Postgraduate Course in Total Supply Chain Management

The COVID-19 crisis has shown the importance of supply and distribution chains in the framework of business strategy, consolidating itself as an element of competitive advantage. This postgraduate course addresses the comprehensive management of supply chain processes from five key dimensions: technique, strategy, technology, leadership, and sustainability.

  • Supply Chain
  • Logistics
Next edition
Classes start
01 March, 2022
Program ends
21 June, 2022
Schedule
Tuesday and Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm
Language
Spanish
Modality
On-campus
ECTS credits
15
Price
3000 €

The Postgraduate Course in Total Supply Chain Management offers you the possibility of learning and reviewing in a technical, integrated, and updated way the processes that make up the supply chain: management, demand forecasting and decision-making, purchasing, provisioning, transportation, storage, and customer service. On these foundations, strategic key points are raised that allow the building of a very cost-efficient supply chain, which is capable of satisfying the needs of customers, workers, suppliers, and society.

Throughout the course, a practical application of technological advances that can add real value to the supply chain will be carried out, focusing on fields such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics. Although technology is important, people are more important, which is why you will learn skills to lead teams with a high level of involvement, motivation, and demand. Management tools will also be provided to establish control objectives, build agile organizations, and develop projects to improve logistics processes (Project Management).

The postgraduate course also addresses the challenges of the supply chain with respect to environmental sustainability, taking into account the lessons learned from the coronavirus crisis, and dedicates a special section to the logistics solutions required for the definitive emergence of the digital environment and electronic commerce.

Why choose this program

01

Gain access to a profession in high demand

The Postgraduate Course provides comprehensive training for one of the most in-demand profiles in the current market (Supply Chain Managing), understood as the quantitative and qualitative evolution of the traditional logistics processes and management of commercial systems. With the consolidation of e-commerce, Big Data and the robotization of distribution processes, companies increasingly require professionals trained in management, decision-taking and logistics.

02

Get a comprehensive view of the supply chain

The postgraduate course offers a comprehensive view of the supply chain and supply chain management, addressing all the key points of management to achieve excellence in the different processes that comprise it: from demand planning to the last mile, through procurement, transportation, or storage in different commercial systems.

03

Learn about practical solutions for facing real challenges

The course offers students a modality based on practical strategies, which can be used when facing immediate professional challenges such as technological transformation, reducing environmental impact, or the need to attract talent at different points in the supply chain management.

04

Learn from real experiences with managers

The postgraduate course has teachers who combine theoretical knowledge with extensive professional experience in logistics and supply chain. In addition, each subject incorporates the experience of master classes from executives of relevant companies such as DANONE, BASF or MECALUX. Learn from real successes and mistakes that happen most frequently in the supply chain.

Who is it for?

The postgraduate course is aimed at professionals in the logistics operations sector and students who wish to specialize in the analysis and management of the supply chain. The course also offers professionals in the field of logistics an update of knowledge in the field of supply chain, since in recent years it has been affected by such relevant changes as digitization, omnichannel, or sustainability. During postgraduate studies, they will incorporate strategic key points that will allow them to improve decision-making in logistics management.

Supply Chain Management courses take into account the diversity of professional experiences and training of each participant, and are designed to adapt to the degree of previous experience that each student has with the subjects taught.

Admission and enrolment

Curriculum

The Postgraduate Course in Supply Chain Management consists of 5 subjects that encompass the key dimensions of the supply chain. Each of them will have a theoretical part, the presentation of real cases on management and logistics in commerce, and the experience of a master class given by a senior manager in the sector.

Supply Chain Fundamentals

Technical, comprehensive, and updated review of the processes that make up the supply chain and supply chain management: organization, purchasing, provisioning, transport, storage, and last mile systems.

Supply Chain Strategy

Strategic and administrative key points for designing and coordinating a supply chain that is capable of simultaneously satisfying the needs of its agents involved in different types of international business: clients, workers, suppliers, society, and investors.

Supply Chain Technology

Practical and digital application of technological advances that can add real value to the supply chain and supply chain management, focusing on systems such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

Supply Chain Leadership

Personal skills for managing teams with a high level of involvement, motivation, and demand. Tools are also provided to establish control objectives in the supply chain, build agile and international organizations, and develop projects to improve process management (Project Management).

Supply Chain Sustainability

Challenges and logistics solutions for the supply chain in terms of balancing the three areas of sustainability in business (economic, environmental, and social), taking into account the lessons learned and the experience that the coronavirus crisis has left us.

