The specialization in Logistics and Supply Chains is justified given the need to use resources efficiently in the supply chain areas, while considering sustainability and IT use from a global, integrating and collaborative perspective.
Current organizational challenges include the identification of strategic worldwide partners, competitive globalized markets, energy costs and market demands, as well as increasingly complex organizations.
Therefore, Logistics and Supply Chain specialists contribute decisively to the development of the highly specialized talent demanded by companies with the capacity to design, implement and lead initiatives that have a high impact on generating added value in their operations.
According to the document “Evaluation of Supply Chain Performance in Mexico, Generation of National Indicators” generated on the basis of the study conducted by ATKEARNEY and sponsored by the Ministry of the Economy and the Council of Supply Chain and Management Professionals, the greatest impact on service indicators comes from strengthening education processes and, in the industrial sector, strengthening the training processes of the supply chain actors has been declared a priority.
In the Logistics Performance Index 2007, México is ranked 56 out of 150 countries, thus revealing the need for specialists in this area who will be able to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and economic development. The result of this was the strategy contained in the National Development Plan 2007-2012 of fomenting an increase in the training of human capital with logistic service capacities.
The Ministry of the Economy, on its page devoted to logistics in Mexico (http://www.elogistica.economia.gob.mx) states “Together with the economic development of a country, its geographic position, technological advancements and other advantages, the talent of human capital has been a decisive factor to achieve competitiveness. The field of logistics has extensive areas of opportunity in human resource training that can undoubtedly be covered by educational institutions....”
Tecnológico de Monterrey, aware of the need to train logistics specialists, offers the specialization in Logistics and Supply Chains as an option to prepare human talent who can drive the competitiveness of the country by enhancing the supply chain management processes.
The Logistics and Supply Chain Specialization program aims to prepare specialists who use their leadership in an organization to:
- Improve an organization’s competitiveness through innovations in supply chain manage- ment.
- Optimize an organization’s logistics and supply chain processes through technological and administrative innovations.
* Tecnológico de Monterrey is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (+1) 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tecnológico de Monterrey
** See the accreditation’s validity of our programs and their benefits in accordance with CONACYT’s provisions, at Mexico’s National Quality Graduate Programs official website.
Graduates from engineering or any other bachelor’s degree with deep knowledge of probability and statistics and operations research.
Comply with the comprehensive evaluation required in the admission process, through an interview conducted by the admissions committee of the graduate program. In addition, the following is necessary:
*The admission process may change without prior notice from the Admissions Committee
**Admission is the first step: then you can enroll in your graduate program of interest.
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On completing the program, students will be able to:
Lines of generation and/or application of knowledge of the program
The course plan revolves around a commitment to the industrial and service sectors and this leads to a double but intrinsically united line of knowledge, which could be explained as follows: “Work tools and methods for the optimization of flows of goods and services and related flows of information that set them in Logistics movement besides the flow of knowledge in process management that allow the optimization of the supply chain from its suppliers to the customers themselves”. This line entails the following:
Development of techniques by using mathematical optimization models and models of practical nature.
Use of statistical tools for demand planning, production, and distribution programming in order to achieve the maximum benefit, the lowest cost, and the meeting of requirements and quality attributes as requested by the customers themselves.
Therefore, the approach of the course plan includes the preparation of the student to obtain a professional certification such as that the Supply Chain Council, the CSCMP, or APICS starting from the preparation that the program offers. The aim is for the student to obtain this professional certification that allows the creation of knowledge and value in the company where the student work for. Having this international professional certification allows both the students and the companies they work for to have a competitive advantage that contributes to the development of the national sector in which they work at.