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Supply Chain & Logistic Operations

Supply Chain & Logistic Operations

course overview

This course equips students with advanced knowledge and practical skills in logistics operations and supply chain management, including areas such as shipping and terminal operations; inventory control; materials management; regulations for international operations as well as management techniques, best practises and many more. With the increasing globalisation and the importance of highly-performing value chains, logistics management becomes of utmost importance in modern business.

Career Opportunities

  • Entrepreneur
  • Operations Director
  • Materials Management Director
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Regional Logistics Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Aviation Program Leader

diploma in Business studies

Duration : 6 months

Academic Research and Communication Skills

This unit covers key aspects of research and communication studies in academic contexts relevant to students of design and marketing. Students engage in collaborative learning activities throughout the term in order to develop their teamwork skills.
Students learn to locate, understand and critically evaluate information from books, journals, the Internet and primary sources in order to do effective research. Using these sources of information, students then produce an extended piece of analytical writing and give oral presentations to their peers. Skills in doing primary research (i.e. conducting focus groups and surveys), accessing and evaluating information, paraphrasing, using established referencing systems, applying the principles of effective communication and the professional presentation of documents are all covered during the module.

Marketing Foundation

To provide participants with the basic principles of marketing in the context of fashion retail industry through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and case studies. The primary scope is to cover all foundational concepts of fashion marketing management, so that the students are able to grasp other advanced modules in their program successfully. Students need to accomplish tasks such as an assignment, an integrated project and examinations in order to complete the module.

Business Statistics 1: Descriptive Statistic and Probability

The aim of this module is to provide students with analytical and interpretative skills so they can perform statistical calculations and interpret statistical reports. Statistics 1 explains the use of descriptive statistics to summarise data and introduces students to sampling and probability.

Human Resources Management

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the principles and practices of Human Resource Management as applied to a small company.

Business Statistics 2: Inferential Statistics

The aim of this module is to provide students with analytical and interpretative skills so they can perform statistical calculations and interpret statistical reports. Statistics 2 explains inferential statistics and how to apply inferential statistical techniques in typical business situations.

Financial Management

The purpose of this module is to teach non-finance major students the basic concepts and techniques of financial management for small businesses.

Operation Service Design and Management 1

The purpose of this module is to develop students’ ability to design innovative, efficient and cost effective manufacturing systems and service operations.

Fundamentals of Management

The module promotes the understanding of management from a holistic perspective and will examine local, international and global management practices.

advanced diploma in Business Administration

Duration : 12 months

Market Research

This module introduces the students to the basic elements of market research for strategic decision making. Students will learn how to develop a research project through the selection and application of appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Advertising and Public Relations

This module will provide a contemporary view of the role and importance of Advertising and Public Relations in the 21st century. Advertising describes a process that entails the planning, creation, integration and implementation of all diverse forms of mass communication that are delivered over time to a brand’s targeted customers and prospects. Students will learn how to influence or directly affect the buying behavior of targeted audiences.

Business Portfolio

This module aims to provide students with the necessary skills to showcase their Business Portfolio while giving them the opportunity to gain real-world industry experiences. Self-promotion is critical to success in the 21st century and this concept of self-marketing forms the basis of the module. Students will find industrial projects and prepare a text/graphic based Business Portfolio Report (hardcopy and softcopy) based on the projects they will be undertaking. The Business Portfolio Report will demonstrate their value to their potential employers, highlight student’s work readiness and eligibility for admission to an organization.

Strategic Planning

This module will equip students with the frameworks, tools, and concepts that is needed to understand strategy formulation and implementation. They will learn the fundamental aspects of business and corporate strategy; identify the important opportunities and challenges facing a business and setting out a course of action for dealing with them; manage the firm’s competitive position and development, in order to ensure its long-term survival.

Operation Service Design and Management 2

The purpose of this module is to develop students’ ability to design innovative, efficient and cost effective manufacturing systems and service operations.

Business Analytics

The recent explosion of digital data provides increasingly more opportunities for organizations to make data-drivendecisions. Business analytics is the intersection of business, statistics, and technology, offering new opportunities for a competitive advantage. It unlocks the predictive potential of data analysis to improve operational efficiency, strategic management, and financial performance. The module aims to foster analytical and statistical thinking in business and management so that students are able to make informed decisions under uncertainty in real business settings. Studentsare trained to understand the need for data, the importance of data production, the omnipresence of variability, and the quantification and explanation of variability.

Contemporary Issues in Business and Management

Students will understudy issues currently affecting business and management activities. This will enable students to reflect, analyse and propose potential solutions. Students should develop critical and analytical problem solving skills through the examination of the contemporary issues.

Project Management

The aim of this module is to provide insights into selected key areas of project management to enable student to work within or to lead a project team. Students will be able to define a project, its characteristics and the role of the project manager. They will also understand the various approaches to problem-solving, through the analysis and presentation of views on project problems / situations.

Supply Chain and Logistics Fundamentals

The course surveys the main managerial and organizational challenges in logistics, including the role of information technology and the relationships between logistics and financial performance. Topics covered include the main functions of logistics operation including supply and demand management, distribution network management, warehouse and material management, transportation and international operations.Students will be given opportunities to work in group to analyse specific corporate problems in an experiential and stimulating classroom environment.

Elements of Transportation

This course has been developed to promote an understanding of key concepts and practical knowledge of transportation as it applies in modern supply chain networks. The course introduces to the links of transportation in the global economy and supply chain management and exposes students to the different transportation technologies and their combination into multimodal systems. The core content of the course takes an applied view to study the transportation systems and the management of physical distribution across the channels types and structures. Students will be exposed to the various aspect of transportation management including transportation planning and optimization, transportation execution through private fleet and third party logistics. The course introduces students to the key concepts and methods in determining costing and pricing for transportation, it covers as well the operational and regulatory processes required prior to shipping.

