There is a dire need for senior level supply chain management competencies in the contemporary African and Southern African context, given the rapid pace of globalisation and concomitant regional integration. Organisations increasingly find that they must rely on effective supply chains, or networks, to compete in the global market and networked economy. Many different roles and careers in Supply Chain are linked to this qualification.
The programme addresses the problem of the national shortage of qualified personnel. Supply Chain management is of special interest to the working professional in business and private organisations. This aligns with the School’s purpose relating to the development of effective supply chain managers and the University’s strategic plan to provide quality teaching and research for the African context.
The students will thus have a platform to become effective leaders and to be further equipped to become practitioner-research orientated in their on-going professional development. The programme will also serve as an entrance requirement to the Masters programme.