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Poll: What modes of training would you prefer for CIPS or CILT AND APICS or ISM professional programs?

Self study: 20% (2 votes)
Class room based lecture: 20% (2 votes)
Supported learning ( CD,Study Note/Guide): 50% (5 votes)
Lecture/assisted revisions (close to exams): 10% (1 vote)
Online/webinars lectures: 0% (0 votes)
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Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by omooiza(f): 5:55pm On Mar 08, 2008
Thanks alot Wills. That will sue be helpful. But could you advise on which of them you think is better or widely used? thanks for the time.
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by manoy(m): 10:52pm On Mar 16, 2008
Are u guys aware that CILT Nigeria is waxing so strong now,Join the body b4 it becomes something else

Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by Stranger66: 9:40am On Mar 23, 2008
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by onwuzuam(m): 2:40pm On Apr 15, 2008
Dear Logisticians,
Am conducting a research on Procurement procedures and practices in Banks and Financial Institutions.
Appreciated if I can get a lead from anyone who has access to appropriate info.
My e-mail address is onwuzuam@gmail.com.
Thanking you kindly.
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by wills(m): 3:12pm On Apr 15, 2008
i dont really know anyone working in the banking sector, but i will try to see how i can get the word around.


and Thanks for using the Thread
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by onwuzuam(m): 3:18pm On Apr 15, 2008
Many Thanks for your swift response.
Kind regards.
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by wills(m): 2:52pm On Apr 25, 2008
P&G Procter and Gamble Nigeria Open Logistics and Supply Chain Mgt Seminar

See the Details below, act fast apply Online via the Link below

Supply Chain and Logistics Seminar Nigeria (SCL) 2008-CS 00001218

The SCL is a one day working session that was established to help gain practical experience in the supply chain management and administration skills in students/individuals who are interested in building their career in this field. The 1st edition of the annual seminar in Nigeria will be held on Tuesday , May 6th, 2008 at the P&G Office in Lagos Nigeria. Travel and accommodation expenses for all participants will be paid by P&G (Where applicable).

During this event, you and other excellent students from around Nigeria will run a multinational business, developing your management and supply chain / logistics skills by working in teams and interacting with experienced P&G executives. The SCL is an opportunity for you to learn within P&G.

The SCL will expose you to a real life business case study, which challenges you to develop strategies and drive decisions together with top students from all over the nation.

The Supply Chain and Logistics Seminar will give you the opportunity to:
- Develop your Supply chain and Integrated logistics skills.
- Forecast Demand and own Supply plans.
- Test yourself in an international business environment.
- Interact with fellow students and experienced P&G executives to solve the types of business challenges and management issues you would face when working in an international organization like Procter & Gamble.

We don’t communicate many details about the content upfront, as part of the challenge is to cope with the many surprises that you will encounter during the seminar. So, don’t miss this unforgettable global experience!

Testimonials from other P&G Seminars :
"Fun loving professionals" is how I would define the European Financial Seminar experience in general and P&G in particular. The EFS is a great experience, and grants one with hte true multinational experience you can get anywhere in the world. Meeting people of diverse cultural background and sharing with them is one experience I will love to have over and over again. Ronke Osinnuwa Nigeria.

Application is only open to;
Students graduating in the 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 academic session with career interest in Supply Chain / Integrated Logistics.
B.Sc.degree holders with not more than 18 months experience in Supply Chain Management / Logistics / Warehousing / Distribution.

If you have any specific question, please contact Victor Adebayo at adebayo.vf@pg.com

Job A Student Program/Seminar
Primary Location Nigeria-Lagos-Lagos
Other Locations
Schedule Part-time
Job Type Temporary Work



All the Best, See U there.
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by Joey82(m): 10:23am On Apr 29, 2008
hi wills, tried to apply with d url here but was told application is closed, what else do i do
i'm so interested o
wish to hear from u o
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by wills(m): 12:25pm On May 02, 2008

I think with the P and G thing you MUST! first be invited, they will send you an email after your application online for you to take a Test in their Office in lagos, its based on the outcome of that text and an interview, you will be invited to perticipate in the SCL Seminar.

So try check your mail or email the Victor Guy thats on that email i posted above and find out more about your application. you still have b/w Now and Monday, so Just give it a shot and see what turn out. Cheers and all the best
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by wills(m): 2:46pm On Jul 03, 2008

Job reference n°: NGA0195


an international group operating in the logistics sector, is looking for a Transport & Logistic Coordinator for its Nigerian’s subsidiary.


