Logistics and Transportation Management

Explore the principles, concepts and techniques that underlie the effective management of logistics and transportation in the supply chain.

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Course overview

This course specialises in the logistics and transportation function within a supply chain. It focuses on demand management, customer service, information technology as well as reverse logistics and international logistics. The role of packaging in material handling is also covered.

You will be equipped to run a well-managed supply chain that reduces expenditure and improves customer satisfaction, therefore, contributing to brand image, word-of-mouth marketing, higher sales and profits.

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Next intake: 6 March 2023

Register by 28 February 2023

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Course syllabus

This course contains 9 units and can be completed in 14 weeks at the recommended pace of 8 hours per week. With our structured approach to teaching, you will be able to acquire valuable knowledge and skills with ease.

All courses include an orientation week, assessment and feedback opportunities as well as guided lesson plans from your course lecturer every week.

What you will learn about

  • Unit 1: Introduction to logistics management
  • Unit 2: Demand management
  • Unit 3: Packaging and materials handling
  • Unit 4: Logistics information systems
  • Unit 5: Transportation
  • Unit 6: Reverse logistics
  • Unit 7: Customer service
  • Unit 8: International logistics
  • Unit 9: Logistics control

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Explain the role of logistics in the context of the South African economy, its evolution and how it differs from supply chain management;
  2. Plan, implement and manage the forecasting process;
  3. Minimise the costs of packaging and improve company performance;
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the logistics information technologies and systems, as well as their selection, best practices, trends and challenges;
  5. Select the appropriate transportation method for a product considering the characteristics of the product, available transportation options and cost versus risk trade-off;
  6. Implement a reverse logistics process;
  7. Outline how to identify customers’ expectations of service against their perceptions of actual service delivery;
  8. Demonstrate understanding of distribution channel intermediaries in international trade and the trade documents used in international logistics; and
  9. Explain the concepts and frameworks associated with logistics performance, quality and control.
  • Study method: Online-only with downloadable course material.

  • Teaching and learning support is delivered online via our intuitive learning platform, iCan.

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  • Virtual live classes and weekly lesson plans
  • Plus, get free access to life-skills courses exclusive to iQ students

More about this short course certificate

The course is aimed at individuals that already work within logistics, supply chain or transportation, as well as those who want to enter this career field. Positions in this field include but are not limited to Fleet Controller, Logistics Planner, Logistics Controller, Road Haul Accounts Controller, Junior Logistics Administrator, Imports Documentation Administrator, Senior Logistics Supervisor, Logistics Coordinator, Transport Scheduler, Transportation Manager, Logistics Manager and Regional Transport Manager.

Logistics and Transportation costs have a direct impact on the bottom line. This course aims to build knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques that underlie the effective management of logistics and transportation in the supply chain.

Knowledge of the management of logistics and transportation can equip junior and middle management employees or those who aspire to move into these positions, with a holistic view of the logistics function enabling individuals to provide their organisation with a competitive advantage.

You can expect to gain practical skills in the following areas:

  • Demand management
  • Forecasting
  • Packaging
  • Carrier selection
  • Waste management
  • International logistics
  • Quality management
  • Performance management
  • SCOR model

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be equipped to pursue a range of exciting careers such as:

  • Fleet Controller
  • Logistics Planner
  • Logistics Controller
  • Road Haul Accounts Controller
  • Junior Logistics Administrator
  • Imports Documentation Administrator
  • Senior Logistics Supervisor
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Transport Scheduler
  • Transportation Manager
  • Logistics Manager
 

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  • Complete all units and assignments and receive a print certificate, when eligible, validated by iQ Academy. Highlight your new skills to any business, and confidently grow your career!

  • Learn from subject matter experts and build skills you can count on. 89% of iQ students agree that what they have learnt will significantly benefit their career development. (Student surveys)

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Requirements to study this course

In order to secure a spot in any cohort, students are required to first successfully complete the application process and register by the cohort registration deadline. Registration includes documentation submission and payment of the course fee, there are no registration fees.

Fees payable upon registration will differ depending on the payment option you choose, your Enrolment Consultant will explain this in detail during the application process.

At iQ Academy all of our programmes are offered via distance education. Depending on the course you choose you’ll either be studying fully online or with textbooks and online support.

  • Online-only courses: All course material is available online and can be downloaded, there are no textbooks.
  • Internet-supported courses with textbooks: You will receive textbooks via courier and the course is supported by compulsory online learning activities. Your course material will also be available online.

Teaching and learning will take place online whichever study method you choose. That means that you will need to partake in online learning activities and classes. For more information on each study method, enquire now.

  • Minimum of Grade 10 (Standard 8)
  • Grade 12 or NQF 4 equivalent preferred
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Alternate admission is possible on the basis of Mature Age exemption (23 years and older)
  • Ability to read and write in English, which is the language of instruction
  • Students should also possess a basic level of digital literacy skills
  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • An active email account

Recommended data:

  • At least 1GB of data per month for online-only courses
  • +/- 500MB of data for internet-supported courses
 

When can you start this course?

Our Short Courses are administered in various intakes throughout the year. Enrol for a date that suits you or enquire now if you’d like more information.

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Course fees

R7,504

Fees are all-inclusive, no hidden costs.

Ways to pay the course fee

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Save 10% on the total fee plus get 2GB of FREE data, every month, for 12 months. Offer valid from 01 Oct 2022 – 28 February 2023. T&C’s apply.

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Pay as little as R417* / monthly

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What’s included?
  • All your learning material
  • Dedicated lecturer and student support
  • Exclusive Alumni discount: Save 20% on your next course

  • Receive a print certificate, when eligible, validated by iQ Academy

  • Free online DO Life micro-courses

  • Exclusive student community

Enrol for this course in 3 easy steps

Step 1: Begin your enrolment application

Request a call-back, discuss any questions, or complete your application over the phone immediately if you’re ready.

  • Complete the website contact form
  • Recieve a free call-back from an Enrolment Consultant

  • Complete your application for enrolment

Step 2: Register for the cohort

Secure a spot in any cohort by successfully completing the application process and registering by the deadline.

  • Submit required documentation

  • Pay the course fee/s
  • Recieve your student number

Step 3: Start your course

Once your registration is complete you are ready to begin. Remember, if you miss the registration deadline you can always apply for the next cohort.

  • Access iCan (Learning platform)
  • Complete orientation week
  • Engage with your lecturer
 

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