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Unisa Short Learning Programmes
Advanced Programme in Sourcing and Supply Chain Management (71218)

Purpose

The aim of the programme is to provide middle and senior management in purchasing, sourcing and supply related fields with a broader vision of and insight into strategic sourcing, the supply chain management approach, negotiations and global sourcing. It further aims to equip students to apply theoretical knowledge gained in this area to their current working environment. 

 


Target group

People working in supply chains of organisations 


Admission requirements

A university degree; or a Management Development Programme offered by various universities; or a National Diploma or B Tech degree from an accredited institution; or the UNISA Programme in Purchasing and Supply Management certificate; or the UNISA Programme in Public Procurement and Supply Management certificate. 

 


Duration

One year 


Language medium

English 


Registration periods

First semester: 26 November to 25 January  

Second semester: 3 June to 12 July 

Year module(s): 26 November to 15 March 


Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning by means of study guides, tutorial letters and assignments 


Kind of assessment

Note: 

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies 

Formative assessment: 

Assignments 

Summative assessment: 

Examinations 


Strategic Sourcing Management (AASM01F)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 18
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • World class supply management 
  • Purchasing becomes supply management 
  • Supply management: an organisation-spanning activity 
  • E-commerce II 
  • Outsourcing: to make or to buy 
  • Sourcing 
  • Global supply management 
  • Pricing 
  • Cost analysis 
  • Negotiation 
  • Relationship and contract management 
  • Specifications and standardisation 
  • The procurement of equipment 
  • Purchasing services 
  • Supplier development 

 


Supply Chain Management (AASM02G)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 18
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Supply chain management: concept and demarcation 
  • Planning for supply chain management 
  • Organisation for the supply chain 
  • Optimisation for the supply chain 
  • Control over the supply chain 
  • Customer service: a supply chain focus 
  • Total cost of ownership 
  • Supply chain and integrated logistics 
  • Investment recovery, reverse logistics and green supply chain 
  • E-commerce in the supply chain 
  • Time-based techniques in retailing 
  • Inventory in the supply chain 
  • Distribution in the supply chain 
  • The role of transport in the supply chain 

 


Negotiations (AASM03H)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 18
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Introduction to negotiation 
  • Planning and preparation for negotiation 
  • Negotiation for climate 
  • Negotiation for common ground 
  • Persuasive tactics 
  • Handling conflict and aggression 
  • Specialised negotiating areas 

 


Global Sourcing Management (Focussing on International Purchasing) (AASM04J)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 18
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Introduction to international purchasing 
  • International purchasing by South African enterprises 
  • Theoretical framework for international business 
  • Planning for international purchasing 
  • Foreign suppliers- identification and selection 
  • Organisation for international purchasing 
  • Procedures for international purchasing 
  • Payment for international purchases 
  • Control over international purchasing 
  • Countertrade 

 


Research Project (AASM05K)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 18
Syllabus/Content Topics

A research study must be done in a strategic sourcing or a broader supply chain management context. (The research project includes a literature study and empirical study (case study) in the organisation of the student.) 


Course leader

Prof J A Badenhorst-Weiss 

 

Programme assistant

Tel: 012 352 4342/75 

Fax: 086 519 5871 

E-mail: psandscm@unisa.ac.za 

 


Programme administrator(s)

CBM help desk: 

Tel: (012) 352 4288 / 4170 / 4317 / 4383 

Fax: 012 429 4150 

E-mail: bussen@unisa.ac.za 

Web: www.unisa.ac.za/cbm