This Logistics Management Online Short Course provides an overview of 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 they are then converted into finished goods for the consumer market. Logistics 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 with waste management, reverse logistics and investment recovery.
The purpose of the Logistics Management Online Short Course is to provide you with comprehensive knowledge on the various subjects pertaining to business logistics. The skills that you will be learning throughout this course includes the following:
- Provide a foundational understanding of business logistics
- Define and identity demand forecasting
- Understand procurement management and order processing
- Define and understand warehousing and inventory management
- Identify packaging and material handling equipment
- Understand the role of transport management and various types of terminals
- The importance of customer service
- Management of quality and sustainable (green) logistics
- Management of reverse logistics and investment recovery
- How to create a competitive advantage through effective and efficient logistics
The course has been designed and curated by Dr Myles Wakeham.
Dr 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 Cape Peninsula University of Technology 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.
Each of our LCIBS Online courses is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready to guide and assist their students throughout their learning experience. The Online Academic Tutor who is assigned to your course is trained to mentor each student to reach their potential and achieve their learning goals. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
Course and Technical Requirements
In order to get the full benefit of and complete this course, you are required to:
- Have a registered email account for notifications and communications
- Have access to a computer/laptop/tablet
- Have a stable internet connection
- Read documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF reader, or similar PDF viewer
- Have access to the Microsoft Office Suite (inclusive of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or Mac OS Pages Application to create and read documents, as well have the ability to export documents into PDF files
- Use the latest version of Firefox/Internet Explorer/Chrome web browser when accessing the Virtual Learning Environment
Certain courses will require that you have additional software applications. These additional software applications will be communicated to you when you register and enrol for the course. Any additional resources that will be required will be at the discretion of the registered student.
How You will Learn
This short learning programme has been designed and curated in manageable learning modules, which include diverse learning assessment activities.
- Access your course notes via the Virtual Learning Environment
- Learn while using our rich-interactive media, such as videos, infographics, gamification tools
- Enjoy the supplementary case-study readings in each module
- Participate and collaborate in discussion forums
- Apply your learnings to self-grading quizzes and continuous assessments