National Certificate: Supply Chain Management

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SAQA ID: 74149 Credits 150

NQF Level 5

Entry requirements: 

  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.

  • Communication at NQF Level 4.

  • Computer Literacy and the ability to use databases and spreadsheets at NQF Level 3. 


The target groups for this qualification are people working within operational to middle management positions within the various processes of the supply chain or those who are aspiring for such positions. Learners who have, in the past, held a supervisory position within the various supply chain processes are most likely to find the qualification applicable to them.

The National Certificate 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 National Treasury developed competency profiles for the Public Sector in terms of supply chain management. This qualification meets some of those Public Sector needs and is also suitable for the private sector.

Qualifying learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a supply chain management environment within an organisation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of performance and risk within a supply chain management environment.
  • Contribute to the development of a supply chain strategy and operational plans for the organisation.
  • Execute a supply chain strategy for the organisation.

The demand for this qualification directly links to the need to:

  • Equip supply chain practitioners to understand and respond to the changing supply chain management environment.
  • Enable supply chain practitioners to be effective leaders and managers within the supply chain.
  • Enable supply chain practitioners to be innovative, creative and competitive in the supply chain management environment.
  • Manage and develop sustainable supplier relationships.
  • Measure and improve supply chain performance.
  • Analyse, assess, manage and mitigate risk.
  • Develop and manage legal, contractual arrangements associated with purchasing and supply.

This qualification has therefore been designed to address these demands as well as support the competencies required in the key areas of supply chain management that were identified within the greater industry yielding the following elective areas:

  • Purchasing and Supply.
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management.
  • Distribution.
  • Materials/Logistics Management.
  • Disposal Management.
  • Public Service.


Course Features

  • Lectures 62
  • Quizzes 2
  • Duration 50 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 4
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Yes

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