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Course Overview

Supply chain management touches every aspect of our lives. The impact of buy-one-get-one-free deals on food waste, automotive industry product recalls, and queues in accident and emergency departments are all supply chain issues. As someone working in logistics, purchasing or planning, this course will help you to better understand the challenges facing your particular industry.

We will teach you best-practice techniques, and share tools and frameworks that you can use to enable you to make best-for-business decisions and implement efficient demand and supply planning processes.

Our course covers how to deliver added value to the consumer through interlinked supply chains, efficient logistics and end-to-end business perspectives. This broad knowledge will enable you to better understand how the current business environment effects supply and logistics and what to plan for in the future.

You’ll develop skills to effectively evaluate, manage and improve supply chain processes which you can use in order to be more effective in your current role.

The course will also help you understand the implications of new technologies such as the Internet of Things on supply chains and the latest research and trends in the area including outsourcing and compliance.

Our expert tutors are able to bring their subjects to life by blending their academic knowledge with their expertise in a variety of industry sectors, supporting you in applying what you learn directly back into your company. We also bring in guest speakers from industry from time to time to add new perspectives and impart specialised knowledge.

This course is delivered in small groups allowing you to network with peers from a range of sectors.

Who is this course designed for?

The course is designed for people already working in supply chain, logistics, warehousing or looking to advance their career.

Participants come from a wide variety of industries and roles, including but not limited to: Supply Planners, Procurement Officers/Managers, Warehouse Managers and Operations Managers.

This course will give you the opportunity to get a recognised qualification to compliment your experience and develop you as a professional.


This programme is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

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Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Entry requirements

You should be currently employed and able to prove company support because you’ll need to apply your studies directly to your work environment.

We recommend that you have at least two to three years of appropriate professional

experience and that you possess at least a second class honours degree.

If you have an HND/HNC and professional qualifications with significant experience, you may be considered to start on an intermediate qualification such as the Postgraduate Award or Postgraduate Certificate, with the opportunity for progression to the MSc.

Monday, 01 April 2019


This course will help you:
• Learn techniques to manage, assess and improve supply chains and processes

• Learn subject specific knowledge to enable you to do your job better

• Make evidence approach decisions in a business context

• Develop your critical thinking

• Adopt a business-wide viewpoint

• Develop yourself as a leader and manager making you a better asset to the organisation

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Participant views

“I would really recommend this course, mainly because the staff had real life experiences and therefore understood how it works in business. The course structure was fantastic, allowing individuals to personalise their learning needs and requirements. The flexibility of picking different modules meant that I would always meet new people and interacting with people at different levels in their careers or industries was a great way to learn and develop. The University of Warwick really is global and I always get positive feedback when I say where I gained my Master's from.”

Matt Cartwright


Saturday, 01 June 2019

Delivery and assessment

Each module runs over five intensive days. You will attend lectures and seminars, and undertake group tasks based on real scenarios.

We believe that the best way to embed the ideas, tools, and processes you have studied is by applying them back to your work environment. This is why each module is followed by a post-module work-based assignment, rather than written examinations. You will be supervised by a WMG tutor and an industrial mentor from your company to help guide your dissertation.


Strengthen your skills in evaluating, managing and improving supply chain processes and learn how interlinked supply chains and logistics sync together to satisfy global demand.


Start Dates: Three intakes a year (January, May, and September annually) Duration: 3 years, part-time
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.  Course leader: Dawei Lu