Establish a competitive supply chain infrastructure Online Short Course

Credits 10

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This unit standard will enable learners to establish a competitive supply chain infrastructure. The person accredited with this unit standard will be able to facilitate the creation of a competitive Supply Chain Infrastructure that covers:

  • Site location.
  • Supply and distribution networks.
  • Effective organisational structures.
  • Effective transport system.
  • Effective communication system.

In most of the above areas the qualified learner will have to work with a multi disciplinary team and will have to involve experts in each of the fields to ensure that optimum infrastructure is created.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:

  • Use a variety of tools and methods to facilitate the site location decision.
  • Use a variety of tools and methods to facilitate the design of the facility layout.
  • Design an effective and competitive logistics system.
  • Initiate and participate in the establishment of supply chain organisational structures.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Use a variety of tools and methods to facilitate the site location decision.
  • A site decision is made by examining and evaluating possible factors impacting on site location.
  • The site location decision is made by utilising specific tools and methods in accordance with general procedures.
  • Critical factors are identified and evaluated to determine their influence a site location decision.
  • A structured rational process is used to facilitate the decision regarding site location using a simulated or real scenario.
  • Use a variety of tools and methods to facilitate the design of the facility layout.
  • The objectives of facility layouts are analysed to inform decisions on the tools and methods to use for the design process.
  • Processes and products that will impact on facility layouts are identified and evaluated.
  • Facility layouts are designed in accordance with materials handling requirements.
  • The facility layouts are designed by illustrating traditional or modern layouts to suit specific product and process requirements.
  • Design an effective and competitive logistics system.
  • Concepts of logistics systems are evaluated to determine their influence on design processes.
  • Concepts include but are not limited to logistics and a logistics system, role of transportation in logistics, relationship with marketing, alternative transportation modes, intermodal combinations and other transportation options, impact of regulation and deregulation on carriers and shippers, cost of transportation, measuring the performance and effectiveness of transportation, international dimensions of transportation, major transportation management activities of carriers and shippers, computer technology in facilitating the effectiveness of transportation, modes of transport and designing transportation networks and system, resource requirements planning, control of the movement of material and products, distribution networks.
  • An effective and competitive logistics system is designed in line with the organisational strategy.
  • The logistics system is designed in accordance with parameters of the site location.
  • The logistics system is designed in accordance with resource requirements planning.
  • Initiate and participate in the establishment of supply chain organisational structures.
  • Information requirements for effective supply chain management are identified and sourced.
  • Information requirements include but are not limited to the evaluation of the relationship between data and information.
  • Key elements that define organisational structures are determined to evaluate their impact on supply chain infrastructure.
  • Concepts of supply chain infrastructure are evaluated to determine their influence on the establishment of supply chain organisational structures.
  • Concepts include but are not limited to characteristics of a bureaucracy, matrix organisational structure, characteristics of a virtual organisation, benefits of a boundary-less organisation, mechanistic and organic organisational structures, behavioural implications of different organisational designs.
  • An organisational structure is developed in a given scenario that will facilitate effective supply chain management.

Course delivery and Requirements

This course can be started at any time and is self paced and completely online , You will need an Internet connection and a PC or Laptop to complete this course

This course is applicable to being delivered in house at your company premises, please contact us for a separate quotation.

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