Certificate/Diploma in SCM

University College Cork

Supply Chain Management encompasses all the activities associated with a given product, from the raw materials stage to the final consumer. Effective SCM requires a detailed understanding of processing issues, and also of supply chain structures, supply and demand variability, information systems, purchasing, production scheduling, inventory management, process design and customer services. The purpose of the Certificate/Diploma in Supply Chain Management is to provide personnel across a range of organisational functions with a holistic understanding of the dynamics of supply chains and to enhance their ability to continually improve supply chain performance. This course runs over two academic years; students can exit after Year 1 with a Certificate qualification or progress to Year 2 for a Diploma qualification. Year 1 includes three Lean SCM Green Belt modules.

The Certificate/Diploma in SCM will provide you with a rigorous grounding in supply chain management across the entire organisation. The course ensures that you will appreciate the fundamental concepts and principles of SCM and be able apply them in your place of employment. Key benefits of the course include:improving supply chain efficiency and effectivenessenhancing process design, customer services and information servicesproviding all organisational functions with acute awareness of costs and the ability to enhance value-adding activities.In Year 1 you must complete six modules (30 credits).Three of these modules (15 credits) are Lean SCM Green Belt Modules.In Year 2 you will complete five modules (30 credits).One of these will be a research project module (10 credits).Each module is delivered over a two-day seminar/workshop in UCC, which will take place from 9am to 5pm and will be complemented by a half-day (Saturday) review session.The course incorporates classroom, workplace and on-line learning. Graduates have identified interaction among participants and learning from others from different backgrounds/experiences as one of the primary benefits of the course.

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  • Ireland

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Diploma in SCM


Long (+12 months)

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  • In-Person

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