Supply Chain Management & Purchasing

Supply Chain Management

To provide learners with the competencies required to engage in the processes and inter-relationships across the supply chain so as to create sustainable value for organisations. This qualification is aimed at overcoming the traditional functional approach to operations and management, and at fostering supply chain integration to the advantage of all stakeholders.


The NEC Engineering and Construction Contract

The NEC family of Contracts is widely used in South Africa in the engineering and construction industry. It brings a refreshingly different approach to the industry, enabling contractors and clients to work in a more collaborative manner.

This 2-day training course is designed for people using the NEC Black Book, whether they are the project manager, contractor or client.

Process Modelling for Business Operations

Process modelling is essential to business process management success and documenting all the processes further aids communication throughout the organisation. Process modelling has always been a key aspect of quality management programmes, business process reengineering, and continuous improvement approaches seen in Six Sigma, Kaizen and LEAN, to name a few. One of the greatest challenges in the organisation is to standardise the way in which processes are documented, to keep the documentation up-to-date and accessible to those involved.

Online Course in Supply Chain Management for Public Officials

The Online Course in Supply Chain Management for Public Officials provides you with a better understanding of the principles, regulations and legislation specifically underlying Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the public sector that will enable you to further acquire requisite skills in public finance management and administration. The course covers topics of SCM principles, systems and resources and how to secure and manage supplier contracts.

Fleet Management

The short course in Fleet Management provides you with a basic understanding of the different elements of fleet management, while specifically focusing on vehicle utilisation, whole-life costs, tendering, vehicle maintenance and regulatory requirements. You will become familiar with the various role-players and stakeholders in the value chain and how to effectively manage your fleet.

Outcomes-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Implementation

The Outcomes-based Monitoring and Evaluation Implementation short course will provide you with a practical and theoretical framework for understanding and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) efforts in the work environment. While it may be biased towards developmental work, it nevertheless provides delegates with relevant tools and skills especially suited to the aim of monitoring and evaluation of the performance of policies, programmes and projects in a bid to generate desired results for the organisation and its material stakeholders.

Hands-on Supply Chain Management

The short course in Hands-on Supply Chain Management teaches you the principles of supply chain management. Then you apply it to your business while the experts coach and mentor you – in a simulated, but highly realistic business environment.

Learn by doing - the only way to gain real insight.

This course is presented by industry experts with the requisite academic background and practical experience.

Sustainable Management

The short course in Sustainable Management focuses on how sustainability is relevant within technology, engineering and business, as part of our daily functioning. Considering the complex nature of sustainability, this course investigates the frameworks that are key to unpack complexity. The role technology plays towards sustainability from a life cycle perspective will also be highlighted. During the course, multiple dimensions of sustainability will be discussed and a number of case studies are used to illustrate the application of sustainability across different sectors/industries.

NQF 6 National Diploma: Supply Chain Management

This National Diploma focuses specifically on the Manufacturing electives. The programme's duration is 24 months including a continuous improvement project designed for the Food and Beverage manufacturing environment. Optimum Learning Technologies has vast experience in delivering this qualification and we're excited to offer this qualification through an online methodology. 

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