in Aerospace / Defence

Cranfield becomes first UK Uni to gain ELA accreditation

Posted 5 June 2017 · Add Comment

Cranfield is the first University in the UK to receive accreditation from the European Logistics Association (ELA) in recognition of the high standards of teaching on the supply chain masters programmes delivered by Cranfield School of Management.



Richard Wilding OBE (above), Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield and Chairman of CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) commented: “This is great news for Cranfield and for the students of our logistics programmes. European recognition is increasingly important for our students, who come from all over the world to study at Cranfield.”

The ELA, is a federation of 30 national logistics associations, covering Central and Western Europe and beyond. The association provides an international forum for networking and the promotion and development of the logistics and supply chain profession. ELA accreditation in the UK is managed by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) and is open to universities with CILT accredited degrees which align with the ELA Standards.  

Cranfield School of Management is home to Europe's largest specialist logistics, procurement and supply chain management faculty and is recognised around the world in this field. The School’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and is expecting a record number of students to join the programme in September.

Professor Wilding went on to say: “It is an exciting time for logistics at Cranfield as our programmes grow and develop to meet the demands of the sector. Our faculty work closely with our advisory board of senior logistics and procurement professionals from global organisations. Their experience and advice drives the continued development of our supply chain courses ensuring they are relevant for today’s global supply chain environment.”

The ELA accreditation standards were developed by practitioners for practitioners and are updated regularly to ensure they reflect the rapidly developing role of the supply chain professional. They are aligned to a common European reference system which links a number of national qualifications systems and frameworks together (European Qualification Framework) and which enables professionals to have their skills and qualifications recognised in many countries.

The Chair of the CILT Accreditation Committee, Dr James Stone, congratulated Cranfield and said: “The staff, module content and progression requirements of the three Cranfield programmes were all of first class quality.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

SSTL to build Galileo navigation payloads

Under an Authority to Proceed signed with prime contractor OHB-System AG today, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is commencing work on building eight navigation payloads for Galileo, Europe's global navigation satellite

Leonardo and Hensoldt to upgrade over 350 UK air, land and sea platforms

Leonardo has signed a £290 million contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) which will see Leonardo and Hensoldt, working together as 'Team Skytale', to upgrade the IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) technology on more than

Boyce Precision Engineering brings first Hermle C250 to Belfast

Following their recent visit to the Hermle Open House in Gosheim, Southern Germany, Boyce Precision Engineering decided that the Hermle C250 platform provided them with the best route into 5 axis machining.

Hydro partners with IMCA Electronics

Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc increases its global presences as it announces its partnership with Turkish firm, IMCA Electronics.

Old meets new at Air Tattoo

The Royal International Air Tattoo's celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force at RAF Fairford on July 14-16 will feature a special 'then and now' formation of American fighter aircraft, as a North

STG Aerospace supports International Women in Engineering Day

In support of International Women in Engineering Day, STG Aerospace interviewed one of its female engineers - Rhian Bache, Design Engineer at STG Aerospace - to get her personal perspective.

SMI AirMissSK0106130717
See us at
DSEI LB0911150917Aviation Africa BT18418SMI AirMissBT0305251017SMIUAV BT1005280917SMI FAVWS BT0504290617SMI12DE BT203280917