Business logistics and the management of the logistics management function area is a critical skill that is needed by all organisations, whether they be in the manufacturing or services sectors. An organisation can have the best products or services in the world but without getting them to customers when and where they are needed, the organisation will not be able to survive. As there is a worldwide shortage of effective and efficient logistics experts, by participating in this course, you should be able to increase your existing knowledge on the various subjects pertaining to business logistics, or, if you are a novice, develop a base on which to build skills.
Business logistics consists of 13 activities, all of which provide value to customers as well as the organisation that is facilitating such services. This course in logistics management introduces students to the complex and exciting world of business logistics and how it can be used to provide an organisation with a competitive advantage in the marketplace. You will also gain insight into the broader field of logistics, looking at aspects such as waste management, reverse logistics and investment recovery.
Dr Myles Wakeham is an academic and businessman with many years of industry experience. He holds an MBA and PhD, and has taught extensively in the fields of supply chain management, operations, marketing and business.
Dr Wakeham was instrumental in introducing and adopting the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply at CPUT as a series of qualifications.
He has consulted to a variety of institutions and organisations, particularly the South African National Treasury, as well as National, Provincial and Local Government. He is also involved in international research, and with an academic consortium has researched the impact of IT on university education.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software application requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.