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Whatever the business or sector, logistics and supply chain management is a vital business philosophy and management function.

Northumbria’s Supply Chain Leadership Professional Apprenticeship has been developed around the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and provides the skills required to manage the web of national and international connections that make up complex supply chains.

The programme introduces students to the fundamental principles of logistics and supply chain management and how to apply them in the fast-changing digital economy. Areas of study include:

  • Global Business Environment and Functions
  • Inventory and Transport Management
  • Applied Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Risk

Whatever the business or sector, logistics and supply chain management is a vital business philosophy and management function.

Northumbria’s Supply Chain Leadership Professional Apprenticeship has been developed around the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and provides the skills required to manage the web of national and international connections that make up complex supply chains.

The programme introduces students to the fundamental principles of logistics and supply chain management and how to apply them in the fast-changing digital economy. Areas of study include:

  • Global Business Environment and Functions
  • Inventory and Transport Management
  • Applied Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Risk

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 Years Part-Time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020 or September 2021

Fee Information

Module Information

During the apprenticeship students will be immersed in a range of practical logistics and supply chain management topics that will allow them to critically explore how they can be applied across sectors.

The first year of the apprenticeship provides sound understanding of how organisations function and how organisations can use logistics and supply chain management in the context of digital business models and e-commerce. Second and third year is about developing knowledge and understanding of the logistics and supply chain management domain.

The final assessment at the end of the apprenticeship will be an individual work-based project, where students can demonstrate a rigorous but innovative approach to logistics and supply chain processes and practices to meet a particular business need, investigating, analysing and providing recommendations to resolve contemporary issues within your own organisation.

Full details on the modules for each year of the programme can be found below.

Given the ever-changing nature of the logistics and supply chain management field, our apprenticeship encourages innovation and how to apply emerging technologies to solve business problems.

Our academic team teaching on the programme are experienced in the delivery of logistics and supply chain management content, and have a successful history in preparing students for seeking membership with professional bodies including CILT.

The programme sits within Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School, which has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business education in the UK.  We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting.

University study will make-up 20% of the apprentice’s weekly learning and timely face-to-face contact will be essential.  Attendance at tutor-led sessions is very important, however as employees, we appreciate apprentices may unavoidably miss an occasionally taught class therefore all learning and teaching materials will be available via a virtual classroom and accessible to students remotely.  

Whilst on campus, students will have access to the University’s exceptional facilities including social spaces, IT facilities and lecture theatres and not forgetting 24/7 access to our award winner University Library. 

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In partnership with Northumbria University, the organisation will support the learner at work to achieve their apprenticeship. Whilst studying the apprentice will be required to work full-time, for at least 30 hours a week, and will be supported through learning at work to achieve the requirements of the apprenticeship standard.

Both Apprentice and their Line Manager will be supported by Northumbria University throughout the programme, including access to online support materials for line managers. Apprentices will also meet with their own manager/mentor and individual professional development coach in the workplace at least four times each year.

During the programme, many assessments are work-based and aligned to the context and activity of the organisation, leading to increased organisational understanding and performance by the apprentice whilst ensuring they develop new skills and enhance productivity and business performance.

In order to complete the programme, the learner will have to demonstrate that they have obtained the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviour required during their workplace training.

Whilst off-campus and in the workplace, students will have access to our technology-enhanced learning (TEL) facilities which provide access to module information, electronic reading lists and online learning resources such as podcasts, e-books and e-journals.

The employer covers all tuition fees for the apprentice, the total payment required depends on the organisations apprenticeship levy status.

Students studying an apprenticeship do not pay any tuition fees, however, as they are in full-time employment they do not have student status and therefore are not entitled to apply for student finance.  

To discuss the fees of this apprenticeship in detail or to explore signing an agreement with the university, complete the enquiry form below and someone from our Business and Enterprise team will be in touch shortly.

 Enquire now about this apprenticeship:

We guide both employer and employee through the application and funding process and will be on hand to assist you during the apprenticeship journey.

To start the application process for either current employees or new recruits contact our Business and Enterprise team today by email or complete our online enquiry form. Alternatively you can call 0191 227 3251.

All students are required to be in full-time employment to study the Supply Chain and Leadership Professional Apprenticeship. If you are interested in studying this apprenticeship and you are in current full-time employment complete our online enquiry form.

If you are not in full-time employment but would like to study this apprenticeship programme, keep checking our vacancies page for information regarding job opportunities.  

 

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Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Standard Entry

Admission onto any of our higher or degree apprenticeships can only take place if you are employed in a role which enables you to undertake the work-based learning at the appropriate level required by the Apprenticeship. Admission is also dependent on your employer having in place a contract with Northumbria University and your employer has signed an agreement with the University.  Applicants should be employees who have access to organisational experience in order to enable them to apply theoretical concepts to their personal and professional experience.

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Students will need to provide evidence that they have achieved Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

You should also note, that it is a condition of achieving the apprenticeship that you have GCSE grades C or above (or 4 to 9) in English Language and Maths, or Functional Skills English or Maths at level 2 by the end of your Apprenticeship. If you are unable to provide evidence of these qualifications, you will be required to complete the relevant Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants should use the personal statement on their application to illustrate their abilities, aptitudes, skills, qualifications and experiences which may be taken into account as well as or instead of any of the formal qualifications listed below.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualif

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

Admission onto a higher or degree apprenticeship can only take place if applicants are currently employed and their employer has a training agreement in place with Northumbria University.

