Global Supply Chain Management

Understand changes in global marketplaces and product life cycles to meet the challenges of an evolving supply chain industry.

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Cranfield School of ManagementCranfield School of Management

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Master contemporary supply chain management with Cranfield University

Recent years have seen product life cycles shortening, product variety increasing, and highly variable demand that is difficult to forecast. Global supply chain managers need to understand these challenges to meet the needs of marketplaces today.

On this Bronze Award microcredential from Cranfield University, you’ll explore how the global supply chain landscape is evolving. Learning from experts entirely online, you’ll be equipped for a career in logistics and supply chain management.

Look to the future of logistics and supply chain management

As you explore recent developments in global marketplaces, you’ll prepare for the future of logistics and supply chain management. You’ll learn about the influence big data and new technologies are having on the industry.

You’ll analyse network structure and flows, discussing how these have evolved and could continue to evolve in the coming years.

With the expertise you gain from this course, you can ensure you and your organisation stay ahead of the curve.

Build management skills for your leadership career

One of a suite of Cranfeld Online modules on leadership topics, this microcredential has been specifically designed to prepare you for roles in senior leadership.

As well as expanding your knowledge of supply chain theory, you’ll also build practical skills for your career.

You’ll explore technical aspects of procurement contract development and management, and learn how to develop strong and profitable business relationships.

Join an online network of supply chain professionals

To complement the skills and knowledge you gain on this microcredential, you’ll also gain access to a ready-made network of industry professionals.

Learning online at your own pace, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet and interact with other learners. You’ll share your own insights from the field as you tap into the expertise of your course leaders and peers.

With the contacts and credentials you build up over the course, you’ll be equipped to aim higher and unlock senior positions in supply chain management and logistics.

How will the skills I learn advance my career? 

This microcredential has been designed to help you turn knowledge into practical action in your own organisation and workplace. 

You’ll develop your project management skills, analytical, strategic, and logistical thinking, leadership capabilities, and resilience to change. These are all transferable skills that can be applied to a wide range of roles and industries.

How does a stackable microcredential work?

The modules on this microcredential are fully stackable and self-paced, meaning it’s up to you to decide how much you want to learn and when.

This is a Bronze Award microcredential requiring four hours of online course learning. To allow you time to complete reflection activities throughout, we recommend allowing a total of eight hours to complete the module.

You can also choose to continue your studies to Silver or Gold level, then stack other modules in the Cranfield Online series and build towards a postgraduate certificate, diploma, or MSc degree.

What will I receive when I finish the microcredential?

Upon successful completion of the microcredential, you’ll receive a Cranfield Digital Learning Bronze Badge to certify your skills in global supply chain management.

What you will achieve

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...

  • Analyse network structure and flows involved in supply chains.
  • Analyse network structure and flows involved in supply chains.

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

You can choose to study past our Bronze badge with a Silver and Gold badge from Cranfield Online. You can then stack these credentials for a Postgraduate award.

Please note, the minimum criteria for the Postgraduate Award is an English language speaking IELTS score of 6.5.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is designed for anyone involved in or hoping to enter supply chain management and logistics.

The transferable skills and knowledge learners gain through this course will be applicable to a wide range of roles and industries.


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Before learning

    Once signed up to a microcredential, you will receive access to the content within 24 hrs.

  • After learning

    You will retain full access to the learning material for 1 year from the date you signed up. After successfully completing your submission you will be invited to progress to the next level.

World-class learning with Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield has been a world leader in management education and research for over 50 years, helping individuals and organisations learn and succeed by transforming knowledge into action.

    World-class learning with Cranfield University

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally.



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