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supply-chain-managerSupply chain managers play a vital role in the management of the processes involved in the manufacture of items all the way to the customer receiving the finished goods.

Depending on what type of business you are employed in, your job could end at the customer who buys the finished product and puts it on the retail shelves, or in a retail environment, the customer receiving the products. In a manufacturing business you could be responsible for planning the purchase of the raw materials and making sure that that your customer, who may be assembling a product, receives the right items at the right time.

Essentially the Supply chain manager and the holder of a “Logistics and supply chain management diploma/degree” is responsible for each part of the supply chain receiving the products/services they need to function at an optimal level in time and on time. As you can imagine, every part of the supply chain needs to operate in unison or there will be areas of the supply chain that will be underworked or overworked.

A good Supply chain manager will see that every part of the supply chain is working like a well oiled machine which is very difficult without competent specialists in the different critical areas of the supply chain.

The different areas of the supply chain that need specialist competencies are: engineering, manufacturing, procurement, logistics, customer service, planning and quality and safety,

Areas of Specialization in the Supply chain

We offer short courses for specialized fields in Supply Chain management

  • Higher certificate in logistics management
  • National certificate in Road Transport
  • National certificate in freight handling
  • National certificate in wholesale and retail operations
  • National certificate in wholesale and retail distribution

Senior Qualifications in Logistics and supply chain management.

  • BBA in Logistics and supply chain management
  • Diploma in Logistics and supply chain management

In many instances nowadays experience in areas is being looked upon very favourably in that it allows the new employee to hit the ground running so to speak and if you combine experience with a qualification then you are winning all the way.

What we mean by this is that as you work your way through the supply chain getting experience I n distribution, do a certificate course, then move into freight handling or warehousing and do the courses which would end up with you doing the Diploma or BBA when you are ready to take over management of the supply chain.

Plan and execute your career path!

In most cases the company you are working for will finance the courses for you and in the event of this not being a possibility, financial aid or study loans are available to you.