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30/01/2019

Logistics student poster session

Last year I read a blog written by one of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc students about their visit to the John Lewis & Partners national distribution centre in Milton Keynes, a year later and now I’m here. Always dream big but start small.

It is never easy to walk away from a profession you are familiar with and have worked in for a decade to go back to academia as a mature full time student. However, once you have made the right choice of university and programme, everything is already well set for you.

I cannot believe term one is now over, time flies especially when you are enjoying it. The term started with a poster session where the class discussed current supply chain challenges and opportunities. Then followed with a global supply chain sourcing simulation game which tested our  knowledge of sustainable strategies and applications. The Just in Time game provided us with hands-on practice of inventory and operations management theories. I also thoroughly enjoyed the eAuction simulation with JAGGAER.

These well structured activities will not only fill the gaps in areas that I didn’t have direct participation in previous roles, but they will also equip me with the skills and knowledge to become an all-round supply chain professional.

After this amazing journey over the past four months, I am so glad that I turned down another offer and chose to study at Cranfield. I cannot wait to start Term two.

Follow our exciting journey on the Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc:#cranfieldscm

Supply Chain Strategy and Sustainability game

Just in Time simulation game

Written by: Sam Man Hei Li

Written By: Tom Jaycocks

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