Reporting to the Operations manager and in close relationship with the clearing dept, the Transport and logistics coordinator is in charge of planning and managing all logistics services which consist of a fleet of over 60 trucks.
This position has the responsibility for budget adherence, productivity improvements, team training, safety and customer service.


• To organize all land transportation
• To update the rates and give technical advices and quotations
• To optimize the transport and logistics capacities of the company
• To maintain close contacts with forwarding
• Full supervision of the operation and maintenance of the following
• Job Planning, invoicing, morning operations review, night operations review, dispatching official documentation, Checking file process to Head Office
• To invoice : stevedoring job end of the month, storage of containers, demurrages on containers, export and packing for containers ; to receive invoices from dedicated hired trucks
• Controlling: Balance sheet (results), Drivers board book, Administrative complain book, Operating account
• Control: to follow demurrages, Ratio fuel consumption / mileage
• Boards: Comparison CAP haulage and delay, demurrages and aborted jobs; Comparison fuel and overtime, availability ratio, rentability (spare parts costs, tyres costs, immobilisation time, mileage) per truck and fleet; board control costs (communication, furniture); monthly logistics and transport gross margin


• Minimum 5 years experience in the logistic sector, with a real experience in the optimization of a fleet of trucks or any similar equipments
• 5 years experience of significant team management
• Master of the logistics’ softwares
• A driving License is a must
• Fluent in English
• Computer fluency
• Has strong communication skills and professional appearance
• The ability to communicate on all levels
• Excellent leadership, motivational and presentation skills
• Works well under pressure and able to be up to the deadlines


Attractive Expatriate package

If your experience, personal characteristics and qualifications meet the position specifications and your personal objectives are to seek such a challenge, then we would like to hear from you with details of your current earnings, up to date CV and explanation as to why your achievements to date fit you for consideration.

Please send us your salary expectations, your english resume and application form and indicate the job reference NGA0195 at: adexen-52841@talentprofiler.com

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Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by wills(m): 3:00pm On Jul 03, 2008
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK, is represented all over the world. Each National Council or Section operate individually, and are overseen by an International body to maintain Quality Standards.

Membership of the Institute is held locally in NIGERIA, subscriptions are paid to the local office, as well as all other aspects of Institute administration.


National Independent Section

The Chartered Institute of Logistics
& Transport in Nigeria
c/o Nigerian Railway Buildings
Murtala Muhammad way
Alagomeji PO BOX 152
Ebuta Meta

Telephone 00 234 1 7940437

Fax 00 234 1 2693593

Email ciltnig@yahoo.com

Website http://www.ciltnig.com

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.


Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by joloms(m): 6:33pm On Jul 03, 2008

Got this info about logistics and supply chain, a field i suddenly got interested in and i have been looking for information concerning the courses i need to take to give me a better edge when looking for jobs in that area.i would also like to know if there is any firm that gives training in that area.

Well i searched the internet for info about this field in nigeria but came up with not so much stuff and would be grateful if i could be further enlightened about the field.

nairaland has been a major help in terms of job search and other comments about things that matter.

I look forward to getting any response from you.

Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by brownbonno(m): 5:10pm On Jul 05, 2008
This will give you an insight.

Distribution/logistics manager: Job description and activitiesJob description A logistics manager is responsible for managing processes involved in a supply chain and liaises with a variety of parties, including suppliers of raw materials, manufacturers, retailers and, increasingly, consumers. Logistics managers co-ordinate processes to ensure customer satisfaction. An awareness of and strategic response to external influences, such as legislation, is vital.The role of distribution manager within logistics may involve transportation, stock control, warehousing, and ensuring structures are in place to monitor the flow of goods and materials. IT plays a key part within the logistics field in forecasting increasingly complex systems of stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and performance evaluation.

Typical work activities
Responsibilities vary according to the specific job role and whether the employing company is a manufacturer, retailer, or specialist service provider. A range of business tasks is undertaken to support the smooth and efficient operation of supply chain processes and typical work activities usually include:
monitoring the quality, cost and efficiency of the movement and storage of goods;
co-ordinating and controlling the order cycle and associated information systems;
analysing data to monitor performance and plan improvements;
allocating and managing staff resources according to changing needs;
liaising and negotiating with customers and suppliers;
developing business by gaining new contracts, analysing logistical problems and producing new solutions.
When managing warehouse or transport staff, the role may also include:
implementing health and safety procedures;
managing staff training issues;
motivating other members of the team;
project management;
setting objectives.
More senior roles in logistics may involve:
planning projects;
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by joloms(m): 7:41am On Jul 10, 2008
Hi brownbonno,

Got your mail and I am very grateful cause its beginning to give me a perspective in the direction I should go.Thank you for breaking down the different areas of logistics and listing some of the responsibilities.