 Applicants must be employed in a relevant role, with the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts directly to their personal and professional work experience.

Potential apprentices will need:

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-levels, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate.

 

We may also consider applicants who have successfully completed a related Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, or those with non-standard qualifications, or a significant amount of relevant work-based or professional experience.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator  

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

 

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

GCSE Requirements:

It is a condition that you have GCSE grades C/4 or above in English Language and Maths, or Functional Skills English or Maths at level 2 by the End Point Assessment period of your Apprenticeship.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

HR9408 -

Personal Development and Professional Competence (20 Credits)

This module is designed to support you in setting the foundation for your personal and professional development as an existing or aspiring manager. We will introduce you to the learning approach that will be adopted throughout the programme and the way in which this suite of modules will support your application of learning from all modules into your professional practice in the workplace. Through engaging in the workshop sessions and the associated learning activities, you will develop your self-awareness and self-management, interpersonal skills and your abilities in working with others. The module will also strengthen your capacity as an independent and work-based learner. The broad areas covered by this module include:

• Developing self-awareness and self-management
• Learning approaches and ownership of personal development
• Interpersonal skills
• Team dynamics and team working

Underpinned by theoretical concepts and models and providing opportunities for skills practice, you will develop your management knowledge and skills and demonstrate this through using your workplace practice to evidence your enhanced personal and professional skills. This module will support you in creating a personal and professional development plan or learning contract that will adapt and develop throughout the programme as you develop new skills and knowledge. By engaging in self and social development processes, identifying personal and professional development needs and gathering examples of your practice in the workplace, you will be able to evidence your development journey throughout the programme.

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MK9410 -

Digital Business Models and E-Commerce (20 Credits)

Throughout this module, you will consider the opportunities and challenges posed by doing business in an increasingly digital domain. This module is designed to give you an understanding of how using online channels impacts upon different parts of the organisation, and will in particular cover the following 3 themes:

Digital Business Strategy: You will develop an understanding of the different business models (including omni and multiple channel business strategies) related to e-commerce and e-business strategy, and gain insights into emerging technologies, trend, and themes.

Ethics, law, and e-commerce: In this part of the module you will consider the ethical, social, and political issues that e-commerce raises, including information rights, intellectual property, taxation and governance.

Supply Chain Management and Information Systems: You will also develop an appreciation of the role of supply chains in serving global markets, by addressing issues such as the application of various systems to facilitate digital transactions, SCM for e-commerce, e-procurement, e-CRM and so on. In addition, you will consider how different types of information systems can support decision-making.

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MO9410 -

Logistics and Supply Chain Professional Development Portfolio 1 (20 Credits)

You will learn through tutor facilitated workshops, skills practice, tutor guidance and feedback and independent directed and self-directed learning. Importantly, you will also learn at work, through reflecting on your experiences and applying your knowledge from the programme to your practice in the workplace. The workshops will introduce you to theories and concepts and allow you to discuss with the tutors and your peers how these relate to your own work based experiences and practice. You are encouraged to customise your individual portfolio so that it is directly relevant to what you need to learn, apply and evidence. The workplace provides a rich learning environment if you know how to plan, reflect and renew your own knowledge and skills through formal and informal modes of learning in practice. Importantly you will be required to review your learning and evidence with your workplace mentor and your individual coach on a regular basis, and provide evidence of the transfer of your learning into updating the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes that underpin the development of your professional practice. Therefore, it is the evidence of how you have applied learning to improve your own practice in the workplace, which will demonstrate your competence in this module. This portfolio will enable you to demonstrate how you have applied your learning from across all modules into your workplace practice. You will be building a portfolio of evidence that illustrates your development as a logistics and supply chain specialist throughout the whole programme.

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NX9444 -

Global Business Environment and Functions (40 Credits)

This Module addresses the environment in which business organisations operate and introduces the key functions in an organisation. The module will typically draw from the following themes:

Introduction to the Global Business Environment
• Global Business Environment
• Macro-economics
• Commercial context for organisations
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Stakeholders and shareholders

Accounting and Finance
• The purpose of accounting information
• Users of accounting information
• Accounting for business transactions
• Key accounting statements
• Interpretation of Financial Information
• Using financial information to support management decisions
• Sources of finance
• Resource planning through budgeting planning and control systems

Human Resource Management
• The purpose and objectives of human resource management in organisations
• The value of effective human resource management for businesses and employees
• Recruitment and Selection
• Training and Development
• Reward Management
• Performance Appraisal
• Employee Relations
• Health and Safety

Operations Management
• The purpose and objectives of operations management
• Operations as a transformational process
• Design: product/service, process, and location, layout and flow
• Deliver: supply, capacity, planning and inventory
• Develop: quality and improvement
• Procurement and Contracting
• Legal requirements around procurement and contracting

Marketing
• Relationship-based marketing
• The marketing concept and its relevance in the modern organisation
• Developing an effective marketing mix
• Consumer and organisational buyer behaviour
• Marketing research and information systems
• Market segmentation and positioning
• Marketing mix decisions within a variety of organisational and market contexts

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NX9471 -

Business Research Methods and Analysis (20 Credits)

This module introduces your learning in a research rich learning environment. It outlines the nature and value of research within organisations, and you will develop the knowledge and skills to apply a variety of qualitative and quantitative analytical methods and tools to support business research and decision-making. The module is delivered using workshops, in which key knowledge will be addressed and you will be provided with the opportunity to develop your skills in conducting research and analysing data.

