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Supply Chain Management

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
12 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

Supply Chain Management aims to deliver high quality products and services in a fast, efficient, and resilient way, you need to know how to design and coordinate supply chains and how to plan and control logistics operations.

Effective supply chain management and logistics can provide competitive advantage to an organization.
A supply chain can be seen as a network of organizations working together to fulfill customer orders. It's a flow of materials, information and services. Logistics has become an important tool in planning and controlling these flows. Supply chain managers contribute to the process by managing the whole supply chain and all operations.

The Master's programme focuses on the design and coordination of supply chains and on planning and control of supply chain operations. You will also learn how to deal with relevant trends, since the management of supply chains changes due to technology and ICT innovations, sustainability issues and market trends, such as increased internet sales.

With a mixture of rigorous academic learning and practical applicability, you learn to develop supply chain theories, models, methods and best practices. This knowledge and these skills help you increase supply chain quality, flexibility, and reliability, and increase delivery speed and efficiency in the order fulfilment process.

Supply Chain Management Career Prospects

Supply Chain Management students will be prepared for a career as a supply chain manager, a logistics, purchase or quality manager in a production, distribution or service environment or as a consultant in the supply chain management practice. Alternatively, you might opt for an academic career and start as an PhD researcher. Graduates can choose among a wide range of jobs. Examples comprise:

  • Logistics/(service) operations/production/quality/customer service/purchasing manager
  • Logistics/process management/quality/purchasing

Consultant knowledge of corporate core processes is an ideal starting point for growth towards higher management positions. This degree course conforms to worldwide standards in the field, which will also enable graduates to work abroad or for multinational corporations.

Supply Chain Management Related Programs

Besides the MSc Supply Chain Management, University of Groningen offers a range of other Management related English taught master programs such as the MSc Industrial Engineering and Management

See which programs are related to the MSc Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management  Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the MSc Supply Chain Management will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at the University of Groningen.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Supply Chain Management master.

About the University of Groningen

University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a leading research university. Our wide range of high-quality degree programmes covers the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. Research and knowledge combined with an interdisciplinary approach form the basis of our programmes. The university is utilizing its heritage to generate innovation. The degrees awarded have been accredited by the Dutch Government and are internationally acknowledged.

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