Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management Short Course2022-03-30T06:50:02+02:00

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Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

Learn how to establish a competitive supply chain infrastructure and build effective operations and logistical processes.

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Course curriculm

Whether you are a business owner, or work within the supply chain sector, you’ll learn everything there is to know about the supply chain cycle and how to make it more effective. This course contains 7 units and includes a learning plan, with weekly schedules, to keep your studies on track.

This short course will provide you with a real word understanding of supply chain management. You will learn about all the important aspects of the industry from the latest technology and systems to inventory management and formulating customer centric strategies.

  • Unit 1: The Supply Chain
  • Unit 2: Customer Centricity
  • Unit 3: Purchasing, Transportation, Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • Unit 4: Total Quality Management in Supply Chain Management
  • Unit 5: Supply Chain Integration
  • Unit 6: Supply Chain Strategies and Future Trends
  • Unit 7: Ethics in Supply Chain Management

After completion of this short course programme, you’ll be able to:

  1. Explain what the concept “supply chain” is and how it has evolved over time.
  2. Formulate a customer-centric approach to supply chain management.
  3. Outline the functions of purchasing, transportation, warehousing, and inventory management.
  4. Explain the concept of Total Quality Management (TQM).
  5. Assess the impact of teamwork, collaboration, and communication in supply chain integration.
  6. Identify supply chain strategies and future trends in supply chain management, and discuss the role of ethics in the context of supply chain management.

Course summary

  • Certificate type:
    Short Course Certificate

  • Course Duration:
    6 months
  • Study method:
    Fully Online or Internet Supported

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Step 1: Enquire

  • Complete website contact form
  • Speak to Enrolment Consultant
  • Complete application

Step 2: Register

  • Submit documentation
  • Pay your fees

  • Recieve your student number

Step 3: Start

  • Access iCan (Student portal)
  • Complete orientation week

  • Engage with your lecturer

When can I start?

Our Short Courses are administered in various intakes throughout the year. Enrol for a date that suits you, download our 2022 intake schedule to see when the next cohort starts.

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Students can choose between 2 study methods for this course. Whichever study method you choose you will have access to an expert Course Lecturer.

Method 1: Fully Online

  • Online and downloadable course material
  • Teaching and learning support from specialised course lecturers
  • Master your studies from our cutting-edge interactive student portal, iCan

Method 2: Internet Supported

  • Distance learning with textbooks and internet support (blended learning)
  • Study material is couriered and e-books can be downloaded
  • Teaching and learning support from specialised course lecturers
  • The use of iCan, our student portal, is supplementary for online learning activities
  • Grade 12 (Standard 10) or NQF 4 equivalent
  • 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 fully online study method
  • +/- 500MB of data for online supported study method

Course fees

At iQ Academy we understand that education is an investment and that’s why we offer flexible payment options to suit most working individuals. You can pay your fees in various monthly instalment plans or in full on enrolment. The fees for this course vary depending on which study method you choose.

  • Choose how you want to pay: Monthly instalment plan or in full on enrolment.

  • Choose how you want to study: Fully online or with textbooks (online supported).

Fully Online

  • All course content is delivered online.
  • Monthly instalments from: R424 p/m
  • Instalment terms from: 6 – 18 months
  • Deposit and terms subject to affordability

Online Supported

  • The course is delivered with text books and online support.
  • Monthly instalments from: R498.16 p/m
  • Instalment terms: 18 or 24 months
  • Deposit and terms subject to affordability
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What do your course fees include?

Once you have completed your course and met all the qualifying criteria you will receive a Short Course Certificate from iQ Academy. Your Certificate is printed and couriered to you free of charge!

All your learning material is included in the course fee, whether you pay in instalments or upfront. There are no hidden costs, the only additional fees that may be charged are remarking or repeat registrations.

Your course lecturer provides all the academic support you need to successfully complete your course.

Enjoy a learning plan that maps out your study schedule each week, and includes live Microsoft Teams sessions with your lecturer and fellow students.

Your online student portal to master your studies, connect with your lecturer and fellow students.

Get access to our wide range of DO Life online micro-courses and grow your everyday life skills on the go.


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Hear what our students have to say

“Making it possible for everyone to study”

Thanks iQ, for making it possible for everyone to study without feeling the financial pressure with your fee structures. The lectures are amazing. Looking forward to the future now…thank you!

Xolelwa Johanna Thuputlela

“You will never regret it”

Challenging as it was but I am grateful to our facilitators who were with us throughout. I’d encourage everyone to take a course with iQ, you will never regret it. Thank you and keep up the good work!

Anna Ivy Masondo

“This is so easy to do”

It’s so much easier studying online, downloading all my study guides through my cell phone without a laptop. It’s a good experience for me. This is so easy to do!

Vesnant Singo

“Education paves the way to success”

I began my journey with iQ & never looked back. I was promoted from receptionist to admin manageress. I truly believe education paves the way to success.

Roxanne Naidoo

Supply Chain Management: FAQ’s

Understanding the fundamentals of supply chain management and operations, along with the supporting technology, will help you to save costs, increase performance, retain customers, and create more value for any business. You will walk away from this course with the competencies to effectively implement and manage supply chain in any business.

No matter your current level of experience this short course will help you to take the next step in your quest to becoming an expert in the field. This course has been designed for:

  • Those entering the world of work within the supply chain and logistic sectors
  • Those working in existing positions within this department 
  • Business owners wanting to systemise their business and scale

On completion of this course, you will earn an industry-ready certificate that will empower you to explore exciting career directions such as:

  • Supply Chain Officer
  • Stock Controller
  • Procurement Officer/Clerk
  • Logistics Administrator
  • Warehouse Management

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page for more info.

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