What is... 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 programme 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 programmes 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 managment issues in companies in Ireland. The necessary improvements cannot be achieved without properly educated and trained "supply chain professionals". There is a prime need for the best young brains to provide a fresh, innovative impetus. In support of this need the MSc in Supply Chain Management provides training and education of a high academic standard and relevant to modern industry. This full-time programme allows graduates, often with limited practical experience, to gain an MSc in Supply Chain Management by following a structured programme of modules which address both the theoretical and applied aspects of the subject. The M.Sc. in Supply Chain Management is aimed at the "high-flyers" who will be the world-class managers of the future.
The aim of the full-time M.Sc programme is to develop these professionals - the leaders of change and business improvement in manufacturing, process, retail, transport and logistics service companies. IT achieves this through broad-based vocational postgraduate education, providing the student with a thorough knowldege of and competence in the key elements of logistics and Supply Chain Management. The overall learning outcomes of the programme are to:
- provide participants with a detailed knowldege of the theory and practice of SCM
- develop graduates to contribute effectively to multi-discipline teamwork aimed at radical improvements in supply chain capability
- prepare graduates of all disciplines for a variety of roles in SCM
- provide personal developement opportunities for students in parallel with their meeting career development objectives