Logistics Management is the process of planning, organising and executing the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services and related information, from the place of origin to the place of consumption, in a way that optimally satisfies consumer requirements and with the goal of maximising the wealth of all the stakeholders.
To enable you to practise logistics effectively in a business environment, this focus area equips you with knowledge and skills such as holistic, integrated thinking, understanding of operational challenges, communication, collaboration, ethics and proficiency in the application of information technology.
A wide variety of challenging logistics job opportunities exists worldwide in the public sector and private businesses. From the largest vehicle manufacturing company to the smallest producer and any business buying or selling products – all require people with logistics skills who can plan, organise and control logistics activities both locally and internationally. Service organisations (for example hospitals and restaurants) also utilise logistics to make sure that their clients are properly served.
Logistics Management is presented at second- and third-year level and can be followed as a major subject in most BCom programmes. Logistics Management can also be taken as a major subject in the BSc programme in Textile and Polymer Sciences (in the Faculty of Natural Sciences) and the BSc (Agric) programme in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.
Please consult the official Economic and Management Sciences Yearbook for more information regarding subject combinations and requirements.