Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Power Up Your Management Potential

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ************************************************************************************************************************* Potential Skillnet Funding of upto 40%, for further information and to confirm eligibility please contact: training@bpcskillnet.ie / sue@nextlevel.ie **************************************************************************************************************************************** Based on the globally recognised body of knowledge in production and inventory management offered by ASCM (formerly APICS), this one-year certificate programme offers professionals the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of supply chain processes and the ability to evaluate inventory activities within an organisation’s global operations.

Course Details


University of Limerick, Certificate in Supply Chain Management


NFQ Level 7 Minor Award


Blended Learning


3 Semesters


Flexible Delivery

Start Date:

August 2023

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For professionals who:

  • ­Have a minimum of two years of organisational experience and aspire to or currently hold their first supervisory or managerial position in supply chain or inventory management
  • ­Want to develop a range of practical skills and a deeper understanding of effective supply chain management
  • ­Seek a third-level qualification in management

Participants learn 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

How it works

  • ­Comprised of ten taught modules, this programme covers the topics of demand and procurement management; supplier, materials, capacity, sales and operations planning; master scheduling; performance measurements; supplier relationships; quality control; continuous improvement and supply chain business excellence models.
  • ­Guidance and support is provided by MDU for the duration of the programme.
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Graduate Testimonials

The structure of the lectures, friendly environment & helpful staff made the transition back to learning much easier.

Caroline McGrath,

Mature Student

I found the course very beneficial to my job as the terminology & tools are being used in the automotive industry today.

Bart Barrett,

Planner, Valeo Systems