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Tomorrow’s supply chain engineers face the challenge of creating the engine that powers the world economy: the global supply chain. This calls for creative, stable, intelligent, communicative and well-structured engineers who can design, link, implement and manage supply chain processes in a cross-organizational, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary setting. This programme prepares you for working as a project manager or consultant in supply chain engineering.
What's Supply Chain Engineering like?
This full-time bachelor's level programme of 30 ECTS credits prepares you for a future as a manager or consultant for international companies or projects. From the start, you'll convey theory into practice and work on a project at a real life company with a project team for two days a week.
Project Supply Chain Engineering (10 ECTS credits)
During the project Supply Chain Engineering, you will work in a team of fellow students on challenging consulting assignments, carried out within an industrial, trade or logistics services company. You will integrate all the new Supply Chain and managerial insights you will gain during this semester, together with project management, consulting and research skills.
- This project is executed within a company or external organization.
- The language is either Dutch or English, depending on the guest organization.
- The project will usually be carried out in small groups.
- Individual assignments are possible in relevant situations.
Brief programme description
You learn about logistic processes; on their own and as an element in the well-orchestrated chain that generates value for end customers. By combining logistics and supply chain management concepts with methods and techniques from the field of operations research, you will be able to translate business models into well aligned processes. You learn to apply consulting and communicative skills for successful interventions. You are trained to work evidence based, in order to create new supply chains or to improve existing ones.
Consultancy skills (5 ECTS credits)
The module Consultancy skills helps you to develop effective consultancy and communication skills. We challenge you to examine the assumptions and interpretations you have about yourself and others. This will help you to examine the way you communicate, in order to become more effective in getting your message across as a professional consultant.
Demand and supply integration (5 ECTS credits)
After completing this course, you will know how to integrate the demand and supply processes, like sales and operations planning (S&OP), in an organization. You will have in depth knowledge of forecasting and replenishment in a real life challenging business case. Besides that, you will be able to successfully present the research results as a convincing recommendation to the business client.
Supply chain planning (5 ECTS credits)
This course will make you realize there is more to supply chain planning than simply moving products throughout the supply chain. Supply chain planning is all about ‘the right product in the right place at the right time’. There are numerous factors that affect successful supply chain planning. Within this course we will focus on three main topics; forecasting, inventory management and network design.
Warehousing and fulfilment (5 ECTS credits)
Both warehousing and fulfilment have a huge impact on the success of an organization. As ICT developments press onwards, supply chain functions and strategies need to adjust because markets and consumer behaviour change accordingly to new possibilities. In addition, new technologies lead to highly interconnected production and logistics.
Supply chain thinking is highly related to different types of logistic networks. In the new logistic philosophy, cross-functional networks are highly recommended. To cooperate effectively, we need to think about information sharing and standardized document settings. In the highly regulated world of logistics, you want to stay in control and in full trust of all transactions that go along with it. Up to today, this was done by producing a large amount of forms that had to be filled in and signed by several parties. Today we want to solve all this by Blockchain Technology.
You, as a young logistical professional, will work on these new developments and make a success out of it.
Complete your exchange semester or year by taking one or two cross-departmental modules. You will receive ECTS credits when you complete a module successfully.
Want to know more about the exchange programme of Supply Chain Engineering? Check the course catalogue for more information about matters such as assessment and teaching methods.
- Project Supply Chain Engineering (10 ECTS credits)
Requirements and application
You are required to have two years of Bachelor’s study experience in a relevant field (e.g. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or IT) and English-language skills at B2 level.
The Learning Agreement is a crucial document for the recognition of a study period abroad. It is an agreement between you, your university and Windesheim. When you decide to do an exchange programme at Windesheim, you have to create a Learning Agreement that includes the respective courses of the exchange programme. Learn more on how to set up the Learning Agreement for your specific exchange programme at Windesheim.