The aim of the Institute within the context of the National Framework of Qualifications is to focus its energies and resources in supporting the needs of learners and their companies engaged in the various facets and processes of supply chain management.
The Institute for Supply Chain Excellence is a nascent 3rd level, non-profit, educational institution established for the purpose of providing educational opportunities to potential managers, managers and senior managers involved in supply chain in both the public and private sectors, leading to the award of the M.Sc. Leadership in Supply Chain Management.
The rationale for offering an MSc., is primarily based on the findings of the report of the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs [EGFSN 2015], which states: “There is a growing recognition of the importance of supply chain management issues in companies in Ireland. The necessary improvements cannot be achieved without properly educated and trained “supply chain professionals”.
The objective of this M.Sc. Leadership in Supply Chain Management programme is to develop these professionals – the leaders of change and business improvement in manufacturing, process, retail, transport and logistical service companies, institutions and organisations. It achieves this through broad-based vocational postgraduate education, providing the student with a thorough knowledge of and competence in the key elements of leadership and supply chain management.
The Institute offers educational experiences on three strategic platforms:
- Development of innovative educational models:
The Institute– first and foremost – is a fellowship of scholars, comprising not only academic & research staff and postgraduate research (PGR) learners, but also learners following postgraduate taught programmes in areas that relate to logistics and systems.
- Building world-class logistics and systems research capability:
In line with the Institute’s overall multidisciplinary ethos, its research platform will address a range of thematic areas that require the effective application of knowledge and expertise from across a number of traditional domains for solutions.
- Broadening and deepening of links with business and other external stakeholders through industrial outreach and support:
The Institute places a strong emphasis on collaboration and partnership with industry and other external stakeholders. Strong links already exist with key multi-national companies [NMC’s] and small to medium enterprises SME’s; the Institute will build on these relationships.