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Logistics Management: Beyond Transport


Business Management

Build your knowledge in 13 activities in logistics ranging from procurement to management and transport in order to have a seamless business process.

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R17,584.00

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12

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12 weeks

duration

Anytime

Registration

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Description

Business logistics consists of 13 activities, all of which provide value to customers as well as the organisation that is facilitating such services. This course in logistics management introduces students to the complex and exciting world of business logistics and how it can be used to provide an organisation with a competitive advantage in the marketplace. You will also gain insight into the broader field of logistics, looking at aspects such as waste management, reverse logistics and investment recovery.

Subject Matter Expert

Dr Myles Wakeham is an academic and businessman with many years of industry experience. He holds an MBA and PhD, and has taught extensively in the fields of supply chain management, operations, marketing and business.

Dr Wakeham was instrumental in introducing and adopting the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply at CPUT as a series of qualifications.

He has consulted to a variety of institutions and organisations, particularly the South African National Treasury, as well as National, Provincial and Local Government. He is also involved in international research, and with an academic consortium has researched the impact of IT on university education.

Academic Tutor Support

Your dedicated Online Academic Tutor (OAT) will provide you with necessary guidance, offer advice and answer questions on course content, to help you achieve academic success.

Student Success Coordinator

The Student Success Coordinator (SSC) team will assist you with any query that you may have about the environment, systems, and general utilisation throughout your learning journey.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes. Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.

How We Engage with Students

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:

  • The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
  • Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
  • Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Lyceum Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost. You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.

Study Blocks

  • MODULE 0 | Week 1 Orientation
    Navigating the Virtual Learning Environment
  • MODULE 1 | Week 2 Introduction to Business Logistics
    Explaining and differentiating between logistics, supply management, supply chain management and the value chain
  • MODULE 2 | Week 3 Demand Forecasting
    Explaining the features of forecasting and identifying various qualitative and quantitative forecasting methods
  • MODULE 3 | Week 4 Procurement Management and Order Processing
    Explaining the objectives of procurement management and discussing the importance of the procurement and supply function for organisations
  • MODULE 4 | Week 5 Warehousing and Inventory Management
    Explaining operations and warehouse management systems and facility design and looking at the various types of inventories and their classifications
  • MODULE 5 | Week 6 Packaging and Materials Handling Equipment
    Explaining the functions of packaging and packaging design and innovation and identifying the 13 processes that are required for the smooth operation of a warehouse facility
  • MODULE 6 | Week 7 Transport Management
    Identifying and explaining the various modes of transportation and their typical strengths and weaknesses
  • MODULE 7 | Week 8 Customer Service
    Describing logistics customer service within the context of the marketing mix and discussing the elements of the SERVQUAL Model and various service gaps relating to it
  • MODULE 8 | Week 9 Management of Quality and Sustainable (Green) Logistics
    Defining TQM and ISO 9000 and describing the SCOR model and the elements of performance attributes in the SCOR model
  • MODULE 9 | Week 10 Reverse Logistics and Investment Recovery
    Explaining the role of reverse logistics and differentiating between product recovery and waste management
  • MODULE 10 | Week 11 How to Create a Competitive Advantage Through Effective and Efficient Logistics
    Discussing the role of logistics management in creating a competitive advantage and how wealth can be created through logistics
  • MODULE 11 | Week 12 Wrap-up
    Synthesise your learning journey experience and evaluate the course

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