Supply Chain Associate (Diploma)

Advance to the Next Level in Your Career

For employed professionals who wish to expand on their current knowledge base while still working. This two year programme which is based on the globally recognised body of knowledge in 'Production and Inventory Management', will provide learners and hosting organisations with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company's global operations.

Course Details


University of Limerick, Supply Chain Associate


Diploma Level 7 (120 ECTS)


Blended Learning


2 Years



Start Date:

September 2021

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For professionals who:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years of organisational experience and aspire to or currently hold their first supervisory or managerial roles in supply chain or inventory management
  • Seek to enhance their understanding of supply chain activities and management, and acquire new and best-practice methods for efficient supply chain operations
  • Evaluate performance of supply chain activities and identify opportunities for improvement and integration
  • Respond to rapid changes in demand and capacity by adjusting and optimising supply chain activities
  • Seek recognition as a supply chain associate
  • Seek a third-level qualification

Benefits to Employees

  • Gain a Diploma while working
  • Develop career enhancing skills
  • Learn best-practice from other organisations
  • Excellent career progression prospects

How it works

  • Virtual classrooms and online tutorials from subject matter experts
  • Collaborative group work in virtual teams
  • On campus lectures 1 day every week 3 weeks during the Autumn and Spring semesters, i.e. 6 days a semester
  • Summer School during the first year in the University of Limerick
  • Two in-company, self-directed projects
  • Additional industry-based seminars and company visits to explore supply chain in practice in Irish and International enterprises
  • Participation in a Community of Practice. This will allow participants to interact and engage in peer-to-peer learning activities around the academic content
  • Support from an Industry Mentor within the company throughout the apprenticeship
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