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IMM launches brand-new supply chain management qualifications

Never before has the active integration and coordination of superior supply chain activities, that provide the best value for customers, been as important as it is right now. As an unprecedented 2020 draws to a close, with an uncertain future for businesses across the globe, it has become abundantly clear that competent and proficient supply chain management (SCM) is a major catalyst when it comes to sustainable economic growth.

With this in mind, the IMM Graduate School has added two brand-new, cutting-edge SCM qualifications to their offering. What makes these new programmes significant is that they are accredited by the internationally recognised Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT); a first for any SCM qualification in South Africa. This offers valuable professional recognition worldwide.

The Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management is an introductory course (NQF 5), which provides students with a holistic understanding of both supply chain and business management. Along with the CILT accreditation, the higher certificate is also accredited and registered with the DHET/CHE/SAQA.

The BCom Honours in Supply Chain Management is the most up-to-date SCM qualification in the world, with modules that cover many never before inclusions, namely:

  • A brand-new, uniquely tailored SCM management synchronisation and orchestration model
  • Additional SLCs in terms of SCM services not found in traditional textbooks
  • An entire chapter devoted to supply chain analytics, including all the formulae pertaining thereto
  • A customer-centric downstream approach, as opposed to upstream supply partners
  • Artificial intelligence, digitalisation and blockchain technology which is collectively covered for the first time in any SCM qualification

The BCom Honours also includes the design of brand-new responsive organisational structures hinging on the fact that so many companies are now working remotely due to Covid-19, an integral part of a future-focused approach to SCM, that is really only coming to light as businesses start to react to new ways of managing their structures. Also new to this particular qualification is an entire ethics and risk management module, again stemming from a new approach to Covid-19 business practices, that no textbook in the world has yet included.Registration for both programmes is now open, so for more information or to register please visit

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