Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) focuses on the effective and efficient management of the products and services lifecycle. Successful SCM is imperative for any competitive business. Our research and teaching is targeted at transportation, sourcing strategies, facility logistics, optimisation, inter-firm relationship management, behavioural operations, and sustainability.

As RSM we facilitate the success of Netherlands and Rotterdam as home to the biggest sea port in Europe. This region is an international gateway to the massive markets of Western Europe. The Dutch logistics sector employs over 750,000 people and adds about €40 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Distribution centres for American and Asian multinational companies are located here, and the Netherlands’ position has been strengthened by the trend for outsourcing and off-shoring production to the Far East.So logistics knowledge is increasingly important to sustain turnover in the Netherlands, and our research here aims to provide it.

Our dedicated SCM researchers have included elements of SCM in all of RSM’s bachelor programmes and several of its master programmes, as well as a dedicated and specialised MSc in Supply Chain Management.

About the Supply Chain section