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Postgraduate Courses 2017/18

Logistics and Supply Chain Management - MSc

Canterbury

Overview

Logistics and Supply Chain Management forms a significant part of any business and improvement in this area will give the company an added advantage. This MSc equips you with advanced quantitative and qualitative analytical skills to identify areas for improvement within an organisation in order to gain the competitive edge.

This Master’s programme is designed for high-calibre graduates from science, engineering, and business and management disciplines, seeking to gain experience to work at all levels of the company, from operational to the strategic level. It is delivered by world-class, research-active staff, who are also members of the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation.

The programme enables you to develop enhanced quantitative and qualitative skills to support decision making in any logistic area within an organisation. Logistics and supply chain management problems may include inventory, transportation, warehousing, location, reverse and green logistics and customer and supplier relationships. Graduates of this MSc are able to respond to the challenges in an area that is constantly evolving.

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the UK‘s independent professional body for logistics, supply chains and transport. The CILT network connects members worldwide and is the greatest source of professional expertise for the industry. Accreditation and membership deliver significant benefit in terms of career prospects.

Students who graduate from MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management are exempt from the academic requirement for Chartered Membership, and while studying your student membership is paid for by Kent Business School.

Funding opportunities

The Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees.

For more information on funding available from the University of Kent visit Student Funding.

About Kent Business School

Kent Business School has over 25 years’ experience delivering business education. Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current. We are ranked as a top 30 UK business school for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. We also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies.

Studying at Kent Business School (KBS) gives you the opportunity to increase your employability with real-life case studies, a student council and a business society. We have strong links to local and national organisations providing opportunities for projects, internships and graduate placements. The School attracts many high-profile speakers from industry and last year included visits and lectures from staff of the Bank of England, BAE Systems, Barclays, Lloyds Insurance, Cummins, Delphi and Kent County Council.

National ratings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we were placed 25th (out of 101 institutions) in the UK for research intensity in business and management studies and 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence.

The School was also ranked 24th for its breadth and depth of research across the whole community of research active staff by the Association of Business Schools.

Course structure

You study six compulsory modules and two optional modules. The compulsory modules are: Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and Transport Management, Contemporary Issues in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management of Operations, Spreadsheets and Decision Support Systems, Data Mining and Forecasting and a Dissertation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

You benefit from project work, live case studies with real organisations, including a visit to a company, and guest lectures that may enhance your employability.

Modules

The course structure below provides a sample of the modules available for this programme. Most programmes require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

The following modules are offered to our current students. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation:

CB8023 - Contemporary Topics in Logistic and Global Supply Chain Management (15 credits)

The broad areas include some of the following which are taught by 3-4 people which may include visiting professors and these may vary from year to year.



- Research Skills* (this is a compulsory part which will run every year by KBS members)



- Green and reverse Logistics and its effect on the environment and the Supply Chain



- Location analysis under single and multi-criteria planning



- Humanitarian Logistics (operation planning in crisis and disaster relief operations)



- Network design and its resilience to changes



- Routing and scheduling problems including real time rescheduling and waste management



- GIS (its uses, hardware and software for GIS) and its integration within transport



* Others related topics in logistics and supply chain (value chain, quality, warranty, pricing, environmental issues, sale management, etc.)

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB8034 - Logistics Modelling and Applications (15 credits)

The module is divided into three parts outlined below.



1) Logistical Modelling: This part will aim to formulate some of the activities of the supply chain while emphasizing both the need for formulation and implementation. These include



Networks and Routing Transportation models, Resource Allocation and Production Scheduling models, Inventory management models and Forecasting, Descriptive analytics and Quality control models, Decision Analysis, and Project Management.



2) Spreadsheet Modelling: This part will cover the use of basic and advanced spreadsheet facilities (e.g., sorting, ranges, look-up tables, formatting, plotting graphs, optimisation tools, statistical functions).



3) Coding: This part will aim to provide an overview of some software that are used in logistics and give a basic training in coding using for instance Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This is used to make students appreciate the power and flexibility that comes with this task when solving logistical problems.

