What is the programme about?
This Masters programme offers a robust understanding of the concepts and best practices in Supply Chain Management for application in today's global economy. Supply chain management and sourcing have become a central focus for companies due to the rapid changes in demand for products and services, globalisation and technology. With operations becoming more complex, companies in the manufacturing, retail and technological sectors are searching for individuals with supply chain expertise. This programme has been designed in collaboration with industry to address those needs.
The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs Statement of Activity 2014
'The EGFSN forecasts that, due to an anticipated expansion in the sector, and the replacement demand arising from the retirement/exiting of those employed in core Freight, Transport, Distribution and Logistics occupations, some 13,500 to 15,500 job vacancies could become available over the period 2015-2020.
There is a need for a consistent supply of suitably trained staff, as well as a need to retain and upskill those currently working in the sector. As staff progress through their careers, there is a requirement for training in additional skills for both operations and management roles.'
Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Supply Chain Management is an Embedded Exit Award.