UNISA Short course: Introduction to Information Technology based Supply Chain Management-75957

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UNISA Short course: Introduction to Information Technology based Supply Chain Management-75957

short course: introduction to information technology based supply chain management-75957


 This unit standard provides participants with an understanding of how information technology influences the core functions and processes of supply chain management. It will be useful for students interested in examining ways in which their organizations can gain competitive advantage by improving their supply chain performance.

Target group
Individuals with or without a managerial background who require a detailed understanding of the basic principles and practice of IT-based supply chain management. It is suitable for professionals in an IT- based operations or purchasing position who are not familiar with Supply Chain Management.
Admission requirements
NQF level 6 qualification. If an applicant does not possess the required qualifications for enrolment, the Centre for Software Engineering may consider admission on the basis of seniority and appropriate experience in exceptional cases. A letter of substantiation should accompany such an application.

Language medium
Registration period
For more information about registrations visit www.cs-cert.unisa.ac.za
Tuition method
Electronic/Distance Education

  • Suggested textbook and additional material: Learners will be expected to work through the suggested textbook as well as additional study material that will be supplied.
  • Tutorial letters: Learner will be provided with tutorial matters necessary for the understanding of the course contents as well as the completion of required assignments.
  • Online-material: Additional support material will be made available to students on the course website; Workshops: In certain circumstances practical workshops may be organised whenever necessary.
  • Telephone and e-mail support: This will be the preferred means of communication.
  • The Internet: It will be used as an additional communication medium between the lecturers (feedbacks and assignments memorandums) and the learners (assignment submission).

Kind of assessment
Note: Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with Unisa’s formative assessment rules and policies.


Formative assessment: Continuous assessment by means of assignments and case studies.
Summative Assessment: Final assessment by means of an examination.
Introduction to Information Technology Based Supply Chain Management (CSSC1DT)
HEQF Level of Module – 7
Credits of Module – 12
Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Understanding the Information Technology based Supply Chain, Building Blocks, Performance Measures, Decisions in Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the context of Information Technology
  • Building Blocks of a Supply Chain Network, Performance Measures
  • Decisions in the Supply Chain World
  • Models for Supply Chain Decision-Making
  • Supply Chain Inventory Management in the context of Information Technology
  • Economic Order Quantity Models
  • Reorder Point Models
  • Multi-echelon Inventory Systems
  • Mathematical Foundations of Supply Chain Solutions in the context of Information Technology
  • Use of Stochastic Models and Combinatorial Optimization in:
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Supply Chain Facilities Layout
  • Capacity Planning
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Dynamic Routing and Scheduling, Understanding the internals of industry best practice solution, Internet Technologies and Electronic Commerce in SCM
  • Relation to ERP
  • E-procurement, e-Logistics, Internet Auctions
  • E-markets Electronic business process optimization
  • Business objects in SCM

Course Fee
 R4400.00 (full amount payable on registration)
Study package
Included: Downloadable tutorial letters and textbook.
Course leader:
Dr Peter Mkhize
Senior Lecturer
School of Computing
Florida Campus
Office 3-38, Block JG Gerwel
E-mail: [email protected]
Programme administrator(s)
Ms Pertunia Masalesa
School of Computing
GJ Gerwel Building, Floor 3, Office 05
Tel: 011 670 9139/9189

Fax: 011 670 9174/9274
E-mail: [email protected]


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