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB9040 - Data Mining and Forecasting (15 credits)

Detecting differences between groups:

Testing for normality, choosing the most appropriate test, interpreting the results


Classification and cross-classifications:

Measures of association; Goodman-Kruskal’s gamma; Chi-square tests


Data reduction and exploration:

Principal components; factor analysis; cluster analysis; property-fitting.


Forecasting methods:

Moving averages, exponential smoothing and measures of forecasting accuracy


Drivers of Change in Sales Demand:

Managing weather and seasonal changes in sales demand


The computer package SPSS will be used for this course including EXCEL in some occasions.

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB9058 - Warehousing and Global Transportation Management (15 credits)

The module is divided into three parts outlined below.



1) Warehousing/Storage:



o The Warehouse Location



o Layout problem



o Warehousing (storage equipment, picking strategies, packaging, labelling)





2) Inventory management



3) Distribution & Global Transportation



o Global Transportation (air, sea, railroads, trucks, motorbikes/bicycles, pipelines, others)



o Techniques used (routing methods, shortest paths, transport, flows)



o Transport/road technology including software and hardware (trucking devices, software used, etc)



o Transport modelling and its impact on the environment and safety (multi-objective models between cost, slow-steaming, environment or risk)

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB932 - Managing Operations and Services (15 credits)

The aims of the module are to:



• Review how operations can deliver real competitive advantage.

• Review the overall operations management task, market issues and the development of business and operations strategies, and the management of people.

• Develop a capacity for analysing operating problems, using the appropriate techniques to improve the operations functions.

• Allow students to develop their personal learning skills, group working skills, and their ability to critically analyse the techniques used within operations management taking account of the organisational context.



Topics to be covered will include:



• Managing operations in the manufacturing and service sector; the operations manager’s task and role.

• Operations strategy, levels of strategy; linking the different levels of strategies through markets.

• Designing and developing services, products and delivery systems to achieve strategic objectives.

• Managing and controlling the operations system: MRP, JIT, TQM, Six-Sigma, inventory, and supply chain.

• Improving operations: measuring productivity and performance, tools and techniques for improvement.

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB996 - Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management (15 credits)

The module consists of the following parts:



• Overview of Logistic Systems and Supply Chain (SC)

• Definition and discussion of the main SC drivers including responsiveness vs. efficiency

• The facility location activity

• The distribution activity including transportation

• The inventory activity

• The forecasting and sale activities

• Marketing, sourcing, procurement and technology.

• Analysis of some cases studies and use of excel throughout whenever found necessary

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB997 - Decision Modelling (15 credits)

The aim of the module is to give students an intensive and rigorous grounding in management science modelling and provide students with a standard set of solution methods for a wide range of the most commonly occurring quantitative problems.



The course will be covered from the following topics



Linear Programming Models:



• Introduction and Formulation

• Solution Methods

• Sensitivity Analysis

• Typical Applications: Financial, Marketing, Production Management, etc.



Network Models:



• Transportation, Assignment, Shortest Route, Maximum Flow, Minimum Spanning Tree



Project Management:



• PERT/CPM



Deterministic Inventory Models:



• Basic EOQ Models

• Economic Production Lot-size Models



Integer Programming Including ILP Models:



• Introduction and Formulation

• Solution Methods (LP Relaxation, Branch and Bound, Cutting Plane Algorithms)

• Applications Involving 0-1 variables: Capital Budgeting, Fixed Cost, Distribution System, Design, Location, Product Design and Market Share Optimization

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB933 - Marketing (15 credits)

The module content will include:



* Marketing planning



* The market: understanding and analysing the marketing environment



* Segmentation, targeting and positioning



* Marketing research



* Understanding customers and buyer behaviour



* The organisation: marketing strategy and ethics



* The marketing mix (goods and services)



* New product development



* Marketing communications



* Pricing



* Marketing channels



* Contemporary issues in marketing

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB935 - Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (15 credits)

• Introduction to OB and HRM

• Strategic HRM

• Performance Management

• Strategic Recruitment and Selection

• Diversity and Equal Opportunity in the Workplace

• Organisational Culture and International HRM

• Reward Management

• Learning and Training at Work

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB937 - Financial and Management Accounting (15 credits)

The module content will include:

• The nature and purpose of accounting and its management interface

• Concepts underpinning accounting systems and financial statements

• The construction of the primary financial statements and their interpretation and evaluation

• The regulatory framework of financial reporting

• Corporate governance

• The cash cycle and its management.

