, the Indian Institute of Materials Management and MetaCog Solutions announced the launch of the online Foundation Supply Management Programme.

The new programme consists of forty hours of online training and is designed to be completed in 16 weeks. It provides an exposure to aspects of material and resource planning, dwelling on functions like warehousing and logistics.

“IIMM has been providing service to the materials management industry for more than 40 years. The education wing offers a variety of courses from 6 – month diploma courses to PhD programmes and MBA in Materials Management in partnership with universities. The main difference that IIMM offers to students is that its faculty is drawn from working professionals. They are therefore able to offer students a valuable insight into actual work-practices in the field of materials, logistics and supply chain management. Our alumni have risen to CXO positions in ET500 companies in India. With the advancement of technology and bandwidth being affordable, IIMM has decided to launch its E-learning courses. The initial courses will be foundation courses targeted at entry level students, but we will also be launching advanced courses and expert level courses for working professionals,” said Mr. K.C. Harsha, Deputy Director E-learning, IIMM.

Online training programmes are a key complement to traditional class room training programmes. Being able to train without the classic constraints of having to take work days off, travel long distances, incur hotel and transportation expenses is important for most organizations. In addition, online training programmes provide consistently high quality training, immediate feedback to participants as they move from one lesson to the other and the ability to learn topics at their own pace and revisit as required.

By offering more technology-based training options, IIMM will be able to provide access to a larger variety of students than ever before, including those in remote locations. The online learning model includes self-paced online training, video based instruction, testing and certification.

IIMM and MetaCog have already launched online Foundation Programmes on Purchasing Management, Warehousing and Logistics that have been widely appreciated. They expect to release several advanced programmes in the coming months.

IIMM with its Headquarters at Navi Mumbai, is the National Apex body representing a wide spectrum of professionals engaged in various facets of Material Management, responsible for planning, sourcing, Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Through its wide network of 45 branches and 18 chapters having over 8000 members drawn from public and private sectors, IIMM is dedicated to the promotion of the profession of Materials Management. To be able to address the online learning needs of professionals and aspirants, IIMM has partnered with MetaCog Solutions, the leader in online professional training, to develop online courses and certification.

Contact: IIMM

Contact: MetaCog Solutions

Additional information about IIMM – MetaCog online courses is available at http://www.iimm.orghttp://iimmcourses.com/ and www.metacogsolutions.com. This news release and other announcements are available at the websites of IIMM and MetaCog. 



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