Lt Col Abubakar Sadiq Ogwuche (rtd)
Head of Department
Logistics and Supply Chain Management is key to all successful military operations. The success of military operations is determined by logistics support. During operations, however, it is the amount of logistics that determine what course of action to take in order to unlock the adversary’s centre of gravity and ultimately achieve the aim/end state in an operation. Hence, it is imperative for Officer Cadets to become familiar with the concepts and principles of logistics and supply chain managements at the early stage of their training.
The defence of Nigeria’s sovereignty and territorial borders, and the role of the Armed Forces in internal security operations occasioned by the recent insurgency necessitate the need for the establishment of this programme. The programme is therefore of immense benefit to defence and national security.
The integrative discipline of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) which concerns organized and interconnected activities relating to the movement of materials, information, and sometimes, people from the point of origin to the end-user, exposes cadets to the idea of synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance on a global scale to create value for all participants in the network. The programme which is ICT-oriented helps cadet to acquire soft skills through innovative pedagogy and blended learning. Curriculum delivery is to be achieved through use of equipment and relevant materials such as LSCM laboratories and studios.
This programme would bring assuring learning outcomes and required competencies for graduates and at the same time offer the necessary flexibility and innovativeness consistent with institutional autonomy. The curriculum highlights objective of the programme and its unique features, employability and 21st century skills, global course structure and course content for each course. A holder of bachelor’s degree in LSCM will acquire both the character and requisite technical knowledge to pursue both academic and professional careers across the rapidly expanding multidisciplinary domains of LSCM.
DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme is very unique in the Nigerian University system as Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) is about the first University in the country to start the (BSc) programme at undergraduate level. The department started Postgraduate programmes in 2021 with Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Professional Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The Department was established with a clear mission statement, philosophy and objectives.
The vision of the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to produce officers with broad based training in military logistics to serve as a foundation for their future progressive development in the Nigerian Armed Forces.
The mission of the Department is to equip Logistics and Supply Chain Management Officer Cadets to be capable of solving logistic problems in military operations and applying themselves effectively to the needs of the various sections of the Armed Forces.
The Philosophy of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme is to provide Officer Cadets with quality education and training that will develop their mind, impart both theoretical and practical knowledge so as to produce a pool of professionally trained graduates with self-confidence and entrepreneurial spirit, possessing capabilities to bring innovation and apply their knowledge and skills to solve logistics and supply chain problems and to align and re-align military/business processes within their organizations and partner organizations, across multiple industries to achieve sustainable improved performance that continuously and consistently deliver added value to the end user/customer.
The major objectives of the programme are:
- a) Equip cadets with the Knowledge and understanding of the primary roles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the socioeconomic development of Nigeria comparatively to the rest of the world.
b) Empower cadets with the capabilities to apply the principles and tools of Logistics and Supply Chain Management to diagnose, analyze, intervene and improve on business processes so that organizations can continue to satisfy the needs of their stakeholders sustainably.
c) Create a pool of scholars who will contribute to the advancement of the discipline through research and publication.
d) Create a pool of professionals who will fill the current and future human resource needs of Logistics and Supply Chain personnel in organizations across industries and economic sectors including public services.
e) Equip cadets with knowledge and skills of decision making; especially the analytical skills needed for recognizing, defining and solving logistics and supply chain problems; and
f) Develop in cadets, leadership, entrepreneurial, interpersonal relations and other soft skills and competencies to adequately prepare them to be innovative in logistics and supply chain management.
g) Inculcate in cadets a high level of moral sense and ethical principles required for practical application in industry and other organizations. Create a pool of scholars who will actively pursue research for the further advancement of the discipline.
h) Create a pool of professionals who will fill the current and future gaps in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Human Resource needs for organizations across industries and economic sectors including Public Services.
UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE PROGRAMME
- Enhancement of organizational value creation and performance through logistics and supply chain management.
- The use of data for decisions making and to solve logistics and supply chain problems.
- The syllabus underscores supply chain network designs using computer-aided simulations, supply chain optimization processes, techniques, and tools.
- The programme stresses supply chain visibility and analytics networks, planning, forecasting and replenishment.
- The curriculum accentuates customer relationship management, suppliers relationship management, sales and operations planning processes, supply chain performance improvements.
- The application of tools to demonstrate awareness of the business/organizational environment.
- Relating the knowledge of human behavior to the ethics of their profession.
- The curriculum emphasizes relationship between culture and behavior and why a unimodal system of behavior may not work.
- The acquisition of demonstrable integrity, honesty and trustworthiness in handling logistics and supply chain tasks for clients and employers.
ACADEMIC DEGREE PROGRAMME
The Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management offers the following academic degree and professional postgraduate programmes:
- i. Bachelor of Science Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
- ii. Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
- iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Candidates for admission into the four (4) year degree programme should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education, NECO or their equivalents with at least five credit passes obtained in not more than two sittings of which three must be in English Language, Mathematics and Economics, and any other two either in Accounting, Commerce, Government or Geography. An acceptable UTME score is also required.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR POSTGRADUATE
i. Post Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Candidates must have at least five O’ level credit passes including English, Mathematics. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields or discipline with a minimum of second Class lower Division from Nigerian Defence Academy or any recognized University or recognized tertiary institution. Candidates with a Higher National Diploma in Logistics and Transportation or any other discipline with a minimum of Upper Credit from any recognized institution shall be considered for admission.
ii. Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MLSCM).
Candidates must have at least five O’ level credit passes including English, Mathematics. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields or discipline with a minimum of second Class lower Division from Nigerian Defence Academy or any recognized University or recognized tertiary institution. Candidates from the Postgraduate diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Nigerian Defence Academy, Membership of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MCILT) will be an added advantage.
|1.||Lt Col AS Ogwuche (rtd)||Lecturer 1/HOD||B.Sc, MBA, Pgd (Oxon), LLB, LLM, BL|
|2.||Prof T Nyor||Professor||B.Sc, M.Sc, ACA, Ph.D|
|3.||Prof Z Saheed||Professor||B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D|
|4||Prof JB Ajibuah||Professor||B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D|
|5.||Prof IC Nze||Professor||B.Tech, MSc, PhD|
|6||Dr OA Oluwole||Assoc Professor||BSc, M.Tech, PhD|
|7.||Dr DV Omoke||Assoc Professor||B.Tech, MSc, PhD|
|8||Dr LO Mustapha||Snr Lecturer||B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D|
|9.||Dr OR Nwaogbe||Snr Lecturer||B.Tech, MSc, PhD|
|10.||Dr AO Odumosu||Snr Lecturer||CILT, M.Sc, Ph.D, FCILT|
|11.||Dr Sanya Ojo||Snr Lecturer||BA, MSc, PhD|
|12||Brig Gen I Ahmed||Lecturer I||BS.c, MTL, FCILT (Lond)|
|13.||Dr JU Eru||Lecturer I||B.Tech, MSc, PhD|
|14.||Cdr AU Ojih||Lecturer II||B.Sc, M.Sc, (Ph.D in view)|
|15.||Dr JO Ikubor||Lecturer II||B.Sc, MBA, M.Sc, PGDE, Ph.D|
|16.||Mrs M Irom||Lecturer II||B.Sc, M.Sc, (Ph.D in view)|
|17.||Sgt CE Osogu||Assistant Lecturer||B.Sc (Ed), MIASS, MLSCM, ACIS|
|1.||Associate Professor||T Nyor||Aug 2018||Sept 2018|
|2.||Professor||T Nyor||Oct 2018||Feb 2023|
|3.||Lt Col (rtd)||AS Ogwuche||Feb 2023||TO DATE|