As our global reach becomes ever more apparent, there is a need and opportunity for organisations to connect together to deliver added-value to the consumer through interlinked supply chains and efficient logistics.
The central content is the concept of a supply network: constructing the relationships that bring it into being; commissioning the technologies that enable it to operate; managing the input, the material and the information flow; and distributing the product.
During the course you’ll develop the skills to evaluate, manage and improve service, operational and supply chain processes and market analysis. Using enterprise resource planning systems, you will be able to improve the operational functions of a business and develop a broad understanding of strategy development and design.
Modules are generally taught in intensive one-week blocks, from Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 6.30pm. These one-week sessions (nine in total over the academic year) are scheduled at intervals from October through to June. Weekend sessions are also occasionally required.
Core modules are compulsory and relate specifically to this course.
- Logistics and Operations Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Procurement and Inventory Management
- Storage and Warehouse Techniques
- Transportation Techniques and Management
- Financial Analysis and Control Systems
- Organisations, People and Performance
Two elective modules can be chosen from a wide list of options, allowing you the flexibility to tailor the course in line with your specific interests. The full list of modules offered can be reviewed here.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
This course has two components – a taught component and a research component (dissertation) each accounting for 50% of your time and effort.
For the taught component, we blend lectures with seminars, practical exercises, case studies, simulations, and industrial games to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the course material. Technology enabled learning, e-learning and forum activities also support classroom learning.
Class sizes are kept small with around 30 students in each, to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.
Our module leaders usually have extensive industry experience. Guest speakers from industry also contribute regularly, bringing real-world insight into your learning experience.
For the research component, each student undertakes a major individual project, which will develop your research and analytical skills and enable you to specialise. This project accounts for 50% of your overall credits and is submitted in the form of a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words, followed by an oral examination or viva at the end of the year.
Towards the beginning of the course, you will be provided with a list of projects relevant to Supply Chain and Logistics Management, and closely related to research developments in industry or research at WMG. Alternatively, you may define your own project related to your individual career path or aspiration, in consultation with an appropriate academic supervisor.
There are no written exams. After each module you will be assessed by a written post-module assignment (PMA). This typically requires 40 – 60 hours of work and consolidates your learning. Some modules will also include an in-module individual or group assessment or test.
9 x Post Module Assignments (3,000 – 4,000 words each) (50% of Masters credit).
20,000 dissertation (50% of Masters credit).
SCLM graduates have a huge spectrum of companies and positions they can work in, including providers of third party logistics, aerospace and electrical/electronic products and technology-based firms.
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Decathlon, British Gas, Unilever, Affymetrix UK Ltd, IKEA Trading Office, Accenture, DHL Excel Supply Chain, Wal-Mart, Corus Construction, DELL Shanghai, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, IBM, Wealmoor, Ossur Hf, Iceland, Merck, Philips Semiconductors, Starcom Media China, WPL, World Packing & Logistics, Lenovo, MT Electronics.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Area Sales Advisor, Supply Chain Specialist, Planning Executive, Quality Assurance, Global Material Control, Logistical Coordinator, Logistics and Manufacturing Planning Engineer, Retail Operations Management Trainee, Supply Planner, Supply Chain Officer, Procurement Coordinator, Senior Consultant, Supply Chain Analyst, Export Supervisor, Logistics Department, Replenishment Analyst, Graduate Trainee Logistics, Transport Operator, Configuration Management Analyst, Business Support.
Full-time: 1 year
2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
English Language requirements
Department of study
Location of study
University of Warwick
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