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Logistics and supply chain management bring together the business skills to manage the activities and flows of information between suppliers, manufacturers, logistics service providers, retailers and consumers. Read more

Why take this course?

Logistics and supply chain management bring together the business skills to manage the activities and flows of information between suppliers, manufacturers, logistics service providers, retailers and consumers.

This course focuses on the integration of analytical techniques for optimisation with the decision issues and technology relating to logistics and supply chain management.

This course is one of a small number selected as part of the HEFCE PEP Scholarship programme for 2014. Please visit the HEFCE PEP page to see full details of the scheme, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

What will I experience?

On this course you can:

Have access to ultra-modern computing facilities, and use specialist mathematical and statistical computing packages
Participate in practical sessions to solve real-life case studies using our simulation software
Develop the problem-solving, decision-making and interpersonal abilities essential to professional roles in this field

What opportunities might it lead to?

Logistics analysis is critical to success in both manufacturing and service industries. Competitive advantage will increasingly come from the supplier's ability to rapidly respond to changing customer needs, for which effective logistics are of prime importance. This means that there will be a range of companies and organisations in both the public and private sector, demanding for your skills and expertise.

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

Production management
Transportation management
Quality control
Distribution
Facilities planning
Supply chain management
Passenger transportation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Students studying CILT accredited courses receive exemptions from the academic requirements for membership. Graduates of the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course at the University of Portsmouth with an overall average pass mark above 50% are eligible to apply for Chartered Membership (CMILT) once they have gained the necessary experience.

Module Details

Supply chain management is a philosophy, the implementation process and the control of this process through which different entities within a supply chain aim to streamline their activities to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of meeting final customer requirements. A variety of different techniques will be investigated, ranging from conceptual frameworks, analytical approaches, to computer-based models.

Here are the units you will study:

Supply Chain Management: This unit enable you to develop advanced skills so that you can deal with problems of supply chain management across different products, locations, and companies. The types of problems studied in this course are encountered in industry (e.g. retail, discrete or continuous production and logistics service providers) as well as in service organisations (e.g. banks, hospitals and law firms). Managers dealing with such problems are known under various titles, including production, operations, supply (chain), inventory, purchasing, distribution or logistics managers.

Logistics Modelling: Most problems arising in the fields of logistics and supply chain management have sufficient complexity and detail that they require the use of sophisticated modelling techniques. This unit looks at two of the most commonly used methodologies for modelling and solving logistics problems: simulation and heuristic techniques. In both cases a computer package is used to assist solution. The techniques will be demonstrated with a range of case studies drawn from the field of logistics including transportation, supply chain configuration and management, warehouse design and layout, container port layout, production planning and vehicle routing.

Operations Management: This unit teaches operations management techniques that are relevant to logistics. The commonly used techniques of linear and integer programming will be taught using Microsoft Excel based methods for solution. You will look at case studies covering production planning, transportation, logistics planning and supply chain configuration. You will also be taught about locating facilities such as factories, distribution centres, cross docking centres and retail outlets. The effective scheduling of labour force and machines will be demonstrated, and current state-of-the art production planning models will be covered.

Strategic Logistics: This unit looks at the field of logistics from a strategic point of view. A number of quantitative techniques for strategic decision making such as decision analysis, multi-criteria decision analysis, data envelopment analysis and queuing theory are introduced in the context of logistics applications. The topic of strategic decisions in transportation modelling is then covered. The unit is completed by the analysis of a number of case studies relating to different applications of logistics with respect to financial, environmental, societal and economic objectives.

Project (Masters Logistics): This unit allows you to conduct research into a larger scale or challenging logistics problem. The project may be practical or theoretical and may arise either from the supervisor's research interests or from your own desire to study a particular topic or situation. Typical areas of logistics in which the project will be conducted include (but are not limited to) transportation, supply chain configuration and management, warehouse design and layout, container port layout, production planning, green logistics, facility location and vehicle routing.

Programme Assessment

Our enthusiastic team of lecturers have a wide range of industrial and research experience, ensuring that you graduate with cutting-edge knowledge. You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical computer-based sessions, laboratory and project work.

We assess you in a several ways, but a large portion of the assessment is based on a major project at the end of the year. Here’s how we assess your work:

Examinations
Coursework
Laboratory assignments
A dissertation

Student Destinations

Logistics and transportation are important to any firm where customer service is a strategic objective – whether its core focus is on products or services.

