Online Short Course
The logistics management function area is critical in all organisations in all sectors. Logistics is concerned with the right product to the right person, at the right time, in the right place and at the right price. This course offers an insight into the various aspects of business logistics, enabling you to increase your knowledge and skills in the logistics field.
YOUR ONLINE COURSE CHECKLIST
- Cellphone/Email for notifications and communication
- Reliable broadband internet access
- A PDF viewer (e.g. Adobe Acrobat)
- Microsoft Word/Pages (ability to export documents as PDF files)
- A web browser (latest version) e.g. Chrome/Firefox/Internet Explorer
- Ability to scan and upload documents
MEET YOUR SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT (SME)
Dr Myles Wakeham is an academic and businessman with many years of industry experience. He holds an MBA and PhD, and has taught extensively in the fields of supply chain management, operations, marketing and business.
Dr Wakeham was instrumental in introducing and adopting the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply at CPUT as a series of qualifications.
He has consulted to a variety of institutions and organisations, particularly the South African National Treasury, as well as National, Provincial and Local Government. He is also involved in international research, and with an academic consortium has researched the impact of IT on university education.
meet your academic advisor
Each Damelin Online course is assigned their own academic advisor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their online learning experience.
The Academic Advisor who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Academic Advisor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects of the course. As a complimentary online service, students are contacted by their Academic Advisor over the phone or by email.
Orientation Module | Week 1
Module 1 | Week 2
Introduction to Business Logistics
Module 2 | Week 3
Module 3 | Week 4
Procurement Management and Order Processing
Module 4 | Week 5
Warehousing and Inventory Management
Module 5 | Week 6
Packaging and Materials Handling Equipment
Module 6 | Week 7
Module 7 | Week 8
Module 8 | Week 9
Management of Quality and Sustainable (Green) Logistics
Module 9 | Week 10
Reverse Logistics and Investment Recovery
Module 10 | Week 11
How to Create a Competitive Advantage Through Effective and Efficient Logistics
Module 11 | Week 12
WHY A Logistics Management COURSE?
Business logistics and the management of the logistics management function area is a critical skill that is needed by all organisations, whether they be in the manufacturing or services sectors. Business logistics consists of 13 activities, all of which provide value to customers as well as the organisation that is facilitating these services. This course in Logistics Management introduces students to the complex and exciting world of business logistics and how it can be used to provide an organisation with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Logistics is about bringing raw materials and components into an organisation where it is then converted into finished goods for the consumer market. It therefore includes getting the right product, to the right customer (retailer), to the right end-consumer, at the right time, at the right place, in the right condition and at the right price. It is also concerned about waste management, reverse logistics and investment recovery.
As there is a world-wide shortage of effective and efficient logistics experts, by participating in this comprehensive programme you should be able to increase your existing knowledge on the various subjects pertaining to business logistics or if you are a novice, develop a base on which to build skills. An organisation can have the best products or services in the world but without getting them to customers when and where they are needed, the organisation will not be able to survive.