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Short Course
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Supply Chain Management
According to the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999, Treasury Regulations and the Framework for Supply Chain Management issued by National Treasury, the public sector government departments, as well as municipalities, are required to implant best practice procurement initiatives that are fair and transparent. Stringent accountability requirements are prescribed in the legislative framework According to the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999, Treasury Regulations and the Framework for Supply Chain Management issued by National Treasury, the public sector government departments as well as municipalities are required to implant best practice procurement initiatives that are fair and transparent. Stringent accountability requirements are prescribed in the legislative framework that ensures uniformity in SCM processes. In order for the governmental institutions to successfully achieve an effective procurement process, they need to understand the key provisions that govern the institutions’ areas of responsibility and administrative accountability.k that ensure uniformity in SCM processes. In order for the governmental institutions to successfully achieve an effective procurement process, they need to understand the key provisions that govern the institutions’ areas of responsibility and administrative accountability.

Purpose of the course:

SCM must be seen as a total integration of the procurement of goods and services from the strategic planning process to the final utilisation or disposal of the goods and services. All managers and senior leading public officials are involved in the process to a greater or lesser extent. It is not only the responsibility and function of the SCM Units of the governmental institutions. The purpose of the Short Course In SCM is to assist the aforementioned managers and senior leading public officials to effectively comply with the legislation and public financial management reform initiatives in the South African public sector.

Admission requirements:

Learning assumed to be in place: 
Grade 12 and proficiency in English.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • Identify and apply the principles of supply chain management. 
  • Apply supply chain management policies and procedures within the public sector. 
  • Utilise supply chain management systems and resources to fulfil the function effectively. 
  • Secure and manage supplier contracts
  • Principles of supply chain management are identified and applied. 
  • Supply chain management policies and procedures within the public sector are applied. 
  • Supply chain management systems and resources to fulfil the function effectively are utilised. 
  • Supplier contracts are secured and managed. 
  • Elements of an excellent supply chain management system are identified and described. 
  • Evolution and importance of supply chain management systems in the public sector are understood and described. 
  • Legislation relating to supply chain management within the public sector are explained and applied. Legislation pertaining to supply chain management within the public sector includes but is not limited to BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) policies and principles, the Municipal Finance Management Act, the Public Finance Management Act.
  • Guidelines and principles that enable the operation of a sound supply chain management in the public sector are described. 
  • Principles underlying e-commerce are identified, understood and applied to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of supply chain at a tactical level. 
  • Spanning functional boundaries of supply chain management in South Africa’s public sector are understood and described. 
  • Public sector processes in making decisions about quality and quantity, supplier selection, pricing decisions and timing of purchases are understood and applied. 
  • Contractual principles, policies and procedures that apply to the public sector are explained and applied. 
  • Ethics and codes of conduct associated with supply chain management within the public sector are explained and applied. 
  • Reporting processes pertaining to supply chain management codes of conduct are explained. 
  • Strategic objectives are transformed into a supply chain optimization framework and forecasts drawn up accordingly.
  • Appropriate systems and resources are utilized to ensure supply chain optimization. 
  • Different inventory systems are distinguished to enhance management of inventories in the public sector.
  • Bulk services and goods are procured via the utilization of supply chain management regulations. 
  • Customer-service standards are achieved in a cost-effective and appropriate manner through supply chain optimization.  
  • Contract and relationship management techniques, tools and philosophies are utilised to foster synergistic opportunities within supply chain management. 
  • standard public sector contracts are reviewed and adapted to effectively secure supplier relations. 
  • Terms and conditions relating to different types of contracts are identified and explained. 
  • Contract administration is undertaken on an ongoing basis to ensure proactive management of contracts. 

 

Method of assessment: 
Outcomes are assessed in an integrated manner wherein not only the student’s evidence of the mastering of discipline-specific knowledge and skills are assessed, but also writing and communication skills, computer literacy and ability to critically analyse and effectively evaluate work-place related problems. The workshop commences with a self-assessment (open-book test) to determine the participant’s current level of knowledge and skills within his / her work context and experiences. Formative assessment will be conducted at the end of the workshop on day three to assess the extent of the participant’s learning experience. Summative assessment will be conducted through an individual assignment to be presented within 60 days after the termination of the workshop. The assignment will assess the participant’s ability to apply the principles and formulae covered during the workshop in his / her workplace situation. The Summative Assignment will reflect the Credits allocated to this Programme in respect of its complexity, critical and extend of reading required, group work and self-study in order to research and compile the assignment. 20-25 Pages per assignment will be a norm that will generally be applied to facilitate this process.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
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Target group: 
Junior and Middle Management members as well as Supervisory and Leading Public Officials
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018 285 2821