Materials and Inventory Management

This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive and practical knowledge in planning and controlling the flows of materials within and between warehouses to foster productivity and customer service.Students will be introduced to the various methods in demand forecasting, production planning and its derivation in material requirement planning and purchasing. Emphasis will be placed on inventory management to familiarize students with the different types of inventories, their physical counting and valuation methodologies. The module includes the study of the various types of order quantity determination for dependent and independent demands.

Warehouse Management and Operations

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of warehouse location, types and layouts design. The course adopts a practical approach to familiarize students to the operational activities pertaining to warehouse material handling: receiving and storage, picking and replenishment, orders preparation, packaging, grouping and shipping. Students are introduced as well to the basic notions of warehouse economics and workforce management. The course finally stresses on the importance of information technology to build sound warehouse management systems (WMS).

Customs and Regulations

This course introduces students to the framework of regulations and practices in international carriage of goods.In this module students are introduced to the essentials of international trade contracts, negotiation and terms and related commercial documents. Topics covered include also the main aspects dealing with currencies, insurance and security. The course puts emphasize on customs clearance and procedures.

Supply Chain Information Technologies

This module explores the basics of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) applied to supply chain operations. The course surveys the predominant role of information technologies in competitive supply chains organizations. Topics covered include the study of the latest ICTs evolutions and Internet based applications: e-procurement, e-marketplaces, and supply chain collaborative applications. The course focuses also on breakthrough technologies such as Barcode and RFID.

Global Logistics System and Terminal Operations

In this module students are introduced to the evolution of the global trade and its logistics infrastructure. Students are exposed to the leading edge concepts and practices in global sourcing and transportation planning, the various types of carriers (ocean, air, and land) and their combination into inter-modal systems. Particular emphasis is put on terminal facilities and operations as essential nodes of the global logistics network.

Global Supply Chain

This module covers the primary concepts and skills needed to perform various purchasing and buying responsibilities from an organisation and supply chain management perspective. It focuses on the managerial, administrative, strategic and tactical aspects of purchasing functions, including an overview of the principles and practices of quality assurance, quantity determination, price and cost analysis, legal issues, supplier relations, distribution and inventory management systems.

Duration : 1 year

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Management Specialisation

Duration : 12 months

Business Mathematics

The module is designed to enable students to learn andapply mathematics skills in business.

Consumer Behaviour

This module provides the student with an awareness of the ways in which the social sciences can assist in developing an understanding of individual consumers. The subject introduces the students to the key principles and concepts used by marketers to analyze and respond to consumer needs and demands. Students will then apply core marketing principles, internal and external factors that influence consumer behaviour to marketing decision making.

Ethics and Organization

This module explores some of the ethical and human rights issues confronting contemporary organisations. In the module, the main ethical perspectives adopted by individuals and organisations are considered.

Quantitative Methods

This module provides students with a conceptual understanding of the use or quantitative methods in the management decision-making. The many quantitative methods are explained -including how they work -and students will be shown how decision makers apply these methods and interpret data.

Macroeconomics

This module provides insights into the analysis of contemporary economic events and enables students with skills to assess the likely trends in macroeconomic variables that will facilitate decision making.

Managerial Accounting

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of performing and analyzing cost and quantitative information to support management planning and decision-making in a variety of business contexts.

Leadership and Innovations

This module introduces students to traditional and modern concepts of leadership, and focuses on skill and knowledge development and organizational operations, effectiveness and competition, and social responsibilities.

Lean Six Sigma Management

This module aims to introduce the effective deployment of a Lean Six Sigma initiative which can save an organisation time and money, and improve customer satisfaction.

Cross Cultural Communication

The module focuses on culture and management, organisationand communication with greater emphasis on cross-cultural concepts which contains key ideas from leading theorists, thinkers and practitioners.

IT Management

This module aims to help students to understand the theories and practice of information management and key concepts to understand how information management systems are implemented and managed in the organisations.

Total Quality Management

This modules aims to provide students the knowledge to apply the theories and principles of total quality in the real world.

Strategic Decision Making

The purpose of this module is to develop within students a holistic understanding of the operation of a business/non-business organization, including its interaction with the environment, its corporate / business and related functional issues.

Entrepreneurship and New Business Development

This module is designed to provide students the theoretical concepts and practical tools for entrepreneurship and new business development. It aims to encourage students’ interest in starting own firm, and also to provide the skills and knowledge in managing, influencing and stimulating entrepreneurial activities. Students will engage in the entrepreneurial process, from the idea generation stage to the collection of information, further refinement of the original idea to produce business plan and idea pitching. Student will develop competencies, techniques, and skills about entrepreneurship, set within a reflective and critical approach to study business development in the modern economy.

Project Management

This module covers topics which include project management processes, tools of project management, project resources management, roles and responsibilities of the project manager, project risk assessment, project scheduling, cost estimation and performance analysis, and budgeting.

Final Year Project I

This project is intended to be the culmination of learning undertaken in the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) programme through the completion ofan appropriate project and a written project report. The project provides an opportunity for students to define and to manage a self-contained task, which requires the use of cognitive, and project management skills. Students will apply concepts and principles learned in other courses to real situations.

Final Year Project II

This project is intended to be the culmination of learning undertaken in the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) programme through the completion of an appropriate project and a written project report. The project provides an opportunity for students to define and to manage a self-contained task, which requires the use of cognitive, and project management skills. Students will apply concepts and principles learned in other courses to real situations.

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