Professional Diploma in Supply Chain Management

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Kick-start your career in supply chain management (SCM) with an introductory course to the high-level strategy and concepts behind this mission-critical function. Learn detailed theory and practice for everyday SCM processes. The average Supply Chain Manager salary in Ireland is €52,000.

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Course Information for Supply Chain Management

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Secure your place with a 10% deposit and pay the rest in instalments. Flexible payment options available.

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Showing dates for: Jan - Mar 2022

Starts 18 Jan - Ends 05 Apr 2022

Part-time

Course Type

Live online lectures with an industry expert

Duration

12 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week

Timetable

Tuesdays, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Starts 16 Feb - Ends 04 May 2022

Part-time

Course Type

Live online lectures with an industry expert

Duration

12 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week

Timetable

Wednesdays, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Starts 24 Mar - Ends 09 Jun 2022

Part-time

Course Type

Live online lectures with an industry expert

Duration

12 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week

Timetable

Thursdays, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

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Profesional Diploma in Supply Chain Management course content and learning outcomes

Learn to think practically about the various processes within supply chain management and its application in industry. Discover job-ready skills that will enable you to work smarter and drive value. 

What will I learn about Supply Chain Management?

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This practical, interactive course will immerse you in the foundational knowledge required to start managing supply chains. You will use a strategic framework to discover the key drivers of supply chain performance, including facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing. You will gain the knowledge and skills to enhance organisational processes for corporate and personal efficiencies. You will learn to streamline supply-side activities to maximise customer value and gain competitive advantage.

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Supply Chain Management Course Modules:

Understanding The Supply Chain & Course Introduction

Understanding The Supply Chain & Course Introduction

Introduction to the course. Understand the goal of a supply chain and be able to explain the impact of supply chain decisions on the success of an organisation.

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  • What is a supply chain?
  • What are flows?
  • Supply chain decision phases
  • The objective of a supply chain
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Supply Chain Performance: Achieving Strategic Fit & Scope

Supply Chain Performance: Achieving Strategic Fit & Scope

Learn how an organisation achieves strategic fit between its supply chain strategy and its competitive strategy. Understand how to identify the main levers that deal with uncertainty.

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  • The value chain
  • Customer and supply chain uncertainty
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Supply Chain Drivers & Metrics

Supply Chain Drivers & Metrics

Understand the major drivers of supply chain performance and the key performance metrics for facilities.

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  • Financial measures of performance
  • The role of facilities
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Designing Distribution Networks

Designing Distribution Networks

Learn which key factors are considered when designing a distribution network, including the strengths and weaknesses of various distribution options.

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  • Factors affecting distribution network design
  • Alternatives in omni-channel retailing
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Network Design In The Supply Chain

Network Design In The Supply Chain

Understand the role of network design in a supply chain and what influences supply chain network design decisions. Learn a framework for making network design decisions.

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  • Factors influencing network design decisions
  • Framework for network design decisions
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Designing Global Supply Chain Networks

Designing Global Supply Chain Networks

Discover which costs need to be included when making global sourcing decisions, and the risks associated with global supply chains.

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  • The offshoring decision: total cost
  • Risk management in global supply chains
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Aggregate Planning In A Supply Chain

Aggregate Planning In A Supply Chain

Learn about aggregate planning and why it is important in supply chain management. Understand the basic trade-offs to consider when creating an aggregated plan.

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  • Aggregate planning and its outputs
  • Trade-offs
  • Economic order quantity
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Sales & Operations Planning In A Supply Chain

Sales & Operations Planning In A Supply Chain

Learn to manage supply and demand in the face of predictable variability, improving synchronisation within a supply chain. Understand how sales and operations planning is used to maximise profitability.

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  • Managing supply and demand
  • Impact of promotions: maths example
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Coordination In A Supply Chain

Coordination In A Supply Chain

Discover the bullwhip effect and its impact on supply chain performance. Learn about supply chain coordination and the obstacles to coordination that occur in a supply chain.

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  • The bullwhip effect on performance
  • Different types of obstacles
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Transportation In A Supply Chain

Transportation In A Supply Chain

Understand the role of different transportation modes in a supply chain and the role of infrastructure and policies in transportation. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of various transportation network options.

