Logistics Management

Operations and Logistics


12 Weeks


Build your knowledge in 13 activities in logistics ranging from procurement to management and transport in order to have a seamless business process.


Business logistics and the management of the logistics management function area are critical skills that are needed by all organisations, whether they be in the manufacturing or services sectors. An organisation can have the best products or services in the world but without getting them to customers when and where they are needed, the organisation will not be able to survive. As there is a worldwide shortage of effective and efficient logistics experts, by participating in this course, you should be able to increase your existing knowledge on the various subjects pertaining to business logistics, or, if you are a novice, develop a base on which to build skills.

Subject Matter Expert

Dr Myles Wakeham is an academic and businessman with many years of industry experience. He holds an MBA and PhD, and has taught extensively in the fields of supply chain management, operations, marketing and business.

Dr Wakeham was instrumental in introducing and adopting the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply at CPUT as a series of qualifications.

He has consulted to a variety of institutions and organisations, particularly the South African National Treasury, as well as National, Provincial and Local Government. He is also involved in international research, and with an academic consortium has researched the impact of IT on university education.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTSTo successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSOur online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. UNi4 Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.

Learning Approach

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:

  • The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
  • Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions.
  • View a range of introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
  • Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion forum.


Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will be awarded with a UNi4 Online Certificate of Completion.

Learning Objectives

Your dedicated Online Academic Tutor (OAT) will provide you with necessary guidance, offer advice and answer questions on course content, to help you achieve academic success.


  • MODULE 0 | Orientation Week 1
    Navigating the Virtual Learning Environment
  • MODULE 1 | Introduction to Business Logistics Week 2
    An overview of the field of logistics management
  • MODULE 2 | Demand Forecasting Week 3
    Types of demand forecasting, the processes and common challenges
  • MODULE 3 | Procurement Management and Order Processing Week 4
    The relationship between procurement and supply management
  • MODULE 4 | Warehousing and Inventory Management Week 5
    Warehouse management, inventory counting methods and functional classification of inventory
  • MODULE 5 | Packaging and Materials Handling Equipment Week 6
    Processes for smooth-running of a warehouse facility, and principles of material handling
  • MODULE 6 | Transport Management Week 7
    Transportation costs and transportation systems management
  • MODULE 7 | Customer Service Week 8
    Elements of a service model and various gaps related to the model
  • MODULE 8 | Management of Quality and Sustainable (Green) Logistics Week 9
    Total quality management and international standards of quality explained
  • MODULE 9 | Reverse Logistics and Investment Recovery Week 10
    Stages of, financial factors for, and impact of reverse logistics
  • MODULE 10 | How to Create a Competitive Advantage Through Effective and Efficient Logistics Week 11
    The role of logistics management in creating a competitive advantage
  • MODULE 12 | Wrap-up Week 12
    Synthesise your learning journey experience

Payment options available to you

Need more information about this course?

Complete the fields below to receive the course information pack.

    By providing us with your contact details, you agree to the use of your data as described in our terms and conditions to receive communications. You may opt out of receiving communications at any time.