Supply Chain Management (Certificate) (Blended Learning) (September 2020)

University of Limerick (21CTSCMPUPAD)
Key Programme Details
Award

Minor

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

54

Department

Kemmy Business School

General Information
Contact

Ask for a Springboard+ Co-ordinator

Email

springboard@ul.ie

Phone

061-202605 or 061-234379

Address

Graduate & Professional Studies
University of Limerick
Limerick
V94 T9PX

Important Dates
Application Deadline

23/07/2020

Start Date

14/09/2020

End Date

17/05/2021

About this Course

Applications for this course are closed since 23rd July. We are unable to accept any late applications for this course. Any applications received before the closing date will be contacted in the coming weeks with an update.

Please note the start date of this course has been changed to 14th September 2020

Whilst the programme was initially developed by the Management Development Unit (MDU) and the Graduate and Profesional Studies departments of UL along with Dell to address the needs of those working in the manufacturing environment, it has evolved over the last three years to supply training to learners working in supply chain roles across a range of industries/companies in Ireland such as medical devices, services and health sector.

This one-year certificate programme (NFQ Level 7 Minor Award) has been designed in line with the globally recognised body of knowledge in production and inventory management offered by APICS.

Given the current environment the first semester of this course is planned to be delivered fully online. In line with the Universities strategy on dealing with the ever evolving COVID19 situation, this will be reviewed for semester 2 and may likely be delivered in a part-time blended format at this point.

For updates on the impact of COVID19 on delivery please keep an on this section of the University of Limerick website:
https://www.ul.ie/covid-home

Please note we will need to correspond with you by email throughout the application process. For this reason, we ask that you regularly check your email and spam folders.

Objectives

Upon completion of the programme, learners are equipped to:
• Leverage expanded functional knowledge of production and inventory management to maximise ROI on organisational systems and technology
• Master the tools needed to effectively manage global supply chain activities
• Apply the principles of ERP software to various critical functions within organisations
• Earn customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services
• Create consistency and foster collaboration using best practices, common terminology and corporate-wide communication

Entry Requirements

Entry to this programme is open to all candidates. There is no minimum educational requirement and applications are assessed by the academic staff involved in the programme to assess the applicant's motivation and ability to complete the programme successfully.

Each application is considered on an individual basis and is assessed by the Selection Panel for the programme. Educational qualifications, work and life experience, motivation and overall potential to be successful on the programme are considered and evaluated usually, but not always, by means of an interview.

Applicants may be short-listed for interviews, depending on the number of applications received. It is highly advisable to submit a strong and thorough application in the event that short-listing for interview does take place. In conjunction with the RPL policy of the University (see below section on RPL). This certificate will consider previous experience as means of application through an ethical and transparent RPL process.

Long Description

Course content is also aligned to the Supply Chain Council’s Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) which combines the exploitation of the human factor, cause-effect modelling and process improvement orientations to leverage innovative opportunities.

This model places operations planning and control centrally providing a basis for the strongly conceptual navigations that supply chain managers face in their work. Learners will gain specific skills in the socio and technical domains of supply chain management whilst also developing strategic and transferable business skills. Graduates have a greater understanding of supply chain processes and are better equipped to evaluate inventory activities within their organisation’s global operations.

MODULES
PT4024 INTRODUCTION TO MODELS & FRAMEWORKS FOR SCM: Introduces a range of frameworks for supply chains which promote their agility, adaptability & growth
MG2041 FORCASTING & SCHEDULING: Teaches the importance of forecasting & scheduling in SCM and in obtaining a competitive advantage
PT4045 SKILLS PORTFOLIO (SCM): Development of a range of skills appropriate to the performance of SCM
MG2051 SUPPLY & DEMAND PLANNING: The impact of demand management, sales & operations, scheduling & distribution decisions on the firm
MG2022 CASE STUDY: Development of analytical skills to identify key management problems depicted within the case study
PT4021 SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT : Provide students with an overview of the operation process in the organisation
MG3024 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: Provide learners with a basic understanding of lean thinking & the theory of Constraints
CA4003 CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Optional Professional Development Workshop which prepares learners with CV and career coaching, develop a LinkedIn/online presence, physical presentation and interview skills
IE2011 INDUSTRY LEARNING PROJECT: To enable the student to combine previously learned course material with their individual talents in order to solve real-life industry projects

Timetable Info

Given the current environment the first semester of this course is planned to be delivered fully online. In line with the Universities strategy on dealing with the ever evolving COVID19 situation, this will be reviewed for semester 2 and may likely be delivered in a part-time blended format at this point.

