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Programme in Supply Chain Management for Junior Practitioners
Brief Description
The Programme in Supply Chain Management for Junior Practitioners provides you with a fundamental skills set in supply chain management and logistics that is specifically aimed at first- level or junior managers. During the programme, you will come to better understand terminology and methods in solving well- defined problems to successfully fulfil your particular management role within your organisation. You will gain practical experience in all areas of supply chain management, including warehousing, transport, inventory, materials management and purchasing. You will be able to apply your knowledge on an operational 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 knowledge of, and insight into the fundamental principles of business logistics and SCM on an operational level. 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
Module 1: Introduction to Logistics (Compulsory)
  • Introduction to Logistics and SCM
  • Logistics planning Customer service
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory management
  • Warehousing
  • Materials handling
  • Packaging and unitisation
  • Operations
  • Transport
  • Reverse logistics
  • Order processing
  • Economics of logistics and SCM
  • Finance of logistics and SCM
Module 2: Inventory Management Skills (Elective)
  • Introduction to inventory management
  • Practical aspects of inventory
  • Establishing the order quantity
  • Order systems
  • Analysing demand
  • Forecasting techniques
  • Physical management of stock
  • Inventory record accuracy
  • Managing branch and warehouse demand
  • Performance measurements
Module 3: Materials Management Skills (Elective)
  • Introduction to materials management
  • Planning data
  • Managing demand
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Master scheduling
  • MRP
  • Purchasing in the supply chain
  • Manufacturing strategies
  • Managing production
  • Scheduling methods
  • Performance measures
Module 4: Purchasing Management Skills (Elective)
  • Purchasing and supply management
  • Supply organisation
  • Supply processes
  • Supplier selection
  • Supplier relations
  • Evaluation of tenders
  • Quality specifications and service
  • Ethics
  • Price determination
  • Strategy
Module 5: Transport Management Skills (Elective)
  • Transport systems
  • Transport management
  • Selecting suitable transport
  • Transport costing
  • Transport strategies
  • Transport policy and regulations
Module 6: Warehousing Management Skills (Elective)
  • Warehouse activity profiling
  • Measuring and benchmarking warehouse performance
  • Receiving and put-away principles
  • Pallet storage and retrieval systems
  • Case picking systems
  • Small item picking systems
  • Order picking operations
  • Unitisation and shipping
  • Warehouse layout
  • Warehousing Management Systems
  • Workforce design and development
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or NQF level 4 qualification, with two years practical work experience.
Course Number:
P000137
Catalogue and Category:
Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Who Should attend:
This programme is ideal for you if you are employed as a first-line manager in purchasing, material planning and control, warehousing or transport.
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
Contact Days: