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Supply Chain Career Preparedness THROUGH INTERNSHIPS

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for successful careers in the field of supply chain management by providing hands-on experience through internships. Students will learn essential skills and knowledge required for thriving in the dynamic and interconnected world of supply chain operations. Through practical internship placements, students will gain real-world insights, develop professional competencies, and build valuable networks within the industry.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of supply chain management and its role in business operations.
  2. Acquire practical skills relevant to various aspects of the supply chain, including procurement, logistics, inventory management, and demand forecasting.
  3. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to address challenges commonly encountered in supply chain environments.
  4. Gain exposure to industry best practices and emerging trends in supply chain management.
  5. Cultivate professional communication, teamwork, and leadership skills essential for success in supply chain careers.
  6. Build a professional network by engaging with industry professionals and organizations during internship placements.
  7. Reflect on internship experiences to identify personal strengths, areas for improvement, and career goals within the supply chain field.

Target Audience

The target audience for a course includes a wide range of individuals, given the increasing importance and complexity of supply chain management in today’s global economy such as:

  • Students at both undergraduate and graduate specializing in operations, logistics, or supply chain management and looking to strengthen their market position or transition from other fields.
  • Early career Professionals looking to transition into supply chain roles.
  • Professionals from adjacent fields like procurement, manufacturing, or sales who interact with supply chain functions and wish to understand it better or transition into it.
  • Mid-career professionals from different industries or functions looking to switch careers and enter the supply chain domain.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Supply Chain Management

  • Overview of supply chain concepts and components
  • Importance of effective supply chain management in business operations
  • Key trends and challenges shaping the supply chain landscape

Module 2: Essential Skills for Supply Chain Professionals

  • Procurement and supplier management
  • Inventory control and optimization
  • Transportation and logistics management
  • Demand forecasting and inventory planning

Module 3: Internship Preparation and Placement

  • Resume writing, interviewing skills, and professional networking
  • Identifying internship opportunities and securing placements
  • Setting learning objectives and expectations for the internship experience

Module 4: Internship Experience

  • Engaging in hands-on supply chain activities within internship placements
  • Applying theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios
  • Collaborating with industry professionals and gaining practical insights
  • Documenting experiences and reflecting on learning outcomes

Module 5: Professional Development and Career Planning

  • Leveraging internship experiences for career advancement
  • Identifying career paths and opportunities within the supply chain field
  • Developing a personalized career plan and setting professional goals
  • Continuous learning and professional growth strategies

Module 6: Capstone Project and Presentation

  • Integrating internship experiences into a comprehensive capstone project
  • Presenting findings, insights, and reflections to peers and industry professionals
  • Receiving feedback and insights for future career development

Training methodology

The training delivery model will be virtually over one day. Assessment and Activities will include resume critiques, mock interviews, and role plays.

Course Costing


Course Dates

06 March 2024

14 March 2024

20 March 2024

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Established in 2019, the African Institute for Supply Chain Research (AISCR) provides supply chain research, education, outreach, and networking solutions for a better Africa.





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