Certificate Programme in Supply Chain Management


Course name Certificate Programme in Supply Chain Management
Institution University of Pretoria, South Africa
Location South Africa, Pretoria
Website www.ceatup.co.za
Language English
Contact information

info.ce@up.ac.za; sanet.eksteen@up.ac.za


Course objective

Equip delegates with a sound fundamental knowledge base and the basic skills of supply chain management. Participants apply fundamental principles, terminology and methods in solving well-defined problems. The course is aimed at equipping first-line managers with the knowledge and skills required to fulfil their management role in the supply chain. This includes the disciplines of Warehousing, Transport, Inventory, Materials Management and Purchasing.

Sector Private
General course topics Variety/range of logistics topics in some detail
Specific course topics

Module 1 (Compulsory) - Introduction to Logistic, including: Introduction to course, Customer service, Logistic information systems, Purchasing, Inventory, Operations, Warehousing, Materials handling, Transport, Distribution, Key performance indicators, Module 2 (Optional) - Inventory management skills, including: The role of inventory, Types of inventory, Analysis of demand, Inventory planning, Forecasting techniques, Inventory control, Establishing when to order, Establishing quantity of order, Orders systems, Slow demand items, Investment in inventory and Physical management of inventory. Module 3 (Optional) - Materials management skills including: Basic materials management, Materials planning, Production planning, Master production scheduling, Demand management, Material requirement planning, Production planning and control, Purchasing of materials and Improving materials performance. Module 4 (Optional), including: Transport management skills, Modes of transport, Operator legislation, Driver and vehicle legislation, Transport planning, Vehicle costs, Transport operations and Fundamental transport economics. Module 5 (Optional) - Warehousing management skills, including: Supervising the warehouse, Warehousing layout and design, Calculating space requirements, Managing warehouse operations and Quality improvement. Module 6 (Optional) - Purchasing management skills, including: Purchasing procedures, The role of purchasing and materials management, Purchasing and TQM, Price negotiations, Management of suppliers.

Total time commitment 160
Focus commodity Any or other commodity
Accredited Yes
Accredited by University of Pretoria
Certificate name Certificate
Degree name Certificate of completion or attendance
Attendance mode In-person
Incentives No
Incentives description


Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Practitioner
Pre-requisites Yes
Pre-requisites description

Matric, Grade 12 or a NQF level 4-qualification plus two years practical work experience is required

Course fee $2,827
Course fee description

Course fee only, cost of living, books and transportation separate

Discount available No
Course included in analysis No