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Supply Chain Management

Exchange programme

The department of Logistics Management offers the exchange programme Supply Chain Management to students with a logistics background who want to become experts in the field of Supply chain management.

The importance of supply chain management can best be explained by Coyle Langley’s definition: “Supply chain management and the closely related concept of logistics are necessary cornerstones of competitive strategy, increased market share, and shareholder value for most organizations”.

An organisation's supply chain performance influences its operational, financial and reputation risks and thus the management of its supply chain has become increasingly important and visible for corporate survival and success. Therefore, the job of a supply chain manager extends beyond the scope of efficiency and value, into the realm of competitive advantage.

To achieve these goals supply chain professionals need to have a sound understanding of the stakeholders’ values and relationships, logistics analysis techniques and concepts, and at a matter of course, a professional attitude.

Facts and figures

The programme at a glance

Programme information

What to expect

About the programme

During the course of this programme the focus will be on both the development of conceptual knowledge, as well as practical skills and tools to be able to contribute to a more efficient, responsive, agile and lean supply chain. 

  • You will learn to develop supply chain theories, models, methods and best practices. This knowledge and these skills will help you increase supply chain quality, flexibility, reliability, delivery speed and efficiency in the order fulfilment process.

  • You will be able to use tools from, Lean Six Sigma, SCOR-framework, Theory of Constraints and Supply Chain skills both in theory as well as by playing the SCM-Management Game, ‘the Fresh Connection’, a management game on Theory of Constraints and one on Synchromodal Transport.

  • You will develop good project management skills

  • You will be able to understand the different objectives of the supply chain partners and the implications of supply chain changes.

 

 

 

Method

Our lectures and tutorials are usually offered in small groups of maximum 30 students. We offer a combination of theoretical lectures and tutorials, combined with projects and management games. Our project groups usually consist of five students. Theory is usually tested by means of an exam and projects are generally tested by means of a report and a defense session.

Type of assessment

  • Written exams
  • Paper
  • Organising a workshop
  • Assignments
  • (Individual) portfolio / pitch
  • Presentation
  • Reports
  • Poster presentation
  • Fresh connection game

Learning outcomes

If you have successfully completed this exchange programme then you are able to:

  • You will learn to develop supply chain theories, models, methods and best practices. This knowledge and these skills will help you increase supply chain quality, flexibility, reliability, delivery speed and efficiency in the order fulfilment process.
  • You are able to use tools from Lean Six Sigma, SCOR-framework, Theory of Constrains and Supply Chain skills obtained by playing a SCM-Management Game (The Fresh Connection),  a Theory of Constrains Management Game and a game on Synchromodal Transport
  • You are able to develop and apply innovative SCM concepts.
  • You will have good project management skills.
  • You will be able to understand the different objectives of the supply chain partners and the implications of supply chain changes.

The overall objective of this minor is to make the student look beyond the boundaries of the participants in a supply chain and look for ways to improve the results for all parties involved. 

Calendar

The schedule differs for every course. This total overview gives you an insight of the planning of the programme and is subject to change.

Block 1  
Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 - 3 Classes with assignments
Week 4 - 8 Classes with assingments | Start workshops | Final presentation case competition
Week 9 Exam | Retake workshops
   
Block 2  
Week 1 Introduction or continuation classes block 1
Week 2 - 7 Start playing Fresh connection | Classes with assignements | Guest lectures
Week 8 Presentations | Retakes
Week 9 Exam | Final reports 
Week 10 International excursion (not mandatory) | Visiting SCM activities

Awarding

After completing your exchange programme at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, you will receive a:

  • Transcript of records

Subjects

An indication of the subjects you can expect

Location

Where you can find us
Foto van locatie Location

Academieplein

G.J. de Jonghweg 4 - 6 3015 GG Rotterdam

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