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Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Training objectives & skills acquired

Training objectives

The field of logistics and supply chain management (LSCM) has evolved substantially in the past four decades. LSCM includes both strategic and tactical/operational aspects related to the field (purchasing, manufacturing, logistics and information technology).
The master's degree was created to meet the demand of well-trained professionals with solid knowledge and skills, equipped with the ability to fulfil professional demands encountered in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Skills acquired

General

  • Master and comprehend the knowledge necessary to form the foundations of originality when developing or applying ideas in the context of research.
  • Apply your knowledge to resolving problems in new or relatively unknown environments and in multidisciplinary contexts related to your field of study.
  • Integrate your skills and form opinions based on information including reflections on social or ethical responsibilities which must be taken into account when applying your knowledge professionally.
  • Communicate clearly to specialists and non-specialists your knowledge and conclusions.

Specific skills

  • Ability to tackle LSCM problems from a holistic approach, taking into account general concepts such as management and environmental considerations, and quality, technological and economic aspects.
  • Ability to analyse, structure and discuss situations with the aim of identifying problems within the LSCM field and assessing their complexity.
  • Ability to select and apply appropriate methodologies and strategies to design solutions to LSCM problems.
  • Ability to evaluate different alternatives and implement the most suitable solution.
  • Ability to propose solid arguments which convince and motivate those responsible for decision-making processes, select suitable LSCM partners and plan and coordinate solution implementation projects.

Cross-cultural

  • Oral and written communication in your native language and in English. Capacity for synthesis and presentation techniques.
  • Information management skills: extracting and analysing information from different sources.
  • Ability to gather information and reflect on problem resolution processes with the aim of extracting new information and data discovered.
  • Capacity to apply rigorous and efficient approaches to problem solving.
  • Capacity to face new problems from a scientific perspective.
  • Identifying the main aspect needing attention when resolving a problem, with attention to project limits and possible solutions.

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