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​Online Diploma in Logistics Management

The purpose of the online Diploma in Logistics Management is to prepare students for a career in Logistics and improve the prospects of career advancement in a fast growing field, both nationally and internationally. This online programme will develop theoretical knowledge and practical competence and skills on an NQF Level 6.

The qualification will provide the student with a range of fundamental knowledge and competencies in fields such as business communication, information systems and project management. The student will need to make decisions in the context of logistics and/or supply chain organisations, interpret relevant information and produce innovative responses based on informed judgement to concrete but often unfamiliar problems.

Admission Requirements

Admission into the Online Diploma in Logistics Management requires:

  • Grade 12 Certificate with diploma endorsment or university exemption
  • A good working knowledge of English (learning material will be available in English only)
  • Computer literacy and Internet access

 

First Year Compulsory Modules

 

DCOMCE1     BASIC END-USER COMPUTING FOR LOGISTICIANS
 

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to create competence in basic operating skills that are required to use any modern computer and specifically the operating system (OS) called Microsoft Windows. Some tools in the Microsoft Office suite will also be taught. This module will equip students with basic skills that opens the door to advanced learning in computers.

 

DMATCE1      BASIC MATHEMATICS AND QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR LOGISTICIANS
 

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to basic statistical methods, quantitative techniques, percentages and measurements. Students will be able to apply these concepts to demand forecasting and solve logistical and storage problems.

 

DILOCE1          INTRODUCTION TO LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
 

Purpose:

This module introduces the student to fundamental logistics concepts and focus on the important role of Logistics in management decision making.

 

DBUSCE1          INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Purpose:

This module provides a basic introduction to the functioning of the business enterprise and the role and importance of management. Students are exposed to the managerial tasks of logistics managers and various methods of planning and controlling logistics performance.

 

DTPTCE1INTRO TO TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING
 

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to create competence in the transportation system related to operational structure, services and cost characteristics of the various modes of transport, focusing on the goods carried in the transport system and various freight service providers. The module also focusses on the role of packaging and containerisation, warehouse equipment and warehouse location in facilitating the efficiency of the supply chain.

 

DGOVCE1     OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES OF THE GOVERNMENT AND MUNICIPAL   LOGISTICS SYSTEMS
 

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the basic structure of the supply chain management process in government and its strategic planning and budgeting processes within supply chain management principles. This will enable students to interpret the legal environment within which the supply chain must be managed and addresses the procurement regime of government as well as the preferred procurement methodologies.

 

DPERCE1BASIC PRINCILES OF LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE MEASURES
 

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to equip students with vocational and industry-specific intellectual competencies, knowledge and practical skills in performance measures to enable the student to make decisions in the context of a logistics and supply chain organisation.

 

DORDCE1PROCUREMENT AND ORDER PROCESSING SYSTEMS
 

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to provide the student with knowledge and skills of the activities associated with buying, purchasing and the developments in a company and the understanding and competencies in applying specific purchasing management practices in the supply chain industry. This module will also provide students with skills and competencies of logistics information systems, with specific reference to interfaces between systems.