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Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Duration: 11 weeks part-time, one evening per week, 6.30-9.30pm

Location: Wellington Quay Only

Start Date: 26th September 2018

Days: Wednesday


Accredited By: IBAT

Fee: €1395

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Flexible payment plans are available. Contact Admissions team for more information.

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Course Overview

This diploma is targeted to individuals who wish to further their knowledge in the areas of procurement and supply chain management. This focussed diploma is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to procurement, supply chain design and supply chain management. It is intended to equip participants with the knowledge necessary to identify and select appropriate procurement and supply chain strategies.

Students will be introduced the concepts of procurement and supply chain management. The concepts of value chains, value chain analysis and supply chain optimisation will be examined. Students will be introduced to the importance of aligning procurement strategy with the business strategy within an organisation. They will also obtain knowledge of how the SCM concept has profoundly influenced traditional purchasing management approaches and philosophies.

Course Structure and Assessment 

The course runs for 11 weeks (part-time), one evening per week from 6.30-9.30pm. Assessment is based on an assignment (100%), where you will be asked to design an 'ideal' supply chain solution for an existing business and describe the benefits brought about by this new design.

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Course Content
  • The nature and scope of procurement and supply chain management
  • Defining the concept of purchasing
  • The concept of logistics, reverse logistics, supply chains and supply chain vulnerability
  • The value chain and its role in formulating business strategy
  • The impact that SCM has had on traditional purchasing management approaches and philosophies
  • Decision-making models
  • Global trade and supply chain management
  • The importance of global infrastructure to optimal SCM.

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Career Opportunities

The course has been designed to be of interest to participants who are looking for knowledge of the broad areas of supply chain management. It is also designedfor people who wish to further develop their knowledge around the strategic management function and in particular how organisations can use the SCM concept to create and/or retain a competitive advantage.

Entry Requirements

You should have an interest in broadending your knowledge in supply chain management if you wish to apply.

How to Apply

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Business and Management Lecturer Profiles

  • Jackie Kennedy

    Jackie is a senior lecturer in Human Resource Management studies and teaches a range of topics in Strategic Human Resource Management and Development, Management, Leadership and Communications. She has extensive lecturing experience at Masters, post graduate, undergraduate and professional levels in private and state educational institutions in Ireland and Asia. Jackie holds an MA in Strategic Human Resource Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching. She is a member of the UK and Irish Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and of the American Society of Human Resource Management. Jackie has over 20 years’ experience of HRM Reward and Performance Management in the Financial Services industry in both senior management and consultant roles. She combines her extensive range in industry experience and practice with her strong academic achievements to provide an insightful, enjoyable and valuable learning experience for students.

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