Technical Programmes

Supply Chain Management Programme

February 16, 2020

Course Duration: 3 - 5 days

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Our public sector focussed SCM programme includes:

  • Legislative requirements
  • Demand management structures/role-players
  • Identification of the future needs for goods, works and services as part of the planning and budgeting process
  • Developing  specifications & terms of reference
  • Preparation of cost-estimates for planning and budgeting purposes
  • Conducting an expenditure analysis based on past expenditure
  • Conducting an industry analysis
  • Conducting a commodity analysis by considering alternatives
  • Determining the frequency of the needs for goods, works and services
  • Identifying critical delivery dates
  • SCM Risk and Performance Management related to Demand Management


  • Legislative requirements
  • Acquisition management structures/role-players
  • Assessment of the market
  • Sourcing strategy
  • Acquisition management methods
  • Bidding methods
  • Specific considerations in the bidding process
  • The bidding process
  • Appointment of consultants
  • Construction procurement
  • Contract management and administration
  • SCM Risk and Performance Management related to Acquisition Management
  • Legislative requirements
  • Structures and role-players supporting logistics management
  • Coding of items
  • Setting of inventory levels
  • Placing of orders
  • Receiving and distribution of material
  • Stores and warehouse management
  • Expediting orders
  • Transport and fleet management
  • Assessment of vendor/supplier performance
  • SCM Risk and Performance Management related to Logistics Management


  • Legislative requirements
  • Disposal management structures/role-players
  • Obsolescence planning or calculation of depreciation rates
  • Establishment and maintenance of the database of all redundant material
  • Stocktaking or asset audit/verification to determine potential re-use of items
  • Disposal Strategy
  • The physical disposal of items
  • SCM Risk and Performance Management related to Logistics Management


1.      Legislative requirements

2.      SCM Risk Management structures/role-players

3.      SCM Risk Management component includes:

  • Identification of procurement risk on a case-by-case basis
  • Allocation of risks to the party best equipped to manage it
  • The entity bearing the costs of risks where the cost of transferring (insurance) is greater than that of retaining the risk
  • Proactive risk management and adequate provision for coverage of residual risks
  • Assignment of relative risks to the contracting parties through clear and unambiguous contract documentation


1.      Legislative requirements

2.      SCM Performance Management structures/role-players

3.      SCM Performance Management components:

  • Achievement of institutional goals;
  • Compliance to norms and standards;
  • The extent of savings generated;
  • The efficiency of the stores;
  • Cost variances per item;
  • Contract breach by vendors/suppliers;
  • Cost efficiency of the procurement process, including the cost of the process;
  • Consistency of the supply chain objectives with the government’s broader policy focus;
  • The extent of material construction standards alignment with international best practice
  • Observing the Constitutional principle of co-operative governance
  • Promoting reduction of local economic disparities