Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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You can study online for an accredited degree in logistics and supply chain management.

  • Online courses include Bachelor of Business degrees with a Logistics and Supply Chain Management major.
  • Specialist masters and other postgraduate courses are also available online.

The subject is normally studied within a business program. Students do units on topics such as procurement, operations management, inventory control, customer relations and global networks.

We continuously look for graduates with degrees in supply chain / logistics. Positions include: working in our factories and distribution facilities, corporate procurement and logistics, and customer supply chain positions in our sales organization.

~ Nestle-Purina

Study Logistics and SCM Online

Logistics and supply chain management (Logistics and SCM) is a valuable business major. Every business can benefit from the effective management of operations and interactions with external parties. Logistics and SCM graduates are highly employable.

Studying online allows you to develop skills and gain a qualification in a convenient way. Most online students maintain a career while studying.

As an online Logistics and SCM student, you consider:

  • how to frame and solve logistics problems
  • transportation of inputs and products
  • business logistics in a digital environment
  • each business entity's place within a supply chain
  • strategic marketing channels
  • global logistics management.

You study business management with a focus on optimising business operations.

The best online courses train you to form business strategies from strong technical foundations. You learn to adopt a scientific/engineering approach to business administration.

The question: 'how to make it?' has become, 'where to make it?' and opened up new decisions for executives as they now need to decide whether it is better to make their own products or to source them elsewhere. In this environment, supply chain and logistics decisions play a crucial role.

~ Murat Dogan

Logistics and SCM Careers

Career opportunities in Logistics and SCM are plentiful.

Business is increasingly inter-connected and complex, making logistics a growing field. Every company and organisation has a demand for logistical expertise, even if they don't employ or contract a logistician or supply chain manager as such.

  • The skills you learn from Logistics and SCM courses can be applied in many different roles.
  • These include junior roles for recent graduates through to high-level executive positions.

Job title examples

Call Centre Director • Distribution Manager • Freight Manager • General Manager (regional or operations) • Inventory Planner • Logistics Manager • Procurement Analyst • Purchasing Manager • Sales Director • Supply Chain Director

Online Bachelor Degree Courses

A limited number of online universities offer Logistics and Supply Chain Management as a major for bachelor-degree students. To achieve the major, you need to complete a sufficient number of prescribed units towards the end of the degree (2nd and 3rd years).

Alternatively, you can construct a logistics-heavy program yourself. Australia's best online BBus degrees offer many electives, including units relevant to logistics and SCM. You can favour subjects covering topics such as international business, quantitative methods and microeconomic decision making.

Logistics and distribution/supply chain manager jobs are open to all graduates although you'll find that more and more employers are seeking graduates with a specific degree in logistics, transport or supply chain management.

~ Jemma Smith

RMIT Bachelor of Business (Logistics and SCM)

Through Open Universities Australia, RMIT University offers a 3-year Bachelor of Business degree with a major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Subjects you may examine in the online program include supply chain technologies, inventory control, procurement, production operations, distribution and transport, warehousing, retail services and global logistics.

Swinburne Bachelor of Business (Logistics and SCM)

Swinburne Online offers a Logistics and SCM major as part of its external Bachelor of Business degree. The program is taught by industry professionals. Students learn how to plan and manage goods and resource flows in a global marketplace. The course aims to build skills in project management, negotiation, procurement, and process management.

USQ BBus (Logistics and Supply Chains)

The University of Southern Queensland offers a supply chain management major in its undergraduate business program. To qualify for the major, students need to complete units in business logistics, supply chain design, project management fundamentals, quality and performance management, marketing channels, applied business research, and business strategy in a global environment.

Masters in Logistics and SCM

University graduates and experienced managers can study for a masters or other postgraduate qualification in logistics and supply chain management.

  • Eligibility depends on having a relevant degree or professional experience.
  • Requirements are often lower for graduate certificate courses, which can be used as a pathway to a masters degree.

You can get a masters degree (3 semesters typically), graduate diploma (2 semesters) or graduate certificate (1 semester).

Distance learning allows you to balance study with work. Most online students maintain full or part-time employment while studying.

Supply chain masters online.

RMIT Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management

RMIT University offers a 100% online, fully accredited masters in SCM and logistics. It's designed for part-time, year-round study and suits full-time workers. Students do 1 unit at a time, each taking 7 weeks. You can complete the program in 2 years (without sitting a long exam). If you lack a business degree, you can start with the Graduate Certificate part. Subjects include business analytics, e-Business SCM, logistics in practice, and managing contracts.

Curtin Graduate Certificate in SCM

Curtin University offers a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management which can be taken on-campus or fully online. You can only enroll in the February and July intakes. Students are introduced to logistics management principles. You explore typical logistics activities such as customer service, transportation, inventory management, distribution, order processing and information systems.

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