The Cranfield Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The programme has been co-designed with senior logistics and supply chain professionals and is delivered by Europe's largest specialist logistics and supply chain management faculty. It will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills that you need to further your career as a logistics and supply chain professional.
- Recent graduates with a good undergraduate degree who want a broad understanding of logistics and supply chain management and wish to prepare for a first professional role and future career in the field.
- Logistics and supply chain professionals in the early stages of their career looking to enhance their knowledge and skills and move to the next level professionally.
Why this course?
Cranfield School of Management was ranked 1st outside the US and 11th globally in the Supply Chain Management World ‘University 100’ annual survey 2016, and 2nd in the Top 20 for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, for providing young people in this field with the skills and mix of expertise required to develop as supply chain leaders of the future.
More than just an academic institution, Cranfield School of Management’s world-class research, expertise and teaching result in practical management solutions that are transforming the world of business today. For 50 years, we have been working with leading companies across the globe, pursuing our mission to improve the practice of management.
Our aim is to develop logistics and supply chain professionals who can take the skills they develop on our programme and make a significant difference in the marketplace. Many of our faculty are regarded as leading experts in this area, combining excellent reputations for teaching with experience drawn from the commercial world. Our approach to teaching is designed to nurture your practical business skills and confidence and places a huge emphasis on real-world challenges.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of supply chain strategy and sustainability, how to analyse and design effective supply chain operations, how to use data, models and software to solve problems and inform decisions, the role of warehousing in modern supply chains, procurement strategy, inventory, operations management, accounting, freight transport and project management.
Modules include a combination of interactive lectures, participative workshops, case studies and presentations from high-profile visiting speakers.
In addition to the modules, the individual thesis offers the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you have developed on the programme.
The course comprises ten core modules and four elective modules. This enables you to tailor the course to suit your personal career plan. You will have the opportunity to attend a study tour, subject to additional cost. The culmination of the learning process is your opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you have developed on the programme in an individual thesis project.
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course:
- Supply Chain Strategy and Sustainability
- Principles of Strategic Procurement
- Inventory and Operations Management
- Accounting and Finance for Supply Chain Management
- Analytical Techniques for Supply Chain Management
- Freight Transport
- Information Systems and eBusiness
- Project Management Introduction
- Physical Network Design
A selection of modules from the following list needs to be taken as part of this course:
- Logistics Outsourcing
- Performance Measurement in the Supply Chain
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Designing and Managing Resilient Supply Chains
- Retail Logistics
- Six Sigma
- Sales and Operations Planning
- Social Network Analysis in a Supply Chain Context
- Planning and Resourcing for Road Freight Transport
- Business Model Generation
- Humanitarian Logistics
We welcome applications from talented candidates of all backgrounds and each application is considered on its individual merit. Usually, candidates must hold either a:
- first or a second class the UK honours degree in a relevant discipline, or
- international degree, equivalent of UK qualifications
Candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered if they have a professional qualification (e.g. CIPS, CILT, APICS) together with 5 years' post-qualification relevant work experience. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.