Supply Chain Management online short course

Starts on 6 March 2017
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Course information

11 weeks online
7-10 hours per week
R13,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)

Course Information

11 weeks online
7-10 hours per week
R13,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)


A changing business landscape heavily influenced by technological growth and globalisation means that traditional supply chain management systems and processes are now outdated.

In order to stand out as a Supply Chain Manager, you not only need to be an exceptional general manager, but also a specialist in logistics management, operations, manufacturing and quality assurance.

Due to those diverse requirements, the Department of Labour in South Africa has even classified supply chain management as a scarce skill - a gap that this 11-week course will empower you to fill.

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What will set you apart

You’ll walk away from this supply chain course with the confidence to:

  • Take advantage of lucrative career opportunities with your new workplace-ready skills
  • Make informed management decisions based on your thorough understanding of supply chain and logistics management
  • Implement effective procurement, inventory, storage, forecasting, and transportation management practices 
  • Manage a business’s entry into international trade, and improve the competitive advantage of a supply chain
ISCEA approved This supply chain management course is accredited by the International Supply Chain Education Alliance, allowing you to become recognised as an industry expert worldwide.

Course curriculum

This UCT-backed supply chain management course is designed to give you the flexibility to work when it suits you. You’ll receive continued support and guidance from an expert tutor and your Performance Coach as you progress through the weekly modules in your own time.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to general management
  • Course Module 2: Functional management areas and the role of logistics
  • Course Module 3: Procurement management
  • Course Module 4: Materials and inventory management
  • Course Module 5: Warehousing and storage management
  • Course Module 6: Forecasting and demand management
  • Course Module 7: Transportation management
  • Course Module 8: Container and Packaging management
  • Course Module 9: Reverse logistics and investment Recovery
  • Course Module 10: Managing the international supply chain
  • Course Module 11: Creating a competitive advantage

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.


Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 6 March 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 3 April 2017

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GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than nine weeks. For courses nine weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available.

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if itʼs going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.


The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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