Managing and securing the movement of goods as well as the essential control thereof from supplier to customer has become an ever-increasing need within companies across the globe. Supply chain and logistics management is integral in contributing towards the profitability of any organisation. This short learning programme (SLP) will ensure a general understanding of the supply chain & logistics framework which includes: planning, procurement, pricing, stock management and distribution/logistics. This SLP is designed to help apply the principles and techniques associated with these areas of knowledge.   


  • Those who wish to enter the field of logistics management and supply chain management as a career.
  • Those already in the field that have not had the benefit of formal training and wish to broaden their perspective.
  • Those who aspire to become logistics or supply chain managers.

Those who, while not exclusively involved in the logistics and supply chain functions, nevertheless control or interface with it. 


A reliable internet connection, own device with Windows 8 and Google Chrome, are all essential for enrolling for this programme.   


 Lectures are conducted twice a week in the evening or on a Saturday morning over 10 weeks.


Supply Chain Management    

  • An introduction to managing operations across the supply chain.
  • Operations and supply chain strategies. 

Foundations of Operations Management    

  • Managing processes and capabilities.
  • Product and process innovation.
  • Manufacturing and service process structures.
  • Managing quality.
  • Understanding inventory fundamentals and lean systems. 

Integrated Relationships across the Supply Chain    

  • Supply Management.
  • Customer Management.
  • Logistics Management. 

Planning for Integrated Operations across the Supply Chain    

  • Demand planning: forecasting and demand management.
  • Sales and operations planning.
  • Independent demand inventory planning.
  • Materials and resource requirements planning. 

Managing Change in Supply Chain Operations    

  • Project Management.
  • Evolving business models and change drivers in the supply chain


Supply Chain & Logistics Management is a SLP that is certified by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE).


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