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To develop the required knowledge, skills and values of public sector Supply Chain Management practitioners to understand and apply the principles and processes of Demand Management. Learners acquiring this unit standard will understand the role and importance of Demand Management  within the SCM system  and perform a variety of activities to ensure that organisational needs are correctly identified and that procurement  takes place according to structured procurement plan.

Target Group

The course  is aimed at all officials who are Supply Chain Management Practitioners, Senior Managers, Managers, Accounting Officers and End Users who operate  in cross functional teams.

Minimum Requirements for Enrolment

  • Learners  should ideally have at least Communication  NQF Level 4 and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Understand and apply the relevant legislation that governs demand management in the Public Sector.
  • Conduct needs analysis to support the strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Develop, manage and implement  a procurement  plan.
  • Compile specifications and/or terms of reference and evaluation criteria.


This credit-bearing  course is  aligned  to  Unit standard “377901”. Perform  demand management activities for public sector supply chain management. Pitched at NQF Level 5 with 7 credits.

Assessment Approach

Learners  complete  a formative assessment. At the end of the contact session they complete  a summative assessment in the form of a portfolio of evidence.


This course is presented over three 3 working days.