Products and Services
Research led consultancy and teaching and learning across the areas of – Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Procurement & Supply, Logistics & Transport Management, and Project (P3) Management.

Accredited degrees – i.e. BA (Hons) Logistics & SCM (CIPS accredited); MSc International Logistics & SCM & MSc Strategic Procurement Management (CIPS, IOM & CILT accredited); MSc Project Management (APM accredited).

Market Experience
One of the largest business schools in Wales, the Business School at University of South Wales has an enviable reputation and is held in high regard amongst students and industry alike. It delivers accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses, plus higher level research degrees (MPhil / PhD) to UK and European students (full-time and part-time) and also to international students (full-time and part-time students). There is also a provision for research and consultancy projects for a diverse and established network of organizations from within the private, public and 3rd sectors.

Teaching & learning
The delivery of teaching and learning to UK & international full-time & part-time students in supply chain management, operations management, procurement & supply, logistics & transport management and project (P3) management. This is underpinned by consultancy and contemporary research which is disseminated in leading subject journals.

Examples of Research / Consultancy history
• Knowledge transfer Partnerships (KTPS)
Airbus Defence & Space – Sustainable SCM and Trusted supply chains
Royal Bath & West Society
Automation Solutions
Cardiff Council – Category management
Gwalia Housing – Design and implement a corporate procurement strategy
Pullman Engineering – MRP and inventory control

• Strategic Insight Programmes (SIPs & REVERSE SIPs)
Able Radio – Defining core competences for a social enterprise
RS Components – Communities in practice
Eurobond – Sustainable operations and SCM
Airbus Defence & Space – Sustainable SCM
De-Carbonated – Carbon reduction management methodologies
Cardiff Council – Barriers to IS implementation in the public sector
Llantwit Major Chamber of Commerce – Economic growth and development
Continental Teves – Inventory control improvements
Sanken Power Systems – Defining telecoms supply chains

• Research & Consultancy Grants
Cardiff Airport – An investigation into increased freight volumes through Cardiff Airpoirt
Wiserd funding for social enterprise development research – Small business research initiative report
Value Wales – All Wales procurement competency analyse
Value Wales – SME Barriers to Engagement Report (2001 / 2009)
Food supply chain provenance and traceability

• Research output areas of expertise: –
Operational management & improvement
Complex Adaptive Supply chains (Complexity theory)
Environmental management & systems
Sustainable supply management
Transport & Logistics systems
Knowledge Management
Systems of Innovation

Major Customers
Major USW partners include:
Airbus Defence & Space; General Electric Aircraft Engine Services Ltd; General Dynamics UK; BAE Systems; Zodiac Seats UK; Thales UK Ltd; MOD Abbey Wood, Bristol; Peter’s Pies; Sanken Power Systems (UK) Ltd; IQE Europe Ltd; Gwalia Housing; Pullman Engineering, Cardiff Council; Value Wales (Welsh Government; The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS); The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (incorporating Operations Management) (CILT); The Association for Project Management (APM); Barclays, Business Wales; Alcumus; South Wales Chamber of Commerce; Capital Law.

Key Equipment & Processes
CIPS Centre of Excellence – delivering the full CIPS Professional Diploma (i.e. the diploma, advanced diploma & professional diploma stages) –

Accredited degrees (CIPS, CILT / IOM, APM)
• BA (Hons) Logistics & Supply Chain Management

• MSc International Logistics & Supply Chain Management

• MSc Strategic Procurement Management

• MSc Project Management

USW Exchange –
• USW Exchange is a new advice hub at the University of South Wales which offers services to support start-ups and helping existing businesses and social enterprises to grow. As the link between industry and graduate talent, USW Exchange can provide assistance with real-life projects as well as access to relevant skills and networks
• You can also benefit from business expertise via our partners including Barclays, Business Wales, Alcumus, South Wales Chamber of Commerce, and Capital Law
• If you’re looking for a place to meet, network and collaborate then we have small meeting rooms available for use by local businesses. Plus, we’re the gateway to additional services from the University of South Wales including research, consultancy and professional training services

The Centre for Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement Excellence (CSCOPE)
The Centre is dedicated to developing innovative strategies and practical solutions through research, consultancy and training to address business problems in the management of the end-to-end supply chain. CSCOPE disseminates new knowledge and best practice resulting from research and commercial activity via publications, reports, presentations, case studies and research informed teaching practice.

N.B. This web site is currently under revision due to personnel changes and will be updated shortly

Wales Transport Research Centre (WTRC)
The Wales Transport Research Centre (WTRC) was set up in 2001 to develop an independent transport analytical facility in Wales. The WTRC is Wales’ leading research centre for applied research and consultancy, covering all aspects of air, land and sea transport for both public and private sectors.

Located at the University of South Wales, the Wales Transport Research Centre (WTRC) and Centre for Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement Excellence (C-SCOPE) are leading centres for applied transport, logistics and supply chains research and consultancy.

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