Logistics Master Degree to set specialists for Supply Chain Management and Logistics
The purpose of the LOGMASTER project derived from a previous project developed within the INTERREG, Danube Transnational Programme, Seed Money Facility in which a project proposal work plan has been prepared for the development of a joint master programme study framework in Supply Chain Management and Logistics Level 7 to address the requirements in terms of competencies elaborated by European Logistics Association (ELA) in the European Logistics Association Qualification Standards (ELAQF).
ELA has elaborated the Qualification Standards for logistic competencies which have now been aligned to the European Qualifications Framework and agreed by industry. The Standards are outcome-based and form the basis of assessment. In today’s business world, it is understood that Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) are themselves competition factors for the organizations. However, it is also understood that the professionals especially in small and mid-sized enterprises and public institutions are seeking an improvement regarding the SCM and Logistic Education.
The improvement in this subject will be beneficial for all the processes in terms of their profitability and will affect the speed and quality of the service given by the public institutions. In this context, it is evaluated that the Logistic and SCM education is important for the professional managers in the subjects of Global Higher Education System.
Coordinator: University from Craiova – Romania
University of Applied Sciences – Austria
Romanian Logistics Association – Romania
European Logistics Association – Belgium
University of Lisbon – Portugal
Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences – Germany
The long-term aim of LOGMASTER project is to establish a solid alliance among higher education institutions, education centres, certification bodies and NGOs working together to boost innovation in the higher education system focused on supply chain and logistics for top management positions.
The main objective of the LOGMASTER project is to develop a joint master study programme framework for Supply Chain and Logistics to cope with the requirements in terms of competencies of the ELA qualification standards.
Other specific objectives, derived from this one, are:
- to provide a new modern educational programme using the most advanced digital education tools designed for top management positions in supply chain and logistics;
- to develop a cutting-edge supply chain and logistics curriculum, applying modern teaching/learning methods involving digitalisation;
- to develop student-centred approaches and flexible educational pathways fostering the competency-based education system
- to enhance cooperation among HEIs, logistics training associations, certification bodies and enterprises in the fields of logistics higher education and digital education supporting the flow and exchange of knowledge from the academia to the supply chain and logistics sector.
The objectives can be reached by creating a collaborative platform on supply chain and logistics jointly shared by HEIs, logistics training associations, certification bodies and stakeholders from the logistics sector.
This collaboration platform will provide a significant number of benefits for all the actors involved:
- multidisciplinary background to the Supply Chain and Logistics MSc’s students;
- meet the ELAQF and logistics sector needs;
- develop collaborative environments to foster cooperation and knowledge transfer in the supply chain and logistics field;
- provide students with problem-solving competencies based on real-life study cases developed in close cooperation
- between HEIs and stakeholders from the logistics sector;
- providing research and teaching staff with digital competencies suitable for new innovative teaching approaches
Therefore, it should be outlined that the LOGMASTER project will have a solid contribution in achieving the Cooperation Partnerships main objective i.e. “The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to allow organisations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks of partners, to increase their capacity to operate jointly at transnational level, boosting internationalisation of their activities”
Period: October 2022 – September 2025