Driven by the rapid growth of global manufacturing and services, the management of global supply chains and logistics have become vital to business success for organisations around the world. This course gives you the knowledge and skills required to manage global supply chains and associated logistics.
This course is suitable for
Developed by academics with extensive research and consultancy experiences, the course covers strategies, management, technology and systems. You learn modern approaches to supply chain management such as lean, six-sigma and operations management which are integral elements of the course. SupplyChainGuru, an award winning modelling platform is used to demonstrate design and operation principles.
In modern supply chains, technology plays a critical role. For example, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is now widely used to track shipments through supply chain. This course covers essential technologies required to operate global supply chains which also include warehouse automation and transportation.
Modern IT systems integrate different elements of supply chain to provide the total visibility and information required to drive supply chain operations. The course uses the world’s leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform, SAP, to demonstrate how modern ERP systems are used to integrate supply chain operations.
As a member of the SAP University Alliance, we use SAP software modules to enhance your learning experience and the course includes a SAP training academy. You also can take examinations at extra cost, which lead to SAP qualifications in one of the world's leading business technologies.
The dissertation project enables you to apply what you learn on the course. The course team has extensive links with the industry, which means it is likely that you will be able to work with a company during your dissertation. It is also possible to work on on-going research projects which are managed by the course team.
You attend a series of guest lectures and industry visits to enhance your learning experience and to make you understand how theories and technologies are used in industry. Guest speakers include supply chain professionals from manufacturing, retail, health, food and pharmaceutical industries.
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This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) and offers full exemption from the education requirements for Chartered Membership for graduates achieving an overall average mark of 50% or more.
This course is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Learners who successfully complete this programme and meet the conditions specified may apply for MCIPS, the globally recognised standard for procurement and supply management professionals.
You gain the knowledge and experience to work as a logistics and supply chain management professional in a range of areas. Graduates of this course can find themselves working for companies such as
• Caterpillar – world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines
• Dematic – the market leader in innovative logistics automation systems
• NYK Logistics – delivers fully integrated logistics solutions tailored to the needs of their customers
• Tuffnells – leading parcel delivery company
Typical graduates roles are • logistics coordinator • supply chain analyst • solutions analyst • supply chain coordinator • demand analyst.
After five years’ experience you can typically move onto management roles in areas such as • warehouse operations • supply chain • inventory • logistics planning.
Develop the advanced purchasing, logistics and supply chain expertise you’ll need for management roles in national and international organisations. Our challenging, enjoyable Masters course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
We’ve designed our course to reflect the practical realities of managing complex, efficient and invariably international supply chains for fast-moving businesses. It covers the latest supply-chain thinking, methods and technologies, while giving you the leadership, planning, operational management and analytical training you’ll need.
We make innovative use of simulations, welcome industry innovators as guest lecturers and organise site visits, where you’ll be able to observe operations and how they’re run. Site visits include trips to Felixstowe Port, the Jaguar plant, Amazon's Fulfillment Centre and BMW in Germany. Meanwhile, our staff have experience in a range of industries and work closely with these companies on research collaborations.
You’ll complete your course with a major dissertation project that involves researching a topic in-depth, possibly as part of an internship with a supply chain organisation.
Our facilities include the world-renowned LINKS simulation game, an internet-based supply chain simulation game, and the Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab which gives you access to rich information about large corporates’ supply chains and, in turn, their suppliers’ supply chains.
More generally, Lord Ashcroft International Business School offers the opportunity to study in a state-of-the-art learning and teaching environment, designed to maximise your studies. You'll benefit from on-site facilities, as well as virtual learning support materials through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You can access our wide range of libraries and computer facilities as well as study areas across campus.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, our course offers opportunities to learn from, and network with, practitioners and specialists in many industries.
The knowledge and skills you’ll develop will be useful throughout your career. Our graduates occupy all kinds of senior supply chain, logistics, quality, materials, operations and procurement roles.
Core modules, PG Certificate stage:
Supply Chain Strategy and Operations
Sustainable Supply Chains
Research Methods for Business and Management
Core modules, PG Diploma stage:
Managing Supply Chains in Practice
Supply Chain Performance Management
Core modules, MSc stage:
Postgraduate Major Project
We focus on the knowledge and skills you’ll need as a purchasing, logistics and supply chain professional. Here are some of the ways we’ll measure your progress:
- team exercises
- restricted-time assignments
- problem-solving exercises
- development of plans and proposals
- your Major Project.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
Put your organisational skills to the test and learn to help businesses manage the production and delivery of products and services in an increasingly globalised marketplace. Operations management is all about how to organise the production and delivery of products and services. Gain the knowledge and skills to ensure that processes run smoothly, particularly in the face of opportunities and challenges arising from the increasingly global reach of business
During the course you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semester one and two total 120 credits and consists of both compulsory and optional taught units which can be viewed in the list below.