Within this module, you will cover a range of topics, including:

• Introduction to University learning resources
• The value of a research rich approach as a means of enhancing your learning and informing organisational and personal practice
• Using academic theory, models, principles and frameworks to help understand and inform organisational and personal practice
• Engaging with academic literature and published research outputs
• Academic Writing
• Ethics issues in research
• Qualitative research methods – interviewing and observation, analysing qualitative data
• Quantitative research methods – data collection and statistical analysis, comprising data types, sampling, questionnaire design and coding, survey dissemination, data presentation and summary, correlation and regression analysis, time series forecasting.


You will develop your understanding of research methods as a means of informing how you may conduct research within your organisation. Furthermore, you will be encouraged to consider your role as a researcher and the ethical considerations in the research process. You will develop skills regarding the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of techniques for use in modelling, analysis and interpretation of business problems. You will become aware of the role of modelling as an aid to business problem solving. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the role of MS Excel as an aid to data analysis and the development of various business problem-solving models. Through addressing these themes, you will also learn the significance of research proposals as well as how to structure them.

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HR9515 -

Developing Management Effectiveness (20 Credits)

This module continues to support your personal and professional development and follows on from the stage one module. In this module you will focus specifically on developing core management skills and understanding the theories, concepts and models that underpin those skills. You will work on further enhancing your personal effectiveness by focusing on how you work effectively with others, through collaborating, influencing, and negotiating. You will learn about building trust and rapport with others, using coaching skills as a manager, giving and receiving feedback, having performance conversations, delegation and the importance of networks.

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MO9523 -

Transport and Inventory Management (20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with an understanding of the key elements of national and international transport. You will learn about how different forms of transport combine and operate to move goods and people around the world and how goods can effectively and efficiently be ordered, stored, despatched and delivered. This module will offer you a border understanding and an appreciation of the institutional challenges, tensions and future opportunities for growth within supply and distribution systems.

Within in this module, you will cover ten main topics:

1. Supply chain modelling;
2. Facility location and layout – as a means to improve sustainability, energy, cost and carbon reduction;
3. Warehouse operations, material handling and Japanese shop floor management;
4. Forecasting and inventory control;
5. Warehouse management and transport planning;
6. Hierarchical and aggregate planning;
7. Reverse logistics, closed-loop supply chain management and their links to sustainability and environment management;
8. Modal choice and intermodal transport;
9. Vehicle routing and scheduling, role of transportation in carbon reduction and energy efficiency;
10. Containerisation.

On completing the module, you will have developed knowledge and understanding of transport and inventory management and be able to critically evaluate their functional areas. You will also be able to apply this knowledge to business and management contexts, and compare and contrast the warehouse functions and the intermodal choices.

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MO9524 -

Applied Logistics and Supply Chain Management (20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the theories and principles of logistics and supply chain management and the knowledge and skills of applying them in real business practices. The module is delivered to you using weekly lectures and seminars, the seminars principally concentrate on the development of your problem solving skills and various soft skills, e.g. communication, presentation etc.

Within this module, you will cover eleven main topics:
• Logistics in manufacturing and service
• Order management
• Demand management
• Distribution strategy
• Supply chain technology
• Supply chain relationships
• Supply Chain performance measurement
• Supply chain network analysis
• Supply contract
• Supply chain integration (S&OP and CPFR)
• Supply chain sustainability
The module will lead you to the development of supply chain management skills and confidence in handling complex problems in supply chain. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of quantitative or qualitative models and techniques in analysing supply chain problems. You will be knowledgeable about the theory and practice of logistics and supply chain management and skilful in the use of various tools and techniques.

On completing the module you will be able to apply the theories and principles to analyse logistics and supply chain problems in a variety of situations. You will be capable of identifying the root causes of various supply chain problems and proposing relevant solutions.

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MO9525 -

Strategic Supply Chain Management (20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills of applying a variety of Strategic Supply Chain Management (SSCM) knowledge at the subject interface to support business decision making in this area of subject. The module will be delivered using seminar sessions, principally concentrating on the development of your subject skills and interpretation of the subject area.

Within this module, you will cover twelve main topics:
• Logistics Planning Systems and Global SCM;
• Customer Service;
• Relationship Management;
• Benchmarking the Supply Chain;
• JIT and Quick Response Logistics;
• Inventory Management;
• Agile Supply Chain;
• Lean Thinking;
• e-Supply Chain;
• from Purchasing to Procurement;
• Reverse Logistics;
• Quality SCM and Lean Six Sigma.

You will undertake various seminar and case study exercises to build the skills and expertise in these Strategic SCM areas to support your group working and individual assignment work.

