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Short Learning Programme
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Supply Chain Management
There is an acute shortage of supply chain professionals both in the private and public sectors. It is to fill this gap that North West University wishes to offer this course. Supply Chain Management personnel are required in each department all over the public sector. They include acquisition, demand, asset, disposal, logistics management etc.

Purpose of the course:

• To help participants to understand and apply the relevant legislation that governs Supply Chain Management, • Understand the various elements of Supply Chain Management and how to apply them effectively. • Secure and manage supplier contracts and to identify and apply the principles of Supply Chain Management

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
N/A
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Basic knowledge in the field of SCM.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

MODULES AND CONTENT

SPECIFIC OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

MODULE 1  (US 119345 ):

APPLY PRINCIPLES, REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION UNDERLYING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 

THE PUBLIC SECTOR 

At the end of the learning cycle the learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Municipal Finance Management Act

  • Principles of supply chain management and supply chain optimization

  • The role of forecasting in supply chain management

  • Customer focused marketing

  • The principles of added value service

  • Supply chain relationships

  • Cross-functional integration

  • The principles and techniques of e-commerce

  • The basic principles of logistic management

  • Ethics and codes of conduct in public sector supply chain management

 

 

 

1. Identify and apply the principles of supply chain management.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Identify and describe the elements of a world class supply chain management system.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 

Define the evolution and importance of supply chain management systems in the public sector.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 

Explain and apply legislation relating to supply chain management within the public sector are.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 

Describe guidelines and principles that enable the operation of a sound supply chain management in the public sector. 

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 

Classify and apply the principles underlying e-commerce to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of supply chain at a tactical level.

2. Apply supply chain management policies and procedures within the public sector.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 

Define the spanning functional boundaries of supply chain management in South Africa's public sector. 

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 

Apply public sector processes in making decisions about quality and quantity, supplier selection, pricing decisions and timing of purchases .

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 

Explain and apply Contractual principles, policies and procedures that apply to the public sector. 

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 

Describe and apply the ethics and codes of conduct associated with supply chain management within the public sector. 

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 

Discuss reporting processes pertaining to supply chain management codes of conduct. 

3. Utilise supply chain management systems and resources to fulfil the function effectively.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 

Transform strategic objectives into a supply chain optimization framework and drawn up forecasts accordingly. 

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 

Utilise appropriate systems and resources to ensure supply chain optimization. 

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Distinguish between different inventory systems to enhance management of inventories in the public sector. 

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 

Confirm that bulk services and goods are procured via the utilization of supply chain management regulations.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 

Achieve customer-service standards in a cost-effective and appropriate manner through supply chain optimization.

4. Secure and manage supplier contracts.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 

Utilise contract and relationship management techniques, tools and philosophies are foster synergistic opportunities within supply chain management. 

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 

Review and adapt standard public sector contracts to effectively secure supplier relations. 

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 

Identify and explaine terms and conditions relating to different types of contracts.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 

Manage Contract administration on an on-going basis to ensure proactive management of contracts.

 

Assessment: 
Formative and Summative
Method of assessment: 
Summative: Examination/ Case studies Formative: Class tests/ Group projects/Individual or group assignments

Additional information

L44 100 1
Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Supply Chain Managers and public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards becoming an accomplished, Public Finance manager and administration specialist.
Contact us
Name: 
UCE
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Telephone number: 
018 285 2821