What is... Logistics & Supply Chain Management?
The aim of the programme is to provide an intellectual formation and a path to personal development which will develop a graduate equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the philosophies and theoretical perspectives which inform sound logistics and supply chain management. The graduate will be provided with the wide-ranging knowledge and skills necessary to function as an effective professional, in a national and international context. The graduate will display a capacity for critical enquiry, will be flexible, adaptable and capable of working in an environment of persistent change and will have the capacity to engage with experience and further learning opportunities in a quest for continuing lifelong learning.
First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.
What are my... Career Opportunities?
Career opportunities in logistics and supply chain management continue to grow. Even during downturns in the business cycle, when companies are cutting costs, the demand for able and experienced supply chain mangers remains high. Opportunities in logistics and supply chain management include:
Manufacturing, purchasing and procurement; quality management; inventory and materials management; forecasting and planning; business and systems analyst; operations and production management, retail support, transport and logistics, consultancy and research.
What other options do I have after completion?
Students who successfully complete this programme, and reach the appropriate honours standard, are eligible to progress to postgraduate level studies in a wide range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.
Each year a number of students progress onto further studies through research, undertaking an MPhil or their PhD studies.
Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?
This programme is a Business Honours Degree with a major specialisation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and consists of three strands; i) Logistics and Supply Chain Management; ii) Business Management and iii) Information Management. The graduate will be provided with the wide-ranging knowledge and skills necessary to function as an effective professional in a national and international context, and will display a capacity for critical enquiry, capable are working in an environment of persistent change.
In order to win in today's marketplace companies must continuosly improve productivity, whilst lowering costs, and bringing quality products to market quicker than ever before. It is innovative and effective supply chain management that is key to gaining competitive advantage, reducing costs and making firms more profitable.
The programme seeks to:
- Introduce the student to business and management with a focus on the function of the supply chain.
- Develop in students an ability to apply supply chain management and business processes and functions to actual logistics and supply chain management scenarios.
- Introduce students to the basic concepts and functional areas of supply chain management and to place these in the overall context of the strategy objectives of the organisation.
- Develop a high level of technical competence and skill in the logistics, information technology and management areas as required of competent business professionals.
- Facilitate the student’s ability to transfer acquired knowledge and skill to workplace situations.
- Raise the student’s knowledge and competence in logistics and supply chain management to the level of strategic decision making.
- Communications & Professional Skills
- Contemporary Issues in Management
- Introduction to Supply Chain Management
- Inventory & Forecasting Management
- IS Practical & IT fundamentals
- Principles of Management
- Quantitative Analysis
- Transport Systems
- Commercial & Transport Law
- Financial Accounting
- Health & Safety
- Information Management,
- Management Accounting
- Management Science
- Operations Management
- Transport & Distribution Planning
- Transport Operations
- Database Systems
- Electronic Business
- Marketing Logistics
- Procurement Management
- Project Management
- Warehouse Design & Management
- Work Placement or Study Abroad Option
- Business Decision Making or Entrepreneurship
- Global Supply Chain Management
- Partnership & Outsourcing
- Quality Management & Process Improvement
- SCM Cases
- Strategic Information Systems
- Strategic Logistics Management
- Strategic Management
- Supply Chain Optimisation
- Research Project
Students can avail of a 6 month placement in the 3rd year of the course. The student will have an opportunity to acquire relevant, real world experience in a business setting. Placement partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors. This placement is usually paid.
Are there study abroad options?
For semester two of third year, students can select one of the following:
(a) Study in one of the College’s partner Universities in Europe, where modules are delivered in the English language. Students take suitable modules from the courses on offer in that partner institution and sit examinations and other assessments there.
(b) A six-month period of structured work placement in an organisation, across a broad variety of sectors. Students will have the opportunity to experience, in an appropriate business setting, the application of many of the Logistics and SCM business concepts, methodologies and issues they have studied on the programme.
College of Business
T: 01 402 3030 (Declan Allen)
T: 01 402 3031 (Aideen O'Byrne, School Administrator )
What our Students say!
"After graduating from DIT with a BSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, I found that my degree widened the range of jobs I could apply for and got a job straight away as an inventory analyst in Unilever Ireland. I am currently back in DIT undertaking PhD research using simulation and optimisation technologies in supply chain management."
"When I graduated, I started working as a logistics administrator in Independent Express Cargo, where I did my work experience as a part of my degree. Besides giving the specialist knowledge and skills desired by modern companies, the course has the advantage of creating opportunities to establish career links."
"I can state that the degree has contributed extremely positively to my professional development, firstly in terms of obtaining a position and secondly in my ability to contribute positively to a dynamic and innovation team. This Logistics and Supply Chain degree is a diverse course which developed both my academic research and interpersonal skills sets by consistently offering unique and interesting challenges. The vast majority of the modules covered are directly applicable in my day to day projects for Lidl. My appreciation of the complexities of the organisational supply chain is another great strength of the degree which I feel was conveyed excellently through the course of my studies, all of which increase employability."