But then if it is not too much trouble I would also like to know where and if a degree or certification courses can be obtained in this field to put one at an advantage.

Look foward to hearing from you.

Thanks again.
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by NoWee(m): 11:03am On Jul 29, 2008
Hello Wills,

Thank you very kindly for the good work you are doing here. This thread is very informative and infectious, and has made me to develop interest in Logistic and SCM.

I am going to start studying a first degree in International Business this academic year (from August). My question is when will it be wise for me to become a member of CIPS and start taking various stages of their exams? Should I start now or wait till I finish my first degree?
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by wills(m): 1:38pm On Jul 29, 2008
You are most welcome Sir,

To share ideas, inspire each other and develop our knowledge, share information and more is what this tread is all about.

To your question since you are starting your studies for a first degree in International Business, I suggest you start at the Level 2 introductory certificate levels and build your way up the ladder, however since you are in the UK, there’s an alternative route to full membership, find out if the course of study you are about to undertake is an accredited degree, N/SVQ level 4 in Procurement or SCM.

Level 2 award?
It is designed to provide an overview for anyone who is interested in developing their knowledge of purchasing; those who are new to the purchasing function and those whose job role requires them to make limited purchasing decisions. It is likely that they will have little formal knowledge of or training in purchasing processes.

Level 2 is the first award on the CIPS ladder of qualifications so someone new to purchasing may use it as the first step on the ladder and continue upwards to the other Levels. However it can equally be a stand-alone qualification. Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Introductory Certificate, you will be awarded the grade of Certificate Member
Membership types to meet your educational and professional needs
Membership structure caters for different educational and professional needs, both of those working directly in purchasing and supply chain management and its associated disciplines, students and of those with an interest in the area.

The seven types of membership provide a clear structure that allows entry at an appropriate level, accurately reflecting your academic standards, vocational skill, experience and contribution to the profession.

CIPS Membership Grades --------Grade on completion

Level 7 Executive Diploma --------MCIPS
Level 6 Graduate Diploma(+3 years’ experience)-Full Member MCIPS
Level 5 Advanced Diploma ----------Associate Member
Level 4 Foundation Diploma ----------Diploma Member
International Advanced Certificate ---------Certificate Member
Level 3 Certificate ---------Certificate Member
International Certificate ---------Certificate Member
Level 2 Introductory Certificate ----------Certificate Member
Affiliate ----------Affiliate Member

1. Fellow (FCIPS) – awarded to existing Members (MCIPS) with a record of outstanding achievement and competence in purchasing and supply chain management.

2. Full Member (MCIPS) – Full Members are recognized internationally for their professional accomplishment. Most Members achieve MCIPS by completing the CIPS Graduate Diploma. However, alternative routes include the successful completion of an accredited degree, N/SVQ level 4 in Procurement or SCM, CIPS Corporate Award, or a CIPS Personal Development Plan.

3. Associate Member – Associate Member is the grade for people who are developing their careers, those who achieved the Level 5 Advanced Diploma or a CIPS Corporate Award Stage 1, or working towards MCIPS through the Personal Development Plan (PDP). Please note that although successful completion of a PDP awards Full Member status, it does not award the Graduate Diploma.

4. Diploma Members - Diploma Members have successfully completed the Level 4 Foundation Diploma or the International Advanced Certificate.

5. Student – Certificate Member Student memberships is the entry level for new practitioners at the earliest stage of their professional development and are undertaking CIPS qualifications or their equivalent. Students have full access to CIPS benefits at a reduced subscription rate during their course of study, Level 3 certificate
Level 2 introductory certificate, International certificate

6. Affiliates – this grade is designed for individuals who do not wish to become professionally qualified but have a strong interest in purchasing and supply. There are no entry qualifications for affiliate membership.

To join any of the qualification programmes offered by CIPS you must first register as a member. A registration fee is payable together with an annual subscription to maintain your registration and to give you access to the examinations.

Hope this information helps, leave a post on the tread is you need further clearifications.
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by abinibi: 1:25pm On Aug 21, 2008
Anyone interested in studying for certification through CIPS should approach British Council for registration and Exams.

I work with one of d Oil majors though have several challenges as a contract staff,I am fortunate to be an SAP user as hardly does any contract staff have d access in my department.

