Supply Chain Management online short course

Course starts: 7 November 2016
Registrations close: 1 November 2016
Course fees: R13,900
Course starts: 16 January 2017
Course fees: R13,900

Why this course?


ISCEA approved Accredited by the International Supply Chain Education Alliance.

A changing business landscape heavily influenced by technological growth and globalisation means that traditional supply chain management systems and processes are now outdated.The modern supply chain manager needs to be an exceptional general manager, and a specialist in the areas of logistics, operations, manufacturing and quality assurance. However, few professionals possess these key skills, resulting in the Department of Labour in South Africa classifying supply chain management as a scarce skill. The field aces similar critical skills shortages abroad.

Course overview

This course seeks to address this need for professionals trained in current supply chain management principles and processes through providing a comprehensive overview of this complex and dynamic field, and understanding its place in the modern business environment. The course will examine the various activities involved in the supply chain sequence, from procurement to inventory and warehousing management, right through to forecasting, transportation, financial and packaging management. This course will teach you how to successfully integrate all of these activities within a business.

Is this course for you?

The UCT Supply Chain Management short course is a great choice for you if: you already work in supply chain management or a related field, and want to update or formalise your skills and knowledge, to give yourself a competitive edge; you’re looking to advance your managerial career, or add a new dimension to your current role; you are looking to launch a new career in supply chain management, and want to equip yourself with a practical knowledge and up-to-date skill set to do so.


What you will learn

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Introduction to general management
  • Module 2 Functional management areas and the role of logistics
  • Module 3 Procurement management
  • Module 4 Materials and inventory management
  • Module 5 Warehousing and storage management
  • Module 6 Forecasting and demand management
  • Module 7 Transportation management
  • Module 8 Container and Packaging management
  • Module 9 Reverse logistics and investment Recovery
  • Module 10 Managing the international supply chain
  • Module 11 Creating a competitive advantage

Your success team

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International Supply Chain Expert

Dr Wakeham holds several business-related qualifications from international institutions, and is the Deputy Chairperson of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. He has supervised and designed a large number of Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate degrees, and is currently completing a DTech himself.

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Career Facilitator

Howard Rostron's career within the fields of Operations Management and People Development spans over two decades. The foundation of his experience is grounded in over 10 years in operations with Engen. He has also gained invaluable insights into the area of people development by operating as an independent consultant, providing workshops, development programmes and lecturing for numerous organisations across South Africa.

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Take the readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.

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