Managing Supply Chain Operations

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to work within the operational supply chains of a business organisation.

You will learn through case studies, project work, research assessments, class discussions and group activities. You will also learn independently with tasks to be done in your own time, giving you flexibility with your studies, such as:

Apply supply chain structures to different industries i.e., automotive, fashion, technology etc.; Understand procurement principles and to ensure goods and services are delivered on time, to the right place, in the right quantities; Discover storage methods and distribution techniques, and how these are managed.

Issues you will consider are:

How supply chains are responsible for profits; Supply chain complexity due to multiple channels to market; Environmental sourcing of goods v meeting consumer demands; Managing risk within the supply chain; Current issues that impact supply chains i.e. Brexit, COVID-19, labour shortages; Address and minimise ethical concerns.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English, Business, Economics, History or Modern Studies, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

After the HND apply for third year entry to Supply Chain Management degree at Glasgow Caledonian University or Business at University of the West of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Business and Procurement

SCQF Level