I currently have certifications at level 5 with CIPS but through self study and exams were written @ British council, start now so u can register for May exam in 09 as exams are written only twice in Nigeria,May & November, am willing to help anyone through the certification process bu I am in PH.

I studied Mech Engr, but I tell u, I am most fulfilled because SCM or whatever u call it is tied to Manufacturing which is my chosen specialty in Engineering.

Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by wills(m): 10:00pm On Aug 21, 2008
Dear Abinibi,

Thanks so much for joining in on this tread, i trust your wealth of experience in this profession will do most of us  a lot of good in our professional quest in SCM, Procurement and logistics.

Like you i studied mech engr, (production option) , now progressing to Level 5 in the CIPS certifications and currently i work within the commercial department of a major logistics support servicing company.

I certainly will love to meet with you, one on one, i reside and work in PH .

Cheers and God bless.
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by Biliamin(m): 5:54pm On Aug 26, 2008
I have been following this thread for long. I want to really appreciate Wills and other nairalanders for taken their time to keep people informed.

I have HND in Bus Admin and am currently working in one of the indigenous companies in Lagos as a purchasing officer. I have been thinking of which prof. exam to take first after my graduation and I came across this very one. After much consultations I got the address of CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT OF NIGERIA and I obtained the registration form.

My worry is this:

I planned 70k for reg and first stage payment. I want to know if i should start with this CIPMN or CIPS.

Kindly advice me as lecture commences this saturday.

Thanks so much in advance
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by wills(m): 9:32am On Aug 27, 2008
With out a doubt, I will say you should go for CIPS, and here are some of my reasons.

CIPS is an international professional body with its certifications having a whole lot of acceptance globally.
Professional body like CIPS, ISM and IPSA in South Africa to me, are like pile drivers in the profession,

With CIPS its not just certifications, there are many means to keep track of developments in the profession and also means to updated your knowledge, e.g. conferences, workshops and seminars, training/short courses, Supply management magazine, articles and publications, research findings, Continuing Professional Development CPD, access to international journal, P and SCM tools and templates, online study and the ability to network within the profession.

The cost of pursuing CIPS is quite reasonable with special reduced fees for Africa, also having means to pay for subscription and exams fees locally via the British council makes it a lot easier.

We live in the era of Globalization and like they say, I think its time “We Nigerians wake up and smell the coffee” and position our self’s to compete in this global economy. In this light, I think and strongly feel that the CIPMN should be a lot more strategic in its approach towards the profession. Some sort of partnership or affiliation to CIPS will be the best way to go there’s no better time than now, since a Nigerian and the first black man is now the President of CIPS
Dr Bola Afolabi (FCIPS) General Manager SAP, NNPC.

So my Friend I think CIPS is an easy choice to make in this matter. But all the same CIPMN is our own national body regulating the profession of P and SCM Locally and deserves our support in other ways we can give that support.

Hope this help

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Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by abinibi: 9:35am On Aug 29, 2008

Its a good question u asked and I would say it all depends on your career objectives which may be

Purchasing Certification Short Term Objective CIPSM
Career development Long Term Objective CIPS
Professional Networking Long Term CIPS/CIPSM
Career Mobility Mid Term CIPS
International Recognition Long term CIPS

If I heard u well, u have an HND and presently practice as a purchaing officer so I would assume all of the stated objectives apply to you.

I could have gone ahead to rate both qualification on each objective but want to keep it brief, but I hope u understand that as an entrant CIPSM may give u a leverage as a one-off qualification but as earlier mentioned by wills,on a long term you have more to gain with CIPS qualification.

I have been on both side,I am a member of both but I got considered for international opportunities not until when my profile started reading CIPS qualifications being an international standard across d globe both in africa,europe and asia.

I get invited for conferences across the globe and have opportunity of meeting professionals from different countries, need I tell you more.

If your immediate objective is certification and your endurance both financial & duration wise is not much then proceed but if you have the strenght for CIPS then jump at it noting that CIPS certification automatically qualifies u to register as a member with CIPSM.

Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by wills(m): 10:56am On Aug 29, 2008
AB. Well said,

Your breakdown, really drove it home making a decision as regards CIPS/CIPSM would not be a tough task for anyone going by your analysis.
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by Biliamin(m): 10:19am On Sep 01, 2008
Kudos to you guys

@ Wills

Thanks for your response

@ Abinibi

Thanks for the analysis.

It has really opened my heart.
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by Biliamin(m): 5:16pm On Sep 01, 2008
hi wills and AB,

I will so much appreciate it if you can assist me on any vital information required for CIPS. I have been to their site and I discovered that registration in on for November diet.

