Burman Associates

Burman Associates


Burman Associates is an international supply chain consultancy and training company with over 20 years' experience of operating in this field.At Burman Associates, we help our clients by: * Removing time and cost, eliminating waste across the supply chain. * Extending the scope of their supply chain - easing the move into new product and service areas, market sectors and geographical regions. * Outsourcing non-core supply chain and logistics activities quickly and cost-effectively, allowing our customers to focus on what they do best. * Laying the groundwork for continual improvement and flexibility, helping customers to create in-house processes to sustain a new way of operating.


* Formed in 1984 in response to a growing demand from the supply chain community for access to world-class standards of supply chain management (SCM) practice. * Our reputation as a unique supply chain management consultancy and training provider is built on the fact that all of our directors have held senior positions within supply chain management. A combination of practical knowledge and experience in this field ensures we access and implement best practice. * We have offices in the UK, France and Russia with a network of specialist consultants world-wide.

Advantages of studying here

Burman Associates has both the breadth and depth of skills necessary to support all aspects of our customers’ supply chain through the global expertise of our Directors and Associates.We provide training in supply chain management for all levels, from general introduction to specialist one-to-one coaching for managers, in the UK and in Europe. We have solid experience of delivering training in multi-lingual environments, and of working with translator-trainers.Our courses range from one day duration to a longer term programme which can be undertaken over several months. Where relevant, we also link up with Universities and Colleges in the UK and across Europe who specialise in Supply Chain Management to offer accredited courses.Our supply chain training courses can be taught in a classroom situation, project/workshop environment or through distance learning combined with teaching and tutoring.

Areas of specialisation

Our skills include:* Activity-based costing modelling* Benchmarking of the supply chain* Change management* Coaching (one to one, executive and team coaching in all aspects of supply chain management)* Distribution network management* Facilities location* Franchising* Importing, exporting, customs and tariffs* Inventory management and stock control* Invitation to tender production and response* IT systems for supply chains* Logistics management* Operations management* Outsourcing* Performance measures in the supply chain* Sales forecasting* SAP applications to support supply chains* Scheduling* Supplier selection, auditing and development* Supply chain strategy and business planning* 3rd and 4th party logistics advice* Training in all aspects of supply chain bespoke or off the shelf courses to meet customer needs* Transport management* Warehouse management and operations