Adding value to the supply chain
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or chung@ scmpc.org. Website: www.scmpc.org.my/.
University of Bolton, UK graduates received their BSc (Hons) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and MSc in Supply Chain Management degrees.