I require information like:
stage to appy for with my qualification
Location for Lectures, if any
Past Questions.

My persomnal E mail is midborn2002@yahoo.co.uk.

Thanks so much in advance
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by wills(m): 11:33am On Sep 03, 2008

hi wills and AB,

I will so much appreciate it if you can assist me on any vital information required for CIPS. I have been to their site and I discovered that registration in on for November diet.

I require information like:
stage to appy for with my qualification
Location for Lectures, if any
Past Questions.

My persomnal E mail is midborn2002@yahoo.co.uk.

Thanks so much in advance

@ Biliamin,
CIPS Normally will process your application for membership within a week or two. However at busiest times it can take longer, up to 28 days to confirm your membership.

Reg for NOV 2008 exams closes on the 17 of SEPT 2008, so the chances of you taking the Nov exams is quite slim, but I will suggest that if you really want to take the Nov exams, you should contact CIPS Membership Advice at qualifications@cips.org they can tell you if this will be possible, then you can commence your registration at the Local British council Office closest to you.

As regards your questions below

I will get back to you on that later, duty calls.
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by abinibi: 11:09pm On Sep 03, 2008
@ biliamin,

If you need acess to materials/past questions on CIPS website just go on with d registration @ British Council,I would send the registration form to your mail.

For online prep through accenture SUPPLY CHAIN ACADEMY,visit www.supplychainacademy.com,requires registration.I dnt know how much it cost cause I got acess tru my employer.

For Study Guides and assistance as to what level to commence certification,call AKWA CONSULTING Mr Victor 08033187121,its the CIPS registered exam prep center in Nigeria somwhere around Borno way @ ALAGOMEJI.

Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by Biliamin(m): 5:18pm On Sep 04, 2008
thanks a million guyz
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by deledanny: 2:41pm On Sep 05, 2008
Hi guys, tanx a million for this info cause have been trin to get info about cips exams and membership details. hav also been having probs with the stage to start with, I will rather prepare for may exams since dis year is gone
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by uckings: 12:31pm On Sep 10, 2008
I am a new member on this forum and very much interested in the SCM.please are there updates on this
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by abinibi: 3:18pm On Sep 15, 2008

I am a new member on this forum and very much interested in the SCM.please are there updates on this

I am sure most of us are involved in SCM related functions within our organisations and in other for us to learn new things within the function across industries I would suggest we just drop a note on the lastest SCM practice within our firm and value/benefits to your organisation in achieving its biz objectives

You will agree with me that SCM function is a transferable skill within the industries; just mention it,the Oil & Gas,Manufacturing ,Third Party Logistics,Banking,Projects,Mining,Hospitality etc.We can share this practices with fellow nairalanders hoping to learn a new thing or perhaps solve SCM related problems being SCM consultants within our various industries.

I`ll will start with myself in the next thread.
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by abinibi: 4:09pm On Sep 15, 2008
One new thing in My firm is Demand Management Strategy.

In E & P, there are thousands of activities dat culminates to production of crude Oil and as a result you can imagine the multitude of vendors and categories of services expected to be managed by the SCM function.

Managing vendors and services categories is a complex process,it involves the entire tendering process prior to award of contract,the management of the contracts post-award and the related vendor relationship management.

If you do this for hundreds of thousand of vendors,you can imagine the thread of tasks involved for the entire contract life-cycle management.

What demand management achieve is simplify and standardise the entire contract life-cycle mgt through various plans and tactics to manage user requests,just to mention one of such tactics, consortium contracting pull together services of similar categories within a user function e.g logistics in order to simplify specifications and standardise service,at the long run and this would achieve savings that would directly impact the organizations bottom line.

If you don't understand my explanations please ask questions.
Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by Biliamin(m): 4:29pm On Sep 18, 2008
Hi guys,

words of mouth alone cannot actually express my gratitude and appreciation to u guys who have used your exposure and experiences to elighten others on this thread and even the owner of this GREAT SITE - SEUN OSEWA. I pray God almighty continue to shower His blessings upon us all and increase us in knowledge and wisdom. Amen


I went to AKWA CONSULTING at Alagomeji. One Mr. Maxwell attended to me and he downloaded everything for me as per the Exam. He said I should register for FOUNDATION--level 4 with my qualifications. I also sent a mail to qualification@cips.org and they sent me all the necessary information required by a new intakes. I so much appreciate you guys. Thanks


Kindly send me your mail address for personal contact.


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