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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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