The module will develop your SSCM skills and confidence in handling the knowledge gained. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the role of the Supply Chain Manager and the development of various related business problem-solving skills.

On completing the module you will be able to select and apply the appropriate SCM techniques to support business problem solving in a variety of situations. You will have developed relevant skills to support the theoretical material introduced throughout the module. You will create and design appropriate organisation solutions as well as the use of a supporting theoretical underpin to SSCM problem solving.

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MO9526 -

Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Risk (20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills of applying a variety of Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) and Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM) and Risk models, tools and knowledge at the subject interface to support business decision making in this area.
You will be introduced to a range of theoretical approaches and case study exercise.

The module is delivered to you using taught and interactive sessions, principally concentrating on the development of your subject skills and interpretation of the subject area to build the skills and expertise to support your group and individual assignment work.

Within this module, you will cover twelve main topics:
• Sustainable Development and Climate Change Policy
• Sustainability and Supply Chain Management – Regulation, Standards and Compliance
• Environmental Evaluation - Strategy and Risk in Supply Chains
• Triple Bottom Line and GSCM
• Environmental Management Systems - ISO 14001
• Life Cycle Analysis
• Hazard and Risk in product-driven Supply Chains
• Responsible Business, Sustainable Development and CSR
• Waste Minimisation
• Reverse Logistics & Closed Loop Supply Chains in a Digital Age
• Managing for Risk
• Risk and Responsibility – Compliance, Governance and Duty of Care

On completing the module you will be able to select and apply the appropriate GSCM/SSCM and Risk techniques to support business problem solving in a variety of situations. You will have developed relevant skills to support the theoretical material introduced throughout the module. You will create and design appropriate case study solutions as well as the use of a supporting theoretical underpin to GSCM/SSCM problem solving.

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MO9527 -

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Professional Development Portfolio 2 (20 Credits)

You will learn through tutor facilitated workshops, skills practice, tutor guidance and feedback and independent directed and self-directed learning. Importantly, you will also learn at work, through reflecting on your experiences and applying your knowledge from the programme to your practice in the workplace. The workshops will introduce you to theories and concepts and allow you to discuss with the tutors and your peers how these relate to your own work based experiences and practice. You are encouraged to customise your individual portfolio so that it is directly relevant to what you need to learn, apply and evidence. The workplace provides a rich learning environment if you know how to plan, reflect and renew your own knowledge and skills through formal and informal modes of learning in practice. Importantly you will be required to review your learning and evidence with your workplace mentor and your individual coach on a regular basis, and provide evidence of the transfer of your learning into updating the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes that underpin the development of your professional practice. Therefore, it is the evidence of how you have applied learning to improve your own practice in the workplace, which will demonstrate your competence in this module. This portfolio will enable you to demonstrate how you have applied your learning from across all modules into your workplace practice. You will be building a portfolio of evidence that illustrates your development as a logistics and supply chain specialist throughout the whole programme.

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MO9625 -

Supply Chain Innovation (20 Credits)

The module aims to help you with using knowledge of business and management to understand the management of innovations in supply chains
The module is delivered to you using weekly lectures and seminars.
Within this module, you will cover five main topics:

• Types of innovations (e.g., product innovation, process innovation, organisational innovation, supply chain innovation and eco innovation);
• Innovation processes;
• Knowledge management for innovation;
• Relating in business networks for managing innovations;
• Introduction to selected process and organisational innovations in supply chains

The module will lead you to the development of a basic understanding of the different facets associated with supply chain innovation. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of supply chain innovation theories and frameworks. You will become aware of the role the management of supply chain innovations plays in the wider business context. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the role of knowledge management in relation to the management of innovations in supply chains, the drivers for these innovations, the ways in which such innovations can be managed and different aspects associated with the relational nature of managing supply chain innovations.

On completing the module you will have developed an understanding of different types of supply chain innovations, approaches to managing knowledge for supply chain innovation and the relational nature of such innovations. You will also be able to Identify contemporary professional practice in business and management and understand how it is informed by theory and research.

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MO9626 -

Supply Networks (20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills of applying a variety of Supply Networks knowledge at the subject interface to support business decision making in this area of subject. The module is delivered to you using weekly lectures and seminars, principally concentrating on the development of your subject skills and interpretation of the subject area.
Within this module, you will cover ten main topics:
Supply Network Design,
Planning and Control;
Intermodal transportation;
Warehouse Planning and Control;
Warehouse Design Management;
Inventory Control Systems;
Network Management,
Operational Perspectives;
Network Architecture;
Lean Thinking via Process Improvement;

You will undertake various seminar and case study exercises to build the skills and expertise in these Supply Network areas to support your group and individual assignment work.

The module will lead you to the development of Supply Network (SN) skills and confidence in handling the knowledge gained. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of subject techniques in the Supply Network subject area. You will become aware of the role of the subject in the business context. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the role of the Network Manager and the development of various business problem solving models.

On completing the module you will be able to select and apply the appropriate SN techniques to support business problem solving in a variety of situations. You will have developed relevant skills to support the theoretical material introduced throughout the module.