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  • Modes of transportation
  • Performance characteristics
  • Selecting a suitable transportation network
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Sourcing Decisions In A Supply Chain

Sourcing Decisions In A Supply Chain

Understand what influences the decision to outsource a supply chain function. Learn which elements of supplier performance affect the overall cost.

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  • The sourcing decision
  • Total cost of ownership
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Sustainability & The Supply Chain

Sustainability & The Supply Chain

Discover the role of sustainability in supply chain management and its impact on finance and operations, including corporate social responsibility (CSR).

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  • Sustainability in a supply chain
  • Environmental, social, and governance pillars
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Have questions about the Professional Diploma in Supply Chain Management?

Find out how this industry-focused course will give you the job-ready skills and knowledge to advance your career.

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Is this course right for me?

This course is ideal for professionals looking to kickstart a career in supply chain management or logistics. You do not need any prior qualifications in this area, but an interest in some supply chain management concepts would be beneficial, for example, meeting customer demands, improving organisational responsiveness, developing value for the customer, creating logistics network resiliency, encouraging financial success, etc. 

This course does not cover SCM software systems, building a supply chain network system, or the knowledge required to establish facilities/factories.

How will this course help with my career?

This course teaches you how to achieve performance improvements in supply chain management. You will be able to discuss fluently topics such as supply chain drivers and metrics, transportation in a supply chain, and the implications of sourcing. Demand for supply chain talent is at an all-time high as organisations recognise the importance of SCM to their financial success. With this Professional Diploma on your CV, you can show potential employers that you have the skills to create competitive advantage.

What is the online learning experience like?

Our online experience is designed to be just as interactive, supportive, and inspiring as the UCD Professional Academy campus experience.

Online courses can be accessed from any computer or laptop with an internet connection.

Live lectures are delivered using Zoom. During these lectures, your teachers will use technology interactively to ensure an engaging learning experience. When appropriate, students will be encouraged to activate their microphones so that they can ask questions and communicate with other students.

What is the student experience like?

Student care is a high priority at UCD Professional Academy, which is why our Student Services team is on hand to support you throughout your time with us. They will respond to any queries you have, help you with any technical issues, and facilitate your learning experience at every point. All students are given access to our Student Portal, where you can see your timetable, access all your study materials, and manage your account.

How is this course assessed?

This course is assessed through a written assignment of around 3,000 words (that’s about 5 pages of a standard Word document). Your lecturer will advise on a process that will be helpful in accommodating the essential requirements. You will have two weeks following the end of the course to complete and submit the final assignment. Every week during your lectures, there will also be topic-related activities that will involve student interactions with the purpose of increasing your knowledge.

What are the benefits of a Professional Diploma?

UCD Professional Academy diplomas and awards are designed to give your career an advantage. Developed in conjunction with industry thought leaders and academic specialists our courses teach practical, applied skills to support you to achieve your career and business goals.  Professional Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects rather than their academic credentials.

The Professional Academy in an independent wholly owned part of UCD designed to address the need for skills development in the workforce. Courses tend to be short, designed and delivered by industry practitioners, and are not part of nor do they lead to a traditional University award such as a degree or a masters.  They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study by their organisation.

For full details of UCD Professional Academy’s Awards & Governance please visit https://www.ucd.ie/professionalacademy/governance/

How do I get my Diploma?

Your UCD Professional Academy Diploma will be issued electronically on a secure platform, with a link that you can share with employers and others wishing to verify your credentials. You can also add this qualification to your LinkedIn profile.

What payment options are available?

A place on any of our programmes can be secured with a 10% deposit.

For full-time (boot camp) programmes, the balance must be paid in full before course commencement.

For part-time programmes students will be required to pay 45% of the fees before the start of the course, with the remaining balance due within 30 days of the course commencing.

Please note that standard terms and conditions apply, which you can review here: https://www.ucd.ie/professionalacademy/terms-and-conditions/

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Professional Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Learn about supply chain management and how it can create competitive advantage for organisations facing challenging market conditions.

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