Specialist Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Organisation profile

Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) at the University of Limerick delivers an extensive range of professional and personal development programmes across all disciplines in a flexible manner to balance work and learning.

Encompassing, ULearning CPE is an innovative connector of industry and academia, addressing individual and corporate skills gaps through professional flexible learning.  CPE offers a suite of programmes in areas such as Lean, Six Sigma, Technology Management, Science and Technology and Supply Chain Management with awards from NFQ levels 7-10

Courses are designed to meet the needs of working professionals by up-skilling through academic content and building on students existing skills and expertise. Many of our courses have been designed in collaboration with companies. These ties with business ensure that CPE can tailor courses to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that industry professionals are looking for. 

Training aim

To produce graduates who are equipped to use in practical application the range of theories and concepts within the supply chain management body of knowledge.

Learning objectives

To understand how supply chain management has developed and its impact for both the individual and the organisation. It will also address the key issues of strategy for managing and nurturing a company’s interactions with customers, clients and sales prospects and use data and technology to gain competitive advantage.  Participants will develop technical skills in simulation and modelling to increase their ability to process information and make decisions based on accurate data and models.

Course outline

4 taught modules - Working with Supply Chain, Information Systems & Modelling, Customer Relationship Management and Simulation and a work based project reported in the form of a management report.

Trainer's profile

The course is taught by a combination of academic and industrial practitioners with experience in the theory and application of supply chain management.

Course duration

Two 15 week semesters  &  10 week project write up

Assessment & certification

Assessment through a combination of examinations and projects/assignments. Postgraduate  NFQ Level 9  awarded by the University of Limerick

Who should attend

For those with a responsibility for/or actively engaged in supply chain activities through the use  of quantitative data tools and methodologies or from the cuustomer facing aspect of the organisation


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