The purpose of the programme is to develop graduates with a wide range of professional, vocational and industry-specific intellectual competencies, knowledge and practical skills as to be able to critically analyse, interpret and understand logistics and supply chain management principles, processes and procedures. The graduate will be equipped to take decisions in the context of a logistics and/or supply chain organisation, to analyse relevant information, and to produce innovative responses to concrete but often unfamiliar problems based on informed judgement.
The proposed curriculum will contribute towards the intended outcomes by providing a student with a range of fundamental knowledge and competencies in fields such asÂ business communications, information systems and financial management. Furthermore, it will also provide the student with detailed knowledge about general management principles and specific logistic and supply chain management principles. Practical decision-making skills will be facilitated by means of case studies, which will require a critical situation analysis, the selection and interpretation of relevant information and the implementation of decisions.
By means of work-integrated learning (WIL), students will gain substantial work-related experience and will be afforded the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in the workplace context.
Students will be expected to undertake investigations in the logistic and supply chain field, including evaluating different sources of information, gathering and interpreting appropriate information, communicating complex information reliably, and coherently using logistics and supply chain conventions, formats and technologies. Students will also be expected to work in a team in an unpredictable context with various role players, including professional and administrative staff within the logistics and supply chain environment. A student should further demonstrate sensitivity towards different communities and for their social and cultural differences and needs, particularly with respect to the distribution of goods within different communities.
Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, student should be able to:
- Effectively source completion of the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain information, evaluate, select and analyse appropriate information, and effectively communicate and disseminate this information
- Understand and apply relevant models, procedures, tools and techniques that are available to a logistics and supply chain manager to establish effective and efficient solutions to problems;
- Confidently utilise quantitative approaches in decision making; and
- Apply detailed logistics and supply chainÂ knowledge, concepts, principles and theories in context;
- Apply sound financial management principles in a logistics and supply chain environment;
- Fulfill the functions and roles that a logistics and supply chain manager is normally called upon to discharge as his/her duties.