• Classification and behaviour of costs

• Short-term decision techniques

• Costing systems and costing for overhead expenditure

• Budgeting and the budgetary process

• Accounting control information

• Investment appraisal

• Responsibility accounting systems and performance appraisal measures, including the Balanced score card.

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB966 - Simulation and Heuristic Optimisation (15 credits)

The aim of the module is to give students hands-on experience in using industry-standard optimization and simulation modelling software in order to structure and solve complex and large-scale managerial problems.



Optimisation Modelling - this topic will involve:



• Learning about how to efficiently formulate linear/integer programming models

• How to use commercial software to build and solve optimisation models

• How to use optimisation software to solve and analyse business related problems of operational/tactical/strategic importance (e.g. project investment, logistics, and location planning)

• The importance and steps involved with carrying out a sensitivity analyses (e.g. the meaning of dual variables

• How to calculate the range of optimality of input variables)



Discrete-Event Simulation - this topic will involve:



• Learning basic queuing theory, including its key assumptions, benefits and limitations

• Core theory and technical details pertaining to discrete-event simulation

• How to build working simulation models using commercial software that mimic real-world systems

• The meaning of common discrete/continuous distributions and how they can be used to model key aspects of a problem

• How to systematically analyze the results of a model.

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB969 - Business Statistics and Database Management (15 credits)

Descriptive statistics:

Levels of measurement, measures of central tendency, measures of spread, statistical plots, statistical confidence limits, outliers, continuous data



Statistical reasoning:

Data and Statistics; hypotheses, decisions, and risk; type 1 and type 2 errors; statistical debate



Basic probability:

The addition and the multiplication rule; independent events and mutually exhaustive events, Bayes theorem



Probability distributions:

Binomial, Poisson, normal, combination of random variables



Database Management

Database systems



Structured Query Language (SQL)

SQL

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB9067 - Digital Marketing (15 credits)

• The digital marketing environment;

• Enabling technologies for digital marketing;

• Website design, implementation and analysis;

• Social media;

• Customers in the Internet age: knowing, reaching & retaining the customer;

• Network effects and versioning; Internet marketing strategy;

• Loyalty, Customer Relationship Management and Data Mining;

• Brands in the Internet age;

• Data protection, privacy and legal issues;

• Digital marketing and globalisation



In a rapidly changing area it is important not to be too specific, or the course module might risk failing to reflect current trends in the area.

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB9084 - Performance Management and Soft System Methodology (15 credits)

This module will include:

• Introduction to performance management

o Basic functions of performance management

o Performance measurements and indicators

o Approaches in performance evaluation

o Main issues and difficulties

• Performance management for public sector organisations

o Soft Systems Methodology (SSM)

o Evaluation framework for public sector organisations

o 3E indicator system

o Ratio analysis - different approaches to decide weights

o AHP methods

• Classic DEA Models

o Statistics methods - regressions

o CCR models and BCC models

o Additive models

o Index models

• Extensions of Classic Models

o Russell measurement and Russell DEA models

o Benchmarking in Private and Public Sectors

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB859 - Managing the Multinational Enterprise (15 credits)

The aims of the module are:



• Analyze the modern multinational enterprise and its evolution.

• Explore the various ways multinationals are expanding and organized.

• Investigate the different subsidiary mandates.

• Critically examine innovation management within the multinational enterprise.



The module content will include:



• Evolution of the Multinational Enterprise – Multinational Enterprise Theories.

• Multinationals and their Difference from Domestic Firms (Hymer’s approach to the Modern Multinational, Modes of Internationalization).

• Integrated Approaches – The Eclectic Framework and the Investment Development Path.

