Intermediate SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Short Learning Programme

20 credits, NQF LEVEL 6
Successful logistics and supply chain management is based on sound development, evaluation and implementation of logistic and supply chain principles.

This short learning programme will suit managers who want to develop knowledge and skills in areas such as managing supply chain relations; performance measurements and financial analysis; demand management; transportation management; network designs and facility location; managing reverse flow in the supply chain; strategic challenges; and change.

This short learning programme (SLP) will benefit individuals who:

  • want to upskill themselves in a specific area in the logistics and supply chain industry
  • want to study but have time constraints
  • need to sharpen their workplace skills in a specific area.
admission requirements

Fundamental knowledge and/or experience is a prerequisite for this intermediate programme.

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What can Students Expect?
3 days or 6 months

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:

  • Identify factors that need to be included in total cost when making global sourcing decisions
  • Define uncertainties that are particularly relevant when designing global supply chains
  • Explain different strategies that may be used to mitigate risk in global supply chains
  • Understand decision tree methodologies used to evaluate supply chain design decisions and uncertainty
  • Identify the decisions that are best solved by aggregate planning
  • Discuss the importance of aggregate planning as a supply chain activity
  • Describe the information needed to produce an aggregate plan
  • Explain the trade-offs to consider when creating an aggregate plan
  • Manage supply to improve synchronisation in a supply chain in the face of predictable variability