UEL eCommerce Day collaboration with Leader.co.za a success!

18th March 2021

UKZN Extended Learning

– by Nkosingiphile Ntshangase

At UKZN Extended Learning (UEL), we are launching a fresh perspective on our Supply Chain Management programme by replacing it with the Global Supply Chain Management (Focus on Business Risk) programme, which will commence on the 26th of May 2021. This programme will provide delegates with a broader perspective of the business landscape and a better understanding of risk management. On the 10th of March 2021, we were delighted to partner with Leader.co.za on an eCommerce campaign to celebrate eCommerce Day. This event aimed to encourage various institutions to host and promote eCommerce related activities on the day, and we hosted a complimentary webinar on Global Risk Management. This webinar successfully let our audience experience a sample of the content yet to come on the Global Supply Chain Management Programme. We had the pleasure of having an international facilitator set the wheels in motion, Dr Robert Trent, a Supply Chain Management academic based in the United States of America and a facilitator on the programme.

The webinar covered the range of potential risk factors and how each poses a threat to the supply chain’s efficiency and effectiveness in various industries. Dr Trent also highlighted how the pandemic had brought a new way of working, such as additional regulatory compliance, which affects trade, increasingly complex networks of worldwide suppliers, and economic and market uncertainty levels. The world of business has evolved as a result. To stay ahead of the supply chain industry curve will demand innovative and problem-solving thinkers for this newly volatile environment. It is essential for individuals involved in the supply chain to exhibit the ability to segment risks by utilising the relevant tools and approaches for managing those risks.

The aim is to help delegates develop their risk management capabilities through understanding the key elements of supply chain risk with detailed approaches. The root of organisational resilience is the level of preparedness in mitigating risk and mastering their disruption recovery processes. Attendees that join the programme in May will receive a comprehensive set of risk management tools, resources and various assessments to ensure ascendancy in the work environment.

To see Dr Trent’s full presentation, click here.

You can also contact us directly for more information on the Global Supply Chain Management Programme:

Faith Ndlovu

T: +27 31 260 1234

E: Ndlovuz1@ukzn.ac.za