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Supply Chain Management: Introduction, Forecasting and Acquisition Management

5 DayAccredited Training

Dates: 20 – 24 May 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

unit standards: 110023, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits

Course Introduction

This training programme enables the learner to achieve the ideals of good governance and address deficiencies in supply chain management in the public sector by applying the principles of fairness, equitability, transparency, competitiveness, and cost-effectiveness. By attending this training learners are guaranteed to be equipped with the knowledge to do cost reductions; improve communication with Cost Centers and service providers; improve the use and rotation of the database of potential suppliers; have the ability to reach organisational objectives and comply with legislation and policies in SCM.

Course Objectives

By The End of The Programme, Learners Will Be Able To:

  • Identify and apply the principles of supply chain management.

  • Apply supply chain management policies and procedures within the public sector

  • Utilise supply chain management systems and resources to fulfil the function effectively; and Secure and manage supplier contracts.

Who should attend?

This workshop is intended for individuals working in the public sector, particularly those involved in procurement and supply chain management. The following professionals and roles would benefit from attending:

  • Procurement Managers and Officers

  • Supply Chain Managers and Practitioners

  • Bid Committee Members (BSC, BEC, BAC)

  • Government Officials involved in procurement.

  • Compliance Officers in the public sector

  • Contract Managers and Administrators

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Introduction to Supply Chain Management

  • Definitions and Background of SCM

  • Elements and concepts in supply chain management (SCM)

  • Terminology pertaining to supply chain management.

  • SCM and other policy initiatives

  • Role players in the SCM process

  • Guidelines and principles on SCM

  • Ethical standards

  • Reporting processes relevant to the

  • SCM code of conduct

  • Delegation of Supply Chain Management Powers and Duties

Supply chain management policies and procedures

  • Regulatory Framework

  • The scope of legislation

  • Supply Chain Management (SCM) Policy

  • Applicable legislation, including the following:

– Constitution of the Republic of South Africa

– Preferential Procurement Policy

Framework Act (PPPFA)

– Municipal Finance Management Act


– Construction Industry Development Board


– Broad-based Black Economic

Empowerment Act (BBBEE)

Applicability of the Supply Chain Management Policy Forecasting

  • Overview

  • A sourcing strategy

  • Clear specification and Terms of

  • Reference (ToR)

  • Assessment of the market

  • Benchmarking

  • Costs

  • Different inventory systems

  • Achieve customer standards effectively

  • Cross-functional teams

  • Bulk purchases

Acquisition Management

  • The database of suppliers

  • Restriction of suppliers

  • Acquisition procedures

  • Methods of acquisition

  • Quotation System

  • Competitive bids processes and other

  • matters

  • Receiving of bids

  • Evaluation of bids

  • Securing the contract

  • Appointment of consultants


Procurement processes

  • System of demand management

  • Logistics management

  • Asset disposal management

  • Risk management

  • Commercial risk in relation to

  • procurement processes

  • Performance management

  • Deviation from and ratification of minor

  • breaches of procurement processes

  • Combating of abuse of SCM system

Managing Supplier Contracts

  • Time

  • Money

  • Quality

  • Contract management

  • Factors influencing contract

  • administration

  • User procedures

  • Updating of contracts

  • Types of contracts

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