APPLIED LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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WITS PLUS

APPLIED LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Join us on the Wits Campus for our evening class in Applied Logistics and Supply Chain Management, offered over 14 weeks in two hour sessions. The course is offered at the University of the Witwatersrand in lecture/seminar format with a specialist lecturer in logistics and supply chain management.

TARGET AUDIENCE

course will be of value to individuals, small business owners and companies in Gauteng. It is likely to appeal to individuals working in the Logistics and Supply Chain industry who have some experience in the field, which they wish to consolidate with a qualification or to individuals who are about to enter a career in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 

OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE

The primary objective of the course is to give individuals the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the processes involved in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Individuals will apply the tools and techniques for Logistics and Supply Chain Management and develop the abilities to implement certain ideas, choose appropriate methods for different situations and see the financial implications of new process designs. The successful participant can earn a certificate of competence after sitting and passing the exam and submitting and assignment. While articulation with other courses in the field of logistics and supply chain management may be studied to add value and enhance employability of participants.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

English competency, a matric exemption or eligibility for mature age exemption and 3-5 years’ work experience, preferably in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management is needed.

STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

The course covers topics under Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

LOGISTICS

Strategic logistic management Structuring logistic value chain Gaining competitive advantage through logistics Operationalising logistic systems Distributing methods

SUPPLY CHAIN

Material Flow Information Flows Financial Flows Detailed course outlines will be given to participants in the first lecture.

COMMENCEMENT DATES

Semester 1: February: Mondays 17:30 – 19:30 Semester 2: July: Mondays 17:30 – 19:30

ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE

Students will be required to attend the lectures, undertake tutorial work, submit an assignment, write a test and an examination. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of 50% to satisfy the requirements of the programme and receive a certificate of competence.

LENGTH OF THE COURSE

Lectures will take place once a week over 14 weeks. The duration of each lecture will be two hours (24 total contact hours). The 13th lecture will be revision and will be followed by a threehour examination in week 14.

 

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