When you graduate from this course you could find employment in a wide range of logistics-related careers. Not only in the traditional areas of manufacturing logistics, distribution and supply chain management, but also postal and express delivery, the fire and rescue emergency operations and even the military and defence industry.

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Our MSc Logistics with Green and Sustainable Supply Chain Management is designed to provide in depth understanding of current practices, trends and issues in logistics and supply chain with a key focus on sustainability and green logistics. Read more
Our MSc Logistics with Green and Sustainable Supply Chain Management is designed to provide in depth understanding of current practices, trends and issues in logistics and supply chain with a key focus on sustainability and green logistics.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Eight core modules are taken during semester 1 and semester 2:

Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
Green and Sustainable Logistics
Global Purchasing & Supply
Demand and Inventory Planning
Corporate Social Responsibility
Supply Network Design & Optimisation
Freight Transport and Warehouse Management
Research Philosophy and Practice

The MSc dissertation is then completed between May and August.

ACCREDITATION

The MSc Logistics with Green and Sustainable Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT). This means that students who successfully graduate from degree will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or Member level of the CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of experience that they would require.

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Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Shipping and Port Operations examines current practices, trends and issues in the field of global logistics with a particular focus shipping and port logistics. Read more
Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Shipping and Port Operations examines current practices, trends and issues in the field of global logistics with a particular focus shipping and port logistics.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Eight core modules are taken over Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep - April):

Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
Demand and Inventory Planning
Global Purchasing & Supply
Supply Network Design & Optimisation
Freight Transport and Warehouse Management
Maritime Business & Economics
Shipping & Port Operations
Research Philosophy and Practice

The MSc dissertation is them completed between May and August.

ACCREDITATION

The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Shipping and Port Operations is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT). This means that students who successfully graduate from degree will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or Member level of the CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of experience that they would require.

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Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Business Performance provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of practices, trends and issues in logistics and supply chain management with a focus on the models and methodologies that measure and monitor business performance in order manage the performance of the organisation in this context. Read more
Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Business Performance provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of practices, trends and issues in logistics and supply chain management with a focus on the models and methodologies that measure and monitor business performance in order manage the performance of the organisation in this context.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Eight are studied (four in semester 1 and four in semester 2):

Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
Demand and Inventory Planning
Global Purchasing & Supply
Supply Network Design & Optimisation
Freight Transport and Warehouse Management
System Thinking and Analysis
Measuring & Managing Performance
Research Philosophy and Practice

The MSc dissertation is them undertaken between May and August.

ACCREDITATION

The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Business Performance is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT). This means that students who successfully graduate from degree will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or Member level of the CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of experience that they would require.

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Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Lean Six Sigma is designed to provide in-depth understanding of current practices, trends and issues in logistics and supply chain along with the tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Read more
Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Lean Six Sigma is designed to provide in-depth understanding of current practices, trends and issues in logistics and supply chain along with the tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Eight core modules are taken over semester 1 and semester 2:

Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
Demand and Inventory Planning
Global Purchasing & Supply
Supply Network Design & Optimisation
Freight Transport and Warehouse Management
Quality Management & Engineering
Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma
Research Philosophy and Practice

The MSc dissertation is then undertaken between May and August.

ACCREDITATION

The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Lean Six Sigma is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT). This means that students who successfully graduate from degree will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or Member level of the CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of experience that they would require.

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This Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc is a flagship masters degree at Heriot-Watt University- a globally recognised centre for excellence in the subject across both research and teaching. Read more

This Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc is a flagship masters degree at Heriot-Watt University- a globally recognised centre for excellence in the subject across both research and teaching.

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management calls upon sector-leading research and direct links to industry to equip students with cutting-edge expertise across all areas of this increasingly important discipline.

Accredited by the Chartered Institutes of Logistics and Transport and Procurement and Supply, this programme offers access to the expertise of world-leading researchers and practitioners.

A dynamic mix of industry-focussed learning develops expertise in:

  • Procurement
  • Supplier Management
  • Inventory and material management
  • Forecasting
  • Freight transport
  • Maritime economics and logistics
  • Risk and resilience management
  • Sustainability
  • Quality management

You will also develop your ability to think critically, identify problems, evaluate options and communicate solutions. These crucial skills allow you to implement specialist knowledge effectively and adapt to any logistical problem you may face in your career.

Graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as DHL, Diageo, BP Chemicals, IKEA, Coca-Cola, Tesco, Argos, Amazon, Scotland Excel, Heineken, Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Maersk, Gist, Sky, Rolls Royce and BAE Systems.

Programme content is grounded in the cutting-edge, world-changing research of our Logistics Research Centre (LRC) which directly impacts the UK Government’s carbon policy and the logistics operations of organisations such as:

  • Tesco
  • Coca-Cola
  • John Lewis
  • DHL
  • Sainsbury’s

Our work stands at the forefront of research into the management, integration, reform, impact and modelling of logistics activity, particularly from an environmental and sustainability perspective.

Edinburgh – An Inspiring City

Scotland’s capital is regarded as one of the best cities in the world in which to study and has a thriving international student population.

It’s a beautiful, cultural city that’s bursting with art, nature, nightlife and history. It’s a safe, inspirational city and has enough bars, restaurants, museums, shopping, green spaces and culture to keep everyone entertained.

It was recently voted as the best place to live in the UK for the 3rd year running and a study by Deutsche Bank in May 2017 found it offers the second best quality of life on the world!

Heriot-Watt University

Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has an established reputation as a leading research-led university and provider of high-quality, industry-focussed education.

We are ranked as the top University in Scotland for International Outlook by Times Higher Education and have campuses in Scotland, Dubai and Malaysia.

We are ranked as one of the top 30 Universities in the UK in the Guardian University League Table and the Complete University Guide 2018, who place us as 3rd best University in Scotland.

Our Edinburgh Campus

Our countryside campus is set in 380 acres of beautiful parkland with world-class facilities and an easy journey to Edinburgh city centre.

You’ll find over 10,500 students and staff here, offering a warm and friendly welcome. There’s modern student accommodation, a thriving Student Union with a host of sports clubs and societies. Scotland’s National Sports Centre is also on campus offering students access to top of the range sporting facilities.

More information

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Contemporary logistics and supply chains are critical to the success of any global commercial organisation, and this course will help you to develop your knowledge of their application in various industry sectors. Read more
Contemporary logistics and supply chains are critical to the success of any global commercial organisation, and this course will help you to develop your knowledge of their application in various industry sectors.

You will study the legal, social and environmental issues faced by modern businesses, and learn how to optimise supply chain and logistics management decisions at operational, tactical and strategic levels.

You will also gain critical insights into the best practices of dynamic modern businesses, both nationally and across international boundaries.

Intermediate qualifications available:

• Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
• Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Why choose this course?

• Study with staff from our Operations and Knowledge Management Research Group, and enjoy collaborative learning opportunities with students from around the world in a conference-style study environment

• Explore how the latest concepts, theories and practices relating to logistics and supply chain management can increase operational effectiveness, and learn how to analyse problems and reach feasible, workable solutions

• Develop your understanding of financial analysis, contract and procurement management, digital business management and research methods

• Gain knowledge of important methodologies, tools and techniques such as JIT, TQM, Six-Sigma and Lean

• Benefit from opportunities to interact with guest speakers from major multi-national organisations, make site visits to key logistics centres, and take advantage of the opportunity to take PRINCE2 professional exams.

Visit the website: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/postgraduate/next-year/logistics-and-supply-chain-management2#about

Course detail

The course prepares you for a range of careers in management, specifically, logistics management, procurement management, supply chain management, inventory management, and transportation management. To achieve this the course;

• Is vocational in nature, with a focus on current practice in logistics and supply chain management;

• Highlights the contemporary concepts, theories, and practices in logistics and supply chain strategies and operations;

• Provides Opportunities for you to take PRINCE2 professional exams (Foundation and Practitioner) to gain an additional professional certificate.

• Provides opportunities for you to visit local companies to see live logistics and supply chain management activities inside the organisations.

• Includes presentations from external guest speakers from industry to keep you informed of current company practices.

Modules

• Business Research Methods (BSS017-6) Compulsory
• Contract And Procurement Management (BSS014-6) Compulsory
• Digital Business Management (BSS013-6) Compulsory
• Financial Analysis (AAF001-6) Compulsory
• Logistics And Supply Chain Management Project (BSS045-6) Compulsory
• Logistics Management (BSS004-6) Compulsory
• Operations Management (BSS007-6) Compulsory
• Project Management (BSS024-6) Compulsory
• Supply Chain Management (BSS006-6) Compulsory
• Sustainable Logistics And Supply Chain Management (BSS026-6) Compulsory

Assessment

Multiple strategies of assessment will be used. Students will get detailed briefings of the assessment and the marking criteria for each unit. Apart from summative feedback, formative feedback will be provided in units to support your learning and to give you the opportunity to enhance your performance.