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MO9627 -

LSCM EPA Professional Practice Portfolio (20 Credits)

You will learn through tutor facilitated workshops, skills practice, tutor guidance and feedback and independent directed and self-directed learning. Importantly, you will also learn at work, through reflecting on your experiences and applying your knowledge from the programme to your practice in the workplace. The workshops will introduce you to theories and concepts and allow you to discuss with the tutors and your peers how these relate to your own work based experiences and practice. You are encouraged to customise your individual portfolio so that it is directly relevant to what you need to learn, apply and evidence. The workplace provides a rich learning environment if you know how to plan, reflect and renew your own knowledge and skills through formal and informal modes of learning in practice. Importantly you will be required to review your learning and evidence with your workplace mentor and your individual coach on a regular basis, and provide evidence of the transfer of your learning into updating the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes that underpin the development of your professional practice. Therefore, it is the evidence of how you have applied learning to improve your own practice in the workplace, which will demonstrate your competence in this module. This portfolio will enable you to demonstrate how you have applied your learning from across all modules into your workplace practice. You will be building a portfolio of evidence that illustrates your development as a logistics and supply chain specialist throughout the whole programme.

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MO9628 -

LSCM EPA Work Based Project (40 Credits)

This module provides an opportunity for you to investigate into a work-related issue, practicing research skills through engaging in a research project. Through studying this module you will develop a wide range of inter-personal, intellectual and practical (functional) skills. You will increase your awareness of the workplace as a learning environment and enhance your individual effectiveness and employability, whilst also contributing to the organisation’s development and effectiveness through change.

The project will draw upon your learning across the programme: to identify a business, management or leadership issue relevant to your organisation and design and conduct an appropriate investigation into this issue. The project will focus on a work-based issue and develop your skills in:

• the diagnosis of problems
• identifying project objectives
• project planning
• project management
• development of strategies to address problems
• data collection
• data analysis
• addressing ethical issues in research
• drawing supportable conclusions from data analysis
• outlining recommendations
• presentation techniques

You will be expected to demonstrate that appropriate ethical, commercial confidentiality and data protection issues are taken into consideration from an organisational, individual perspective by adhering to University Ethical Guidelines. Furthermore you will also engage in reflection on the learning derived from carrying out the project.

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SM9659 -

Strategy (20 Credits)

The module will enable you to extend your knowledge of management practice, particularly in the area of strategic thinking, and to employ your intellectual and practical skills in an organisational context.

In doing so your learning will focus on themes addressing the following broad issues:
• The impact on organisations of the external environment: macro-environment, industry, markets.
• The strategic choices available to organisations to improve strategic position and promote commercial success.
• The alignment of strategic directions with the corporate social responsibility and ethics framework

This module is intended to develop your awareness and critical evaluation of strategic management by assessing the impact of the business environment on organisations. The nature of practising strategy will be evaluated by reviewing the tools and activities involved when formulating strategies. The concept of corporate social responsibility and sustainability will be central when discussing the above topics by assessing the role of stakeholders in organisations.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

HR9408 -

Personal Development and Professional Competence (20 Credits)

This module is designed to support you in setting the foundation for your personal and professional development as an existing or aspiring manager. We will introduce you to the learning approach that will be adopted throughout the programme and the way in which this suite of modules will support your application of learning from all modules into your professional practice in the workplace. Through engaging in the workshop sessions and the associated learning activities, you will develop your self-awareness and self-management, interpersonal skills and your abilities in working with others. The module will also strengthen your capacity as an independent and work-based learner. The broad areas covered by this module include:

• Developing self-awareness and self-management
• Learning approaches and ownership of personal development
• Interpersonal skills
• Team dynamics and team working

Underpinned by theoretical concepts and models and providing opportunities for skills practice, you will develop your management knowledge and skills and demonstrate this through using your workplace practice to evidence your enhanced personal and professional skills. This module will support you in creating a personal and professional development plan or learning contract that will adapt and develop throughout the programme as you develop new skills and knowledge. By engaging in self and social development processes, identifying personal and professional development needs and gathering examples of your practice in the workplace, you will be able to evidence your development journey throughout the programme.

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MK9410 -

Digital Business Models and E-Commerce (20 Credits)

Throughout this module, you will consider the opportunities and challenges posed by doing business in an increasingly digital domain. This module is designed to give you an understanding of how using online channels impacts upon different parts of the organisation, and will in particular cover the following 3 themes:

Digital Business Strategy: You will develop an understanding of the different business models (including omni and multiple channel business strategies) related to e-commerce and e-business strategy, and gain insights into emerging technologies, trend, and themes.

Ethics, law, and e-commerce: In this part of the module you will consider the ethical, social, and political issues that e-commerce raises, including information rights, intellectual property, taxation and governance.

Supply Chain Management and Information Systems: You will also develop an appreciation of the role of supply chains in serving global markets, by addressing issues such as the application of various systems to facilitate digital transactions, SCM for e-commerce, e-procurement, e-CRM and so on. In addition, you will consider how different types of information systems can support decision-making.