By agreement with the Course Director, one elective unit may be taken from another Masters course - note that all elective units are subject to availability, timetabling constraints and what you have studied previously.
Over the summer period, you will carry out your Research Dissertation, worth 60 credits. Certain units must be chosen in order to become a member of CIPS, and the dissertation must be on a procurement and supply-related theme.
Examples of recent dissertation project topics include:
On completion of the MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management course, students with three years' work experience in a relevant field of supply chain management can apply to become full members of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, course work and group project assessment and presentations, in-class tests and assignments. A dissertation is also undertaken and normally ranges between 12,000 and 25,000 words.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: [email protected]
The course provides general training for those who wish to take up specialist positions in operations management. For example, one graduate works in the quality team on a variety of projects in business operations around customer satisfaction, and another graduate set up a new company, Xpediency, based in Shanghai, working with UK companies helping them to develop and take advantage of Chinese manufacturing excellence. Graduates can also pursue a research and/or an academic career.
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
You have the opportunity to concentrate on particular aspects of operations management, supply chain management (helping towards membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), project management and process improvement.
The MBA in Supply Chain Management is designed to help you prepare for senior supply chain management roles that could lead to job opportunities in strategic procurement, supply chain management, logistics, commercial management, consultancy and associated areas. These can be in manufacturing, service, retail, government, non-government or other similar organisations.
The MBA is seen by many as an essential passport to success in senior management.
In a world where commercial success relies on informed strategic decision making and the best use of outsourced supplier assets, supply chain managers need to maximise value and deliver competitive products and services to customers.
Companies therefore need supply chain professionals capable of developing diverse, bespoke and often novel supply chain solutions to help them identify and maintain competitive advantage.
The MBA in Supply Chain Management is an exciting course which explores the different ways that SCM can significantly contribute to wealth creation, competitiveness, and to the advancement of society in the 21st century.
Aimed at graduates and those with work experience, the course provides you the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed and develop in senior management roles whether you have been employed or studying in preparation for employment.
The course is currently being assessed for accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT), with a view to becoming fully accredited in 2017. Please enquire before applying for further information.
You will study:
The individual project gives you the opportunity to do in depth research in your preferred area of supply chain management alongside an experienced academic supervisor who will guide and advise you.
You will study Global Professional Development - Consultancy, an important new 10-credit module developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Upon successful completion of this module you will also gain:
Job satisfaction and remuneration prospects can be excellent, with high employer demand for MBA Supply Chain Management graduates outstripping the supply of suitably qualified applicants in many parts of the world.
In a competitive marketplace, an MBA demonstrates advanced level knowledge and skills, which can enhance your employment prospects. Our strong focus on evolving industry trends and the practical experience of activity led learning is intended to enable you to make a positive contribution to your future employer right away.
We enjoy close links with employers, so we are in a good position to advise you of employment opportunities as they arise. As a postgraduate student, you also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in both 2015 and 2016.
Previous graduates have secured exciting, rewarding jobs across a variety of industries working for companies such as Airbus, Aston Martin Lagonda, BAE Systems, Bentley Motors, Bombardier Aerospace, Brose, Contechs, Jaguar Land Rover, Infosys, Lear, Nandos, O2, Unipart, Vinci, Westinghouse Brakes and TATA Consulting.
We have a large alumni network some of whom are now directors, senior managers, consultants and business owners. Many support current CU students by hosting visits to their companies and provide prestigious lectures through our Global Leaders Programme.
Others support training, internships, work experience placements, graduation prizes and provide job opportunities to graduates through our CU network of corporate partners, employers and UK leaders.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Through our Global Leaders Programme, you will have the opportunity to participate in international field trips to enhance your learning and development. Past field trips have visited companies, institutions and universities in Germany, France, China, India, Tanzania, UAE and USA.
We also collaborate with other universities across the globe for online visiting guest speakers and online international learning (OIL) projects.
To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.
The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.