Supply chain management is an increasingly important aspect of business management and it is concerned with managing the flow of goods from material acquisition to final consumption. SCM is about being right: it is about getting the right product, in the right quantity, at the right quality, in the right place at the right time, for the right customer at the right cost. This speciality equips learners with skills in forecasting, inventory management, purchasing, storage, and information technology and transport management.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Graduates of this programme may find employment in all manufacturing sectors in a variety of roles such as: Supply Chain Manager; Purchasing Manager; Operations Manager; Production Manager; Procurement Manager; Logistics Consultant, to name a few. Typically this work involves using sophisticated computerised planning tools such as MRP/ ERP, interacting and negotiating with external suppliers and internal customers and contributing to project management as members of cross-functional teams.