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UNISA SBL endorses Supply Chain Compendium

Professor Raphael Mpofu, Executive Dean of the Graduate School of Business Leadership noted that the Compendium comprehensively covers the knowledge required by supply chain, accounting, engineering, logistics, construction and manufacturing, procurement and other  professionals practicing in both the public and private sectors of South Africa and in the rest of the continent.

“We are pleased to announce that the Executive Insights Series Compendium has been added to the recommended reading material list for all Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Business Leadership (MBL) programmes. Furthermore, it is set to become part of the prescribed material for the new professional orientated qualifications to be introduced by the SBL, including the Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Project Management and the Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Supply Chain Management,” Professor Mpofu said.

“We are in the process of officially communicating with all the relevant academic, public and private sector institutions and professional organisations locally regionally and globally with interest in  various aspects of supply chain supply management to formally adopt the Compendium of Supply Chain Management Terms as the preferred reference guide for their members, employees and students,” Professor Mpofu added.

The Compendium underwent a stringent appraisal process in which numerous experts independently reviewed the current edition and provided objective feedback on the suitability of the contents for use by South African and African professionals and practitioners.

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive with specific comment made on the extensiveness of the nomenclature provided.

Professor Douglas Boateng, CEO of PanAvest International and Partners and compiler of the Compendium, expressed his appreciation of the prestigious endorsement.

“The SLB’s support of this Compendium demonstrates a growing awareness of the impact that supply chain management has on business and society today,” he said.

“As societal governance, local and global business practices become increasingly complex, a clear understanding of supply chain management is becoming a determining factor of long-term success and development. As such, we believe that the Compendium will enable current and aspiring supply chain and other functional practitioners to bring themselves up to date with local and global supply chain terminology and expose them to thought leading insights related to various aspects and supply chain management as it relates to amongst others law, logistics, operations, industrialisation, trade, finance and governance,” Professor Boateng concluded.

Publish date: 2019/06/02