Why this course?
Supply chain management is widely accepted as a critical business competency. Supply chain management includes:
- initial design
- procurement of materials and services
- processing and distribution to the customer either directly or through a network of distributors
In many companies, 80% or more of their turnover is spent outside of the organisation.
This course helps you become effective in managing this. It’s designed for those who work or are planning to work within supply chain management. It’s also suitable for those with a background in support functions such as:
You’ll gain an understanding of the issues, concepts, models, tools and techniques associated with supply chain management.
What you’ll study
You'll gain an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues relating to the management of supply chains.
You'll be equipped with state-of-the-art concepts, methods, techniques and tools to contribute towards the competitiveness of industrial and commercial organisations worldwide.
The course comprises compulsory modules and specialist modules as well as a Masters dissertation. The specialisation allows you to choose an area of interest, Operations Management, Logistics Management or Procurement Management. You'll choose your area at registration.
You'll undertake a research dissertation related to supply chain management. This is an opportunity to showcase the skills acquired in classes during the year and to apply research practice. Supervised by a member of academic staff, you'll conduct a literature review and carry out an appropriate study. Accreditation
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport (CILT).
First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering, technology or business-related discipline.
About the School
Our Faculty of Engineering is the biggest in Scotland. We're also one of the largest, best equipped engineering faculties in the UK.