You are expected to make use of the journals, professional bodies and the media in order to keep up-to-date with information, examples, debates, discussions and events in logistics and supply chain management practice. You are also encouraged to attend relevant networking groups and more formal lecture/seminar sessions organised by the department, the faculty and the university. Updated information will be announced before the events.

Your research skills will be developed through lectures and workshops in the unit Business Research Methods. Here you will be introduced to various research methods, such as survey, interview, focus group, action research, and various quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques. Through the final Logistics and Supply Chain Management Project, you will be able to apply some of these methods and techniques to carry out independent research.

Careers

On completing this course you are likely to progress within one of the following areas:

Career: Logistics Management, supply chain management, procurement management, inventory management, project management, quality management, and consultancy.

Further study: Graduates could pursue a PhD in an area related to the course taken, or seek further professional qualifications through, for example, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), and so on.

Funding

For information on available funding, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/scholarships/pg

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course/applicationform

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Employers are increasingly looking to recruit graduates who can demonstrate that they have the high-level skills and abilities to succeed in global logistics management. Read more
Employers are increasingly looking to recruit graduates who can demonstrate that they have the high-level skills and abilities to succeed in global logistics management. MSc Logistics and Global Operations degree at Lincoln has been designed with these employer expectations in mind.

Academic content is employer informed and addresses contemporary issues and topics, including building resilience in local and global supply chains, the multi-faceted experience of expeditionary logistics and SME collaborative approaches in food supply communities.

Lectures, seminars, case studies and guest speakers aim to provide students with a rich and thorough understanding of the subject. It is expected that graduates will be ready to start a career in management or consultancy in areas related to logistics and operations at local and global scales.

The programme aims to be stimulating and inspiring. The Lincoln International Business School staff aim to be available to provide help and assistance when required. On a regular basis, students will be expected to engage in purposeful discussions with tutors who can provide guidance with dissertations or other independent study elements.

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"The line between disorder and order lies in logistics" Sun Tzu . (Ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher). Read more

"The line between disorder and order lies in logistics" Sun Tzu (Ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher).

"Leaders win through logistics" Tom Peters (Management Guru)

As these quotes suggest, the freight transport and logistics discipline is increasingly recognized as pivotal to sound decision making and organizational success in meeting business objectives. The globalization of production and consumption has led to a situation where logistics decision makers must constantly strive to deal with the complex challenges associated with internationally distributed production, trade and transport networks. In order to ensure and maintain both profitability and competitiveness, organizations need to constantly review their logistical requirements in order to adapt to potentially volatile changes in customer demand and technological developments. The environmental imperative has introduced a whole new and, from a societal perspective, vitally important dynamic into the logistics and freight transport arena.

Within the EU alone, the freight transport and logistics sector employs 6 million people and has an added value of some €15 billion. Freight transport and logistics influences virtually all industrial and public sector activities and affects every citizen s daily life. The M.Sc. in Logistics and Transport Management prepares you for truly multifaceted challenges, requiring a balance between theoretical and practical skills. The programme provides an intellectually stimulating environment, within which you will develop your skills in critical thinking and analysis, as well as improving your knowledge of, and strategic perspective on, the relationships, flows, chains, processes and systems that pervade the international freight transport and logistics arena. You will analyze problems, both theoretical and real-life, and design solutions for organizations operating under uncertainty and facing complex and rapidly changing markets and technologies.

In pursuing this programme, you will benefit from our strong research and educational links with the logistics industry locally, nationally and globally. Significant emphasis is placed on the use of state-of-the-art logistical software, as well as real world examples and case studies, some of which are implemented in close cooperation with established businesses from the logistics community. Furthermore, the core logistics faculty is supplemented by prestigious international visiting professors and representatives of the business community. The programme also provides opportunities for field work in an international environment at respected universities in Europe and overseas.

Graduates from the M.Sc. in Logistics and Transport Management programme enjoy a variety of exciting and rewarding careers. For example, amongst other things, our alumni are employed as purchasers, logistics consultants, supply planners, shipping coordinators, freight forwarders, chartering agents, shipbrokers and supply chain managers. The programme comprises 60 credits of core courses, 30 credits of elective courses and a further 30 credits related to the Master’s thesis.

