Descubre el Máster en Supply Chain Management and Logistics de OBS Business School
LIFELONG LEARNING MASTER'S DEGREE

Master in Supply Chain Management and Logistics

School of Business Administration & Leadership

The Master's Degree in Supply Chain Management and Logistics, with a Master's Degree in Lifelong Learning, provides you with the skills to lead the transformation of traditional business models by offering a comprehensive view of the management of supply chain processes. It prepares you to face the challenges of global supply chain management and lead effective and decisive teams.

Thanks to the agreement signed between OBS and ISCEA, once you have completed the programme, you will have the option of taking the exam to obtain the CSCA (Certified Supply Chain Analyst) and CSCM (Certified Supply Chain Manager) certifications from ISCEA (International Supply Chain Education Alliance). These are key accreditations for analysts, managers and coordinators of operations within the supply chain.

Also, as a student of the Master, the school offers two exclusive and optional courses that prepare you to obtain the three Scrum.Inc certifications: the Scrum Master Certification, the Product Owner Certification and the Scrum@Scale Practitioner Certification.

School of Business Administration & Leadership de OBS
Master in Supply Chain Management and Logistics (Spanish)
  • 12 months
  • 60 ECTS
  • APRIL 2024
  • Online
  • SPANISH
  • 7700 €
Universitat de Barcelona (UB), partner académico de OBS Business School
Universitat de Barcelona

Get a double degree from our academic partner, the reference university in Catalonia and Spain with more than 560 years of history behind it.

OBS entre las mejores escuelas de negocio online según el ranking de El Mundo
Ranking El Mundo

The Programme has been recognised with the 2nd position in the Logistics category of the Ranking of the Best Online Masters in Spain according to the Ranking of El Mundo.

Ranking Eduniversal 2021
Ranking Eduniversal

The Master in Supply Chain Management and Logistics is the 3rd best master in Spanish in the Supply Chain and Logistics category of Eduniversal's Best Masters Ranking.

Objectives

  • OBJECTIVE 1
    PROCESS MANAGEMENT
    Obtain a global and integrated vision of the different processes that make up the supply chain in order to manage them efficiently and implement effective improvements.

  • OBJECTIVE 2
    MANAGEMENT VISION
    Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to manage an operations and logistics area, from a vision of the current positioning of logistics.

  • OBJECTIVE 3
    MANAGEMENT SKILLS
    Develop managerial skills and learn the most useful management techniques, becoming an expert manager in Supply Chain management.

  • OBJECTIVE 4
    TECHNOLOGY
    Learn how to optimise the management of the operations and logistics area through the appropriate application of Information Technology, allowing you to provide an efficient response to current needs.

Conoce al detalle de los principales objetivos del Máster 100% online de OBS Business School

Master's Degree in Supply Chain Management and Logistics Syllabus

Our programme is structured in 4 blocks and culminates with the Master's final project. In addition, during the programme there will be four voluntary bootcamps and different additional activities.

Block 1. Leading the strategy, trends and best practices in supply chain management.
Block 2. Supply chain planning and design
Block 3. Supply chain management
Block 4. Application of support areas in supply chain control and optimisation
Master's Final Project
Bootcamps and Additional Activities

Joan Torres Moreno
Programme Director and Executive Director of Logistics at TransGourmet Ibérica

1. Leading the strategy, trends and best practices in Supply Chain Management

Integrated logistics will allow us to optimise our processes, increase service quality and reduce costs. In this sense, it is essential to formally develop a formalised strategy that integrates the objectives, which do not always coincide, of the supply chain and that, consequently, determines the main decisions to be taken in the medium and long term, which must be deployed on a day-to-day basis. Thus, topics such as CoS strategies, the monitoring of these strategies and the analysis of case studies, among others, will be addressed.  

Professor: Ignasi Estruch, Coordinator of Growth and Innovation at Acció.
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In the context of a global economy, the supply chain must also be global, and it must be so if we are committed to the development of competitive companies. This possibility of growth becomes a necessity if we want our company to operate in international markets, a situation in which the distribution strategies, channels and quality control systems implemented will be fundamental. The aim of the course is to present the main trends that will characterise the supply chain in the medium and long term, as well as to identify how companies will have to transform their operations, making use of the two great levers of competitiveness: innovation and internationalisation.

Professor: Enric Bayó, Trainer in International Trade and Business Management.
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2. Supply chain planning and design

Demand planning and management should enable us, based on close collaboration between the different functional and operational areas of a company, to be able to generate and meet accurate forecasts and to adapt these forecasts to the company's growth strategy and to the windows of opportunity that may open up in its environment. Topics such as demand modelling, demand planning, interdepartmental integration and requirements analysis, among others, will be covered.

