The Certificate in Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a part-time programme and consists of two parts:
(i) 3 modules in lean supply chain management (15 credits), and
(ii) 3 modules (15 credits) in information systems, operations management and relationship management.
Each module is delivered over a two-day seminar/workshop series in UCC complemented by a half-day review session. A notable feature of this programme is the inclusion of a Lean SCM Green Belt professional certificate for successful completion of part 1, delivered in conjunction with a practitioner partner (the Leading Edge Group) and accredited by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Ireland (IIE). To achieve this award participants successfully complete a Lean Green Belt project in their organisation.
The programme design facilitates individuals who wish to study on a part-time basis and integrate their studies with their careers, as well as incorporate their working experience into an accredited learning process. The Diploma in SCM is offered in step format, after successful completion of the first year (Certificate) the candidate may then progress to the Diploma level in the second year of the programme.