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About the course. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Read more

About the course

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

This course gives you an overview of how to manage and improve a global and international supply chain. You’ll learn how to manage logistical operations. We’ll also show you how the right technology and strategy can give you a competitive edge. We use case studies and company visits to enhance our teaching. There are industry-sponsored modules and lectures from industrial partners.

You can apply to do a project-based dissertation, working with an external organisation. You could also spend the summer at another leading university overseas. Recent dissertation projects include working with a large logistics company to reduce their fleet’s carbon footprint and a report for an electrical company on the supply chain and market structure of their goods industry.

Core modules

  • Operations Management for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Research Methods
  • Supply Chain Technology
  • Logistics Systems
  • Supply Chain Accounting and Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Leadership
  • Supply Networks Management
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

One of the following:

  • International Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business Strategy

How we teach

We teach management from a truly global perspective, and our courses are based on pioneering research into the challenges faced by businesses everywhere. We use a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, group work for collaborative learning, and web-based discussion groups. You'll be assessed through Individual assignments, group projects, end-of-semester examinations and a dissertation.

We’ll teach you how to identify opportunities, solve problems and inspire others. Many of our teaching staff are world-class researchers working in policy-relevant areas. Our courses are based on their research. We also bring in guest speakers from business, local government and industry. You can apply to carry out a project with an external organisation as part of your course. We also offer you the chance to spend the summer at another university overseas.

Your career

At Sheffield University Management School, we are committed to focusing on employability and our postgraduate students’ future career prospects. We have two specialist careers advisors in the School, dedicated to providing full-time career support throughout your course.

You will have many opportunities during your course to engage in personal and professional development. Our courses are designed to enable you to acquire the transferable skills essential for employment: communication, organisation, and the ability to deal with complex issues creatively and systematically.

Our dedicated Employability Hub acts as a key interface between students and employers. Its staff will help you access employability support, skills development and opportunities throughout your masters.

Our graduates work for companies such as Adidas, ASDA, Boots, ExxonMobil, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Pepsico International, Sainsbury’s and Vodafone. Their job titles include Head of Business Enhancement, Management Consultant, Product Marketing Manager, Web Marketing Consultant and Campaign Manager.



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The Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc has been designed to develop your ability to carry out advanced analysis and research in the field of logistics and supply chain management within a global context. Read more

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc has been designed to develop your ability to carry out advanced analysis and research in the field of logistics and supply chain management within a global context. The MSc course has been running since 1998 and is offered by the Department of Planning and Transport.

If you are unable to study for a full Master's course, we also offer a Logistics and Supply Chain Management Postgraduate Diploma and a Logistics and Supply Chain Management Postgraduate Certificate. 

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you study on this course.

Core modules

Optional modules

Professional accreditation

This MSc course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and graduates are exempt from the Institute's exams.

Industry links

We include lots of industry speakers within the course and students are encouraged to attend the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) events held frequently in London.

Career path

The course has a strong employment record, with graduates going on to work with a wide range of organisations including logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers and the public sector.

Examples of companies that have recruited our graduates include:

  • Honda
  • DHL
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Maersk Logistics
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Volvo Logistics
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • Norbert Dentressangle
  • IKEA

 



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Logistics and Supply Chain Management efficiency is a critical success factor for most organisations. Strength in this area is often the key competitive advantage for market leaders. Read more
Logistics and Supply Chain Management efficiency is a critical success factor for most organisations. Strength in this area is often the key competitive advantage for market leaders.

The MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management equips you with advanced quantitative and qualitative analytical skills in order to identify areas for improvement within an organisation to gain the competitive edge.

The programme is for graduates from business, management, science and engineering disciplines, seeking to gain skills to work at operational to strategic level. It is delivered by world-class, research-active staff from the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation - https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/research/research-centres/clho/

The programme enables you to develop enhanced quantitative and qualitative skills to support decision making in any logistic area within an organisation. Logistics and supply chain management problems may include inventory, transportation, warehousing, location, reverse and green logistics and customer and supplier relationships. Graduates of this MSc are able to respond to the challenges in an area that is constantly evolving.

