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Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Honours in Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Honours in Supply Chain Management

SAQA ID: 117085

Our Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Supply Chain Management is an IMM Graduate School qualification on NQF level 8 and is quality assured by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) South Africa. The minimum time to complete this postgraduate qualification is a year and the maximum time is 4 years.

Supply chain managers are responsible for managing relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and the final consumer. In this role you will be involved in the production of the product, managing inventory and ensuring that the final product reaches the right customer at the right time. The key purpose of your role is to see that the needs of your business and customers are met, by developing the organisation’s competitive advantage.

As logistics challenges increase in impact and frequency, the global shortage of qualified supply chain practitioners continues to grow and companies worldwide are stepping up efforts to recruit qualified and skilled professionals for these roles. According to a survey by Deloitte Consulting, among executives of multinational companies, 71% reported difficulty finding senior leadership for their supply chains.

This qualification will empower you with the competencies (knowledge, insight, skills, values and attitudes) necessary to positively contribute to the management of a modern integrated supply chain. Once you have acquired these skills, a wide range of opportunities are available both locally and internationally offering a career in facilitating the movement of goods, services and information across the global networks that extend within and between continents.

Qualification: NQF level 8. 130 credits
Duration: Min. 1 years. Max. 4 years.

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Programme Exit Level Outcomes

There are six learning outcomes in this programme

  • Evaluate supply chain management strategies across functions to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Evaluate the supply chain architecture to determine its ability to meet customer demand while enhancing profitability.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of complex strategies and their application in supply chain management.
  • Demonstrate the use of a wide range of specialised skills to solve complex supply chain problems.
  • Conduct research with the aim of solving supply chain problems.
  • Analyse the wider supply chain environment and identify risks to support the development of mitigation strategies.

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IMM Graduate School’s BCom Honours in Supply Chain Management is accredited by the International Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT International), the global body for professionals in the supply chain, logistics and transport industries.

Modules

The BCom Honours in Supply Chain Management is offered at level 8 of the NQF (HEQSF aligned) and consists of 130 credits.

The programme is divided up as follows:

  • Submission of assignments in certain modules.
  • An open book examination/final assessment in certain modules.
  • Completion of an Advanced Supply Chain Research: Report. No examination or assignment required. This will be a practical exercise within a specific supply chain culminating in a report to management.

The BCom Honours in Supply Chain Management comprises six compulsory modules and is structured as follows:

  • Advanced Cost Management (20 credits)
  • Advanced International Trade (20 credits)
  • Advanced Research: Theory (20 credits)
  • Advanced Supply Chain Business Processes (20 credits)
  • Advanced Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
  • Advanced Supply Chain Research: Report (30 credits)

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