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Many western companies manufacture overseas. Massive logistics hubs now exist in countries such as China. Demand has therefore never been higher for people who can apply quality management science to supply chain and logistics management. This course can give you the skills to achieve this.
This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and was developed in consultation with the industry. It focuses on the practical aspects of logistics and supply chain management rather than academic theory.
We offer a research-led teaching environment which is particularly strong in operations management. Faculty members of the Centre for Productivity and Efficiency teach on this programme, as do members of the Centre for Transport and Logistics.
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2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent), including degrees in Business and Management Studies, Economics and other Social Sciences; and Engineering.
Work experience in a related field would be welcome, but it is not essential.
The key reasons behind my decision to study at LUMS were its overall consistent ranking position and the recognition of MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The presence of all professional facilities acted as a supportive force in my decision-making.
The curriculum was very well-defined and organised efficiently. Working on live projects, such as improving James Walker’s production system and supply chain practices of L’Oréal, provided us with a strong exposure to the actual functioning of the industry.
Working in a group for a project was an interesting activity. It was a great experience to learn about different cultures, along with sharing and improving knowledge. I have friends from more than 13 countries which is indeed a unique privilege for me.
The structure of the programme was very demanding and my main focus was to get most out of it. I also tried my best to be a part of social activities on campus. I was an active member of Green Lancaster Society and Indian Society. Also, I was an Executive Member of Global Career Development Programme at Lancaster University. I am still working as a Postgraduate Ambassador of Lancaster University Management Science Society.
The dissertation was very challenging, but it brings out the researcher inside you. My dissertation required me to deploy both qualitative and quantitative research methods in order to get the desired result. The University provides all-round support to make it perfect.
LUMS Careers are very helpful in making you presentable in front of companies through tailoring you resume and LinkedIn profile; and creating awareness about the on-going trends and practices in various industries.
Right from the first Big Night Out to the Graduation Ceremony, it was a fabulous experience throughout the year. Having a huge campus with great facilities was something very memorable in everyone’s thoughts. Celebrations of festivals of different communities, such as Chinese, Indian, French, and Russian evolved as sense of belonging with different nationalities. The beauty of the city and friendliness of staff in business shops in town gave me a cheerful feeling of being a student.
Currently, I am working as a Materials Manager in Lufthansa Technik in India. The skills and techniques which I have developed during my degree act as an asset to my career. It feels amazing when you come across situations in your real working life that resemble the projects which you have already done during your degree.
Before coming to Lancaster I studied for an MSc in Biotechnology at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland.
After five years of MSc study in Poland, I realised that my passion is for analysis of data, not for obtaining it in laboratory research. So I decided to develop my analytical skills in one of Europe's most prestigious Management Science departments – on the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
I heard about Lancaster's high-quality teaching and the very practical approach to studying on the Masters programmes in Management Science, and in particular the high reputation they have for operational research. Also, Lancaster University Management School's high ranking was very reassuring.
The four-month summer project was the most important feature of the course for me. Not only did I use the skills acquired through the course on my project, but I also obtained extremely valuable experience working in an international company – Shell.
My project with Shell lasted from mid-May until mid-September. I organised the project myself. I joined a Statistics and Chemometrics Group in Chester. I was mainly involved in three projects: the scope of each of them was sufficient to be presented in the MSc dissertation. I was involved in business solutions and inventory control projects, but I chose the assessment of the “Prediction Toolbox”, developed by the Group, to be my main MSc project.
In the company I was given lots of responsibility. I had contact with experts and managers in many fields. However, the biggest satisfaction for me was developing my ideas into models that would be used by an international company like Shell.
After completing my MSc I decided to pursue my studies at Lancaster by starting a PhD in Statistics, in the Mathematics and Statistics Department, with cooperation from Unilever. My research involved creating statistical solutions, based on wavelets, for data gathered through research done by Unilever.
I feel that Lancaster has given me not only an excellent qualification and great opportunities in the job market, but also a fantastic and memorable year. Jonas Dahl
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