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)(https://www.ciltuk.org.uk/), the UK‘s independent professional body for logistics, supply chains and transport. Students who graduate from MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management are exempt from the academic requirement for Chartered Membership 9http://ciltuk.org.uk/TrainingCPD/CPD/CharteredStatus.aspx), and while studying your student membership is paid for by Kent Business School. The CILT network connects members worldwide and is the greatest source of professional expertise for the industry. Accreditation and membership deliver significant benefit in terms of career prospects.

Funding opportunities

The Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities (https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/courses/msc/funding.html) for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for progressing University of Kent undergraduates and our Early Bird Scheme.

For more information on funding available from the University of Kent visit Student Funding.

About Kent Business School

Kent Business School has over 25 years’ experience delivering business education. Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes (https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/courses/msc/index.html) demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current. We are ranked (https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/whychooseus/rank-accred.html) as a top 30 UK business school for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. We also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies - https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/whychooseus/rank-accred.html

Studying at Kent Business School (KBS) gives you the opportunity to increase your employability with real-life case studies, a student council and a business society. We have strong links to local and national organisations providing opportunities for projects, internships and graduate placements. The School attracts many high-profile speakers from industry and last year included visits and lectures from staff of the Bank of England, BAE Systems, Barclays, Lloyds Insurance, Cummins, Delphi and Kent County Council.

National ratings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we were placed 25th (out of 101 institutions) in the UK for research intensity in business and management studies and 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence.

The School was also ranked 24th for its breadth and depth of research across the whole community of research active staff by the Association of Business Schools - https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

Course structure

You study six compulsory modules and two optional modules. The compulsory modules are: Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and Transport Management, Contemporary Issues in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management of Operations, Spreadsheets and Decision Support Systems, Data Mining and Forecasting and a Dissertation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

You benefit from project work, live case studies with real organisations, including a visit to a company, and guest lectures that may enhance your employability.

Careers

You gain much more than an academic qualification when you graduate from Kent Business School – we enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects.

In today’s business climate employers are increasingly demanding more from new employees, we are therefore proud that they continually target our graduates for their organisations across the globe. Employers respect our robust teaching and reputation for delivering international business expertise, leading global research and an outstanding international learning experience.

From the moment you start with us, our efforts are focused on helping you gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to thrive in an increasingly competitive workplace.

Professional recognition

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)(https://www.ciltuk.org.uk/), the UK‘s independent professional body for logistics, supply chains and transport. Students who graduate from MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management are exempt from the academic requirement for Chartered Membership (http://ciltuk.org.uk/TrainingCPD/CPD/CharteredStatus.aspx), and while studying your student membership is paid for by Kent Business School. The CILT network connects members worldwide and is the greatest source of professional expertise for the industry. Accreditation and membership deliver significant benefit in terms of career prospects.

Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD) and the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS); and the Kent MBA is an Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredited programme. In addition, KBS have accreditions with The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

KBS is a signatory of the United Nation's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which provides a global network for academic institutions to advance corporate sustainability and social responsibiity.

Learn more about Kent

Visit us - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/visit/openday/pgevents.html

International Students - https://www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent/

Why study at Kent? - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/why/

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Become a competent, innovative practitioner with our MSc Logistics Supply Chain Management (CILT) course. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, our course addresses the key concerns of the subject, ensuring you graduate with the skills the industry demands. Read more
Become a competent, innovative practitioner with our MSc Logistics Supply Chain Management (CILT) course. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, our course addresses the key concerns of the subject, ensuring you graduate with the skills the industry demands.

What's covered in the course?

With companies facing ever-increasing competition, coupled with the need to reduce waste and improve the overall service offered to customers from initial design to final delivery, the need for highly skilled logistics practitioners and managers has never been more pronounced.

Supply chain management addresses the main operations aspects of both product-based and service industries. It is concerned with the initial design process, sourcing materials for the long-term satisfaction of the customer. Customer satisfaction is achieved by ensuring the supply of the right goods, in the right quantity, of the right quality, at the right price, to the right place, at the right time.

Why choose us?

-Our accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) ensures our course remains fresh, relevant and replete with key industry insight.
-You'll receive the support of expert staff, who have a wide range of academic, research and industrial experience in sectors such as manufacturing and electronics.
-The course is flexible in delivery, allowing you to decide the best method of study, and ensuring you can fit your course around work and personal commitments.
-You’ll be able to relate real-life, problem-based learning to industry and commerce, while also getting to grips with new technologies and techniques.

CILT

This degree course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Course in depth

You will acquire knowledge and understanding through formal lectures, tutor-led seminars and practical activities, as well as a range of independent learning activities.

