Supply Chain Management

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About this programme:

In a changing world the purpose of Supply Chain Management has transformed from being a function responsible for simple
processes such as warehouse stock and ecient delivery, to being a composite, dynamic and fundamental process. Globalisation and technological advances mean that the Supply Chain Manager needs to be an exceptional general manager with skills in logistics, operations, manufacturing and quality assurance.

This programme provides an objective overview of Supply Chain Management from a practical business perspective. Delegates
attending the programme will have the opportunity to develop practical skills for use directly on their return to the organisation.

How you will benefit:

  • Understand and better manage the operations of warehousing and distribution channels
  • Select suppliers, purchasing systems and processes on the basis of techniques and tools used for this = purpose, which optimise the decision-making processes around options
  • Assess the risk to supply chain processes of various internal and external factors to the business
  • Understand and manage the processes for leading people in optimising the supply chain of an organisation, including internal and external customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Analyse the value chain across the organisation, to assess and develop key areas critical to the success of the business
  • Measure the progress and results of a change process within the supply chain of an organisation

Key focus areas:

  • Global competitive context
  • Demand forecasting and inventory management
  • Distribution and logistics management
  • Strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management
  • Knowledge and risk management in SCM
  • Value chain and customer relationship management
  • Ethics, social responsibility and sustainability

Who should attend:

This programme is ideal for delegates who hold a minimum of a matric qualification; most of whom will be considering or would be involved in Supply Chain Management in the future, or will be active in this area of business and commerce

Entrance requirements:

  • Matric and/or relevant industry
  • Applicant must have access to a reliable Internet line to complete required hours online


Three days

Learning Methodology:

Delegates attending the course are provided with a unique blended learning methodology which combines online access to subject content with real time engagement with facilitators, and the opportunity to add value through contact learning sessions, where feasible and appropriate.

Delegates will receive several valuable additional benefits including case studies, white papers and current research materials, as well as articles and book chapters and excerpts written by the lecturers. Delegates will also receive a structured company risk self-assessment tool that can be used to determine the risk profile of individual companies and for the development of risk mitigation plans.

Start Date Programme Fee
26th September 2022 R8 200
Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning