School of Supply Chain and Logistics

Become a leader in the supply chain of systems, resources, and information

 
About the school
With recent events such as Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic, and shifts in global politics impacting business in new and unprecedented ways, the area of supply chain and logistics has encountered major issues unheard of in recent history. This has resulted in a skills gap and an expanding employment market that requires high quality graduates to help the industry survive, stabilise, and grow.
Whatever the product or service, there is a supply chain of systems, organisations, people, activities, resources, and information that are all vital in delivering the product to a customer. At the School of Supply chain and Logistics, our academic team is comprised of experienced practitioners and researchers. They will familiarise you with the issues at stake today in an exciting and dynamic learning environment, helping you gain the knowledge and skills required to develop a successful career.
You’ll learn that now, more than ever, it is vital for companies to invest in their supply chains and embrace the digital revolution to optimise these systems, and how these future developments will be driven by ambitious and forward thinking supply chain graduates like you.
 
Arden in numbers
student satisfaction
95%
student satisfaction
95% of our graduates said they were satisfied with the Arden University learning experience.
of careers transformed
90%
of careers transformed
90% of Arden graduates say their career possibilities have been enhanced by studying with us.*
global study locations
7
global study locations
Study from anywhere online, on campus in Berlin, or at one of our five UK study centres, including three locations in London.
Alumni are proud to be Arden graduates
9/10
Alumni are proud to be Arden graduates
In recognition of our continued commitment to our students, we were named number one education business in the 2020 Education Investor Awards.

Faculty staff

Dr Liam Fassam

 

Liam is a thought leader, researcher and implementer of collaborative logistics and supply chain solutions that embrace a systems and social value view, supported with knowledge from a senior management career spanning over 30 years. During this period of time, Liam has implemented and operated FMCG networks globally for the likes of Apple, HP and Dell. He has operated at board level developing supply chain systems thinking and change for Ireland's leading foodservice network, and consulted to a number of leading food supply chain change initiatives.

Liam's research expertise has been validated through numerous European Commission projects, such as seventh framework project (FP7-SME-2011) delivering subject matter expertise in UK and European rail/road intermodal markets, Horizon 2020 programs TinnGo (Women in transport), MG4.1 [AEOLIX] (Global logistics connectivity & ICT), MG4.4 [SPICE] (Public sector transportation policy), and IND CE 2017 [PolyCE] (Resource efficient circular economy supply chains) alongside UK Government research with the Department for Transport on Smart city transportation and the Government Office of Science delivering intelligence around freight and transportation futures (GO Science).

He is also engaged as an expert adviser to SeaFish (DEFRA) in the area of food supply chain, and as a member of the All Party Sustainable Resource Group in the areas of Supply chain and Food security (APSRG), the All-Party Parliamentary Freight transport group (APFT), and Connected Places catapult for transportation research expertise. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, Liam has been appointed to the advisory boards of the Local Government Authority logistics strategy group, as a Non-Exec Director for SOCIETAL Value CIC, and has twice been awarded Global social media Influencer in the field of Supply Chain Management.

Dr Liam Fassam
Head of School - Supply Chain and Logistics

Accrediting bodies and industry partners

The Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport
The Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport
Membership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport is essential to keeping you moving. It provides you with professional resources to support and inform your workplace decisions. It provides you with valuable connections so that you can share best practice and stay connected. It supports your lifelong learning and provides a range of tools to boost your career development. It gives recognition of your status as a trusted professional within the sector. For further information about our range of benefits click on the links below.
Business Graduates Association (BGA)
Business Graduates Association (BGA)
Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading education providers who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning.
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
CIPS is a UK-based global professional body which aims to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability, and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management.
Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
ASCM is a global leader in supply chain organisational transformation, innovation, and leadership. They are the most visible nonprofit body for supply chain professionals and companies globally, spearheading the latest thought leadership across all aspects of supply chain.