Logistics and Supply Chain Management skills and services have been identified as a vital contributor to the success and profitability of many organisations, from farming; to manufacturing; to mining. Your employees need to stay abreast of new developments in order to stay on the industry’s professional path as defined by international standards. Similarly, programmes need to offer you solutions that are based on current practices, industry challenges, and are supported by recognised accreditation bodies.
Not everyone is able to give up work to study further, which is why distance learning is a great alternative for companies wishing to empower staff through encouraging further studies.Simon Foulds speaks to academic head of the ILSCM, Mario Landman, to find what suggestions he has for those wishing to further their careers through distance learning.
Success and the creation of optimal efficiency in production and customer service are the ultimate goals in business. The original four Ps of marketing – promotion, product, price and place – are about achieving these goals while informing the market that the product is available. If the product or service provides a solution to a need in the market, the demand for the product will be created and it will be up to production, supply chain and logistics to provide the right product, at the right price and at the right place in order to fulfil customer requirements.