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Individuals aspiring to work within operational to junior management positions within the various processes of logistics and supply chain such as freight forwarding, transportation (all modes), warehousing and distribution, air freight handling, courier operations, port operations, stevedoring, and production, within the transport and logistics sector of South Africa.

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National Diploma in Logistics Management

The National Diploma in Freight Handling Logistics offered by Makwedeng is based on the South African Qualifications Authority registered Qualification SAQA ID: 58473.
In order to qualify for certification, learners must achieve 242 credits and as such are required to attend theoretical classes consisting of 60 days (over 2 years) with classes commencing at 09h00 and ending at 14h00 on each Saturday to qualify for the Qualification.  The programme has 12 blocks with 9 assignments having to be done based on the learning.
 

Who is the target audience?

Individuals aspiring to work within operational to junior management positions within the various processes of logistics and supply chain such as freight forwarding, transportation (all modes), warehousing and distribution, air freight handling, courier operations, port operations, stevedoring, and production, within the transport and logistics sector of South Africa.  Individuals should have good communication skills, proficient at MS Word, Power Point and Excel (a Microsoft Office class can be offered if required) and be dedicated to working hard.  The minimal entry requirement is NQF Level 4 English and maths literacy.  If the candidate does not possess this, an entry exam may be written with a 60% pass required.
 

What is the objective of this programme?

  • To equip the learner with knowledge and skills for effective business communication and relationship management.
  • To equip the learner with the ability to manage human capital and complete general management tasks within an organisation.
  • To enable the learner to understand fundamental business concepts, legal compliance and practice financial planning for business.
  • To ensure that the learner can plan, implement and evaluate freight location and control procedures to ensure freight integrity in a freight logistics environment. 
  • To equip the learner with the knowledge and skill to effectively develop and implement strategies and action plans so as to ensure that goals and objectives, as set out in the strategic and logistical plans, are met.
  • To provide the learner with the knowledge and capabilities to efficiently allocate resources so as to maximize efficiencies in services and freight movement to achieve organisational targets.
  • To equip the learner with the ability to effectively distribute and ensure proper care of freight by ensuring the efficient use of handling, movement, securing and safeguarding techniques within the freight logistics environment.
  • To ensure the learner understands the importance of Information technology for the effective and efficient handling, storage and transportation of goods within the Freight Logistics environment.
  • To equip the learner with the knowledge and skill to deal with contracts, manage negotiations and ensure ethical practices.
  • To equip the learner with the knowledge and skill to implement and manage quality systems, safety systems and disciplinary systems that meet legal and organisational requirements.

What are the modules that make up the course?

Module one – Business communication

This module provides the learner with detailed information on business etiquette in terms of communication between peers, superiors and subordinates.  This module provides insight into formal letter writing, memorandum utilisation, e mail etiquette and minute taking.  Further to this, the learner is exposed to the importance of relationship building for both internal and external customers and the importance of networks.

Module two – General Management

This module provides the learner with the ability to practice general management concepts inclusive of human capital management.  This module looks at the principles of management and the concept of leadership.  The human capital development addresses cultural diversity, performance management, the art of delegation and decision making, and the skills required to set strategy and implement strategic goals.

Module three – Business practices

This module shall equip the qualifying learner with the knowledge relating to legal compliance in terms of business, logistics and human capital.  This module also provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to analyse financials, compile budgets and manage spending.  Further to this the learner will also be provided with insight into business processes, business economics and the role of information technology within business.

Module four – Introduction to logistics management

This module provides the qualifying learner with the knowledge and ability to identify logistics aspects, resource requirements for an effective logistics operation and the difference between 1PL, 2PL, 3PL, 4PL and 5PL service providers.  This module includes a leadership camp where learners are placed in stressed environments and need to work as a team to resolve problems.