Real Cases
  • Danone
  • Ikea
  • Inditex
  • Mecalux

Qualification obtained

Once you have passed the program, you will be awarded the degree of Curso de Postgrado en Total Supply Chain Management, issued by Pompeu Fabra University.

Faculty

Academic directors

Oriol Montanyà Vilalta

Senior Lecturer BSM

Faculty

Oriol Montanyà Vilalta

Senior Lecturer BSM

Ernest Solé Udina

Senior Lecturer BSM

  • Enric Bergonyó Sánchez
    With more than 25 years of experience in planning and management, leading teams in various fields and local and Latin American organizations, he is currently the founder of Spika Coaching and Bergonyò i Durall.
    Technical Agronomist Engineer, he also has a degree in Economics and Business from UPF. Specialized as a Coach by the European School of Coaching, and also in International Purchasing Management by ESCI.
  • Nati Sánchez Aznar
    Founder and Manager at NSGestio Support for business management.
    Graduated in Business Administration and Master's Degree in Banking and Finance from UPF. Specialization in Management Control and Focus Program in Entrepreneurship per IESE.
  • Rafael Richart Ferri
    Specialized in Operations, occupying different positions for 28 years at Danone S.A. (Quality, Industrial, Engineering, Supply Chain and Sourcing & Supplier Development).
    Graduate in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, with a Diploma in Agri-Food Industries.Specialization in International Purchasing and Management of Food and Beverage Companies.
  • Albert Vidal
    15+ years in management, business strategy, sales and innovation in technology-based industries. Currently Senior Director of the WMS software business unit in a leading company in supply chain, logistics and warehousing, managing cross-functional teams across Europe, North America and Latam.
    Graduated in Telecommunications Engineering from the UPC, Master in Innovation and Executive MBA from IESE. North America and Latam.

Methodology

The methodology of the Postgraduate Course in Total Supply Chain Management combines three pedagogical elements that guarantee a complete and attractive training: the presentation of theoretical content, the analysis of real cases, and the participation of recognized managers.

01.

Theoretical sessions

The exposition of theoretical contents in the Postgraduate Course in Total Supply Chain Management allows students to obtain the knowledge base necessary to understand the supply chain in its entirety, from each of the different perspectives offered by the course.

02.

Analysis of real cases

Through the analysis of real cases, students will be able to understand different problems and logistical situations, and the ways in which they have been solved. The participation and interaction of the students will be key in these sessions.

03.

Real experiences with company managers

Throughout the course, professional experts from different sectors will share with the students their experience and the main professional challenges they have faced, thus sharing their vision for the correct management of the supply chain.

Evaluation

The Postgraduate Course in Total Supply Chain Management is continuously evaluated. Each of the five subjects of the program incorporates three elements that help students to internalize the concepts, while allowing the teacher to assess their evolution:

  • Participation in class dynamics.
  • Carrying out individual or group work.
  • Final test-type exam.

Students will be required to attend at least 80% of the classes, either in person or remotely (if this mode is activated).

Tools

The On-Campus&Live methodology allows you to follow the program in person and also remotely.

In this modality, two stable subgroups are opened that will coexist throughout the course: one face-to-face and the other with 100% remote students. The remote students (a maximum of 15 places per course) will follow the program in a synchronous way with the face-to-face students. That is, they will share the same school calendar and schedule as the face-to-face students.

Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems, and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills, and achieve learning which is transferable to the job. The face-to-face modality is enriched with elements of online programs (virtual learning environment, multimedia resources, among others) so that the learning experience of the two subgroups is equally satisfactory.

You will have:

  • Master's or postgraduate work to learn by doing
  • A personal mentor to monitor your Master's Final Project (TFM) or Postgraduate Final Project (TFP)
  • Digital resources to achieve transversal skills
  • Interdisciplinary activities and workshops
  • Digital resources and audiovisual blocks for online learning
  • Active methodologies for transferable learning
 

Professional Future

Supply chain management, understood as the quantitative and qualitative evolution of traditional logistics processes, is becoming one of the most in-demand tasks in the international labour market. Throughout the course, students will acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to successfully deal with the management of new challenges and scenarios in the supply chain.

Student profile

The postgraduate program brings together professionals and students from the logistics operations sector who wish to specialize in the analysis and management of the supply chain, as well as those with experience who seek to update their knowledge in the field of transport and the supply chain.

Career opportunities

This program trains you in one of the professional profiles which is most in-demand in the current market, that of Supply Chain Manager, who can take care of the management and decision-making of a complete supply chain or of any of the parts of the business that integrate it.


