Logistics and Supply Chain in practice

At the University of Brighton, we seek to give students experiences that help to underpin the theoretical knowledge delivered through the programme. Please find some pictures of visits over the last academic year.

We started our visit to Birmingham on a cold winter’s night looking at the amazing, but small, canal system built in the 18th century, and then went to dinner, which was nice!

The next morning we visited Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich for a full tour of the Body in White and Final Assembly areas. The robotic technology is impressive, and the plant gives useful insights into lean operations, just in time, and the complexity of the inbound supply chain.

After Christmas, we visited the University of Greenwich in London for the annual student conference of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation (CILT).

As the UK weather started to improve, we went to the Isle of Wight by hovercraft to visit a fast-growing beauty products company called Liz Earle.

 

The visit provided insights into the strategic challenges of multi-channel distribution and strategy, as well as warehouse and packing operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These students also undertook a consultancy project for 3T Logistics in Leicester, but we don’t have any pictures, unfortunately. The previous year group undertook also undertook a consultancy project at 3T.

The 2016-17 students pictured here have now all graduated and working in supply chain roles at companies including Teissir Shipping of Mauritania, The Spaceship Company of California, Synerlab – France, Porsche of Stuttgart and 4C – a strategic procurement consultancy.

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