This course provides for advanced study in the field of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. It aims to provide managers, engineers and business specialists with key insights into production systems which operate in a wide range of organisations. Specifically, the objectives of this course are:
1. To develop Supply Chain and Logistics Management theory at a professional level where it will also provide for a sound preparation for research or further study in the area
2. To develop and apply key knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain and Logistics Management theory to complex systems, both systematically and creatively, to improve supply chain and logistics management practice
3. To enhance independent and high-level learning skills and personal development so that learners are able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to the discipline of Supply Chain and Logistics Management.
Learning & Teaching
The modules contained within this course use a wide range of teaching and learning approaches. Standard lectures are supplemented by group discussion and group problem-solving exercises and group games (game theory, Beer Game etc) in order to consolidate learning and apply theory into a range of simulated supply chain & logistics management environments. Factory visits and guest lectures from experienced and successful Supply Chain and Logistics Managers from a wide range of industries will provide an enhanced view of the practical world of Supply Chain & Logistics Management.
The dissertation module will encourage full-time students to work within organisations in order to apply their research work into a real-life setting. Part-time students will be expected to apply their research in their place of work so that companies will benefit from the investment made in attending the course.
Employability & Careers
It is expected that many graduates from this course will go on to obtain senior positions within a range of businesses as supply chain and logistics managers/directors. The course provides an entry on to the Research Degree programmes within the University where graduates can progress on to either our PhD of DBA (Professional Doctorate programme). Close connection with Professional Bodies such as The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) will enable students to work towards the chartered status of their institution thus increasing the employability of the student.
The programme is designed for business, management and engineering graduates or professionals working in a related field. Applicants should meet one of the following:
Have an honours degree (2.2 or above) in a nagement, engineering or business related area appropriate to the programme.
Have an honours degree (2.2 or above) in an alternative discipline area with relevant professional experience.
Have exceptional and extensive work experience in production, engineering, supply chain, operations or logistics management.