There is an emphasis on guided, self-directed and student-centred learning with a progressively increasing independence of approach, thought and process. This independent learning includes an element of peer review in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the learning.

Lectures introduce themes, theories and concepts, which are further explored in seminars. You will benefit from technology-enhanced learning, where appropriate, through online resources, discussion forums and other activities.

Transferable/key skills, such as team-working, are pervasive and incorporated into modules and assessments as appropriate. You are encouraged to plan your own work schedules and required to meet deadlines. The course will foster your skills in reflection and self-awareness.

Modules
-Research Methods and Professional Development 15 credits
-Developing Financial Capability 15 credits
-Developing Human Capability 15 credits
-International Logistics and Supply Chain Management 15 credits
-Enterprise Systems Design 15 credits
-Operations and Supply Chain Management 15 credits
-Logistics and Distribution Systems 15 credits
-Business and Information Strategy 15 credits
-Master’s Project 60 credits

Enhancing your employability skills

Graduates with the knowledge and practical skills that are taught on this course are in high demand.

This is because the logistics sector has identified a growing need for managers who can competently identify and provide solutions to a wide range of logistical and supply chain problems.

It means when you graduate from this course, you will stand out as a candidate who can operate at a senior level in this field. Typical roles that are suited for graduates of the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management include supply chain managers, distribution managers, logistics managers, logistics analysts, and procurement managers.

Our graduates have gone on to forge very successful careers with world-leading organisations including WEG Electric Motors (UK) Ltd, Ishida Europe, DHL Manufacturing Logistics Services, Palletways UK, APL Logistics, BAE Systems, and Staffordshire Perkins UK.

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Study for an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Bolton and you’ll have the opportunity to develop skills that prepare you for the global marketplace. Read more

Study for an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Bolton and you’ll have the opportunity to develop skills that prepare you for the global marketplace. Build your business acumen and work to develop the necessary skills for a career in this sought-after profession.

What the course offers

Supply chain and logistics is an under-resourced business sector and graduates with expertise in this area are increasingly in demand. This course is designed to help you achieve the transferable skills and knowledge necessary for a career within logistics and supply chain. You’ll cover subjects like global trade and requirements of the industry, risk mitigation, sustainable business operations and the role of information within supply networks, with the aim of gaining a comprehensive overview of the industry and related elements.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore and apply methods and techniques for business improvement in response to environmental, operational and ethical issues, both current and emerging, to build awareness of the industry and its different facets, including logistics, operations, strategy and information technology.

Created with more than a decade’s industry experience delivering supply chain programmes with partners in Malaysia, Botswana, Zambia and Malawi, the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course has a strong international focus to help prepare students for the needs of the global marketplace.

Course Highlights:

  • Established in response to the shortage of qualified supply chain professionals, this programme is tailor-made to provide you with the opportunity to build skills relevant to the current and emerging needs of the industry.
  • The programme has been developed in compliance with Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport professional body requirements.
  • There is a strong international flavour to the programme, enabling you to enhance your knowledge and understanding of today’s global market.
  • Our scholarly activity, research and well-established links with industry professional bodies, help to make sure our course content is industry-relevant and introduces you to the latest thinking and innovations.
  • On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and will have the opportunity for further study up to PhD level.

Key Features:

  • The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course is designed for the modern, global industry and covers all relevant elements, from sustainability and aggressive marketing of goods and services to the importance of risk mitigation.
  • You’ll have the option to take a study skills module at the beginning of the programme in preparation for Master’s level study.
  • At the end of the course, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge and skills in practice by preparing a dissertation that covers a specific area of the logistics and supply chain management discipline.
  • We’re committed to helping you develop your employability and career network. You’ll be encouraged to attend guest lectures that enhance your learning, help you make contacts in industry and contribute to your professional development.
  • Our dedicated staff team have a wide range of professional experience, industry knowledge, technical expertise and academic credentials, offering you a variety of perspectives and broadening your horizons.

Professional Recognition

We are seeking recognition of the course from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Find more information at http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad



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Students taking this course will develop their knowledge and understanding of the key concepts affecting Logistics and Supply Chain Management today. Read more

Students taking this course will develop their knowledge and understanding of the key concepts affecting Logistics and Supply Chain Management today. Whether they intend to specialise in International Logistics as a career, or enter general management, today’s professionals require a deep and systematic understanding of the technology, staff, infrastructure and operational processes that define this important business sector.

