Supply Chain Management with Logistics (Top-up) BSc(Hons) 2017-18This course also available for 2018-19 entry
About the course
This one-year top-up degree course focuses on the strategic management of the supply chain and logistics operations. As business is becoming ever more complex and globalised, even for simple products, the supply chain is extending around the world and involving many different organisations. In this challenging environment, efficient and effective supply chain management is critical to the success of any manufacturing or retail business and this course examines supply chain management from a global perspective consistent with the globalisation of the world economy.
18 / 09 / 2017
1 year full-time
Entry requirements for this course are normally one of the following;
• Higher National Diploma in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Transport Management, Shipping, Purchasing and Supply or similar business-related subject
• Successful completion of a foundation degree in one of the above subjects
• Overseas equivalents where the language of tuition was English.Please note: UCAS points are based on the new UCAS tariff, introduced for courses starting in 2017/18.
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Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
Strategic Supply Chain Management
This module evaluates the role of logistics and supply chain management in helping to achieve the strategic objectives of an organisation. You’ll explore how managing strategically across the entire supply chain can help an organisation to achieve and maintain its competitive edge in terms of market share and / or profitability. You’ll have the opportunity to diagnose problems within supply chains and to demonstrate your grasp of how different supply chain strategies can positively impact the performance of the firm.
This module is to help you to develop your skills and ability to carry out a substantial investigation into a particular aspect of transport and logistics of your choice. Emphasis is placed on review and evaluation of literature and other available information, rather than collection of original data. In the early stages of project development, seminars and workshops provide guidance in various important aspects of project formulation and development, such as choice of appropriate methodology, identification of sources of appropriate information, literature review techniques and report writing skills. For the remainder of the module, emphasis is placed on individual study, supported by regular personal supervision.
Global Business Strategy
This module applies the principles of Strategic Management to the international business through a study of concepts and theories. This module will be divided into four parts: Introduction to Strategic Management, Strategic Analysis, Strategic Choice and Strategic Implementation/Evaluation and on completion of this module, you should have a good understanding aware of the importance of effective Strategic Management for any organisation.
Retail and Manufacturing Logistics
This module examines the role of logistics in supporting the retail industry and providing a basis for competitive advantage. You’ll have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the structure of the retailing industry and the increased pressures being placed on suppliers and distributors. Retail network structures are analysed recognising the impact of globalisation and the growth in e-retailing on the total supply chain.
Managerial Decisions Change and Diversity
To satisfy the aims of the course, you'll consider all aspects of decision making and their functions in meeting managerial and ultimately corporate objectives. You'll be required to gain a full awareness of the managerial decision-making process and the make-up of the decision-making stages including the contribution made by information technology, developing practical skills and techniques to enhance this awareness.
Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include:
Transport Economics and Policy
This module aims to provide you with the necessary tools and in-depth knowledge that will give you the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of a wide range of contemporary transport issues. These are analysed and set primarily within a policy and economics context suitable for the level of study. The module builds upon concepts developed in year one and two.
Supply Chain Systems and Modelling
This module explains the use of data and process modelling to support decision making in supply chain systems. It will show how data can be obtained, extracted and manipulated to enable decision support tools to be used to underpin the management of the supply chain. The module will demonstrate how the supply chain system can be modelled and analysed for re-engineering and improvement and will demonstrate how to select appropriate modelling tools for particular problems, incorporate data and use the models to evaluate alternative approaches.
Cross Cultural Studies
This module considers the influence that national culture has on behaviour and the implications of this for organisational design and management. The impact that working across national cultures is considered and how the cross cultural manager can be supported in a changing environment. A blend of theory and practice engages the learner in a range of organisational and cultural settings.
Professional English as a Foreign Language: Higher Studies
We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.
We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.
We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.
Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.
When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.
100% of graduates from courses in this subject area go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating.*
Previous graduates from this subject area have gone on to roles such as Buyer, Export Co-ordinatorProcurement Support and Operations Management in organisations including Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Avocet Hardware, Codeprim International, North West Commissioning Support unit and Elytronic Ltd.**
*Whilst this is a top up course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course, 100% of graduates from courses in this subject area go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey). **Source: LinkedIn
Professional links and accreditations
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
Teaching and assessment
You will be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, role play, case studies, case projects, site visits and fieldwork trips. You can also take part in innovative industry based projects and will have the opportunity to present work to a professional audience. Assessment will include exams, oral presentations, case studies, in-class tests, reports, essays and case study analysis.
If you are concerned about adapting to study at university level, then our Learning Development Group, (LDG) based in the Business School building offers a dedicated service helping our students to improve their academic skills in areas such as presentations skills, time-management, academic reading, referencing or academic writing, research for essay preparation and how to prepare effectively for examinations.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results.Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.
Huddersfield is the UK's only university where 100% of the permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*
*permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.
The Business School was opened in 2010 at a cost of £17m and is the most eco-friendly building on campus. It's a state-of-the art facility and provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop. Located right next to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal it's in a leafy and picturesque location at the heart of the campus.
Excellent teaching rooms combine with fully-equipped computer labs to provide access to technology and learning resources alongside 'The Street' cafe which offers space for socialising, networking and relaxation over a wide selection of fresh food and hot and cold drinks.
How much will it cost me?
In 2017/18, the tuition fee for UK and EU students at the University of Huddersfield will be £9,250.
Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.
Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Progression to a postgraduate course is dependent on successful completion of your undergraduate studies, there may also be minimum qualification requirements such as a first class or higher second (2.1) degree. Please check the course details to confirm this.
How to apply
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