Study Supply Chain Management and Logistics Part-Time
Supply chain management is becoming a popular field of study, as it is full of opportunities and growth. If you want to get a head start on other candidates in this field, you can study a part-time course in supply chain management and logistics. This option allows you to work and gain valuable practical experience while you study.
Looking for reasons why you should study supply chain management and logistics?
Let’s face it – there are many factors influencing your decision to study a course in a certain field. Here are a few reasons why you should consider studying a course in supply chain management and logistics:
Money is a big motivator when making career-related decisions. A career in supply chain management often pays well: according to PayScale, a supply chain manager in South Africa will earn +- R50 per hour if he or she has 1 – 4 years of experience. And skilled senior supply chain managers have the potential to earn much more than that.
Salary is not the only financial consideration when it comes to deciding whether or not to study a course in a particular field. The course fees also play a major role. Since it is possible to study a supply chain management course via distance learning with Oxbridge Academy, and to pay course fees in affordable monthly instalments, money should not be a deterring factor when deciding whether or not to study a course in this direction.
This industry contains a wide range of jobs, including numerous positions for both entry-level and more experienced employees. The types of jobs that are available range from junior positions to senior management-level positions. Examples include:
- Customs clerk
- Scheduling clerk
- Junior buyer
- Procurement officer
- Warehouse assistant
- Warehouse manager
- Facilities manager
- Distribution manager
- Supply chain manager
- Head of logistics
Opportunities for career growth:
Since organisations will always need help with the acquisition, storage, and distribution of goods, there will always be jobs available in this industry. And because of the diverse nature of the work involved, there will always be room to develop your skills and to grow your career.
Additionally, the skills that you gain by studying supply chain management and working in the supply chain industry are transferable, meaning that you may be able to use these skills even if you decide to change careers.
Studying supply chain and logistics part-time
Whether you have already secured a job in the supply chain and logistics industry, or whether you would like to get a certificate or qualification behind your name first, you will be happy to know that through studying part-time, you will be able to study, work, and attend to family responsibilities at the same time.
How do you know whether studying part-time is the right choice for you?
Studying part-time, particularly via distance learning, is not for everyone. You have to be willing to spread your studies over a longer period of time, which means that you will constantly have to make sacrifices, keep yourself motivated, and stay determined to succeed. However, distance learning is a great option to consider if you cannot spend all day at a face-to-face learning institution, but would still like to learn more and gain extra qualifications.
Studying part-time via distance learning allows you to work, study, and attend to other personal commitments at the same time.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have a busy schedule?
- Do you have family and other personal responsibilities?
- Are you self-motivated and disciplined?
- Do you have good time management skills?
- Can you prioritise your work?
- Are you good at assessing your own progress?
If your answer is ‘yes’ to most of these questions, studying part-time is likely to be a good option for you.
Where can you study a part-time course in logistics and supply chain management?
Oxbridge Academy offers the following courses via distance learning (it is up to you to decide whether you prefer to study them on a full-time or part-time basis):
Short Learning Programmes