Cranfield boasts Europe's largest specialist logistics, procurement and supply chain management faculty and is renowned as a centre of excellence in this field. Many of our faculty are leading experts with international reputations for teaching and have held senior positions in multinational organisations. Teaching at Cranfield is designed to nurture your practical business skills and confidence, and places huge emphasis on real-world challenges.
Cranfield School of Management was voted 1st outside the US and 6th worldwide in the 2015 ranking of the Best Universities for Supply Chain Management by Forbes.
Cranfield School of Management was ranked 1st outside US and 7th and 9th worldwide respectively for Academic and Supply Chain course performance in the 2016 ranking of SCM World Universities 100.
The course is designed for recent graduates with a good undergraduate degree who want a broad understanding of logistics and supply chain management and wish to prepare for a first professional role and future career in the field. It is also suitable for logistics and supply chain professionals in the early stages of their career looking to enhance their knowledge and skills and move to the next level professionally.
Our full-time faculty team work closely with our advisory board of senior logistics and procurement professionals from global organisations. Their experience and advice drives the continued development of our supply chain courses ensuring they are relevant for today’s global supply chain environment. Our faculty is also supported by a diverse team of international visiting industry speakers and professors
The course comprises 10 core logistics and supply chain modules. Additionally, you will select four elective modules, allowing you to tailor the course to suit your personal career plan. You will have the opportunity to attend a study tour, subject to additional cost. The culmination of the learning process is your opportunity to undertake an individual thesis project which is in-company or Cranfield led, the topics of which cover a broad range of areas.
Taught modules 60%, individual project 40%
- Supply Chain Strategy and Sustainability
- Principles of Strategic Procurement
- Inventory and Operations Management
- Accounting and Finance for Supply Chain Management
- Analytical Techniques for Supply Chain Management
- Freight Transport
- Information Systems and eBusiness
- Physical Network Design
- Project Management Induction
- Logistics Outsourcing
- Performance Measurement in the Supply Chain
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Designing and Managing Resilient Supply Chains
- Supply Chain Resilience
- Retail Logistics
- Six Sigma in the Supply Chain
- Sales and Operations Planning
- Physical Network Design
- Humanitarian Logistics
- International class
- International faculty
- International study tours