Modern business practices rely on accurate logistics and reliable, dependable supply chains. The smooth operation of these crucial aspects of company operations affects the profitability and reputation of any organisation that supplies business-to-business or business-to-consumer.
Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), this course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed by this fast-paced industry. Alongside topics such as strategic sourcing, contract and stakeholder management, and risk management, you also study information technology and information systems. This reflects the revolutionary impact the Internet and e-commerce have had on logistics and supply chain management and how they continue to drive innovation. You also engage in contemporary issues that influence industry practices such as ethical sourcing, reducing CO2 emissions and government policies that affect transport and infrastructure investments (road, rail, aviation and maritime).
This programme is taught at the Business School by experienced senior lecturers. There are usually opportunities for industry visits and senior staff from within the logistics and supply chain professions often visit campus to deliver guest lectures.
Units of Study
This course aims to provide you with an advanced understanding of the key concepts, principles and practices of the logistics and supply chain sector. Units on the programme will cover the following themes:
Units on the programme include: •Logistics and Supply Chain Concepts and Practices •Supply Chain Planning •Investigating Business Practice (Consultancy Project) •Research Methods •Dissertation •Option unit (choose one from): Business Analytics; Project Management Concepts and Practices; Management Practices.
The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits of units + 60 credit dissertation).
Course in Depth
Logistics and Supply Chain Concepts and Practices This unit introduces logistics and supply chain concepts and principles, examines operations and material flows, and critically analyses global supply chain strategies.
Supply Chain Planning This unit introduces information systems concepts, addressing the issues that are relevant to supply chains. It also critically examines how supply chains are planned and managed.
Investigating Business Practices (Consultancy Project) This is an investigative unit that enables you to synthesise theoretical knowledge with practical application and supports the development of your professional and employability skills. You will work on a live business problem, from the setting of objectives through to the production and presentation of recommendations for a business audience.
Research Methods This unit will help you develop your critical thinking, reflective writing and other study skills, including analysis and referencing, to successfully study at Masters level and in particular, to introduce you to general research methods needed to successfully develop a dissertation proposal or research brief.
Dissertation To successfully complete the Masters award, you are required to complete a 15,000 word Dissertation. In this unit, you are expected to identify, structure, frame and investigate a complex managerial or business issue and produce a substantial written document of your achievements and conclusions.
■ You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters in central Manchester. ■ As a Masters student in the Business School, you will have the opportunity to go on company visits. Each year there is a programme of company visits where students can see behind-the-scenes within an organisation and engage with owners and managers of these organisations. The company visit programme in 2015/16 includes site visits to: Jaguar LandRover Factory Tour; Robinsons Brewery; Manchester United Football Club; BBC MediaCityUK. ■ This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Short-term placements are available in a number of companies based in the North West.
Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any subject. We will also consider your application if you have degree equivalent professional qualifications or significant management experience. International students please see View Website
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Recipient: Manchester Metropolitan University
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