Advanced Programme in Supply Chain Management for Senior Practitioners
Brief Description
The Advanced Programme in Supply Chain Management for Senior Practitioners provides you with more progressive skills in supply chain management and logistics that is specifically aimed at senior managers. The programme enables you to participate in an integrated supply chain management environment and helps you to effectively deal with the execution of logistics information systems, enterprise resource planning, procurement, human resources, transport, warehousing management, as well as manufacturing logistics. You will also be able to gain insights to the processes, elements and advanced principles on a functional level. This programme is accredited with the European Certification Board for Logistics (ECBL).
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this programme, you will be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of and insight into the processes, elements and advanced principles of SCM at a more functional level.
To successfully complete this programme, you will be required to submit and pass two individual assignments per module. All three compulsory modules, plus a further three elective modules need to be completed.* This programme contributes to the development of knowledge, skills and competencies required for ELA Certification by the board of the European Logistics Association.
Course Content
To achieve success at this level, learners have to submit and pass two individual assignments per module.
Module 1: Supply Chain Management (Compulsory module)
  • Supply Chain Management: An overview
  • Role of logistics in supply chain
  • Global dimensions of supply chains
  • Supply chain relationships
  • Supply chain performance measurement and financial analysis
  • Supply chain technology – managing Information flows
  • Demand management
  • Order management and customer service
  • Managing inventory in the supply chain
  • Transportation – managing the flow of the supply chain
  • Distribution – management fulfillment operations
  • Supply chain network analysis and design
  • Sourcing materials and service
  • Managing reverse flows in the supply chain
Module 2: Integrated Resource Planning (Compulsory module)
  • Integrated resource planning
  • Enterprise resource planning systems
  • Sales and operation planning
  • Collaborative planning
  • CPFR
  • Demand management
  • Supply chain planning
  • Advanced planning and scheduling
  • Master planning and scheduling
Module 3: Operations Management (Compulsory module)
  • Introduction to learn supply chain, integrated production logistics and lean supply
  • Manufacturing strategy leading to competitive positioning
  • Lean manufacturing tools
  • Theory of constraints
  • Process mapping
  • Value stream mapping
Module 4: Procurement Management
  • Role of purchasing in the supply chain
  • Decision-making in purchasing
  • The purchasing process
  • Purchasing and facilities management
  • Market studies and research
  • Outsourcing and risk management
  • Sourcing strategy
  • Purchasing and business strategy
  • Purchasing services
  • Organisation and structure of purchasing
  • Negotiations Performance management
  • Purchasing ethics
Module 5: Warehousing Management
  • Facilities planning
  • Layout and design
  • Stock analysis
  • Warehouse operations
  • Racking and shelving
  • Materials handling equipment
  • Warehouse management systems
Module 6: Transport Management
  •   Transport demand and supply
  • Effective operations
  • Routing and scheduling
  • Maintenance, fuel and tyre management
  • Replacement
  • Costing
  • Transport investment
  • Transport and logistics system design
*Enterprises University of Pretoria reserves the right to cancel any module should the required number of delegate per module not be met.
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a certificate in SCM training and/or ten years relevant work experience. Your application for admission should include a portfolio of evidence on acquired fundamental knowledge and basic skills, or proof of relevant qualifications.
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Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Who Should attend:
This programme is ideal for you if you are employed as a middle manager in material supply, inventory, operational, distribution or marketing management, information technology or production planning and control.
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