The programme aims to provide students with the resources, mindset and skills necessary to build a successful career in global logistics and supply chain management. Our courses are designed to give students both solid theoretical knowledge and “hands-on” practical experience. They also host many feature guest lecturers from the industry and provide opportunities for students to visit and work with companies on assignments. The programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to the design, planning and management of supply chains and logistics strategies, networks, processes and systems. Students learn both quantitative and qualitative problem-solving techniques that are applied through case studies, project work, business games and simulations.
Many of our teachers are internationally acclaimed researchers who provide students with comprehensive knowledge as well as pragmatic skills and abilities. After graduation, our students will have mastered functionally-oriented problems and the ability to work cross-functionally and inter-organisationally to improve an organisation’s performance.
- Fundamentals of Logistics & Operations Management (7.5 credits)
- Warehousing & Materials Handling (7.5 credits)
- Industrial Purchasing (7.5 credits)
- Production and Inventory Control (7.5 credits)
- International Physical Distribution (7.5 credits)
- Supply Chain Management (7.5 credits)
- Management of Prod & Inventory Systems (7.5 credits) and
- 1 elective mandatory course (7.5 credits)
- Project and Research Methodologies in SCM (7.5 credits) and
- 3 elective mandatory Courses (7.5. credits each)
- Thesis Project course (30 credits)
Industrial manufacturing firms and retailers are increasingly seeking well-educated personnel for positions such as supply chain manager, logistics manager, operations excellence developer and purchaser. Transportation firms, as well as logistics service providers such as management consulting firms and software vendors, now recognise the need for personnel with specialist skills within this area.
The profession is growing and graduates within logistics and supply chain management have a very interesting and broad job market. You can find employment in diverse areas such as purchasing, packaging, warehousing, inventory management, production, transportation, and supply chain management. You can also forge a career in manufacturing companies (all different sectors), trade and retail companies, logistics service providers, management consultancy firms, providers of logistics IS/IT, and in humanitarian organisations (e.g. UN, Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières) all around the world. Examples of Swedish firms close to Lund where many logistics and SCM professionals work include IKEA, Tetra Pak, Alfa Laval, Kintetsu World Express, and Jungheinrich.
A good logistician is a practical ‘doer’ that likes to work cross-functionally with other people to transform business. An analytical mindset and capability to handle numbers is needed to develop fact-based recommendations. The students of this programme will study both qualitative and quantitative-oriented courses together with other engineering students on Master’s level. The entry requirements are defined to guarantee that you can follow the more quantitative-oriented courses of the programme.