Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is the management of the flow of goods. It includes the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-progress inventory and finished goods; from point of origin to point of consumption. A large set of activities forms part of supply chain management. Each of these seemingly diverse activities has one important feature in common; they are all part of an integrated network that will define how efficiently and effectively goods and information flow across the supply chain of an organisation.

The focus of supply chain management in recent years has shifted towards the alignment, coordination, synchronisation and integration of the supply chain management activities to enable excellence in service delivery. Supply chain management draws heavily from areas of operations management, logistics, procurement and information technology.

Pro-Active College offers accredited skills programmes for all officials permanently involved in supply chain management requiring in-depth knowledge of this function.

Pro-Active College also offers training for officials that are not supply chain management practitioners. They will benefit from acquiring a better understanding of the supply chain function. Such officials include:

  • end users;
  • Cost Centre Clerks (Chief User Clerks);
  • Cost Centre Managers (Chief Users, Programme Managers, etc); and
  • Asset Controllers (Inventory Controllers).

  1. Supply Chain Performance

    This skills programme enables the learner to achieve the ideals of good governance and address deficiencies in supply chain management by comparing and measuring the different units within the supply chain management function against set standards; therefore adding value to organisational policies and processes. Learn More