Supply Chain Management - Conversion Course - Bolton Street
What is a Postgraduate Conversion Programme?
Supply chain management (SCM) and logistics are critical success factors as Ireland attempts to build an export-driven economic recovery. Despite the continuing economic challenges, there continues to be strong demand in the market place for suitably qualified SCM professionals. Supply chain managers play a critical role in all main sectors in the economy including life sciences, electronics and IT, food and drink, third-party logistics (3PL) and retail, as well as in many parts of the public sector. NITL's courses provide a solid grounding in all aspects of SCM based on the principles of world class practice and relevant to the evolving needs of business in Ireland.
There is a growing recognition of the importance of logistics and supply chain management issues in companies in Ireland and internationally. The necessary improvements cannot be achieved without properly educated and trained "supply chain professionals". Supply Chain Management is concerned with the effective management of all aspects of the supply chain. It involves the adoption of a holistic approach to the management of functions such as purchasing, operations, transport and warehousing. To successfully implement Supply Chain Management, the NITL (National Institute for Transport and Logistics) Supply Chain Management Executive Masters programme provides training and education of a high academic standard and relevant to modern industry. The course is aimed at the 'high-flyers' who will be the world-class managers of the future.
The aim of the course is to develop the leaders of change and business improvement in manufacturing, process, transport and logistics service companies. It achieves this through broad-based vocational postgraduate education, providing a thorough understanding of the key elements of logistics, technology, operational management and business.
The overall learning outcomes of the course are to:
• Provide participants with a detailed knowledge of the theory and practice of Supply Chain Management;
• Develop graduate-level staff from all functions to initiate and manage multi-discipline teamwork aimed at radical improvements in supply chain capability;
• Prepare graduates of all disciplines for upward job mobility; and
• Provide personal development opportunities for staff in parallel with their meeting job requirements.
The modules on 'Logistics' provide a detailed understanding of all aspects of Supply Chain Management philosophy and operational practice. The 'Tools and Technology' modules address the role of technology, in particular IT in facilitating business improvements. The modules on Supply Chain Management Skills cover all aspects of operational management including quality as well as providing an understanding of the main issues involved in people management. It is imperative that participants appreciate the role of logistics and Supply Chain Management in the context of the overall business. The course modules on 'Business Context' address this requirement. There are currently over twenty modules available. Modules are added regularly to meet the requirements of partner companies.
• Introduction to Supply Chain Management
• Inventory Management
• Partnerships in SCM
• Purchasing Management
• Transport and Distribution Management
• Understanding Customer Service
• Warehouse Management
Tools and Technology IT in the Supply Chain
• Management of Information Systems
• Project Planning, Management and Control
• Quantitative Modelling
• Simuation of Supply Chains
Supply Chain Management Skills Analysing Organisations
• Change Management and Organisation Development
• Human Resource Management in the Supply Chain
• Managing People
• Business Strategy
• Essential Finance for Supply Chain Managers
• International Supply Chain Design
• Manufacturing Strategy and Operations
• Marketing and Supply Chain Integration
• Sustainable Supply Chain Design and Operations
Minimum Entry Requirements?
Participants are Bachelor Degree holders in any discipline (2.2 grade or higher) or equivalent.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.
Applications for this course are now open.
Mode of Study: Part Time
Method of Delivery: Classroom
It is a part-time modular course designed specifically to meet the needs of busy graduates and other professionals. All modules are of 40 hours duration and take place on two consecutive "weekends" – Friday and Saturday. Each subject is delivered as a discrete module and by putting together a set of these modules, the precise content of an individual's course is tailored according to their requirements and/or the company's needs. Participants will attend a minimum of 9 modules and complete the related assignments and a project, leading to a dissertation, over the duration of the course (usually up to 3 years).
All modules are delivered by a mix of professional trainers, academics, consultants and practitioners. Modules are categorised into logistics, tools and technology, Supply Chain Management skills and business context.
The structure is based around intensive 40 hour modules. NITL also recognises that for learning to be really effective mechanisms must exist for transfer of knowledge and skills from the classroom environment into the real business environment. There is a strong emphasis on work-based assignments and projects. Finally, module design, delivery and assessment is carried out jointly with partner companies in line with NITL`s guiding principle of partnership. This ensures that all course modules are based on world-class best practice as well as being relevant to the real needs of companies.
Commencement Date: 19/09/2019.
Post Course Info
What are my career opportunities?
Armed with the Masters qualification graduates of this course will make a significantly enhanced contribution to their organisations. In addition, the Executive Masters programme recognises that graduate progression to senior management can be accelerated by a broad-based vocational postgraduate course which develops a thorough understanding of all facets of Supply Chain Management.
Supply chain management (SCM) and logistics are critical success factors as Ireland attempts to build an export-driven economic recovery. Despite the continuing economic challenges, there continues to be strong demand in the market place for suitably qualified SCM professionals. NITL's full-time and executive postgraduate course provide an ideal opportunity for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to build a career in this exciting and rapidly developing field. Supply chain managers play a critical role in all main sectors in the economy including life sciences, electronics and IT, food and drink, third-party logistics (3PL) and retail, as well as in many parts of the public sector. NITL's courses provide a solid grounding in all aspects of SCM based on the principles of world class practice and relevant to the evolving needs of business in Ireland.