Top 10 best Supply Chain Masters' courses worldwide
By Ella Copeland
10. Purdue University, MBA in Global Supply Chain Management (U.S.A)
Based at Purdue University, a major research university located in Lafayette, Indiana, this full time, year long program builds upon courses which develop contextual knowledge and problem solving skills to provide a unique global internship experience as a member of an international team. Conducted in collaboration with Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), Indian Institute of Management Udaipur in India, and Tianjin University in China, the program offer students’ education in a truly global setting.
9. University of British Columbia, MSc in Business Administration, Transportation and Logistics (Canada)
This course at the prestigious SAUDER School of Business, the MSc program in Transportation and Logistics aims to provide students with analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of particular aspects of transportation and logistics.Programs are designed with an advisor or the program coordinator to meet the particular interests of individual students and to equip the students with research capability for completing an excellent thesis.
8. Maastricht University MSc Global Supply Chain Management and Change (Netherlands)
The Global Supply Chain Management and Change programmehas been developed to meet the growing demand for supply chain experts who understand the importance of innovation in business success. The programme is taught in Venlo, an entrepreneurial city about 80km from Maastricht, which offers students the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice in the region’s industrial heart.
7. HEC Montreal - Business School / University of Montreal MSc En Logistique (Canada)
This degree aims ‘to train managers with an integrated view of various aspects of international logistics and a thorough knowledge of the main tools for decision support used in the field’. Taught in both French and English (Memory Path Only), the university claims its graduates will work as logistics specialists for large manufacturing, distribution or retail, or as analysts from consulting companies and logistics service providers.
6. ESSEC Business School Advanced Master's Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (France)
This Advanced Master prepares for the professional BASICS of Supply Chain Management certification granted by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) Taught in French, the program aims for its Graduates to quickly enter professional life, working in the fields of industry, health, consumer, mass distribution, consulting and audit defence.
5. Università Bocconi: Master universitario Economia e Management dei trasporti, della logistica e delle infrastrutture
Taught in Italian only, the Master's degree in Economics and Management of Transport, Logistics and Infrastructure (MEMIT) at Bocconi is a first-level university master of the 12 months that aims to develop the ability to understand and manage the various elements of the transport system, logistics and infrastructure, through an interdisciplinary and intermodal.
4. Copenhagen Business School (CBS) MSc in Economics & Business Administration - Supply Chain Management
A two-year master’s programme that is divided into 4 semesters, Copenhagen Business School aims to provide students with an understanding of the core concepts, theories and models for strategically designing, managing and controlling global supply chains. Graduates will learn to plan and optimsize supply chain operations, but also get the competencies of developing global supply networks and supplier relations.
3. Erasmus University Rotterdam MSc in Supply Chain Management
This one year programme reflects Rotterdam's position as the largest commercial port in Europe and is aimed at recent bachelor graduates with a degree in business, economics or engineering. Previous professional experience is not required, but you do need the ambition to acquire more in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of supply chain management.
2. BEM - KEDGE Business School ISLI - MS Global Supply Chain Management
The Institute for Supply Chain Excellence (ISLI) was founded in 1984 to satisfy a demand from international professional associations. Created at the initiative of several top multinational companies, the MSc Global Supply Chain Management programme is aimed at high-potential, multicultural managers.Companies come to Institute for Supply Chain Excellence to help them make the transition into the new age of business management with supply chains that cross borders, continents and oceans.
1. WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is unique, because it offers not only a thorough education in relevant theories and state-of-the-art methods and techniques, but also aims to provide a transdisciplinary and integrated view for gaining a deeper understanding of supply chain related decision problems in a performance perspective. Such decision problems in supply chains will be considered from the view of different types of focal companies, such as manufacturers/suppliers, logistics service providers and retailers.
Boasting a number of close corporate connections with representatives from Volvo Austria, Ernst & Young SAP Austria and the Institut für Logistik GmbH, the course is unique in the diversity of its focus, which looks at both profit and non-profit environments. Focusing on the analysis, design, management and operation of supply chains in manufacturing and professional service industries, the course covers a broad definition of supply chain management (SCM) techniques and supply chain problems.
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Top 10 air freight carriers
10. Cargolux Group
The Luxembourgish freight carrier Cargolux Group (comprised of Cargolux Airlines and Cargolux Italia, established in 2008) remained in the number 10 spot, with a total reported FTK (Freight Tonne Kilometer) equaling 7.45 bn, which represents a 7.7% expansion year-over-year. The carrier group currently operates a fleet of 30 aircraft (26 through Cargolux Airlines and an addition four through Cargolux Italia), primarily variants of the Boeing 747.
