Overview of Supply Chain Management


Course name Overview of Supply Chain Management
Institution S Buys
Location South Africa
Website http://www.sbuys.co.za/academy
Language English
Contact information

Zoe van der Merwe
+27 18 788 2075

Sonica Spamers
+27 18 788 2075


Course objective

At the end of this course, participants will be able to assess stock status, improve storage and warehousing conditions, and serve as an advocate for logistics and implement change in their own systems.

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

Participants will engage in a range of activities, including simulation, case study, field trip, demonstrations, and exercises which will provide participants with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills in topics such as:

  • Logistics Management Information Systems
  • Inventory Control Systems
  • Storage & Quality Assurance
  • Logistics System Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Interrelationship of Policy and Supply Chain
  • Basic forecasting
  • Basic quantification and procurement planning

The exact content of the course will be adapted to address the needs of participants specific to the health programs with which they work.

Total time commitment 56
Focus commodity Health, including RH
Accredited No
Accredited by Other
Certificate name Certificate
Attendance mode In-person
Attendance description

The course is held in Carletonville, South Africa

It will be held October 16-23 (6 days).

Incentives Not Specified
Incentives description

Please contact the course host

Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites Not Indicated
Pre-requisites description

Please contact the course host

Course fee $2,100
Course fee description

The course fee includes tuition fee, training material, accommodation and food, traveling expenses to and from the airport.

Discount available Yes
Discount description

Volume discounts are available

Course included in analysis No
Additional comments

Individuals who are responsible for planning, managing, or monitoring family planning, AIDS prevention and treatment or other health commodity logistics systems at the national level, either in the public or private sector. Specific responsibilities may include:

-Plans, implements, and/or assists with activities designed to strengthen the supply chain

-Provides technical assistance on logistics

-Uses information for planning and managing programs

-Improves product availability

-Responsible for the completion and receipt of LMIS records/reports

-Determines order quantities

-Responsible for the storage and distribution of health commodities

-Assesses stock status at local and/or national levels

This course is also highly relevant for in-country managers from donor agencies that provide health


The course will be conducted in English.

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