• Strategy and the Multinational Enterprise.

• Integration Responsiveness Framework – Multinational Structures and Roles of Subsidiaries.

• Organization of the Multinational Network – Heterarchy vs. Hierarchy, Subsidiary Mandates.

• Technological Innovation and the Multinational.

• Cultural Differences and Multinational Performance.

• Unifying Approach –Global Value Chain.

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB904 - Structure and Organisation of the E-Commerce Enterprise (15 credits)

The module aims to give students the opportunity to become familiar with:



• Internet technology and infrastructure.



• Technology planning and management.



• Acquisition and development of organisational capabilities.



• Extension of organisational capabilities through technology and networks.



Topics to be covered will include:



• To introduce E-Commerce business models and competitive advantage.

• To explain Internet technologies and infrastructure.

• To understand Organisational IT (and IT infrastructure) management especially in relation to information, networks and the Internet.

• To realise the social, legal and ethical issues arising from the wide use of the Internet (e.g. security, privacy, identity, intellectual property).

• To introduce the notion of firm capabilities.

• To show how firms can obtain, develop and retain capabilities.

• To show the importance of organisational structure and management.

• To explain generic activity and process models.

• To show how capabilities can be extended through virtual organisation.

Credits: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits).

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CB9057 - Dissertation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (60 credits)

This module develops the necessary knowledge and skills for students to be able to successfully complete a scholarly dissertation under the supervision of a member of staff. Topics to be covered include:

• Identifying suitable dissertation topics

• Searching and reviewing the literature

• Choosing suitable methods and approaches from the MSc in Logistics

• Collecting and analysing data

• Providing a solution to a practical problem to improve the efficiency of some of the logistical

activities

• Preparing the dissertation proposal

• Structuring and writing the dissertation

• Giving an oral presentation.

Credits: 60 credits (30 ECTS credits).

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Teaching and Assessment

The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June.

Once these are completed, you work full-time on the project with a real company, or use related data that contextualises real-world logistics and supply chain management to write a dissertation. This dissertation is an opportunity to apply the techniques and insights presented in the programme and apply them to a particular problem area.

Programme aims

This programme aims to:

  • provide you with advanced study in the design, analysis and implementation of the techniques used in the area of logistics
  • educate you as logistic specialists, and thus to improve the quality of management as a profession
  • prepare you to be operationally effective in the area of logistics and prepare you for an academic career in logistic research, if desired
  • foster the enhancement of your lifelong learning skills and personal development so you can work with self-direction and originality and contribute to business and society at large
  • provide you with a range of conceptual, analytical and research skills in logistics that enhance company visibility and add value to its products, so as to gain a competitive advantage
  • educate you as a manager and logistics specialist to operate in co-ordinated, multi-enterprise organisations and thus improve the quality of management as a profession
  • provide career development opportunities by enhancing the understanding and professional competence in individuals who are already experienced managers and who wish to enhance their competence through a structured course of study
  • add value to your first degree by offering you a theoretical and practical examination of the main activities that have an impact within the supply chain to respond to today’s global and highly competitive markets
  • develop an appropriate range of cognitive, critical and intellectual skills, research skills and relevant personal and interpersonal skills
  • enhance the quality of applicants to Kent Business School programmes, both from the UK and overseas
  • use the expertise and experiences of the members of the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation.
  • build an effective performance within team environments and the ability to recognise and use individuals’ contributions in group processes and to negotiate and persuade or influence others; team selection, delegation, development and management
  • the ability to recognise and address ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility issues, applying ethical and organisational values to situations and choices.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

You will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • all of the activities that exist within logistics and their effect on the overall performance of the company in gaining competitive advantage
  • the various challenges that exist when studying the integration of the various logistical drivers
  • specific strategies to maximize the flow of products/services and information and raw materials to the final point of consumption
  • some quantitative methods that are used to achieve the best option when addressing a given activity within logistics
  • a critical awareness of current issues in logistic research, such as green and reverse  logistics, new technology that is informed by leading-edge research and practice in the field
  • the uses and limitations of a range of research methods/techniques in the field of logistics and an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses for providing information and evaluating options in the design and control of a supply chain.

