The Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management at the University of Johannesburg is regarded as one of the leading departments of its kind in the field of transport and supply chain management training and research in South Africa.
Logistics management (the way supply chains are organised) is about the activities that promote the planning and the implementation of management controls that governs the flow of goods and information between the points of origin and points of consumption in order to meet customer needs.
The South African cost of logistics, as a percentage of the GDP, is currently about 15%, much too high compared with our trading partners. One of the largest logistic cost components is the transportation activity. Therefore our qualifications also concentrate on the economics of transportation modes and how they fit into the logistics function.
The department offers a full range of training programs such as BCom and BTech degrees; both focusing on transport and logistics management, as well as a full range of Honours, Masters, and Doctorate degrees. We also offer Certificate and National Diploma programs at undergraduate level. For advanced research the department has a research centre, The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (Africa) (ITLS Africa) which works in close cooperation with the University of Sydney, Australia.
The fields of Logistics and Supply Chain Management are exciting and of growing importance in our economy and worldwide. Our students work across the economy in road freight transport companies, passenger transport operations, airlines, shipping companies, road transport, and government, as well as logistics and supply chain service providers. Many also begin their own consulting companies or work for consulting companies.