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MO9410 -

Logistics and Supply Chain Professional Development Portfolio 1 (20 Credits)

You will learn through tutor facilitated workshops, skills practice, tutor guidance and feedback and independent directed and self-directed learning. Importantly, you will also learn at work, through reflecting on your experiences and applying your knowledge from the programme to your practice in the workplace. The workshops will introduce you to theories and concepts and allow you to discuss with the tutors and your peers how these relate to your own work based experiences and practice. You are encouraged to customise your individual portfolio so that it is directly relevant to what you need to learn, apply and evidence. The workplace provides a rich learning environment if you know how to plan, reflect and renew your own knowledge and skills through formal and informal modes of learning in practice. Importantly you will be required to review your learning and evidence with your workplace mentor and your individual coach on a regular basis, and provide evidence of the transfer of your learning into updating the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes that underpin the development of your professional practice. Therefore, it is the evidence of how you have applied learning to improve your own practice in the workplace, which will demonstrate your competence in this module. This portfolio will enable you to demonstrate how you have applied your learning from across all modules into your workplace practice. You will be building a portfolio of evidence that illustrates your development as a logistics and supply chain specialist throughout the whole programme.

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NX9444 -

Global Business Environment and Functions (40 Credits)

This Module addresses the environment in which business organisations operate and introduces the key functions in an organisation. The module will typically draw from the following themes:

Introduction to the Global Business Environment
• Global Business Environment
• Macro-economics
• Commercial context for organisations
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Stakeholders and shareholders

Accounting and Finance
• The purpose of accounting information
• Users of accounting information
• Accounting for business transactions
• Key accounting statements
• Interpretation of Financial Information
• Using financial information to support management decisions
• Sources of finance
• Resource planning through budgeting planning and control systems

Human Resource Management
• The purpose and objectives of human resource management in organisations
• The value of effective human resource management for businesses and employees
• Recruitment and Selection
• Training and Development
• Reward Management
• Performance Appraisal
• Employee Relations
• Health and Safety

Operations Management
• The purpose and objectives of operations management
• Operations as a transformational process
• Design: product/service, process, and location, layout and flow
• Deliver: supply, capacity, planning and inventory
• Develop: quality and improvement
• Procurement and Contracting
• Legal requirements around procurement and contracting

Marketing
• Relationship-based marketing
• The marketing concept and its relevance in the modern organisation
• Developing an effective marketing mix
• Consumer and organisational buyer behaviour
• Marketing research and information systems
• Market segmentation and positioning
• Marketing mix decisions within a variety of organisational and market contexts

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NX9471 -

Business Research Methods and Analysis (20 Credits)

This module introduces your learning in a research rich learning environment. It outlines the nature and value of research within organisations, and you will develop the knowledge and skills to apply a variety of qualitative and quantitative analytical methods and tools to support business research and decision-making. The module is delivered using workshops, in which key knowledge will be addressed and you will be provided with the opportunity to develop your skills in conducting research and analysing data.

Within this module, you will cover a range of topics, including:

• Introduction to University learning resources
• The value of a research rich approach as a means of enhancing your learning and informing organisational and personal practice
• Using academic theory, models, principles and frameworks to help understand and inform organisational and personal practice
• Engaging with academic literature and published research outputs
• Academic Writing
• Ethics issues in research
• Qualitative research methods – interviewing and observation, analysing qualitative data
• Quantitative research methods – data collection and statistical analysis, comprising data types, sampling, questionnaire design and coding, survey dissemination, data presentation and summary, correlation and regression analysis, time series forecasting.


You will develop your understanding of research methods as a means of informing how you may conduct research within your organisation. Furthermore, you will be encouraged to consider your role as a researcher and the ethical considerations in the research process. You will develop skills regarding the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of techniques for use in modelling, analysis and interpretation of business problems. You will become aware of the role of modelling as an aid to business problem solving. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the role of MS Excel as an aid to data analysis and the development of various business problem-solving models. Through addressing these themes, you will also learn the significance of research proposals as well as how to structure them.

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HR9515 -

Developing Management Effectiveness (20 Credits)

This module continues to support your personal and professional development and follows on from the stage one module. In this module you will focus specifically on developing core management skills and understanding the theories, concepts and models that underpin those skills. You will work on further enhancing your personal effectiveness by focusing on how you work effectively with others, through collaborating, influencing, and negotiating. You will learn about building trust and rapport with others, using coaching skills as a manager, giving and receiving feedback, having performance conversations, delegation and the importance of networks.

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MO9523 -

Transport and Inventory Management (20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with an understanding of the key elements of national and international transport. You will learn about how different forms of transport combine and operate to move goods and people around the world and how goods can effectively and efficiently be ordered, stored, despatched and delivered. This module will offer you a border understanding and an appreciation of the institutional challenges, tensions and future opportunities for growth within supply and distribution systems.

Within in this module, you will cover ten main topics:

1. Supply chain modelling;
2. Facility location and layout – as a means to improve sustainability, energy, cost and carbon reduction;
3. Warehouse operations, material handling and Japanese shop floor management;
4. Forecasting and inventory control;
5. Warehouse management and transport planning;
6. Hierarchical and aggregate planning;
7. Reverse logistics, closed-loop supply chain management and their links to sustainability and environment management;
8. Modal choice and intermodal transport;
9. Vehicle routing and scheduling, role of transportation in carbon reduction and energy efficiency;
10. Containerisation.