Module five – Introduction to Supply Chain Management practices

This module provides the qualifying learner with the ability to determine the activities and principles within the supply chain, as well as obtaining clear understanding of the concepts of Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Supply Management, Procurement, Operations, Distribution and Logistics. The qualifying learner will be able to debate these concepts and compare the philosophy of Supply Chain Management with traditional business models giving practical examples of the advantages and disadvantages of adhering to a Supply Chain Philosophy.  Learners will also be able to demonstrate understanding of the challenges facing organisations when they attempt to implement a Supply Chain Based business model and give some recommendations on a possible change process that could lead organisations towards reaping the benefits of implementing the Supply Chain approach to work.  This module includes a tour to an organisation that is directly involved within the manufacturing, production, distribution and retail. 

Module six - Warehousing and distribution operations

This module provides the qualifying learner with the ability to determine aspects such as site location, warehouse design, transportation, supply and distribution networks, as well as the appropriate performance management systems to measure productivity.  This module includes a tour to an organisation that warehouses and distributes products.

Module seven - Transport operations

This module provides the qualifying learner with the ability to determine the best method of transport based on customer requirements, cost and efficiency.  The qualifying learner shall be able to distinguish between all modes of transport including international transport.  This module also exposes the learner to international trade principles inclusive of INCOTERMS.  This module includes a tour to an organisation that transports products on behalf f their clients.

Module eight – Contract management

This module provides the qualifying learner with the ability to analyse issues relating to professional and ethical conduct, applying professional ethics whilst utilising the processes and principles of negotiation, when negotiating with the suppliers which shall lead to the creation of sustainable value, and recommending improved strategies that will make meaningful contributions towards the achievement of organisational strategic imperatives.  The learner shall also be able to manage the relationships with supply chain stakeholders in a professional and ethical manner to the benefit of the effectiveness of the total supply chain of the organisation.

Module nine – Best practices

This module provides the qualifying learner with the ability to review quality management systems and processes so as to benchmark existing practices against best practices.  This module will also equip the learner with the knowledge and skills required to compile a quality management system for an organisation inclusive of operational procedures.
 

What does the programme do for you, the learner?

  • Equip you with the knowledge and skills to operate as a junior logistics manager within a number of logistical fields:
    • Procurement and supply including contract management.
    • Warehousing, distribution (locally and internationally), and logistics management.
    • Production and inventory management.
    • Information technology management for supply chain systems.
  • This Qualification provides entry to higher level learning:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Bachelor of Technology Degree in Logistics Management

Where is the programme to be offered?

Makwedeng has the use of a high-quality training centre within Johannesburg in Isando (Logistics Learning Hub) which makes use of HD technology and fibre active internet connectivity for class presentations as well as a resource centre for research.
 

Makwedeng has the following pricing structure in place:

  • A once off fee (for the full 2 years) R69 158,33 (fees will be guaranteed through surety based on a sliding scale).
  • An annual fee of R36 350,00 per annum (at the start of each semester with fees guaranteed through surety based on sliding scale).
  • A fee per block of R6 350,00 per block (at the start of each block).

Still not completely convinced?   Read on ... Logistics & SCM 101

Why Logistics and Supply Chain?

  1. What turns the world?
    • Supply and Demand
    • Population growth every day, different needs arise every day, demand increases daily, but supply and resources is busy going down
  2. You need to understand the balance between supply and demand.
  3. Where is the demand coming from (The Consumer).
  4. Where is the supply coming from (The Resources)
    • Everything that is coming out of the ground - understand the process:
      • Could be farming;
      • could be mining;
      • etc
  5. What is the need?
    • Clothing
    • Jewellery
    • Food
    • Fuel

We can train you to identify the need and to know how to supply.

  • By meaning of
    • Supply and Demand
    • Logistics
    • Transportation
    • Warehouse Distribution
  • But, we also want to grow the economy, so we want to teach you how to trade - how to market YOUR BUSINESS in the Supply Chain, so that you can trade locally (and hopefully internationally).  We will train, teach and mentor you and even help you with ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, so that we can grow the economy.
    • How to read the world. How to read technology.  So that you can benchmark continually and be on par with supply and demand trends.
  • Finally, we will also take you to the “practical environment” - the beauty of having it in an all encompassing Logistics Learning Hub - it is not just theoretical knowledge, but also practical, applied knowledge.

 

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