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Advance your career skills by gaining an in-depth
perspective of global supply chains, and develop the
strategic and analytical tools to manage them.

Program Description

The Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Course is the latest addition to the FIATA
courses. It is the first to be introduced on the
African Continent and 1 out of 10 currently being
offered around the world. As usual it has been
validated by FIATA.

This Course is an in-dept into the fascinating world of Supply Chain Management. When you complete the program, you’ll have a richer understanding of the complexities that companies are facing in today’s global networked economy. The course is for you, if: 1. you’re looking to start a career in Supply Chain Management but lack the basic background. 2. you’re working with people in Supply Chain Management and want to understand their daily challenges better. 3. you’re fascinated by how the global economy is linked together by the flow of products, information, and finances. The Supply Chain Management Higher Diploma is made up of four courses in logistics, operations, planning, and sourcing, and Supply Chain Management Strategy. This course will cover transportation, warehousing and inventory, and logistics network design. The Supply Chain Operations course covers techniques used to optimize flow and focuses specifically on Six Sigma quality and Lean practices. The course will draw on the rich experience of a core of facilitators who are FIATA certified Trainers. Many of them are chief executives of reputable forwarding and logistics companies in Ghana. In this course, you’ll master different forecasting approaches. 

Who Should Attend?


The course is intended for aspiring middle and top managers in the logistics industry. It is also suitable for those aspiring to enter the freight forwarding profession. The course is open to:

Licentiate members of the Institute.

  • Employees of freight forwarding firms with a minimum of 2 years employment, possessing at least the SSSCE.
  • Employees of freight forwarding firms with a University degree or diploma.
  • Individuals with a degree or diploma from a recognized university intending to embark on a career in freight forwarding.

The course is in modular format. On successful completion of all requirements, graduates will be awarded the GIFF Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management. Also, on completion of requisite application forms, the FIATA Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management will be issued from FIATA Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland


  • Morning Classes will be held from 9.00am – 12.00pm.
  • Evening Classes will be held from 5.00pm – 8.00pm on weekdays. Weekend Classes will be held on Saturdays from 8.00am – 5.00pm. 
  • Teaching methods are participative, learner centered and collaborative

On successful completion of all requirements of the course, graduates will be awarded the GIFF Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management and also the FIATA Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management upon completion of requisite forms and a payment of a fee to FIATA.

We are available for direct contact during regular operating hours. If needed, you may leave a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Phone: +233 0000000000000


Why Study at GIFF

Our courses are developed in collaboration with industry and
government bodies, placing our highly skilled graduates in
high demand across the globe.
We are globally recognised as being a centre for excellence.
Our specialist teaching, learning and research facilities are
internationally acclaimed and are utilised by government
bodies and maritime-related businesses world-wide.

Other Programs

The Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders has welcomed a decision by the Ghana Standards Authority to halt the increment of fees and charges at the various ports.

In December 2020, the Ghana Standards Authority announced that the charge of clearing goods at the ports will increase by 20 percent beginning January 2021.

This formed part of the annual review of fees and charges at the ports to ensure clients are served better.

But after a meeting held with stakeholders in the imports and exports sector on Thursday, January 14, this decision has since been shelved, following complaints from the affected parties.

Elated about the development, the Vice Chairman of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders, Johnny Mantey, told to Citi Business News that “GSA is an institution that needs to keep itself going. Every product has to be certified by GSA.”

He said “They need funds and resources to be able to do that. However, we also agree that they also make money from testing. Of course, they were earning some kind of money from the ports in terms of the percentage that was given to the inspection companies. Now, they are not earning that anymore.”

“However, if you look at the tariff itself; we looked at issues like cement, tobacco, lubricants and electricals. Tobacco, for instance, has been slashed by half instead of going up. We also believe that with the advent of ICUMS, everybody will be paying which means that they’ll be getting the full benefit of all their charges. This means they’ll be raking some more money on the old tariffs. So those were some of the issues that came up,” he said.

He further noted that the move to increase the charges would be relooked at by the end of the first quarter of this year.

“Because the traders had also given certain instances of high freight and cost doing business and all that, they looked at all that and decided they’ll take this off, and then we’ll come back again by the end of March,” he stated.

Meanwhile, the Institute of Freight Forwarders is looking forward to an increment in port charges by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority in March.

Following an earlier announcement from the Authority, port dues on cargo will cost US$10 per TEU, stevedoring charges will be US$15 per TEU, craneage and terminal handling charges will be US$5 per TEU each.

On the back of this, GIFF has said it will scrutinise the new revision of port tariffs before its implementation.