Considering a Career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management?
If the worldwide scramble to put together fast and effective vaccine programmes for COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that no matter how great your product is, the ability to distribute it is everything.
In a globalised and fast-moving international marketplace, logistics and supply chain management are more important than ever, and these knowledge and skills are more and more in demand in businesses in both the private and public sector.
What is supply chain management and why is it important?
Supply chain operations are a necessary and highly detailed part of any production process and successful businesses around the world rely on efficiency in this area to keep product moving, supplies stocked and customers happy. The knowledge and skills required to be successful in this field are ever-changing, as computing and transportation technology develop supply chains that are faster, more intricate and more complex than ever before.
A career in logistics and supply chain operations therefore requires constant learning, no matter your level of work experience.
REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL is a leader in education in this field, offering a doorway into this exciting and rewarding career with programmes for all levels of education, whether candidates are fresh out of high school or have been working in supply chain operations for years. Depending on whether you fit the entry requirements, a higher certificate, bachelor’s degree or postgraduate diploma programme can ensure you remain up to date on the latest techniques and approaches in this dynamic sector.
Regent Business School’s Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management is perfect for those who may already work in the industry but who might not have had the opportunity to pursue higher education yet. It’s also an accessible introduction for school leavers who are already set on a shining career in logistics. It is a great introduction into the principles and practical methods of supply chain management, taking a systems approach to managing the movement of information, goods and services throughout the entire business process.
Duration: 1 Year
Admission Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum Higher Certificate Admission, NQF 4 or equivalent.
The rapid pace of today’s business and the globalisation of the world’s economy mean that
Practitioners need to stay educated on and relevant to the business landscape. This qualification touches on the major issues that affect today’s businesses, from the growth of multinational corporations to the impact of the oil price. It is designed to provide students with in-depth operational skills, as well as insights into the financial considerations and human relationships intrinsic to success.
Duration: 3 Years
Admission Requirements: National Senior Certificate with Bachelor’s Degree admission, “A” or “O” level certificate, or NQF Qualification (or equivalent)
Even experienced professionals can’t rest on their laurels for long in a fast-moving industry that is so drastically affected by new technologies. The arena of supply chain management is primed for amazing feats of digitisation as businesses and government alike seek to reap the rewards of the 4th industrial revolution. automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, connectivity and more will all affect the way goods and services are moved around the world.
The newly launched Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management offered by Regent Business School is designed to advance skills for logistics professionals and allow them to use their skills to optimise profits through good supply chain management.
Duration: 1 Year
Admission Requirements: An appropriate bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or equivalent qualification and 2 years of managerial work experience
Why choose supply chain management?
With the right education and experience behind you, a career in logistics can be both financially and personally rewarding, offering a multitude of different opportunities for specialisation. Within the field of logistics, some pursue sub-sector expertise in various functions like warehousing, shipping, wholesaling and more. Places of employment are equally varied, ranging from government departments and NGOs to large corporations or small, family owned businesses.
Many logisticians use their skills to eventually enter other fields, using their valuable skills to explore the fields of general management, workflow optimisation, financial planning, forecasting and more.
Interested in a career in supply chain management? Learn more about our qualifications and how to enroll at www.regent.ac.za