MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Lean Six Sigma

Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai

Program Description

MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Lean Six Sigma

Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai


Lean Six Sigma is considered as a World Class Process Excellence programme in over 60% of the Fortune 500 companies and hence this course will develop Logistic and Supply Chain leaders of tomorrow. Where there is a waste there is a need for lean process. Where there is dysfunction within logistics functions, Six Sigma probes to expose problems and prescribe solutions. Moreover, there is clear evidence that a number of professional jobs in the Logistics and Supply Chain global market seek qualifications on Lean and Six Sigma for achieving and sustaining competitive advantage. The successful completion of the course can be used as a fast-track mechanism for gaining professional qualifications to accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

The programme will allow students to develop a solid understanding of Lean Six Sigma methodology through an understanding the Fundaments of Lean Six Sigma and Quality Management and Engineering, yet also develop skills within Logistics and Supply Chain Management though, for example, Global Purchasing and Supply, Freight Transport and Warehouse Management, and Strategies for Managing Supply Chains.

Graduates from this degree should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the features, boundaries, terminology and conventions of logistics and six sigma.
  • Apply state-of-the-art concepts, methods, principles, tool and techniques relating to quality and process improvement for all sorts of organisations in a global context.
  • Identify, conceptualise and define new problems and issues associated with practice, innovation and implementation of processes and techniques central to both disciplines.

Course content

Semester 1

  • Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
  • Global Purchasing & Supply
  • Freight Transport and Warehouse Management
  • Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma

Semester 2

  • Demand and Inventory Planning
  • Supply Network Design & Optimisation
  • Quality Management & Engineering
  • Research Philosophy and Practice

MSc Dissertation

A dissertation on a related topic is completed over the summer months

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one-year full-time study in English will be required.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
81,900 AED
All tuition fees inclusive of VAT
United Arab Emirates - Academic City, Dubai
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
United Arab Emirates - Academic City, Dubai
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