Faculty

:Computing Engineering and Built Environment

University

:Birmingham City University

Intakes

:Feb, Jun, Oct

Class size

:24

Mode of Delivery

:Weekend Classes

Modules

:6 Modules + Dissertation

Duration

:12 Months

Topic

  • Faculty
  • Computing Engineering and Built Environment
  • University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Intakes
  • Feb, Jun, Oct
  • Class size
  • 24
  • Mode of Delivery
  • Weekend Classes
  • Modules
  • 7 Modules + Dissertation
  • Duration
  • 12 Months

The world's most sought of qualification in terms of employability

Course Overview

Prepare for a promising career in logistics and supply chain management with skills to dissect the complexities and interdependencies of organisational systems. Accredited by the Chartered institute of Logistics and Transport, this programme seamlessly blends theory and practice.

With companies facing ever-increasing competition, coupled with the need to reduce waste and improve the overall service offered to customers from initial design to final delivery, the need for highly skilled logistics practitioners and managers have never been more pronounced.

This supply chain management course addresses the main operations aspects of both product- based and service industries. It is concerned with the initial design process, sourcing materials for the long-term satisfaction of the customer. Customer satisfaction is achieved by ensuring the supply of the right goods, in the right quantity, of the right quality, at the right price, to the right place, at the right time.

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Why study this course at Next

  • The only 100% fully franchised UK MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Sri Lanka
  • The only Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK accredited MSc in Sri Lanka
  • Birmingham City University ranked #7 for employability in the UK
  • Expert lecture panel comprising CEOs and Senior industry leaders
  • Powerful Alumni Network with proven stories of transformation
  • On-time completion of all past MSc batches
  • Purpose-built Post Graduate centre aided by state-of-the-art virtual learning environment.

Entry requirements

  • UK Honors Degree or equivalent with a class of 2nd lower or better
  • Full professional qualification with a minimum of 3 years of work experience
  • +8 years of work experience and currently working at a Managerial capacity.

Any application that does not fit into the above criteria will be considered by the University on a case by case basis. Please note that acceptance into the MBA is at the sole discretion of BCU International Admissions & Business School.

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Course Overview

Prepare for a promising career in logistics and supply chain management with skills to dissect the complexities and interdependencies of organisational systems. Accredited by the Chartered institute of Logistics and Transport, this programme seamlessly blends theory and practice.

With companies facing ever-increasing competition, coupled with the need to reduce waste and improve the overall service offered to customers from initial design to final delivery, the need for highly skilled logistics practitioners and managers have never been more pronounced.

This supply chain management course addresses the main operations aspects of both product- based and service industries. It is concerned with the initial design process, sourcing materials for the long-term satisfaction of the customer. Customer satisfaction is achieved by ensuring the supply of the right goods, in the right quantity, of the right quality, at the right price, to the right place, at the right time.

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Assessment

You will acquire knowledge and understanding through formal lectures, tutor-led seminars and practical activities, as well as a range of independent learning activities.

There is an emphasis on guided, self-directed and student-centred learning with a progressively increasing independence of approach, thought and process. This independent learning includes an element of peer review in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the learning.

Lectures introduce themes, theories and concepts, which are further explored in seminars. You will benefit from technology-enhanced learning, where appropriate, through online resources, discussion forums and other activities.

Transferable/key skills, such as team-working, are pervasive and incorporated into modules and assessments as appropriate. You are encouraged to plan your own work schedules and required to meet deadlines. The course will foster your skills in reflection and self-awareness.

Modules

Research Methods

The module aims to provide you with a foundation for academic research skills employed in all modules, but particularly the master’s dissertation. This will enhance your learning experience providing a research output which is both industrially relevant, and contributes academic value to the research base of your chosen industry.

Resource Management

This module will focus on resource management and its effective deployment and allocation to achieve sustainable competitive advantage for organisations. Two main resources will be considered: HUMAN and FINANCIAL; without which, organisational success cannot be guaranteed. You will be introduced to theoretical concepts underpinning resource development and deployment such as, human capital development, change management, motivational theories, learning organisations, financial methods, investment appraisal, budgeting, alongside financial and management accounting.

Procurement and Contract Law

All organisations need input of goods and services from external suppliers or providers. This module will examine the developing role of purchasing and procurement within the supply function, in managing these inputs in which the activity can contribute to the efficiency of the organisation or project. Using contract law and its relevant legal duties, rights and processes, you will understand the underpinning contractual obligations for individuals and organisation.

International Operations and Logistics Systems

This module will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a critical evaluation of supply chain management and its links to the marketplace, the distribution networks, the manufacturing process and the procurement activity required; ensuring that customers are served at high levels by lowering operational costs through effective logistics and supply chain operations.

Enterprise Systems

Organisations are embracing computing technology in daily operations to enable integration, collaboration, interaction, and the processing needs of the entire organisation. One of these computing technologies that has become an essential part of an organisation's IT portfolio is Enterprise Systems (ES), which incorporates ERP, CRM, SCM, and so forth. ES are a comprehensive, configurable, and integrated suite of systems and information resources, which support organisational-wide operational and management processes.

Strategic Planning for the Supply Chain

The module will consider in depth the effect of increasing competitive demand on all parts of the supply chain, how companies can gain competitive advantage by aligning both their internal and external supply chains to enhance customer satisfaction, product profitability, customer-supplier partnership and manufacturing and distribution efficiencies.

Master’s Dissertation

Undertake a sustained, in-depth and research-informed project exploring an area you find interesting to take the form of a practical outcome with contextual material.

After the course

Graduates with the knowledge and practical skills that are taught on this course are in high demand.

This is because the logistics sector has identified a growing need for leaders who can competently identify and provide solutions to a wide range of logistical and supply chain problems.

It means when you graduate from this course, you will stand out as a candidate who can operate at a senior level in this field. Typical roles that are suited for graduates of the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management include supply chain managers, distribution managers, logistics managers, logistics analysts, and procurement managers.

About the University

With a student body amounting to 29, 000 students from a variety of countries worldwide, Birmingham City University has become one of the most highly ranked, large and academically diverse universities in the United Kingdom. With it’s student focused education, illustrious teaching staff and friendly environment, BCU is one of the most coveted sites of learning in the United Kingdom.

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