Supply Chain Management
University of Limerick
This programme is run over two semesters, each 15 weeks, with 10 weeks project write up upon completion of the taught element.
Course enrolment September
The programme fees are 4,950.
Fees include all course materials, text books and exam fees. This course has been approved by ULearning Skillnet for a fees subsidy of up to 20% for students whose company is a member of the ULearning Skillnet network.
Applicants require a 2.1 degree in any discipline or equivalent and at least five years relevant work experience in a supply chain function.
The course will create graduates that will be equipped to use in practical application the range of theories and concepts that form the supply chain management body of knowledge. The programme is a grounded development of the participants socio-technical skill as they relate to Supply Chain Management.
It will give an understanding how supply chain management has developed, its impact organisation and control for both the individual and the organisation, it will also address the key issues of strategy for managing and nurturing a companys interactions with customers, clients and sales prospects and using data and technology to gain competitive advantage.
Participants will develop their technical skills in simulation and modelling to increase their ability to process information and make decision based on accurate data and models.
The programme will educate and train participants in specific skills in both the socio and technical domains of supply chain management and in strategic and transferable business skills.
The courses delivery is through a hybrid of traditional distance education, online learning., and face-to-face contact. Participants receive a learning pack containing course notes, learning material, readings and software, where applicable for each course.. These constitute the core material needed to study the course.
The delivery uses a blended approach, that is, a combination of distance/online learning materials combined with face-to-face lab, tutorials and seminars.
The online element facilitates the learning in tandem with the distance-education, hard copy materials and classroom contact.
Students will be required to attend lab, tutorial or seminar session during the programme. Depending on the structure of the course these can vary from one to five days per module. These will be held on Campus at the University of Limerick.
The programmers are assessed by a combination of continuous assessment: assignments, group work, online activity, practical work and an end of semester exams. The project element of each course requires the participant to apply the learning from the taught modules to their own organisations and deliver a concise and analytical report on their findings and results.
During the course of your study you will be supported by experienced academic and industry subject matter experts and tutors both at the face-to-face sessions and online and a profession team of support staff.
Working with a Supply Chain (6 ECTS)
fundamentals of supply chain management, Supply Chain Operation Reference SCOR Model, the organisation as a supply chain and the individual within supply chains)
Information Systems & Modelling (6 ECTS)
(role of information systems within supply chains, basic programming concepts, spread sheet modelling, linear programming, visual basic, UML and decision support systems)
Project 1 (6 ECTS)
Customer Relationship Management (6 ECTS) (types, benefits, trends and challenges, strategies, implementation, relationship marketing, interaction relationships and networks.)
Simulation (6 ETS)
(techniques, applications and benefits of computer simulation, exploration of the supply chain using proprietary software packages)
Project 2 (6 ECTS)
The programme completion requires a substantial industry based project, reported in the form of management report. The project will require the application of the concepts covered in the course. The output of the project should involve a significant benefit to the company. The Student, Supervisor and Company will agree the success metric for the project as part of the topic selection process in semester one. Participant will be expected to undertake work on their project scoping during the inter semester period.
There are also a limited number of free places available for unemployed students who meet the required criteria by ULearning Skillnet.
Jobseekers please be advised that the Department of Social Protection (DSP) has no mandate to extend welfare support to clients undertaking NFQ Level 9 Programmes. Such programmes cannot be approved by DSP, and on that basis are designated SKN-E. Notwithstanding the above, we may offer a NFQ L.9 place to a welfare recipient. This is conditional on our network informing the individual, during the recruitment & selection phase, that the:
Welfare payment must be relinquished should he/she wish to pursue the programme
Trainee must inform the Social Welfare Local Office (SWLO), prior to commencement, about his/her intention to undertake an SKN-E programme, so that the Office can take the necessary steps to review/withdraw payment
Unfortunately, Skillnets cannot seek exceptional approval from DSP for any jobseekers that wish to accept a place on one of the ULearning Skillnet Level 9 courses.
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