Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Course overview

It has now been established without any doubt whatsoever that lean supply chains and efficient logistics systems lead directly to increased bottom line profits. Leading edge companies which successfully gain competitive advantage and which are able to implement immediate cost savings, advice sale are those which possess knowledgeable and skillful logistics professionals

As more and more responsibility is placed on the Logistics function, the viable option is the need to intensify for its practitioners to be highly skilled in the various elements of Supply Chain Management and to be completely up to date with best practices in the industry both national and international. Logisticians must take their place alongside engineers and accountants as proficient and exceptionally well-trained professionals.

The Program focuses on planning, organizing and controlling Logistics, Materials & Supply Chain Management activities – key elements for successful management in any enterprise – and it covers strategic planning and decision-making as an important part of the management process.  The Program is ideal for managers and personnel of all levels who are involved in logistics activities or in ensuring that products and services are made available to customers (or clients or intended recipients) at the time and place, and in the condition and form desired, in an efficient, profitable and cost-effective way.  It also includes special and unique sections on Reverse Logistics, and on Humanitarian, Aid & Disaster Relief Logistics.

Course Modules

Unit 1 – Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Unit 2 – Logistics in Supply Chain Management

Unit 3 – Logistics Strategy & Operations

Unit 4 – Planning & Sourcing Operations

Unit 5 – Procurement Operations

Unit 6 – Manufacturing & Delivery Operations

Unit 7 – Market Distribution in the Supply Chain

Unit 8 – Inventory Management

Unit 9 – Transport Management

Unit 10 – Warehousing & Material Handling

Unit 11 – Using Information Technology in Supply Chain

Unit 12 – Supply Chain Systems Design

Unit 13 – Supply Chain Performance Measurement


There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark.

Course Completion

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after the successful completion of the course.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute for Professional Studies

 Language: English

Target Audience: Global

Format: Online and Distance Learning 



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Website: www.actionafricainstitute.org

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