On completing the module, you will have developed knowledge and understanding of transport and inventory management and be able to critically evaluate their functional areas. You will also be able to apply this knowledge to business and management contexts, and compare and contrast the warehouse functions and the intermodal choices.

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MO9524 -

Applied Logistics and Supply Chain Management (20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the theories and principles of logistics and supply chain management and the knowledge and skills of applying them in real business practices. The module is delivered to you using weekly lectures and seminars, the seminars principally concentrate on the development of your problem solving skills and various soft skills, e.g. communication, presentation etc.

Within this module, you will cover eleven main topics:
• Logistics in manufacturing and service
• Order management
• Demand management
• Distribution strategy
• Supply chain technology
• Supply chain relationships
• Supply Chain performance measurement
• Supply chain network analysis
• Supply contract
• Supply chain integration (S&OP and CPFR)
• Supply chain sustainability
The module will lead you to the development of supply chain management skills and confidence in handling complex problems in supply chain. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of quantitative or qualitative models and techniques in analysing supply chain problems. You will be knowledgeable about the theory and practice of logistics and supply chain management and skilful in the use of various tools and techniques.

On completing the module you will be able to apply the theories and principles to analyse logistics and supply chain problems in a variety of situations. You will be capable of identifying the root causes of various supply chain problems and proposing relevant solutions.

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MO9525 -

Strategic Supply Chain Management (20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills of applying a variety of Strategic Supply Chain Management (SSCM) knowledge at the subject interface to support business decision making in this area of subject. The module will be delivered using seminar sessions, principally concentrating on the development of your subject skills and interpretation of the subject area.

Within this module, you will cover twelve main topics:
• Logistics Planning Systems and Global SCM;
• Customer Service;
• Relationship Management;
• Benchmarking the Supply Chain;
• JIT and Quick Response Logistics;
• Inventory Management;
• Agile Supply Chain;
• Lean Thinking;
• e-Supply Chain;
• from Purchasing to Procurement;
• Reverse Logistics;
• Quality SCM and Lean Six Sigma.

You will undertake various seminar and case study exercises to build the skills and expertise in these Strategic SCM areas to support your group working and individual assignment work.

The module will develop your SSCM skills and confidence in handling the knowledge gained. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the role of the Supply Chain Manager and the development of various related business problem-solving skills.

On completing the module you will be able to select and apply the appropriate SCM techniques to support business problem solving in a variety of situations. You will have developed relevant skills to support the theoretical material introduced throughout the module. You will create and design appropriate organisation solutions as well as the use of a supporting theoretical underpin to SSCM problem solving.

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MO9526 -

Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Risk (20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills of applying a variety of Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) and Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM) and Risk models, tools and knowledge at the subject interface to support business decision making in this area.
You will be introduced to a range of theoretical approaches and case study exercise.

The module is delivered to you using taught and interactive sessions, principally concentrating on the development of your subject skills and interpretation of the subject area to build the skills and expertise to support your group and individual assignment work.

Within this module, you will cover twelve main topics:
• Sustainable Development and Climate Change Policy
• Sustainability and Supply Chain Management – Regulation, Standards and Compliance
• Environmental Evaluation - Strategy and Risk in Supply Chains
• Triple Bottom Line and GSCM
• Environmental Management Systems - ISO 14001
• Life Cycle Analysis
• Hazard and Risk in product-driven Supply Chains
• Responsible Business, Sustainable Development and CSR
• Waste Minimisation
• Reverse Logistics & Closed Loop Supply Chains in a Digital Age
• Managing for Risk
• Risk and Responsibility – Compliance, Governance and Duty of Care

On completing the module you will be able to select and apply the appropriate GSCM/SSCM and Risk techniques to support business problem solving in a variety of situations. You will have developed relevant skills to support the theoretical material introduced throughout the module. You will create and design appropriate case study solutions as well as the use of a supporting theoretical underpin to GSCM/SSCM problem solving.

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MO9527 -

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Professional Development Portfolio 2 (20 Credits)

You will learn through tutor facilitated workshops, skills practice, tutor guidance and feedback and independent directed and self-directed learning. Importantly, you will also learn at work, through reflecting on your experiences and applying your knowledge from the programme to your practice in the workplace. The workshops will introduce you to theories and concepts and allow you to discuss with the tutors and your peers how these relate to your own work based experiences and practice. You are encouraged to customise your individual portfolio so that it is directly relevant to what you need to learn, apply and evidence. The workplace provides a rich learning environment if you know how to plan, reflect and renew your own knowledge and skills through formal and informal modes of learning in practice. Importantly you will be required to review your learning and evidence with your workplace mentor and your individual coach on a regular basis, and provide evidence of the transfer of your learning into updating the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes that underpin the development of your professional practice. Therefore, it is the evidence of how you have applied learning to improve your own practice in the workplace, which will demonstrate your competence in this module. This portfolio will enable you to demonstrate how you have applied your learning from across all modules into your workplace practice. You will be building a portfolio of evidence that illustrates your development as a logistics and supply chain specialist throughout the whole programme.

