Supply Chain Management (NQF Level 3)

Who Should Attend

This Supply Chain Management course is ideal for private and public sector delegates who hold a minimum of a matric qualification; most of whom will be considering or would be involved in supply chain management in the future, or will be active in this area of business and commerce.

Programme Description

This Supply Chain Management course provides an objective overview of supply chain management from a practical business perspective: the tenets of innovation and the ‘lean organisation’ and implications for the organisation and its supply chain; the process of innovation and the alignment between innovation and supply chain management; the resolution of key issues critical to supply chain management that will result in improved performance; the concept of risk and uncertainty in SCM and strategies to reduce these. Delegates attending the course will have the opportunity to develop practical skills for use directly on their return to the organisation.

Programme Outcomes

On completion of this programme learners should be able to:

  • Have an understanding of what supply chain management is all about, the benefits of integrated business planning and recognise the benefits as well as the requirements of a robust supply chain management process
  • Be familiar with the basics of purchasing and the purchasing environment in the public sector
  • Be able to produce a plan to ensure successful delivery and stakeholder satisfaction, by planning and running projects using best practises in a 6 step project management processes
  • Have an understanding of the various approaches, tools and strategies used in negotiations and give you a foundation for negotiating with extreme diligence and effectiveness
  • Understand the basics of clear role differentiation, responsibilities of every role player and help identify meaningful measures to support the process
  • Become aware of the basic subjects in the field of price and cost analysis from a purchasing and production perspective and give you a foundation for thinking about price and cost analysis in a strategically integrated manner


  • Understanding supply chain management and its optimisation,
  • Models, forecasting and relationships in supply chain management
  • Value added services and logistics