Advanced certificate in supply chain management

Globalization has brought global markets and to the customer, it has brought wide choices of products. It has also added up to new dimensions of increased competitive pressures and a high enhanced competition that existed never before. Logistics in this direction is going to play an important role. An efficient and effective supply chain is possible through the discipline of an equally effective and efficient logistics management.

Start date

10 February 2019
Course duration: 4 weeks

Format

Online: Saturday 7 pm - 9 pm
Face to face:
Saturday (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Sunday (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Inquiry

Irene Kawala
Email: i.kawala@virtualuni.ac.ug

How to apply

Complete our online registration form

Fees

USD 400 (Uganda)
USD 600 (International)
USD 900 (Organisations)
How to pay

Course background

Globalization has brought the whole world together compressing it to a small economic entity. It has opened it to access of sources as well as markets. Whereas for the customer globalization has brought wide choices of products, it has also added up to new dimensions of increased competitive pressures and a high enhanced competition that existed never before. Logistics in this direction is going to play an important role.

An efficient and effective supply chain is possible through the discipline of an equally effective and efficient logistics management right from procurement through several warehousing and the use of transportation channels till the product reaches the customer.

Large-scale enterprises as well as medium-sized firms have increasingly globalized their value creation activities over the past few years. They operate in global markets – with regard to procurement and production as well as in relation to their customers, who are supplied by global distribution systems. Therefore companies need to optimally design and coordinate their globally distributed value creation activities (particularly production and logistics). This module provides insight in important planning techniques, which support firms in solving these challenges. The focus lies in understanding and applying modern analytical approaches, which are utilized in business practice by industrial, commercial, and logistics companies and which are often times applied by modern planning software.

Course Description

This course provides a novel way of looking at the practice of Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E). The question “what difference are we making”– as an individual, project, programme, organization or network, is increasingly important whether for learning or accountability.

The course lays out the challenges, introduces a tool-box of techniques and shows where these can be best applied through practical strategies and case studies. M & E are viewed as critical to all stages of a policy or programme development. Ways of promoting early participation and the engagement of key stakeholders are explored and a step-by-step action plan to improve the practice of M & E is provided. This lays the ground for M & E to make vital contributions to incentivizing change and measure performance. In later sections techniques to measure impact and enable learning are provided.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of supply chain management and determine the appropriate logistical arrangements for a range of requirements.
  • Understand the need for insurance and the types of coverage available.
  • Understand the pros and cons of different Incoterms and the appropriate use of Incoterms.
  • Know about loss prevention, means and actions to put in place to minimize or prevent loss.
  • Know about customs procedures and documentation and the most common documents required for export/import.
  • Decide on methods of shipment depending on various factors.
  • Understand the functions of the Air Waybill (AWB) and Bill of Lading (B/L).

Target students

  • Professionals in business management in general and supply chain, operations management, infrastructure, and marketing management in particular to the fundamentals of logistics management.
  • Poeple working in both the public and private sectors interested in gaining a comprehensive overview of appropriate supply chain management, logistics and Incoterms.
  • Those new to the procurement function or logistics, or those who have worked in the function for some time, but have not previously undertaken formal training.

Course Content

  • Supply chain management principles, processes and procedures
  • Logistic goals and objectives
  • Modes of transportation
  • Freight forwarding arrangements
  • The role of the Freight Forwarder
  • Purpose of shipping documents
  • Incoterms 2010 and their appropriate use
  • Packing and marking
  • Loss prevention
  • Customs clearance procedures and documentation
  • Need for insurance and different types of coverage
  • Warehouse and Inventory Management
  • On-site facility tour

Certification

Learners who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from Virtual University of Uganda

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How to pay

Fees are payable in 3 ways. 
  • Online
  • Over the counter – Banks
  • Mobile money – Ugandans

    Meet the team

    Irene Kawala
    Coordinator, Corporate Academy
    Cell Phone: +256 759 793 968
    Email: i.kawala@virtualuni.ac.ug
    Skype: irenejj35

    Jimmy Kenneth Opoka
    Director for the Program

    Email: jimmy.opoka@gmail.com;
    Skype: jimmy.opoka78

    Our next intake is February 2019