Course Description

Supply Chain Manager - Apprenticeship

The Supply Chain Management Institute in partnership with the University of Limerick have developed Ireland’s first apprenticeship with a level 9 qualification, the Master of Science in Supply Chain Operations (MSc). This programme is run in conjunction with our industry partners IPICS.  The focus of a Supply Chain Manager is on the efficient and effective management of the production network of Industry 4.0. The DJEI Enterprise 2025 Report states that global value networks are resulting in the progressive disaggregation of supply chains and creating new ecosystems involving multi-dimensional partnerships between companies, suppliers, competitors and research institutes in different locations throughout the world. A Supply Chain Manager needs to be able to aggregate and manage these various physical and virtual value chains to maximise the competitiveness of the company. Stepping above procurement and scheduling, transport and logistics the Supply Chain Manager in Industry 4.0 needs to be able to manage activities across the value chain, including: headquarters, shared services/global business centres, customer contact/technical support, research and development, and geographically dispersed production.

The purpose of this programme is to develop the apprentices’ knowledge and equip them to recognise and assess supply chain management with specific reference to organisational performance. They will also be in a position to evaluate and proactively influence the impact of upstream and downstream factors on supply chain performance.

Developed by industry for industry, this is a work based education programme which supports the development of the Supply Chain knowledge base amongst practitioners in organisations. It combines learning in the workplace with learning online through the University of Limerick.

Award: Masters (MSc)

Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Masters

Delivery:  Part-time, Online, Blended Learning

Duration:  2 years (plus 5 months project write-up)


CollegeFlexible Learning Centre (University of Limerick)
Course LocationLimerick
Course CategorySupply Chain, Business
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Awarding BodyUniversity of Limerick
Awarding Body DetailsMaster of Science
Course Duration2 Years, 5 months
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Enterprise Research Centre, University of Limerick, Limerick City, Limerick, Ireland

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University of Limerick, Limerick City, Limerick
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