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Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Supply Chain and Logistics Management

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Supply Chain Management Logistics Transport Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

Supply chain management is a critical business competency. It encompasses procurement of materials, processing and distribution of products and services to customers. In many companies, 80% or more of their turnover is spent outside the organisation.

This course helps you become effective in managing this. It’s designed for those who will work within supply chain management. It’s also suitable for anyone with a background in support functions such as sales, maintenance, finance and marketing.

Drawing on the expertise of two leading academic departments, this course combines skills in leadership, production planning and strategic business management in the context of supply chains.

You'll gain an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues relating to the management of supply chains. You'll also focus on the improvement of process performance from a logistics perspective, taking into consideration new demands such as reverse logistics and green supply chain management. To do this, you'll be equipped with concepts and methods to contribute towards the competitiveness of industrial and commercial organisations worldwide.


Demand for qualified supply chain management a practitioner is increasing worldwide. This is a result of globalisation with the adoption of information and communication technology. It makes 24/7 business operations worldwide possible. Global supply chains are commonplace.


The class is devoted to the concepts and approaches to effective performance measurement and management at an organisational level across the public and private sectors. Performance Measurement and Management (PMM) is one of the key factors for survival and prosperity of business systems. The module covers: The strategic, organisational level of PMM while providing the essential knowledge and skills at the technical level. The module outlines the roots of some common problems in measuring and managing performance in organisations. It will discuss PMM from the stakeholder, customer, comparative, operations and integrative perspectives. The class will be concluded by discussing implementation and managerial issues in measuring business performance. At the end of this module students will be able to: appreciate new challenges and conditions of the business world and their effect on PMM systems appreciate the importance of stakeholders and their influence on the success or failure of a PMM system be familiar with and apply a range of performance measurement systems/tools in a real situation understand the most recent challenges in the field of PMM critically investigate the PM activities in organisations.

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Entry requirements

Students normally need a first or second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in engineering, technology or business-related discipline.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is a first-rate institution, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options and fostering an inclusive university community, welcoming students from around the globe and from all types of backgrounds. Strathclyde is a research-oriented university, delivering a transformative learning experience. It invests intelligently in campus facilities to provide a superb environment in which to study and...more

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