There are 2 optional programme pathways;
MSc in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ILSCM)
MSc in International Procurement and Supply Chain Management (IPSCM)
The study is divided into 3 Terms of 60 credits each;
Term 1; September - December in Venlo, The Netherlands
3 Modules (20 credits per module)
• MAR700 Supply Chains and Production Control Systems
• MAR701V Research Skills and economics for International Supply Chains
• MAR702V Maritime Finance and Business Modelling
Term 2; January - May in Plymouth, U.K.
3 Modules (20 credits per module)
• MAR704 Logistics, Supply Chains, Systems and Methods
• MAR707 International Supply Chain Systems
• MAR709 International Logistics Management
or MAR708 International Procurement Management
Term 3; May - September, location can be everywhere
• MAR710 Research project (60 credits)
Modes of instruction
Workshops, lectures, group work, guest lecturers, assignments, seminars, group discussions, case studies, tutorials, logistic excursions (visit harbour), research project.
Word of welcome
Welcome to the Master of Science Program in International Logistics / Procurement / Supply Chain Management We have been offering this program in cooperation with Plymouth University for over 30 years in which we have managed to educate many eager international students.
This program offers the best of 2 worlds. First part at Fontys in Venlo, renowned for its expertise in all aspects of Logistics. Second part at Plymouth University which enjoys a good reputation for its focus on international Logistics and Marine studies. With this up-to-date and stimulating program we hope to give students the opportunity to think critically about business contexts relevant to international logistics, procurement and supply chain management as well as learning to use different tools and applications in doing research. Not only the content of the study will be worthwhile for their future careers, also the international experience will be of a significant value for the career of our students working in an international environments as well as for their social network.
With a positive attitude and willingness to work hard, students will succeed and become a highly appreciated and highly skilled employer for many industries. We are proud of our students and alumni, because of the personal development they achieve in one academic year, the positive reviews we receive from all parties, not in the least the businesses where our student find employment.
Any questions in regards to this Master course? I would be happy to inform you, so feel free to contact me,
Mrs. Olga Kuypers-Martens Programme Manager Fontys
MAR700 Supply Chains and Production Control Systems
This module introduces students to the management of operations and logistics control systems. It analyses the influences on the external business environment of organisations involved in international logistics, and synthesises the operation of logistics and production and control systems.
To provide an insight into the management of Supply Chains and operations in a Production environment. To provide a sound understanding of the principles and applications of control systems to their operation. To provide an insight into the essence of Information and Communication Systems.
At the end of the module the student will be expected to be able to:
- evaluate external influences on the operation of supply chain and production systems.
- assess complex supply chain and logistical situations.
- evaluate the role of production control concepts in international supply chain and production systems.
- synthesise a supply chain and production control system.
MAR701V Research Skills and Economics for International Supply Chains
This module develops the skills required to carry out international supply chain research including communication, writing and oral presentation and promotes critical awareness of economic and other business contexts.
To develop practical skills including communication, writing and oral presentation required to conduct high quality research. To foster critical awareness of the economic and other contexts framing international supply chain decisions.
At the end of this module the learner will be expected to be able to:
- Appraise research presented orally and in reports and journals
- Demonstrate the skills needed to communicate research results effectively
- Understand the context of research rules, controls and policy and work within them
- Structure a reflective overview of one aspect of international supply chains
- Categorise international supply chains in terms of component market structures
- Compare business contexts within which international supply chain decisions are made.
MAR702V Maritime Finance and Business Modelling
This module considers the role of business finance in maritime industries including interpretation of traditional accounts and analysis of corporate performance and approaches to investment appraisal. It develops hands-on skills for decision making based on an integrated approach to quantitative decision methods using spread sheets. Also, modern statistical tools are used to analyse problems in maritime business environments. Descriptive statistics and graphical displays, optimization and risk analysis will be covered.
To identify the role of business finance in maritime industries, providing students with modern statistical tools to analyse problems in maritime business environments. Descriptive statistics and graphical displays, optimisation and risk analysis will be covered.
At the end of a module the student will be expected to be able to:
- critically discuss the basic sources of corporate finance for maritime industry
- apply ratio analysis to the accounts of shipping and logistics companies
- assess the impact of risk management on investment appraisal
- summarise and display graphically data from shipping business, logistics or port areas using a spread sheet
- solve optimization problems using a spread sheet
- perform simulation-based risk analysis using a spread sheet
MAR704 Logistics, Supply Chains, Systems and Methods
Equip yourself to be able to structure complex logistical and supply chain problems using operational tools. You'll also explore a conceptual model for dissertations.
MAR709 International Logistics Management
In this module you'll analyse the implications of decisions taken by international channel management in the context of international logistics.
MAR707 International Supply Chains
You'll focus on international supply chain systems that facilitate the flow of goods and services in international trading systems and consider various supply chain management processes involved in optimising the supply chain performance to achieve and sustain competitive advantage in complex and dynamic trading environment. You'll also consider issues related to international trade and macroeconomic policy.
MAR708 International Procurement Management
Analyse the principles underlying procurement processes and strategies and explore the development and centrality of procurement as an integrated business function in supply chains, as well as its interaction with other functions and organisations.
MAR710 Research Project
In the Project/Dissertation you will be expected to research a topic or problem related to your award title on the basis of relevant literature and appropriate empirical work. You may choose to participate in either an established research area or follow a line of work based of your own interest.