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Successful logistics and supply chain management is based on sound development, evaluation and implementation of logistic and supply chain principles. This short learning programme (SLP) will benefit individuals who:

  • want to upskill themselves in a specific area in the logistics and supply chain industry;
  • want to study but have time constraints; or
  • need to sharpen their workplace skills in a specific area.

This short learning programme will suit Individuals who want to gain relevant knowledge, skills and applied competence to participate in the strategic management of the supply chain. The aim of this SLP is to equip the student with knowledge and skills for supply chain performance, supply chain drivers and metrics, demand forecasting, aggregate planning, sales and operation planning, coordination in a supply chain, sourcing decisions and information technology in the supply chain.


After successful completion of this short learning programme, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the various issues to consider when designing, planning or operating a supply chain
  • Describe how to create a strategic fit between a competitive strategy and a supply chain strategy
  • Understand the impact that creating a strategic fit between an organisation’s competitive strategy and a supply chain strategy will have on competitiveness
  • Explain the importance of expanding the scope of strategic fit from one operation within a company to all stages of the supply chain
  • Define the logistical and cross functional drivers of a supply chain
  • Describe how the drivers of a supply chain are used in design, planning and operation of supply chain
  • Identify the key metrics that track the performance of the supply chain in terms of each driver
  • Understand the role that forecasting plays in supply chain
  • Explain the basic approach to demand forecasting
  • Discuss the methodologies that can be used to forecast future demand based on historical demand data
  • Identify the decisions that are best solved by aggregate planning
  • Describe the information needed to produce an aggregate plan and explain the basic trade-offs to consider
  • Describe how sales and operation planning can be used to manage supply and demand and maximise profitability
  • Explain the concepts of supply chain coordination, the bullwhip effect and the impact on supply chain performance
  • Discuss the methodologies that can be used to forecast future demand based on historical demand data
  • Discuss and apply the various tools managers can use to achieve coordination and build strategic partnerships in a supply chain
  • Explain the trade-offs involved when making sourcing decisions to maximise value extracted from every stage of a sourcing relationship
  • Identify the major applications of supply chain information technology and the processes that they enable
You should have intermediate knowledge and/or experience to be able to cope with the advanced programme.

We offer these programmes as three-day contact sessions or six months distance learning.

OPTION 1: THREE-DAY CONTACT SESSIONS These sessions can be done in-house at a company and allows:

  • Three days of focussed contact sessions that offer a compact, yet value-filled approach to the area of learning
  • Flexibility: contact sessions can be offered at your company premises
  • Training from industry experts that includes practical, on-the-job/real-time advice


Once registered for the SLP, students will receive login details to the Student Portal where they can access their material electronically. Study material will also be sent to students and they will be notified of contact sessions where they will interact with facilitators. Students must be able to access the Internet in order to access Moodle, OLG’s online learning platform.


OLG allowed me to do my best and it has been so worth it at the end of the day as I have achieved my Higher Certificate in Logistics Management..

Shelly-Anne Joshua

Higher Certificate in Logistics Management

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