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MSc/ PgDip/ PgCert Supply Chain and Operations Management/Supply Chain and Procurement Management/Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Course Description

Supply Chain and Operations Management
Supply Chain and Procurement Management
Supply Chain and Logistics Management
MSc/PgDip/PgCert (Cips Graduate Diploma and MCIPS)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Supply Chain Management

encompasses everything, from initial design, through to procurement of material and services, processing and delivery to the customer. In the modern world, customer satisfaction and sustainable business performance are both dependent on having the right product or service at the right place at the right time, and this cannot be done without an understanding of Supply Chain Management in its entirety.

The overall objective of the course is to provide high calibre graduates with an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues relating to management of supply chains. On completion of the course, participants will be equipped with state-of-the-art concepts, methods, techniques and tools to allow them to contribute towards the competitiveness of industrial and commercial organisations worldwide.

The course is suitable for:

•People who work or are planning to work within Supply Chain Management, eg operations, process management, operations planning and control, purchasing and procurement, logistics and distribution, amongst others.
•People with a background in support functions such as sales, maintenance, finance, marketing, quality, etc who wish to gain a better understanding of Supply Chain Management issues, concepts, models, tools and techniques.

The knowledge and skills you will gain through the course will make you a valuable resource in any supply chain-based enterprise - where you can contribute immediately - and make a difference!

Course Content:
The programme for the course comprises the following modules:
•Business, Operations and Supply Chain Strategy (10 Credits)
•Strategic Supply Chain Management (10 Credits)
•Supply Chain Operations (10 Credits)
•Management of Total Quality and Continuous Improvement (10 Credits)
•Enterprise Resource Planning (10 Credits)
•Advanced Project Management (10 Credits)
•Product Costing and Financial Management (10 Credits)
•Case Studies in Supply Chain Management (20 Credits)
•Masters Project (60 Credits)

Operations Management Specialism
•Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma (10 Credits)
•Service Operations Management (10 Credits)
•Operations Management Option (10 Credits)

Logistics Management Specialism
•Logistics (10 Credits)
•Spreadsheet Modelling and Demand Forecasting (10 Credits)
•Logistics Management Option (10 Credits)

Procurement Management Specialism
•Strategic Procurement Management (10 Credits)
•Organisation Buying Behaviour and Structure (10 Credits)
•Procurement Management Option (10 Credits)

Visit the MSc/ PgDip/ PgCert Supply Chain and Operations Management/Supply Chain and Procurement Management/Supply Chain and Logistics Management page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

Student Profiles

Developing an innovative methodology to facilitate lifecycle supply chain sustainability assessment - Single Award

This is a call for applications for a funded PhD studentship at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde, in the area of Supply Chain Sustainability Assessment. The PhD project aim is to develop a methodology for establishing a Lifecycle Supply Chain Indicator, which will be an easy to use metric that will pass information about the lifecycle environmental performance of a product or service from one link of the supply chain to the next one, allowing more informed decision making on supplier selection and simpler application of Lifecycle methodologies. Lately, supply chains have become increasingly international. This means outsourcing processes to and purchasing raw material, components or products from countries with lower production cost, but in many cases with lower environmental standards and regulations, as well as greatly increased transportation requirements. The driver for this trend has been merely financial, whereas the environmental effect has been greatly neglected, thus compromising the sustainability of supply chains. The PhD project will aim at developing a method that will provide a holistic picture of a suppliers’ environmental performance at a product/service level in a single indicator, using Lifecycle Analysis principles. Ultimately, the indicator value may be apparent on the final product or service, giving the final customer a tangible way of assessing the environmental performance and sustainability of the product.

Value of Scholarship(s)

The 3 year studentship will cover student fees and a tax free stipend of £13,863 per annum.


The student should have a first or second class Honours degree (minimum 2.1) or an MSc in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, supply chain management or a similar discipline. Previous experience with Sustainability Assessment or Lifecycle Analysis software use and programming experience would be beneficial. Applicants must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity, resourcefulness and a mature approach to learning. Collaboration with industrial partners will be sought during the duration of the PhD in order to apply the findings of the research. Therefore it is expected that the candidate will be willing to be exposed to work with industrial partners.

Application Procedure

To apply for the studentship, candidates should complete an online application on the University website http://www.strath.ac.uk/prospectus/postgraduateapplications/ naming “Developing an innovative methodology to facilitate lifecycle supply chain sustainability assessment” as the research area. Required Documents: Completed application form, CV, 2 reference letters and a brief statement of research interests. Closing date for applications: 25th July 2014

Further Information

http://Information about Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management can be obtained from http://www.strath.ac.uk/dmem/

Entry Requirements

•MSc: First- or second-class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent) in engineering, technology, business or a similar discipline. Candidates with lesser qualifications who have appropriate professional or industrial experience may also be eligible for entry to postgraduate diploma.

Course Fees

•Home fees £9600 (subject to increase for 2014-15)

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