About this course
Master the planning, creation and delivery of products and services on a global scale. You’ll learn the skills necessary for designing and operating supply chains, all whilst navigating changing economic conditions, emerging technologies and consumer expectations.
From supply chain sustainability to advanced operations management, this course explores topics that are critical to gaining a competitive advantage in the global business environment.
You’ll graduate with skills that are in growing demand across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, retail and fast-moving consumer goods.
This MSc will provide the foundations that professionals in operations and supply chain management require for successful decision-making in the future.
You’ll have the opportunity to:
- explore and develop strategic perspectives on supply chains and logistics systems
- learn how to manage buyer-supplier relationships within supply chain networks
- plan and implement sourcing strategies that are resilient in the face of pandemics or political change
- gain the support and insight of groups like CORMSIS and CentasPM, including a mentoring scheme, practitioner talks and company visits
Some students on this programme will also have the opportunity to experience an industrial placement in the context of the dissertation.
After a successful interview with a sponsor organisation, a student will undertake research around a specific problem encountered in this organisation in close collaboration with this firm and under supervision of a business school academic. Consequently, said student will write the dissertation on this research project and its outcome.
This programme is currently seeking professional accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
You can view a webiinar about the course by signing up here.
Your course leader is Dr Regina (Gina) Frei, an Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management and Chartered Engineer with a background in manufacturing and robotics. She is a member of the Department of Decision Analytics and Risk and leads the Product Returns Research Group. Gina is passionate about sustainable supply chains and the Circular Economy. She is also a member of the Greening of Industry Network and has edited two of their books.
MSc SOSCM webinar
This course is based at Highfield.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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Changes due to COVID-19
Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.
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