  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Last Mile Manager
  • Demand Planner
  • Director of Transportation
  • Warehouse and distribution management
  • Planning management
  • Purchasing manager
  • Supply management

Admission and enrolment

Our admission process consists of a rigorous evaluation of each application to preserve the quality of the group as well as the training, experience, and work capacity of all students.

Who can apply?

 

You should be a university graduate. Other candidates without the required university degree may take part in the selection process by virtue of their academic or professional merits.. Those participants who do not have Spanish as one of their mother tongues or who did not have it as a teaching language in their training studies, must prove that they have at least a B2 level of Spanish (Common European Framework of Reference), as well as fluently take part in a personal interview with the academic director, if necessary.

How to apply?

To apply for admission to this program, students must read and accept the Terms and Conditions of Contract once they start the application for admission through the following form.

Application for admission

Complete your application within the next admission rounds:

RoundApplication deadlineAdmission resolution
111/11/202026/11/2020
203/12/202018/12/2020
317/12/202031/12/2020
412/01/202128/01/2021
502/02/202117/02/2021
623/02/202110/03/2021
716/03/202131/03/2021
808/04/202123/04/2021
927/04/202112/05/2021
1013/05/202128/05/2021
1127/05/202111/06/2021
1208/06/202123/06/2021
1322/06/202107/07/2021
1406/07/202121/07/2021
1520/07/202130/07/2021
1602/09/202117/09/2021
1716/09/202101/10/2021
1805/10/202120/10/2021
1921/10/202105/11/2021

Applications for admission will be evaluated when you complete the following steps:

  • Complete the online admission form.
  • Pay the €120 admission fee. This amount will be returned if you are not admitted.
  • Send the following documents through the online platform e-registrar:
    • Presentation letter or video
    • CV
    • Scanned copy of university degree (if you are in the last year of your degree, you can provide your academic records)
    • Scanned copy of Transcript of Records. Make sure that it includes your GPA (Grade Point Average)
    • Scanned copy of ID Card or Passport
    • Passport-size photo (jpg format)

Additional documents may be requested in certain cases.
Application rounds are subject to the number of places available on the program.

Admission

  • The Admissions Committee will select the candidates on the basis of a personal or CV-based interview.
  • You will be notified of the admission decision in writing.

Enrolment

  • Registration must be paid within a 15 days after the admission.
  • Once the letter of acceptance to the program has been received, you will need to submit the following original documents before the course begins:
    • Stamped and/or authenticated photocopy of your university degree.
  • If you have a foreign degree you may need to submit additional documents.
  • Paying the reservation fee (25% of the program's tuition fees) is essential in order to reserve your place
  • If you pay the tuition fees by bank transfer you will be required to introduce the program code. The program code for this course is 3343.
  • The remaining tuition fees must be paid 2 weeks before the start of the course.

Grants, scholarships and financing

Scholarships

The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you different means of financing so that you can take any of our programs without worry. We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program, either by rewarding your talent through scholarships, through grants from entities dedicated to promoting education or through collaboration agreements with financial entities.

Social Value Scholarships

UPF Barcelona School of Management, for this next academic year, and aiming at the commitment for social welfare, offers the Social Value Scholarships with the objective of supporting and favoring the groups that the School considers a priority. Enter and consult the details.

Beca UPF-BSM

Apply for one of our UPF-BSM Scholarships, awarded specifically to Pompeu Fabra University students with a good academic record.

Grants and discounts

Alumni discounts

If you are a member of our alumni associations or of one of our partner universities, we offer you a series of applicable discounts on the amount of tuition for your program.

UPF Employee Discounts

If you are a member or family member of an employee of the UPF group or belonged to the collaborating institutions of the UPF Barcelona School of Management, you can enjoy a series of applicable discounts on the tuition fees for your program.

Funding

Financing simulator

You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator and receive an answer in less than 24 hours.

Go to the simulator

Collaborating entities

In addition, UPF Barcelona School of Management collaborates with various banks and financial entities which provide study loans on favorable terms. For more information you can contact any of the following links (in Spanish).

Note, however, that in order to benefit from these special conditions you must have a NIE if you are not a European Citizen. Therefore, UPF Barcelona School of Management strongly recommends international students to seek first for students loans at bank entities of their country of origin, or to search for funding opportunities through international entities.

The Agency for Management of University and Research Grants of Catalonia (AGAUR, in Spanish) also offers loans to university students with legal residence in Catalonia through the PREPOST program.

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Postgraduate Course in Total Supply Chain Management