Why this course?Supply chain management is a critical business competency. It encompasses procurement of materials, processing and distribution of products and services to customers. In many companies, 80% or more of their turnover is spent outside the organisation. This course helps you become effective in managing this. It's designed for those who will work within supply chain management. It's also suitable for anyone with a background in support functions such as sales, maintenance, finance and marketing. This course will cover the latest logistics requirements, for example:
- the ability from logistics managers to enhance business opportunities to circular economy approaches and digital manufacturing;
- the rise of sales through ecommerce also requires accurate demand and supply forecast from logistics area.
This course is delivered in partnership by the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management, and the Department of Management Science. This collaboration between engineering and business benefits from the combination of technical and organisational expertise.
Success storiesOur alumni have worked for organisations such as:
- British Petroleum
- Highland Spring
What you'll study
Drawing on the expertise of two leading academic departments, this course combines skills in leadership, production planning and strategic business management in the context of supply chains.
You'll gain an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues relating to the management of supply chains. You'll also focus on the improvement of process performance from a logistics perspective, taking into consideration new demands such as reverse logistics and green supply chain management. To do this, you'll be equipped with concepts and methods to contribute towards the competitiveness of industrial and commercial organisations worldwide.
The course comprises compulsory modules and specialist modules as well as a Masters dissertation. The specialisation allows you to choose an area of interest, Operations Management, Logistics Management or Procurement Management. You'll choose your area at registration.
Major projectsYou'll undertake a research dissertation related to supply chain management. This is an opportunity to showcase the skills acquired in classes during the year and to apply research practice. Supervised by a member of academic staff, you'll conduct a literature review and carry out an appropriate study.