Intellectual skills

You develop intellectual skills in:

  • critical thinking and creativity, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to develop and interpret knowledge in business and management
  • learning through reflection in practice and experience
  • the ability to select, organise, develop and synthesise complex material
  • the ability to formulate and test hypotheses using appropriate quantitative techniques, including statistical data analysis
  • the ability to plan, work and study independently and use resources in a way which reflects best current practice and anticipated future practice
  • the integrative capability to communicate and co-ordinate or eventually lead a team of multifunctional specialists.

Subject-specific skills

You gain subject-specific skills in:

  • problem-solving and decision-making: establishing criteria, using appropriate decision-making techniques, including identifying, formulating and solving business problems; the ability to create, identify and evaluate options; the ability to implement and review decisions
  • the ability to conduct research into the design of a supply chain by considering all the logistical drivers, so as to gain a competitive edge
  • the ability to identify critical issues within logistics that could add value to a company’s product or service
  • the ability to prepare technical reports
  • the effective use of literature and secondary data sources
  • give technical presentations to informed audiences
  • the use of statistical and computational tools and packages.

Transferable skills

You will gain the following transferable skills:

  • the ability to communicate effectively through oral and written presentations
  • the ability to apply quantitative techniques appropriately
  • information and knowledge: scanning and organising data, abstracting meaning from information and sharing knowledge
  • the ability to demonstrate the use of a range of media, including ICT
  • the ability to operate effectively in a variety of team roles and take leadership roles where appropriate
  • personal effectiveness: self-awareness and self management, time management, sensitivity to diversity in people and in different situations,  the ability to continue learning.

Careers

You gain much more than an academic qualification when you graduate from Kent Business School – we enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects.

In today’s business climate employers are increasingly demanding more from new employees, we are therefore proud that they continually target our graduates for their organisations across the globe. Employers respect our robust teaching and reputation for delivering international business expertise, leading global research and an outstanding international learning experience.

From the moment you start with us, our efforts are focused on helping you gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to thrive in an increasingly competitive workplace.

Professional recognition

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the UK‘s independent professional body for logistics, supply chains and transport. Students who graduate from MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management are exempt from the academic requirement for Chartered Membership, and while studying your student membership is paid for by Kent Business School. The CILT network connects members worldwide and is the greatest source of professional expertise for the industry. Accreditation and membership deliver significant benefit in terms of career prospects.

Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD) and the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS); and the Kent MBA is an Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredited programme. In addition, KBS have accreditions with The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

KBS is a signatory of the United Nation's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which provides a global network for academic institutions to advance corporate sustainability and social responsibiity.

Study support

Postgraduate resources

Kent Business School occupies a purpose-designed building consisting of executive learning facilities with wireless provision throughout. Each postgraduate student is assigned a specific member of academic staff who acts as your first point of contact throughout your studies. There is a lively postgraduate community at the School, with plenty of space to relax and interact with your fellow students and our academic staff.

An international focus

Kent Business School has more than 60 internationally recognised academics from 22 different countries. Most of our teaching faculty are involved with researching the latest issues in business and management, working with organisations to provide new insight for business leaders and policymakers. Their knowledge and findings feed into the programmes to ensure they are both cutting-edge and globally relevant.

Worldwide partnerships

Kent Business School has close links with: ifs (Institute of Financial Services); dunnhumby, who partners the Consumer Insight Service in the Centre for Value Chain Research; Hong Kong Baptist University, with whom we offer a joint Master’s programme in Operational Research and Finance Business Statistics; University of Castellanza (Italy); Audencia Nantes Business School (France); Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences (Denmark); Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; University of Ingolstadt, Bayern (Germany); City University of Hong Kong; Renmin University of China, School of Business.

Dynamic publishing culture

Staff publish regularly and widely in journals, conference proceedings and books. Among others, they have recently contributed to: Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Quantitative Finance; Human Resource Management Journal; Journal of Product Innovation Management; European Journal of Operational Research; and Psychology & Marketing.