This programme is externally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Successful completion of the course will facilitate admission as a full member (MCIPS).

You also have the option to study this programme via distance learning: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/study/courses/international-logistics-distance-learning-msc/

Course content

In many of the largest economies in the world, up to one person in eight is employed in logistics and transportation. A career in logistics can be the key to a lifetime of discovering the diversity of the modern world of business.

Developments in the last two decades have seen huge investments into the technologies necessary to deliver reduced operating costs, shorter lead times and better value for customers.

Students taking this course will develop their knowledge and understanding of the key concepts affecting Logistics and Supply Chain Management today. Whether they intend to specialize in International Logistics as a career, or enter general management, today’s professionals require a deep and systematic understanding of the technology, staff, infrastructure and operational processes that define this important business sector.

You will investigate and evaluate the range of alternative approaches to Logistics and Supply Chain Management today, looking forward over the next five years, making use of theoretical and industry sources. Every stage of the supply chain, from raw material supply to resource recovery will be covered, as will the many modes of transport, on land, sea and in the air.

Strategic issues such as multi-channel retailing, supply chain collaboration and lead time compression will be covered in workshop style sessions led by our experienced teaching staff, many of whom have previously held board level appointments in globally renowned logistics companies.

Topics of global significance, such as disaster relief and sustainable distribution, are also included in a broad and topical study programme.

Our Master’s degree students typically represent a wide range of nationalities, cultures and ambitions. Our courses have a truly international feel from the first day of study, providing another valuable dimension to the learning experience.

Aims of the MSc International Logistics:

-To develop proactive managers who are confident in managing projects and business improvement of functional areas through effective leadership.

-To allow students to follow a programme of management study containing a considerable element of specialism related to the supply chain of both local and multinational companies.

-To provide both pre-experience career preparation and post-experience career progression opportunities for students from any disciplinary background at first degree level, but with the aspiration to enter or progress more rapidly in careers in logistics management or business.

-To build on students’ existing capabilities and transferable skills in order to develop masters level knowledge and skills in the business and logistics management field, so enhancing their employability and future career prospects in the field of logistics

-To enable them to develop a strong, conceptual and theoretical understanding of logistics management issues, problems and opportunities.

-To equip them with the skills, analytical techniques and tools to make a significant, sustained contribution to the achievement of employer goals.

-To enable them to link theory into practice by a variety of methods including case studies, business simulations, the completion of an applied research project and in some cases by means of a work based learning component.

-To develop skills in effective scholarly research and reflection.

A modular approach to teaching is employed at Northampton Business School. MSc International Logistics shares a number of key features with our other postgraduate study programmes in Management.

All our Masters students will follow a core programme of study designed to broaden and reinforce their management knowledge:

-Organisational behaviour.

-Managing operations.

-Project management.

-Strategy.

-Accounting and finance.

Students following the MSc International Logistics will additionally cover a range of topics specific to their chosen subject:

-International logistics.

-Perspectives of applied logistics.

-Strategic issues in logistics.

-Sustainability and environment.

Students are given a further opportunity to explore these subjects, or subjects of their own choosing, in their final Logistics Research Project.

The logistics faculty has extensive links with local and international industry, which may lead to opportunities for students to undertake their research within logistics businesses.

To find out more about the modules, view the course award map: http://oldweb.northampton.ac.uk/caf/pgmsaward/international-logistics-msc.htm

Course modules (17/18)

-Strategic Management

-Organisational Behaviour

-Managing Operations

-Project Management

-International Logistics and Supply Chain

-Strategic Issues in Logistics

-Applied Logistics, Procurement and Supply

-Logistics Research Project

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Schedule

One year full time. A combination of lectures, seminars and workshops are taught on this programme. Usually 9-12 hours per week of activities are timetabled; we recommend students spend at least the same amount of hours per week in self-directed study time.

Assessments

Your progress will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written assessment.

Facilities and Special Features

Throughout the course you are taught by experienced academic staff with specialist knowledge of their own subject areas. Taught modules are delivered using a combination of lecture and workshop sessions, with an emphasis on participation and discussion. Extensive use is made of case studies and exercises to bring concepts and theories to life.

Careers

Successful completion of this course will prepare you for a career in logistics with the potential to achieve success as a senior manager with a multi-national organisation.



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