Supply Chain Management

The section for Supply Chain Management is a centre of excellence in the Department of Business Management at the University of Pretoria, with the aim of contributing towards the development of logistics and supply chain management practice in Africa.
We strive to keep South African industry at the cutting edge of new development through access to both local and international knowledge. To further enhance the development of supply chain practice, the local industry is benchmarked against the best international practice. To this end practitioners are invited to become part of a research network where knowledge is shared with the industry as a whole.
The Section for Supply Chain Management provides the following services in cooperation with Enterprises at the University of Pretoria (Pty) Ltd:
  • Management development programmes aimed at further developing the practitioner’s understanding of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • In-house programmes presented on the premises of a company, combining value for money and flexibility to tailor packages around unique needs.
  • Research aimed at industry-wide issues through benchmark programs but also company specific research aimed at strategy development.
  • Consulting services
Academic programmes
  • BCom Supply Chain Management
  • BComHons Supply Chain Management
  • MPhil Business Management option Supply Chain Management
Continuing education year programmes
  • Programme in Supply Chain Management for Junior Pratitioners
  • Advanced Programme in Supply Chain Management for Senior Practitioners
  • Executive Programme in Supply Chain Management for Master Practitioners
  • Programme in International Freight Management & Administration
  • Programme in Production and Operations Management
  • Intermediate Programme in Production and Operations Management
  • Advanced Programme in Production and Operations Management
Continuing education short courses
  • Contract Management
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Fleet Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Business Process Modelling 
  • Hands-on Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement & Materials Management
  • Logistics for Non-Logisticians
  • Hands-on Supply Chain Management (Public sector)
  • PFMA SCM Bid Adjudication Committees
  • Mature demand and supply planning
Research focus
  • Supply chain risk, disruption and resilience
  • Supply chain relationships
  • Supply chain sustainability
  • Supply chain collaboration and integration
Wesley Niemann
Program manager: Supply Chain and Logistics 
Tel: 012 420 4635
Email: [email protected]


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