Evaluate the influences of key components in a supply chain Online Short Course

Credits 8

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This Unit Standard will enable learners to evaluate the relationship and influences of the key components in a supply chain.

A learner credited with this Unit Standard will be able to:

  • Evaluate key influences on a supply chain environment.
  • Analyse and implement stakeholder relationships within the supply chain.
  • Obtain and analyse information on the supply chain.
  • Apply improvements to the supply chain.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The principles of physical distribution management and logistics are discussed to reflect their role in and impact on supply distribution networks.
  • The procurement management function is analysed to reflect its relationship with different aspects influencing supply chain.
  • Aspects include but are not limited to the concept of procurement, supplier selection, purchasing and valued supplier-partners, features of supplier-partnerships, global sourcing, purchasing policies and procedures.
  • The materials management function is analysed to reflect its relationship with different aspects influencing supply chain.
  • Aspects include but are not limited to the concept of materials management, inventory management systems, ROP and lot sizes, EoQ, ERP/MRP systems.
  • The criteria for the design of a strategic supply network are analysed to reflect their influence on the purchasing environment.
  • Strategic supply network include but are not limited to supply network perspective, outsourcing, location decisions, facility layout.
  • Analyse and implement operational relationships within the supply chain.
  • The importance of working with suppliers are analysed to determine the impact of relationships on purchasing contracts.
  • Information on the supply chain is obtained and analysed through the utilisation of operational relationships.
  • Operational relationships within the supply chain are maintained and improved through clear communications and options to improve supply chain processes.
  • Recommendations are made and communicated to stakeholders regarding opportunities to develop operational relationships to benefit the supply chain.
  • Problems with supply chain relationships are identified and communicated according to organisational procedures.
  • Supply chain processes are monitored to ensure operational relationships are suitable for maintaining the performance of the supply chain.
  • Obtain and analyse information on the supply chain.
  • The processes that comprise the supply chain are identified in order to reflect the information that needs to be obtained.
  • Processes include but are not limited to procurement, logistics, operations management, transportation, and export and import systems.
  • The supplies flowing through the supply chain are identified in terms of their specifications and quality.
  • Suitable sources of data are accessed in order to collate and prepare data for the analysis.
  • The prepared data on the organisation’s supply chain are analysed using agreed analysis methods and procedures.
  • Key findings are clearly identified and results are provided according to agreed formats and schedules.
  • Problems with the supply chain are clearly identified and communicated in accordance with organisational procedures.
  • Apply improvements to the supply chain.
  • Information on the improvements being introduced to the supply chain is obtained in accordance with organisational procedures.
  • Improvements to the supply chain are applied according to the implementation plan.
  • Supply chain management systems are used to monitoring the supply chain to ensure compliance with legal and organisational requirements.
  • Data are collated and prepared to reflect the impact of improvements to the supply chain.
  • Data on the impact of improvements to the supply chain are analysed by utilising agreed analysis methods and procedures.
  • Problems relating to the application of the improvements to the supply chain are clearly identified and communicated in accordance with organisational procedures.

COURSE APPROVAL

TETA accredited and registered with SAQA. This course forms part of the National Certificate: Supply Chain Management Certificate ID 74149 at Level 5 as the Fundamental Component and contributes a total of 34 credits.

COURSE DELIVERY

The course is delivered through the School of Shipping Learning website and allows you to study at your own pace (recommended duration 8 weeks). You may begin and register any time. A Subject Matter Expert and will provide you with academic support through the learning website and a Course Coordinator will also be available on email and telephone to provide you with administrative support.

ASSESSMENT AND AWARD OF THE CERTIFICATE

You are not required to write any exams as a formative and summative assessment is completed online. You will need to achieve a mark of at least 60% for each assessment to receive the certification. Should you not gain competency on your first attempt one more resubmission will be allowed at no additional cost.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The only entry requirement for this course is a desire to learn and advance your career.
In order to do this course, you will need:

  • An email account
  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • Be able to open and read PDF documents
  • Read and write in the English language

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

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