The Curriculum

This prospectus gives a brief summary of the 18 modules offered. Registered students will receive study material including prescribed text books.

Duration

3 Years

NQF Level

Level 6

SAQA ID

101001

Credits

360 Credits

First Semester

Module 1: Introduction to Logistics Management
Module 2: Introduction to Business Management
Module 3: Basic Mathematics and Quantitative Techniques for Logisticians
Module 4: Introduction to Transportation and Warehousing

Second Semester

Module 5: Basic end-user computing for logisticians
Module 6: Procurement and Order Processing Systems
Module 7: Basic Principles of Performance Measures
Module 8: Overview and objectives of the Government and Municipal Logistics Systems

Introduction to Logistics Management: ILMLMA1

Purpose: This module introduces the student to fundamental logistics concepts and focus on the important role of Logistics in management decision making.

Introduction to Business Management: IBMLMA1

Purpose: This module provides a basic introduction to the functioning of the business enterprise and the role and importance of management. Students are exposed to the managerial tasks of logistics managers and various methods of planning and controlling logistics performance.

Basic Mathematics and Quantitative Techniques for Logisticians: MQTLMA1

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to basic statistical methods, quantitative techniques, percentages and measurements. Students will be able to apply these concepts to demand forecasting and solve logistical and storage problems.

Introduction to Transportation and Warehousing: ITWLMA1

The purpose of this module is to create competence in the transportation system related to operational structure, services and cost characteristics of the various modes of transport, focusing on the goods carried in the transport system and various freight service providers. The module also focusses on the role of packaging and containerisation, warehouse equipment and warehouse location in facilitating the efficiency of the supply chain

Basic End-user Computing for Logisticians: BECLMB1

The purpose of this module is to create competence in basic operating skills that are required to use any modern computer and specifically the operating system (OS) called Microsoft Windows. Some tools in the Microsoft Office suite will also be taught. This module will equip students with basic skills that opens the door to advanced learning in computers.

Procurement and Order Processing Systems: POPLMB1

The purpose of this module is to provide the student with knowledge and skills of the activities associated with buying, purchasing and the developments in a company and the understanding and competencies in applying specific purchasing management practices in the supply chain industry. This module will also provide students with skills and competencies of logistics information systems, with specific reference to interfaces between systems.

Basic Principles of Performance Measures: BPLLMB1

The purpose of this module is to equip students with vocational and industry-specific intellectual competencies, knowledge and practical skills in performance measures to enable the student to make decisions in the context of a logistics and supply chain organisation

Overview and objectives of the Government and Municipal Logistics Systems: OGMLMB1

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the basic structure of the supply chain management process in government and its strategic planning and budgeting processes within supply chain management principles. This will enable students to interpret the legal environment within which the supply chain must be managed and addresses the procurement regime of government as well as the preferred procurement methodologies.

First Semester

Module 9: Tactical Logistics Management
Module 10: Inventory Management

Second Semester

Module 11: Warehousing and Material Handling
Module 12: Transportation Operation Management
Module 13: Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy Formulation

Tactical Logistics Management: TLMLMA2

The purpose of this module is to introduce tactical logistics management on various levels of management. This module will assist the student with key financial aspects of logistics and supply chain management and customer service as an important output of the logistics system.

Inventory Management: INMLMA2

The purpose of this module is to develop competencies in the management and application of inventory management processes and systems in the workplace to maximise customer service levels, reduce the investment in inventory and the associated costs.

Warehousing and Material Handling: WMHLMB2

The purpose of this module is to provide the student with warehouse management principles and processes. This will give the student competencies in warehouse management to following a total systems approach and the correct application of and adherence to principles and processes.

Transportation Operation Management: TOMLMB2

The purpose of this module is to develop competencies in the management and application of transport management principles and processes in the workplace through the correct application of and adherence to management principles and transport legislation in the workplace.

Logistics and Supply Chain Strategic Formulation: LSCLMB2

The purpose of this module is to develop an understanding of the role, importance and nature of logistics planning and strategy formulation from an integrated supply chain management perspective. This module will provide the student with the competency to formulate a mission statement for a company and take part in the planning and strategy formulation of a company. logistics channel for a market segment based on total logistics costs.

Second Semester

Module 14: (Compulsory) Logistics Audit Report
Elective modules (choose 3)
Module 15: Logistics Project Management
Module 16: International Logistics Management
Module 17: Demand planning
Module 18: Temperature Controlled Supply Chain Management

Logistics Audit Report: LARLMY3

The purpose of this module is to enable the student to compile a well structured research project in logistics and to provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained through experience-based learning.

Logistics Project Management: LPMLMY3

The purpose of this module is to develop competencies in the management and application of project management processes and mechanisms in the workplace through the correct application of project management techniques and applicable knowledge management in the logistics workplace.

International Logistics Management: ILMLMY3

The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the important role that logistics management fulfils in the international trade. It will enable students to apply the knowledge of the mechanism of international trade and to provide rational explanations of the underlying concepts.

Demand planning: DDPLMY3

The purpose of this module is to highlight the importance of demand planning at strategic, tactical and operational level in logistics and to develop competencies in the management and application of demand planning processes and mechanisms.

Temperature Controlled Supply Chain Management: TCSLMY3

The purpose of this module is to provide the student with knowledge and competencies to manage a temperature-controlled supply chain.

Calculation Criteria

  • Formative assessments are in the form of assignments and class tests: 40%.
  • Summative assessments or an exam: 60%.
  • Pass mark: 50% is the pass mark for all summative assessments with 40% sub-minimum in the summative assessment.
  • All modules must be passed to be awarded the Diploma.

Credits

Students are required to complete a maximum of seven modules to proceed to the second year provided there are no clashes during classes and examinations.*Registration of second/third year modules will be based on the outcomes of your final results.

  • Students will retain credits for the module(s) already passed. Credits may be retained for a maximum period of seven (7) years, provided that there have been no material changes to the curriculum.
  • No credits from the former Diploma in Logistics Management qualification (NQF5) can be transferred to this qualification.
  • Students who completed the Bridging programme in Supply Chain Management will receive credit for Basic Mathematics and Quantitative Techniques for Logisticians.
  • No credit from this programme can be transferred to the formal programme.
  • A student may be granted a supplementary examination opportunity in accordance with the criteria determined by the University of Johannesburg.
  • The Diploma in Logistics Management (NQF level 6) will only be awarded after successful completion of all prescribed modules.

Contact Us

For more information on the Diploma in Logistics Management (Application Token: LOGMNG) please get in touch

Email: tscmdiplog@uj.ac.za tscmlog@uj.ac.za

Physical Address

Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management
College
of Business and Economics
University of Johannesburg
Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Corner Kingsway and University Road
Auckland Park
Johannesburg
Offices: D Ring 7 (7th Floor)

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