9. Korean Air
Headquartered in Seoul, Korean Air provides cargo and passenger services to over 100 destinations in 44 countries. The carrier fell from eighth place in the previous year’s rankings, with a total FTK of 7.66 bn, representing a 7.1% decrease year-over-year. Korean Air reported a net revenue of $10.7bn in 2017, also reporting a return to profitability for the first time in five years, according to Forbes.
8. Air France-KLM
The Air France-KLM freight carrier group was founded in 1947. The group is comprised of Air France, KLM, and Martinair, and is based in Paris, France. Falling from seventh place in the Freight 50 rankings, the carrier reported a total FTK of 8.13 bn, which represents a 9.2% decrease in traffic year-over-year. The group reported a net revenue of $29.08bn at the end of 2017 and is ranked #28 on Forbes Magazine’s list of Best Employers.
7. Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the nationally owned airline of the Kingdom of Qatar is based in Doha, and ascended two places in the Freight 50 rankings, with a total FTK of 9.22 bn, representing a 19.6% increase in comparison to the previous financial year. The carrier’s Cargo division recently launched facilities at its hub in Doha to provide a “Seamless Cool Chain”, comprised of a “2,470 square metres Climate Control Centre situated at the airside… equipped with segregated temperature-controlled sections for storing pharmaceuticals and perishables.” This end-to-end supply chain control is expected to further improve Qatar’s standing as a leader of Middle Eastern air freight.
6. Lufthansa Group
Based in Cologne, Germany, the Lufthansa Group (comprised of Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, and Brussels Airlines) fell from the fourth position in the Freight 50, with a combined FTK of 9.46 bn. While this represents a 1.6% increase in traffic, year-over-year, the carrier was forced down the list by drastic growth from other German freight company, DHL. According to Forbes, Lufthansa’s revenue and net profits ($41.5 bn and $2.78 bn, respectively) in 2017 are both the highest reported by the company over a ten-year period.
5. Cathay Group
The Cathay Group (composed of Cathay Pacific Airlines and Dragonair) is headquartered in Hong Kong and its Cargo division accounts for 21% of the airline’s total revenue. The company’s first dedicated cargo flight between Hong Kong, Frankfurt, and London, was established in 1981, according to the official site. Now, Cathay Pacific’s Cargo Division services over 47 destinations worldwide. The carrier fell from the fourth position on the Freight 50 ranking, as its total FTK fell by 3.6%, to 10.21 bn. According to Forbes, Cathay Pacific experienced a second year of unprofitability, although the airline’s asset portfolio reached a record high in 2017, with a net value of $24.1bn.
4. DHL Express Group
Operating as the largest European carrier group, DHL Express Group (composed of DHL Air, DHL International, Air Hong Kong, Polar Air Cargo, ABX Air, Southern Air, Aerologic, and EAT Leipzig) rose two positions in the Freight 50 rankings. The carrier reported a total FTK of 10.56 bn, which represents an increase of 15.1% year-over-year. In 2018, at the Farnborough Air Show, DHL Express announced the purchase of 14 Boeing 777s, part of a new strategy to modernise its fleet.
3. UPS Airlines
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, UPS Airlines is part of United Parcel Service, Inc. Founded in 1908, UPS is the oldest company in the Top Ten, and retained third place in the Freight 50 rankings, with a total FTK of 11.26 bn. This represents a 3.9% increase year-over-year. The Company as a whole reported a net revenue of $67.7 bn, according to Forbes, representing a continuation of a ten-year trend of continuous growth. Forbes also ranks UPS among the world’s top 100 most-innovative companies, and the world’s top 50 most-valuable brands.
2. Emirates Skycargo
The state-owned air freight carrier for the UAE, Emirates Skycargo remains in second place on the Freight 50, with a total FTK of 12.27 bn, representing a 0.4% decrease year-over-year. The carrier’s central hub in Dubai allows its 259-strong fleet to reach over 1.5 bn consumers in under eight hours. Current purchasing plans are underway for Emirates Skycargo to almost double its fleet size. According to Albawaba, “In response to increasing demand from its customers, Emirates SkyCargo introduced a range of air transport solutions specific to industry verticals including Emirates Pharma, Emirates Wheels and Emirates Fresh.” Emirates Wheels has transported close to 150 cars per month since the program’s inception.
1. FedEx Express
Founded in 1998, FedEx Express is both the youngest and largest air freight carrier worldwide, with a total FTK of 15.71 bn. Haulage decreased by 0.9% year-over-year, while revenue increased to $60.5 bn in 2016, and again to $63.8 bn in 2017, continuing an eight-year growth trend. FedEx employs 395,000 members of staff, with FedEx Express operating across twelve transport hubs globally. The carrier purchased an additional 24 Boeing 777 variants in 2018, maintaining their company’s position as the largest airline in terms of cargo haulage.