Analyse and apply Management Practices within the Supply Chain – Online Short Course

NQF5 – US 336702 – 10 credits – Supply Chain Management

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This unit standard will enable learners to analyse and apply management practices within the supply chain. The person accredited with this unit standard will demonstrate a detailed understanding of the fundamental management functions and activities as well as the latest trends in leadership and management and will be able to apply these functions, activities and principles within the supply chain.

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

  • Interpret the origins and evolution of management practices.
  • Use a set of principles and pro forma formats to evaluate the effectiveness of basic management practices within a supply chain.
  • Apply basic management practices within the supply chain.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Interpret the origins and evolution of management practices.
  • The concept of organisational behaviour is evaluated to reflect its impact on management practices.
  • The concept of leadership is evaluated to reflect the role of an effective leader in organisations.
  • The concepts of the economic development are examined to determine their impact on management practices.
  • The time phases of the evolution of management practices are interpreted to reflect specific approaches to management.
  • Use a set of principles and pro forma formats to evaluate the effectiveness of basic management practices within a supply chain.
  • Basic management practices include but are not limited to planning activities, organising activities and controlling activities.
    Basic planning activities include, but are not limited to Forecasting, Setting Objectives, Programming and Scheduling and budgeting.
    Basic organising activities Include but are not limited to Developing Organisational Structures, Delegating authority, establishing relationships, Networking and coordinating resources.
    Basic controlling Includes but is not limited to Reviewing Team Performance, Reviewing Individual Performance, Giving Feedback, Following up, initiating contingency actions.
  • The principles and processes underpinning each of the basic management activities are evaluated and discussed to determine their impact on the supply chain.
  • Basic management activities are evaluated indicating possible reasons for poor performance against the best practice principles.
  • Recommendations are made for actions to improve the management process.
  • Continuous improvement plans are developed to ensure that management processes align with organisational structure.
  • Apply basic management practices within the supply chain.
  • A given leadership model applicable to a supply chain context is utilised to evaluate the effectiveness of personal leadership style.
  • The actions of management are identified to improve personal leadership effectiveness.
  • The type of leadership to have maximum impact on a supply chain is identified and applied within a specific context.
  • Leadership activities are evaluated and the results interpreted to recommend improvement actions.

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