For updates on the impact of COVID19 on delivery please regularly consult this section of the University of Limerick website:
https://www.ul.ie/covid-home

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Ask for a Springboard+ Co-ordinator

Address

Graduate & Professional Studies
University of Limerick
Limerick
V94 T9PX

Phone

061-202605 or 061-234379

Email

springboard@ul.ie

RPL Information

The University of Limerick operates a policy for the Recognition of Prior Learning, both formal and informal/experiential learning. Informal and experiential learning includes non-accredited personal and professional education; work based training and relevant life/work experiences. This learning is assessed initially for entry on to particular courses of study but may additionally lead to academic credits and exemptions from subjects on the intended course of study. Applications for RPL are dealt with on an individual basis, facilitated by representatives from the relevant academic departments and Registrar's office at the University of Limerick. RPL for Springboard+ 2020 will be managed by Graduate and Professional Studies as part of the application process. Graduate & Professional Studies provides support and assistance to guide the learner through their RPL application and in compiling their portfolio. The process is student centric, with consideration made on a case-by-case basis, through submitted documentation and communication with the application team and course director. The operation of the RPL policy has been applied successfully to previous cohorts. Academic and professional qualifications, work and life experience are important considerations in assessment, but motivation and overall potential for the selected course has been a major factor in evaluating applicants.

Application Procedures

APPLICATION TO A SPRINGBOARD+ COURSE WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK IS A 2 STEP PROCESS.

Step 1 is to submit your application on the Springboard+ website, you will then be sent a link via email to apply to the University of Limerick (UL) directly (this will be step 2).
You must provide all documents requested on this email which must be uploaded with your application on the UL site. It is only when we receive ALL requested documents that your application is considered complete.

Note : It may take a few days after your application is updated to 'Pending' on the Springboard+ website before you receive the email containing the link to apply to UL (step 2).
Please note we will need to correspond with you by email throughout the application process. For this reason, we ask that you regularly check your email and spam folders.

Required Documents for UL application:
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
- Digital quality head and shoulders photograph.
- A copy of your most recent CV, please note that by providing this document you are agreeing that we may send it to members of industry if you require assistance when searching for an Industry Learning Placement (ILE) or project work (applies to some courses only).
- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language
requirements:
• If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate


FEES - EMPLOYED APPLICANTS ONLY
All employed participants must pay a contribution of the course cost directly to the provider for all level 7-9 courses. The onus is on the participant to arrange payment of this fee. The HEA will fund the remainder of the cost directly to the provider.

Employed participants will be required to make a 10% course contribution of €400 directly to the University of Limerick.

Springboard+ will pay all fees for unemployed and returner participants.

Course Acceptance
In order to accept a course offer employed participants must pay a non-refundable acceptance fee of €250 to the University of Limerick. This €250 will be deducted from the contribution of €400 as outlined above. The remaining €150 is due by 15th January 2021.
In order to avail of Springboard+ funding you must provide written proof as outlined below:

NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process it is your responsibility to inform a Springboard+ coordinator at UL and to provide proof of new status.

Unemployed
Written proof from the Department of Employment and Social Protection (DEASP) that you are in receipt of an eligible payment (see Springboard+ site).

Returners
Swear a declaration before a Commissioner for Oaths attesting to your status and provide written proof.

Employed/Self Employed
Provide a copy of most recent P60 or other relevant revenue documentation or a letter from their current employer to confirm employment or self-employment.

Formerly Self-Employed
Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient. Swear a declaration, witnessed by a Commissioner of Oaths, stating that the applicant is no longer self-employed.

To be eligible for Springboard+ funding applicants must be resident in the state.

Please note you may be required to verify your Nationality and Residency status.

For Returners and Employed/Self-Employed applicants, the following rules apply :
- must be ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to the programme.
** Note: The period of residency for holders of Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM is calculated from the date of receipt of the Stamp 4.
Any period of residency in the state before this date will not be taken into consideration ( ie you must hold Stamp 4 for three of the five years preceding)