Professor: Joan Carles Palau, Consultant specialising in demand forecasting and supply management.
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3. Supply chain management

Purchasing management is an area of expertise on which part of good business performance depends. If in the context of large companies, it can be a department in its own right, for small and medium-sized companies it is a growth scenario in which the network and networks play an important role. This course will cover topics such as the role of purchasing in the current environment, eSourcing and global sourcing, among others.

Professor: Jordi Dalmau, Director of Endesa Ingeniería's North Zone.
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Advanced production and quality management techniques and systems are key elements of logistics management, from creating systems that help to constantly adapt capacity in environments of changing and unpredictable demand ('Quick Response manufacturing') to optimising the production flow by optimising cost and quality with standards and line balancing in more stable environments ('Lean manufacturing'). This subject explores production processes in depth through the theoretical and practical study of some of the methodologies, techniques and tools that have helped to improve their management over time.

Professor: Marcos Andrés Panaggio, Director de Operaciones en Transportes Malvinas.
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Logistics management is about efficiently and effectively managing the resources available to organisations in the supply chain to meet customer needs at the lowest possible total cost (optimised logistics service). A good service is given by our ability to meet the commitments made in terms of time, place, form and quantity. Thus, this subject will cover topics such as land, sea and air transport, warehousing principles, WMS/WMS management systems and reverse logistics, among others.

Professor: Sergio Aparicio, Deputy Managing Director-Business Development & Strategy at TVS scs.
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This subject is designed to provide a transversal vision of international trade and thus reduce the risks inherent in international buying and selling operations, always from a very practical point of view, providing the student with experience and capacity for analysis and decision-making. This module covers topics such as the trends and perspectives of the world economy, strategic decision-making and planning for the internationalisation of the company and the challenges in international operations.

Professor: Montserrat de Riquer, Coordinator of Start-Ups de Catalunya en Acció.
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4. Application of the support areas in the control and optimisation of the supply chain

The most important challenge in supply chain management is the management of the people in the supply chain. Their talent and skills are crucial in order to face changes and anticipate the needs of the market. It is therefore essential to know how to motivate, lead and manage the work teams under our responsibility in order to obtain maximum commitment and the best results. This module will address aspects such as the Supply Chain Manager profile, the development of individual and collective talent, and team management, among others.

Professor: Carmelo Sierra, Director-Consultant-Interim Management-Change Management-Project Manager-Trainer-Lecturer.
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Undoubtedly, one of the keys to continuous improvement in the management of the value chain of companies has been the continuous incorporation of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In this sense, there is a direct relationship between technological development and a company's systems, and its logistical capacity. This subject will cover topics such as information systems and information technologies, the use of IS/IT as a tool to help optimise the Supply Chain and Supply Chain Management, among others.

Professor: Joan Torres Moreno, Executive Director of Logistics at TransGourmet Ibérica.
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The supply chain manager must also be able to master decision making considering the economic-financial perspective of his or her management. With this objective in mind, this subject will cover aspects such as accounting, data analysis and ratios, management control, and financial planning, among others.

Professor: Martí Poch, Director of Information Systems at TVS Supply Chain Solutions.
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Final Project and Additional Activities

This programme is designed to complement the content of the thematic blocks with the necessary training to achieve their internalisation. The training is conceived from a threefold perspective: technical assistance, personal support and individual and group challenges that are necessary to achieve the objectives set.

Pre-Masters Bootcamps

The student will have the opportunity to take 3 Pre-Master Bootcamps that will be opened progressively and can be taken at any time. Once the course has been completed and passed, a certificate of completion will be awarded.

- Bootcamp 1. Personal Branding
- Bootcamp 2. Data Storytelling
- Bootcamp 3. Creative thinking and innovation

Introductory workshop | Campus Training

Before the start of the academic year, students will have the opportunity to attend an introductory workshop on the Campus where they will be provided with the tools and knowledge necessary for the correct use of the platform during the academic year.

Professional Development Programme (PDP)

Two weeks before the start of the academic year, students will be able to participate in a professional development programme where they will work hand in hand with a teacher to develop different skills such as time management, productivity and stress management and emotional intelligence. Upon completion of the workshop, and provided that the relevant activities have been carried out, a certificate of completion can be obtained.

The programme culminates in the completion of a final project related to Supply Chain management. It may be an improvement project, an innovation project or a management project that provides solutions to proven problems. The main objective is that students can apply in a practical way what they have learnt throughout the programme, while at the same time achieving specialisation in the management of a specific project.

Professor: Sergio Aparicio, Deputy Managing Director-Business Development & Strategy at TVS scs
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The Master's in Supply Chain Management and Logistics is complemented by lectures and seminars given in each of the blocks. These additional activities are carried out by renowned professionals in business management who, through videoconferences, present their experiences and case studies.

