Learn how to improve procurement, storage, and transportation processes.
11 weeks, excluding
7–10 hours per week,
A holistic understanding of supply chain management, and the confidence to take the next step in your career.
The know-how to develop an effective supply chain plan, oversee logistics, operations and manufacturing, and provide quality assurance.
The ability to implement best practices in procurement, inventory, and storage management, and to apply different forecasting techniques.
Recognition of your new skills in the form of a certificate of completion from Africa’s leading university.1
1 QS Top Universities (Jun, 2020).
MODULE 1 General Management for the Supply Chain Manager
Familiarise yourself with the tasks, roles, and structure of management in the context of supply chain management.
MODULE 2 Functional Management Areas and the Role of Logistics
Be introduced to the four functional management areas and how these are influenced by logistics.
MODULE 3 Procurement Management
Learn about the role of procurement in the supply chain, as well as how to optimise the procurement process to secure a competitive advantage.
MODULE 4 Inventory Management
Learn to analyse the impact of demand on inventory management and materials flow.
MODULE 5 Warehousing and Storage Management
Learn to measure warehouse performance through examining a warehouse's core efficiencies.
MODULE 6 Forecasting and Demand Management
Learn about different forecasting techniques, and calculate forecasting error.
Module 7 Transportation Management
Investigate the various modes of transport and explore the value and risks of outsourcing.
MODULE 8 Containers and Packaging
Learn about the need for sustainable packaging, both in terms of the environment and product value.
MODULE 9 Reverse Logistics and Investment Recovery
Explore the processes of reverse logistics and investment recovery in the supply chain.
MODULE 10 Managing the International Supply Chain
Learn how management of the supply chain functions in an international context, and explore the processes that surround importing and exporting, including the functional use of Incoterms®.
MODULE 11 Creating a Competitive Advantage
Learn how to create a competitive advantage through measuring supply chain performance.
Please note that module titles and their contents are subject to change during course development.
The UCT Supply Chain Management online short course is accredited by the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA). ISCEA is the global leader in supply chain education, certification, and recognition programmes. By completing this course, students will receive globally recognised skills in the supply chain occupation, networking opportunities with like-minded individuals, and discounted fees for Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM) certification. For more information on the benefits of taking this ISCEA-accredited course, click here.
Please note that GetSmarter and UCT bear no responsibility for the claiming of these benefits with ISCEA. The onus, therefore, falls on you to do so.
Marketing Lecturer, School of Management Studies, UCT
In addition to being a marketing lecturer at UCT, Madinga is a programme convenor for the postgraduate diploma in marketing, and a PhD candidate and external examiner at Nelson Mandela University. Over the past few years, Madinga has taught various modules, including integrated marketing communication, an introduction to marketing, the practice of marketing, e-marketing, principles of marketing, strategic marketing, and sales promotions. He previously lectured at the Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology, Rosebank College, the Vaal University of Technology, and the AAA School of Advertising. He earned the Best Business Lecturer Award and the Lecturer of the Year Award from Rosebank College, and was a finalist for the Independent Institute of Education Dr Charles Freysen Teaching Excellence Award in 2016. Madinga’s academic research focuses on status consumption, fashion clothing involvement and customer value, with a particular interest in LGBTQAI+ consumers. His research has been published widely in academic journals and presented at conference proceedings. He holds a master’s degree from the Vaal University of Technology.
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