Supply Chain Management is essential if you plan to be a logistics manager, operations manager or e-commerce manager. You'll learn how to create a smooth supply chain and handle the entire distribution process, from the factory production line to the customer. You'll also learn how to integrate a company's departments, such as marketing and IT, to work well together towards a common goal.
This subject will give you the business and communication skills needed to manage complex information systems and organisational relationships. You'll understand the design and operation of international supply chains, transportation and logistics networks, and how to build partnerships.
Practical, hands-on learning
As a Supply Chain Management student, you'll be encouraged to apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations. For example, you could use a computer simulation program to coordinate the flow of materials along a supply chain, and forecast customer demand to ensure that products arrive in time.
You'll also have the opportunity to apply what you've learnt to the workplace and gain technical skills. For example, you might work in teams to produce a set of recommendations for a real company to adopt new business technologies.
You could also get hands-on experience using SAP, the world's leading enterprise resource planning application. And in the paper MSYS366 Managing Projects, you'll learn to use Microsoft Project to practice running projects from start to finish, by putting the right resources and budget in place.
You'll get to see what goes into meeting customer needs throughout production, distribution and the delivery of products. Learn more about Supply Chain Management at the department's website (Management Systems).
Waikato is ranked in the world's top 250 universities for Business & Management Studies in the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2017.
Supply Chain Management can normally be taken as a Minor subject (4 papers) for any undergraduate degree offered at the University of Waikato.
If you'd like to gain specialist expertise at postgraduate level, take a look at our Master of Management Studies.
- Supply chain manager
- Supply chain systems manager
- E-commerce manager
- International logistics manager
- Logistics architect
- Procurement manager
- Operations manager
- Warehouse manager
Study Supply Chain Management in any of these qualifications
Supply Chain Management as a Minor (Bachelor's degree)
- Bachelor of Business - BBus
- Bachelor of Business Analysis - BBA
- Bachelor of Communication Studies
- Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours - BMS(Hons)
- Almost any other bachelor's degree at the University of Waikato
|The World of Digital Business||DIGIB101||15.0 Points|
|Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management||MGSYS101||15.0 Points|
|Tools for Managing Projects||MGSYS200||15.0 Points|
|Advanced Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management||MGSYS201||15.0 Points|
|Entrepreneurial Electronic Commerce||MSYS221||20.0 Points|
|Retail Supply Chains||SCMGT201||15.0 Points|
|Global Supply Chains||SCMGT202||15.0 Points|
|Industry Experience 2||MSYS319||20.0 Points|
|Managerial Decision Making||MSYS335||20.0 Points|
|E-Business Implementation||MSYS358||20.0 Points|
|Business Analysis and Consultancy||MSYS365||20.0 Points|
|Managing Projects||MSYS366||20.0 Points|
|Operations Management||MSYS376||20.0 Points|
|Supply Chain Management||MSYS377||20.0 Points|
|Directed Study||MSYS390||20.0 Points|
|Advanced Managerial Decision Making||MSYS435||20.0 Points|
|Advanced E-Business Implementation||MSYS458||20.0 Points|
|Advanced Business Analysis and Consultancy||MSYS465||20.0 Points|
|Advanced Project Management||MSYS466||20.0 Points|
|Advanced Operations Management||MSYS476||20.0 Points|
|Advanced Supply Chain Management||MSYS477||20.0 Points|
|Directed Study||MSYS490||20.0 Points|
|Industry Experience 4||MSYS495||20.0 Points|
|Report of an Investigation||MSYS499||20.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the GradCert(SCM) and GradDip(SCM)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Supply Chain Management at an advanced level in their first degree. The requirements for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
Prescriptions for the BMS(Hons)
Supply Chain Management may be taken as a major for the BMS(Hons) for students already enrolled in the major prior to 2018. The requirements for the major are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
Students enrolling in 500 level Supply Chain Management papers should normally have a minimum of a B average in undergraduate Supply Chain Management papers, with no less than that in 300 and 400 level Supply Chain Management papers. All students should discuss their programme with the Management Student Centre before enrolling.
Management Student Centre (MSC)
Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton
One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.
Supply Chain Management subject convenors
Associate Professor Eric Deakins
Dr Cecile L'Hermitte