Adding value to the sup­ply chain

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

WORK­ING adults who grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Bolton in Bri­tain re­ceived their BSc (Hons) in Lo­gis­tics and Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment and MSc in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment de­grees at a cer­e­mony in Pe­tal­ing Jaya re­cently.

The grad­u­ates were con­grat­u­lated by the Univer­sity of Bolton’s vice chan­cel­lor, Pro­fes­sor Ge­orge Holmes, who in his wel­come mes­sage said that the univer­sity has a long tra­di­tion of de­liv­er­ing ex­cel­lent and in­dus­try-ready grad­u­ates.

The awards were con­ferred by the Univer­sity of Bolton’s ex­ec­u­tive dean, Dr Kon­dal Kan­dadi. “Bolton has en­joyed a long as­so­ci­a­tion with Malaysia, hav­ing worked with var­i­ous aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions in the coun­try for nearly two decades. Malaysia is one of the univer­sity’s long­est es­tab­lished over­seas part­ner coun­tries and with SCM Pro­fes­sional Cen­tre (SCMPC) that re­la­tion­ship con­tin­ues to go from strength to strength.”

Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment is a spe­cial­ist mar­ket and a grow­ing one. The univer­sity and SCMPC are proud that its pro­grammes are ac­cred­ited by pro­fes­sional bod­ies and are recog­nised in­ter­na­tion­ally.

The vale­dic­to­rian was Anitha Sun­mugam who scored a First Class Hon­ours in the BSc (Hons) Lo­gis­tics and Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment. In her speech, she con­grat­u­lated and thanked her fel­low grad­u­ates for hav­ing “con­quered this jour­ney which was filled with com­plex re­ports, as­sign­ments and tight dead­lines”. The BSc (Hons) Lo­gis­tics and Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment of­fered by the Univer­sity of Bolton in col­lab­o­ra­tion with SCMPC has given stu­dents the breadth of sup­ply chain ex­po­sure that is needed to take their ca­reer to the next level.

Anitha also thanked the Univer­sity of Bolton and SCMPC for the in­no­va­tive and col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ship that has pro­vided stu­dents with a plat­form to con­tinue stud­ies in the field of sup­ply chain man­age­ment. “If it was not for this col­lab­o­ra­tion, it would not have been pos­si­ble for us to earn a de­gree from a pres­ti­gious Bri­tish univer­sity. Thank you for open­ing your doors, and in turn, our hori­zons,” she said.

SCM ed­u­ca­tion en­com­passes all ac­tiv­i­ties that bring prod­ucts or ser­vices to the mar­ket. The ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude sourc­ing and pro­cure­ment, buyer-sup­plier re­la­tion­ship man­age­ment as well as man­ag­ing the phys­i­cal flow, trans­porta­tion, stor­age of ma­te­ri­als and the man­age­ment of in­for­ma­tion in the chain.

SCMPC re­cently or­gan­ised a “Two-day workshop on sus­tain­able cost re­duc­tion and value im­prove­ment in the sup­ply chain” which was well at­tended by par­tic­i­pants from var­i­ous sec­tors in­clud­ing Gov­ern­ment-Linked Com­pa­nies (GLCs). The workshop was con­ducted by Pro­fes­sor David Jes­sop, a Fel­low of the Char­tered In­sti­tute of Pur­chas­ing and Sup­ply (CIPS) in Bri­tain and a re­cip­i­ent of the Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion Award in 2003 in recog­ni­tion of his work in re­la­tion to ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing.

SCMPC is a reg­is­tered in­ter­na­tional provider of CIPS.

The Univer­sity of Bolton con­ducts the BSc (Hons) in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment and the MSc in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment pro­grammes. The MSc is ac­cred­ited by the Char­tered In­sti­tute of Lo­gis­tics and Trans­port and CIPS. The BSc (Hons) in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment is ac­cred­ited by CIPS.

Both the BSc and MSc pro­grammes are de­liv­ered in Malaysia by the Univer­sity of Bolton’s teach­ing fac­ulty. The univer­sity con­sid­ers this the most ef­fec­tive way of en­sur­ing qual­ity.

Reg­is­tra­tion is now open for the MSc and BSc in­take in Jan­uary 2014.

For de­tails, call the SCM Pro­fes­sional Cen­tre at 03-7954 9868 (Kuala Lumpur), 04-642 5331 (Pe­nang) and 012-470 3368 (Jo­hor). E-mail: scm­ or chung@ Web­site:

Univer­sity of Bolton, UK grad­u­ates re­ceived their BSc (Hons) in Lo­gis­tics and Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment and MSc in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment de­grees.

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