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MO9625 -

Supply Chain Innovation (20 Credits)

The module aims to help you with using knowledge of business and management to understand the management of innovations in supply chains
The module is delivered to you using weekly lectures and seminars.
Within this module, you will cover five main topics:

• Types of innovations (e.g., product innovation, process innovation, organisational innovation, supply chain innovation and eco innovation);
• Innovation processes;
• Knowledge management for innovation;
• Relating in business networks for managing innovations;
• Introduction to selected process and organisational innovations in supply chains

The module will lead you to the development of a basic understanding of the different facets associated with supply chain innovation. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of supply chain innovation theories and frameworks. You will become aware of the role the management of supply chain innovations plays in the wider business context. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the role of knowledge management in relation to the management of innovations in supply chains, the drivers for these innovations, the ways in which such innovations can be managed and different aspects associated with the relational nature of managing supply chain innovations.

On completing the module you will have developed an understanding of different types of supply chain innovations, approaches to managing knowledge for supply chain innovation and the relational nature of such innovations. You will also be able to Identify contemporary professional practice in business and management and understand how it is informed by theory and research.

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MO9626 -

Supply Networks (20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills of applying a variety of Supply Networks knowledge at the subject interface to support business decision making in this area of subject. The module is delivered to you using weekly lectures and seminars, principally concentrating on the development of your subject skills and interpretation of the subject area.
Within this module, you will cover ten main topics:
Supply Network Design,
Planning and Control;
Intermodal transportation;
Warehouse Planning and Control;
Warehouse Design Management;
Inventory Control Systems;
Network Management,
Operational Perspectives;
Network Architecture;
Lean Thinking via Process Improvement;

You will undertake various seminar and case study exercises to build the skills and expertise in these Supply Network areas to support your group and individual assignment work.

The module will lead you to the development of Supply Network (SN) skills and confidence in handling the knowledge gained. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of subject techniques in the Supply Network subject area. You will become aware of the role of the subject in the business context. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the role of the Network Manager and the development of various business problem solving models.

On completing the module you will be able to select and apply the appropriate SN techniques to support business problem solving in a variety of situations. You will have developed relevant skills to support the theoretical material introduced throughout the module.

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MO9627 -

LSCM EPA Professional Practice Portfolio (20 Credits)

You will learn through tutor facilitated workshops, skills practice, tutor guidance and feedback and independent directed and self-directed learning. Importantly, you will also learn at work, through reflecting on your experiences and applying your knowledge from the programme to your practice in the workplace. The workshops will introduce you to theories and concepts and allow you to discuss with the tutors and your peers how these relate to your own work based experiences and practice. You are encouraged to customise your individual portfolio so that it is directly relevant to what you need to learn, apply and evidence. The workplace provides a rich learning environment if you know how to plan, reflect and renew your own knowledge and skills through formal and informal modes of learning in practice. Importantly you will be required to review your learning and evidence with your workplace mentor and your individual coach on a regular basis, and provide evidence of the transfer of your learning into updating the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes that underpin the development of your professional practice. Therefore, it is the evidence of how you have applied learning to improve your own practice in the workplace, which will demonstrate your competence in this module. This portfolio will enable you to demonstrate how you have applied your learning from across all modules into your workplace practice. You will be building a portfolio of evidence that illustrates your development as a logistics and supply chain specialist throughout the whole programme.

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MO9628 -

LSCM EPA Work Based Project (40 Credits)

This module provides an opportunity for you to investigate into a work-related issue, practicing research skills through engaging in a research project. Through studying this module you will develop a wide range of inter-personal, intellectual and practical (functional) skills. You will increase your awareness of the workplace as a learning environment and enhance your individual effectiveness and employability, whilst also contributing to the organisation’s development and effectiveness through change.

The project will draw upon your learning across the programme: to identify a business, management or leadership issue relevant to your organisation and design and conduct an appropriate investigation into this issue. The project will focus on a work-based issue and develop your skills in:

• the diagnosis of problems
• identifying project objectives
• project planning
• project management
• development of strategies to address problems
• data collection
• data analysis
• addressing ethical issues in research
• drawing supportable conclusions from data analysis
• outlining recommendations
• presentation techniques

You will be expected to demonstrate that appropriate ethical, commercial confidentiality and data protection issues are taken into consideration from an organisational, individual perspective by adhering to University Ethical Guidelines. Furthermore you will also engage in reflection on the learning derived from carrying out the project.

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SM9659 -

Strategy (20 Credits)

The module will enable you to extend your knowledge of management practice, particularly in the area of strategic thinking, and to employ your intellectual and practical skills in an organisational context.

In doing so your learning will focus on themes addressing the following broad issues:
• The impact on organisations of the external environment: macro-environment, industry, markets.
• The strategic choices available to organisations to improve strategic position and promote commercial success.
• The alignment of strategic directions with the corporate social responsibility and ethics framework

This module is intended to develop your awareness and critical evaluation of strategic management by assessing the impact of the business environment on organisations. The nature of practising strategy will be evaluated by reviewing the tools and activities involved when formulating strategies. The concept of corporate social responsibility and sustainability will be central when discussing the above topics by assessing the role of stakeholders in organisations.

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