The Fundamentals of Logistics Management


This course builds applied competencies in logistics management, emphasizing packaging, warehousing, information technologies, transport, and customer service. Explore international logistics, trade, control cycles, and quality concepts. Gain practical skills essential for effective logistics management.

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As an institution that is responsive to changing student requirements in certain sectors of the market, we have introduced an online option offering shorter courses. These courses provide quick wins for busy professionals and can fast-track careers in a matter of weeks or months. Professionals can stay at the cutting edge of industry-relevant skills development, as they compete in the dynamic 4IR (fourth industrial revolution) job market. Like our distance courses, our online courses allow you to register at any time.  Studying is flexible and can be scheduled according to your needs.


12 Months


You can start studying this course at any time of the year as soon as you have completed your registration, you can get started. There are no specific registration dates!


Study Phase 1: Quiz 1

  • Demand management
  • Packaging and materials handling
  • Warehousing

Study Phase 2: Quiz 2

  • Logistics information systems
  • Transport
  • Reverse logistics

Study Phase 3:  Quiz 3

  • Customer service
  • International Logistics
  • Logistics Control

Work through the workbook. At the end of each Study Phase, there is a quiz to complete. You need to complete and pass each of the quizzes with a minimum of 70% to get a certificate. No restrictions on your attempts.


1. Define logistics and explain its role in the South African economy, illustrating how logistics activities contribute to overall economic performance.
2. Discuss the evolution of logistics over time, showing how changes in logistics practices have impacted supply chain management.
3. Outline the concept of logistics and supply chain management, describing how these areas are interrelated and their significance in business operations.
4. Summarise various logistics activities such as demand forecasting, procurement, materials handling, packaging, warehouse management, inventory management, order processing, logistics communications, transport, reverse logistics, and customer service.
5. Compare different forecasting techniques, including the Delphi method, executive jury, sales force composite, and consumer market surveys.
6. Explain the forecasting process in logistics, demonstrating how accurate forecasting contributes to efficient supply chain management.
7. Illustrate the application of logistics management principles in real-world scenarios through case studies.
8. Identify and relate key logistics activities to specific business needs and challenges, emphasizing their role in achieving efficient and effective supply chain operations.
9. Evaluate the impact of logistics management on customer service and overall business success.
10. Develop logistics plans and strategies that address specific business requirements, using knowledge of logistics activities and supply chain management principles.

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