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Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Course Code Standard Fee NYSC Fee Degree Type






This course provides you with an in-depth understanding of logistics, warehousing, stores management, transportation and shipping, inventory planning and how to handle all levels of the supply chain management. The overall goal of the training is to increase effectiveness, efficiency and transparency in all logistics and supply chain processes. And because every business requires some kind of logistics, supply, transportation and storage of goods and services from point of production to the point of consumption, it is considered a course for everyone both in public and private sector organizations.

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Entry Requirements

Diploma and First Degree (Waiver: High School (O’Level) with minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field can apply).

Learning Outcomes

By the time you complete this course, you should be able to:

1. Understand the structure of logistics and supply chains and the different ways through which supply chains can become competitive in the market

2. Explain how to use the levers of the logistics strategy to redefine the points necessary to make this harmonization

3. Analyse the importance of the term “value creation” and to propose actions in the field of management of logistics costs towards the creation of value

4. Distinguish the forces shaping international logistics in a global market

5. Assess accurately the risks occurred due to loss of focus on the satisfaction of end‐customer demand

6. Produce and combine effectively the options available for managing inventory and orders per case

Course Outline

The Evolution of the Supply Chain

The Basic Supply Chain Structure

Supply Chain Drivers

Aligning Your Supply Chain with Business Strategy

Managing Supply Chain Risks

Tracking and Evaluating Supply Chain Data

Troubleshooting Supply Chain Problems

Sharing Supply Chain Activities

Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

Applying Lean Techniques to the Supply Chain

Aspects of Procurement and Supply

The Roles of Procurement and Supply

The Five Rights of Procurement and Supply

Delivering Products and Services to Customers

The Sourcing Process

Main Types of Contracts

Material flow and information flow

Competitive advantage through logistics

Logistics strategy

The marketing perspective

Market segmentation and demand profiling

Quality of customer service

Setting priorities for logistics strategy

Where does the value in the context of logistics come from

How can logistics costs be represented

Activity Based Costing (ABC)

Supply chain operations reference model (SCOR)

Drivers and logistics implications of internationalization on

The tendency towards internationalization

The challenges of international logistics and installation location

Organising for international logistics

Reverse logistics

Managing for risk readiness

Corporate social responsibility in the supply chain

Analysis of the transportation and products distribution system

The transport system: organization, institutional framework, liberalization of the transport market and impact on logistics processes

Transport and transportation mean selection criteria

Distribution and transportation systems standards

Methods for solving transportation and distribution problems

Methods for solving production scheduling and resource allocation problems

Supply chain planning and control

Coordination in supply chains

The interconnection between P‐D parameters in Logistics

Future challenges and opportunities in Logistics

Supply management and Logistics

Rationalising and segment


Due to emerging global trends, changes in the world and globalization across borders, our course outline, regularly change from time to time to meet up with this development and gives you leverage in a competitive world.

Teaching Methodology

The concepts in this course will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and dialogue around cases, with emphasis on active learning. A case is a comprehensive exposition of a real managerial situation describing a set of problems and requiring a plan of action. The case method provides a pragmatic framework for the learning process. Its success depends heavily on student preparation and active participation in class discussions.

Course Assessment

To complete this course successfully, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course. This will include assignments and option test exam.

Study Modes

Classroom Online

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Study Tips

  • 1. Come to class regularly and on time
  • 2. Be fully prepared and ready to participate in every class.
  • 3. Find learning and positive experiences with your classmates and the instructor.
  • 4. Read, prepare and turn in your assignments on time.
  • 5. If asked by the instructor to give your opinion on a topic, give your best answer.
  • 6. Willingly and unselfishly share your ideas, experiences, and opinions to the class.
  • 7. Appreciate the opinions and values of your classmates and be respectful
  • 8. Don’t be noisy; don’t interrupt anyone and do well to keep your argument professional.
  • 9. Keep what happens in class professional and confidential.
  • 10. If you cannot make it to class, please let the instructor know in advance.

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