Fundamental Logistics Management Short Learning Programme

20 credits, NQF Level 5
Successful logistics and supply chain management is based on sound development, evaluation and implementation of logistic and supply chain principles.

This SLP is designed for individuals who want to develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in order to make decisions necessary in planning and implementing logistic solutions. This programme will also benefit the individual who requires knowledge of the logistics discipline and its interrelationships with other business functions within and across an organisation.

admission requirements

You must be able to communicate effectively using English in written and/or oral form. There are no further admission requirements for self-enrichment programmes

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What can Students Expect?

Option 1: Three-Day Contact Sessions 
These sessions can be done in-house at a company and allows:

  • Three days of focused contact sessions that offer a compact, yet value-filled approach to the area of learning
  • Flexibility: contact sessions can be offered at your company premises
  • Training from industry experts that includes practical, on-the-job/real-time advice

Option 2: Six Months Distance Learning
Once registered for the SLP, students will receive login details to the Student Portal where they can access their material electronically. Study material will also be sent to students and they will be notified of contact sessions where they will interact with facilitators. Students must be able to access the Internet in order to access Moodle, OLG’s online learning platform.

Course Outcomes

After successful completion of this short learning programme, you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of logistics in the economy and organisation
  • Grasp the importance of logistics as a source of competitive advantage
  • Understand a product life cycle in an organisation
  • Understand the importance and path of a customer order
  • Identify the components of a demand forecast
  • Design, select and manage a distribution channel
  • Apply the principles of logistics management
  • Understand what role transportation plays in a supply chain
  • Grasp global logisticsUnderstand how logistics costs affect customer and product profitability
  • Understand the importance of planning for logistic managers
  • Implement an evaluation of the logistics performance of an organisation and recommend improvements