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University of the Witwatersrand Course

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Practice


15 Jul, 2024

Digital Campus Logistics and Supply Chain Management Practice Course

Course overview

The world’s biggest industries rely heavily on supply chains and logistics to produce, transport, store and distribute their goods. Effective supply chain management and logistics is one of the most critical aspects of any company’s success and profitability. And the need for strategic professionals in this field is growing as the global marketplace expands and consumer expectations evolve. If you are a retail manager, supply chain supervisor, stock controller or CEO looking to improve efficiencies, our Logistics and Supply Chain Management Practice course is packed with practical and theoretical information that will benefit any business. It will also help you keep your skills as relevant as possible, allowing you to succeed professionally in this field.

Course curriculum

  • Module 1: An Introduction to the supply chain environment
  • Module 2: Strategic alignment between the organisation and its logistics and supply chain
  • Module 3: The Value Chain.
  • Module 4: Tools and Techniques for Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • Module 5: Lean Thinking.
  • Module 6: Optimising the Value Chain.
  • Module 7: Managing Logistics and the Supply Chain.
  • Module 8: Financial Management of Logistics and the Supply Chain.

Course outcomes

  • Ability to create a value chain that has a positive impact for an organisation
  • Ability to improve how a business functions in multiple areas including importing and exporting transportation, warehousing, order processing and procurement
  • Ability to evaluate an organisation’s existing supply chain management and logistics assets
  • Ability to apply effective management and financial management principles to a logistics and supply chain environment
  • Ability to apply systems and lean thinking principles tools and techniques to identify and manage the seven wastes


Dr Dennis Laxton

Course summary

Format: Wits certified online short course
Certification: Wits University certificate of competence
Duration: 10 weeks
Breakdown: 8 weeks consecutive online lectures, one exam in week 10
Hours per week: 5 to 7
Language: English

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