Global Skills Award

All students registered for a taught Master's programme are eligible to apply for a place on our Global Skills Award Programme. The programme is designed to broaden your understanding of global issues and current affairs as well as to develop personal skills which will enhance your employability.  

Entry requirements

Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a quantitative discipline, such as engineering, logistics, mathematics, economics or statistics. Consideration will be given to those applicants holding a good second class honours degree.

Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.

General entry requirements

Please also see our general entry requirements.

English language entry requirements

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. 

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Research areas

Research activities at Kent Business School are broadly organised into six areas;

Our Management Science group covers a wide range of research areas in Operational Research and Systems Thinking. These include research in the area of logistics including green logistics and network security with a special emphasis on the innovative design and analysis of heuristic and exact optimisation, DEA, operation management, multi-variate analysis, biometrics, multi-methodology and Soft OR/Systems. The group is now a member of NATCOR.

For more information, see our Applied Research Centres:

Staff research interests

Dr Adolf Acquaye: Lecturer in Sustainability

Sustainability Research in Business Practice and CSR; Lifecycle Assessments; Environmental Modelling and Scenario Developments; Supply Chains Management; Procurement; Sustainable Frameworks and Resource Accounting; Climate Change Policy and Mitigation; Development of Decision Support Tools; Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems.

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Dr Nader Azizi: Lecturer in Operations Management

Operational research (mathematical optimization), computational intelligence (metaheuristics, swarm optimization and evolutionary algorithms) and human-centred design (workforce flexibility acquisition, task rotation and scheduling).

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Dr Fragkiskos Filippaios: Reader in International Business

Multinationals; foreign direct investment; culture; cultural distance; performance; political and civil liberties; roles of subsidiaries; technology.

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Professor Yannis Georgellis: Professor of Management

Employee well-being and engagement, psychological theories of adaption, work-life conflict/enrichment, social comparisons at work, evaluation of HRM practices, workplace training and skills, intrinsic motivation in the public sector, happiness research and behavioural and personal economics.

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Dr Des Laffey: Senior Lecturer in e-Commerce

Search engines; comparison websites; social media; online gambling; new venture creation.

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Dr Ben Lowe: Reader in Marketing

Consumer behaviour; pricing; reference price; innovation acceptance; innovation; water consumption; virtual health communities; nutrition labelling.

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Professor Steve Wenbin Liu: Professor of Management Science and Computational Mathematics

Performance management; bibliometrics; DEA; optimisation.

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Dr Gabor Nagy: Senior Lecturer in Management Science

Logistics problems such as Facility Location and Vehicle Routing. Heuristics, exact methods.

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Dr Jesse O'Hanley: Senior Lecturer in Environmental Systems Management

Integer programming; heuristic algorithms; facility location; biodiversity conservation; natural resource management; fish passage; species distribution modelling; climate change impacts; nature reserve selection.

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Professor Said Salhi: Professor of Management Science and Operational Research

Logistics; routing problems; location problems; heuristics; optimisation.

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Dr Niaz Ahmed Wassan: Reader in Management Science

Vehicle Routing and its Variants; Supply Chain Management; Classical Heuristics and Meta-heuristics Optimisation; Tabu Search (Reactive Tabu and Adaptive Memory Programming); Variable Neighbourhood Search; Simulated Annealing, Genetic Algorithms; Hybrid heuristic methods.

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Dr Shaomin Wu: Reader in Business-Applied Statistics

Stochastic operations research; statistical data analysis; warranty management; reliability analysis and maintenance policy optimisation.

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Mr Tuan Yu: Lecturer in Organisational Management and E-Commerce

The role, effective use, leadership and management of technology in organisations and the opportunities as well as the organisational and operational challenges, issues and problems that can arise out of this.

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Fees

The 2017/18 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Logistics and Supply Chain Management - MSc at Canterbury:
UK/EU Overseas
Full-time £10130 £16240
Part-time £5070 £8120

For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* If you are uncertain about your fee status please contact information@kent.ac.uk

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