Supply Chain Practitioner

Supply Chain Practitioner


Develop an operational plan for a specific supply chain function. Compile a risk analysis, including a contingency plan for a unit. Develop performance standards to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of division, self and suppliers. Design a storage and distribution network. Develop and implement an international trade strategy.


18 Months | 18 Classes

Entry requirements

OC: Supply Chain Officer NQF Level 6

This programme has been designed to provide students with generic management, human relationships, financial, as well as specific supply chain and operations knowledge and skills, which can be applied in different sectors. In addition, students are equipped with skills to become competent supply chain and operations workers, as well as managers on both a functional and strategic level.

On completion of the programme, students will have acquired the skills they need to plan and manage all activities involved in sourcing, procurement and all logistic management activities. This includes coordination and collaboration with customers and supply partners, as well as the integration of supply and demand management both within and across boundaries.

Knowledge Module 1: Supply Chain Management
Knowledge Module 2: Storage and Distribution
Knowledge Module 3: Performance Measurements
Knowledge Module 4: Risk Management
Knowledge Module 5: International Trade Theory

Practical Skills Module 1: Manage the supply chain function effectively and efficiently
Practical Skills Module 2: Use risk assessment tools and techniques within supply chain management
Practical Skills Module 3: Improve supply chain efficiency and effectiveness
Practical Skills Module 4: Manage storage and distribution
Practical Skills Module 5: Implement an international and counter trade system

Work Experience Module 1: Business planning and decision-making techniques for supply chain in a variety of economic sectors
Work Experience Module 2: Effective risk processes and procedures within supply chain
Work Experience Module 3: Tools in improving supply chain performance
Work Experience Module 4: Stores and distribution management processes throughout the supply chain
Work Experience Module 5: International trade processes within supply chain

Prescribed workplace evidence must be collected and endorsed by the student’s mentor/supervisor in the workplace and submitted to NVO for final assessment.

NVO will issue a Statement of Results (SoR) once the programme and all assessments have been completed successfully. EISA (External Integrated Summative Assessment) exam to be booked directly with CIPS once NVO programme is completed. Exam fee payable directly to CIPS (exam fees to be found on CIPS website). The Novia One mock examination will be venue based to simulate exam conditions as applied by the EISA exam. Students will receive a certificate of competence against the qualification directly from QCTO after successfully passing the EISA.

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