Bootcamp: Sectorial strategies in Supply Chain Management

During this bootcamp you will have the opportunity to deepen, through case studies and practical examples, in the strategies for the management of the Supply Chain, specific to the following sectors, which are the most representative in the current international market: Automotive, Pharma, Retail and Services.

Professor: Sergio Aparicio, Deputy Managing Director-Business Development & Strategy at TVS scs.
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Bootcamp: Risk management and legal aspects in the Supply Chain

Throughout this bootcamp, you will have access to different types of contracts associated with various contracting processes, allowing you to learn the main clauses that should appear in any contract; to know which conditions are negotiable and which are not; to develop technical negotiating skills regarding legal aspects; and to know how to assess the technical impact of decisions on the Profit and Loss Account (P&L).

Professor: Joan Carles Peiró, Head of Customer Services for Europe at Roche Diabetes Cares.
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Bootcamp: operations management game. Simulation tool

The bootcamp will enable students, through the use of simulation and optimisation models, to face certain logistical situations, analyse scenarios, draw up strategies and contingency plans, and will allow them to assess the quality of their decisions in view of the results obtained.

Professor: José Baena, Head of the Production and Continuous Improvement System at KOSTAL Eléctrica, S.A
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Bootcamp: Preparation for CSCA (Certified Supply Chain Analyst) certification from ISCEA (International Supply Chain Education Alliance)

This bootcamp is designed with the aim of preparing students, who wish to do so, to successfully pass the ISCEA CSCA certification.

Professor: Jorge Morales, CEO at ISCEA Latin America.
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Company visits

During the programme, students will have the opportunity to attend synchronous videoconferences with professional experts in the programme area. They will share their experience and best practices in the sector.

Case studies: Case method

The practical component of the programme is indispensable and complements the theoretical training. To this end, during the course there will be debates on current topics of interest in each of the subjects, simulations for decision-making applied to real situations or case studies where the problems posed and the solutions proposed will be analysed from an academic point of view, as well as the criteria considered to carry them out.

Webinars

Most of the training is carried out asynchronously, i.e. the exchange of knowledge takes place through a platform that allows the sharing of written texts without the need for people to be connected at the same time.

Additionally, in each of the modules, synchronous sessions or 'webinars' are organised, where all participants are connected at the same time through an application, which allows the exchange of knowledge in 'real time'.

The Master in Supply Chain Management and Logistics includes the preparation of students for the following certifications*:

- CSCA Certification ('Certified Supply Chain Analyst') from ISCEA ('International Supply Chain Education Alliance)

- CSCM (Certified Supply Chain Manager) certification (International Supply Chain Education Alliance)

 

In addition, students will have the opportunity to prepare for the following certifications*:

- ICN Business IT Certification

- Scrum Certification (Product Owner & Scrum Master)

*The cost of the certifications and the preparatory course is not included in the price of the programme.

Methodology

La metodología Student ON de OBS se centra en el estudiante impulsando su desarrollo profesional en un entorno 100% online

OBS has an online methodology where the core is the student. Always backed by active and internationally renowned lecturers, who share their knowledge to enhance the professional development of students through a flexible, collaborative method with personalised monitoring. The aim is to create a unique educational experience that allows the assimilation of knowledge in a practical way.

Student ON's fundamental pillar is the student and, for this reason, throughout the course students have their Programme Manager, an academic figure who accompanies them in a personalised way.

Diploma

After successfully finishing the Master's degree, and having completed the relevant procedures, you will receive the Master's degree from OBS Business School. In addition, and provided that you meet the established academic and administrative requirements, you will obtain a Lifelong learning Master's degree from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB).

In order to obtain it, you must have a university degree. In the exceptional case of not having this degree and having passed the Master's evaluations, you will obtain a Higher University Diploma from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB).

At OBS Business School we are committed to having our own degree, which allows us to quickly update and adapt the programmes in each edition to be at the forefront of the educational level demanded by companies today. Our programmes are designed for professionals who want to strenghten their management skills and learn through an international experience.

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Admission Process

The fundamental aim of our admissions process is to ensure the suitability of candidates. All participants should get the most out of this learning experience, through a context in which it is possible to develop long-term relationships with classmates, faculty and alumni.

After completing the application form for one of our programmes, you will receive an e-mail with information about the School and a member of the Admissions Department will contact you to start the admission process. Once you have successfully passed the personal interview, you must submit all the required documentation to continue the admission process and certify that you meet the requirements of the student profile. After the Admissions Committee, if it is positive, you will be able to register and enrol in the programme you have applied for.

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Student Profile

Our students in the Master in Supply Chain Management and Logistics come from many sectors, but all have the objective of enhancing their managerial skills.

Student profile of the Master in Supply Chain Management and Logistics at OBS Business School
"For me, it has fulfilled all my expectations, everything I had hoped for and imagined has been translated into very concrete things"
Luis Miguel Aragon
Master in Supply Chain Management and Logistics