Employers have highlighted Cranfield as the leading university outside of the US - and top 10 worldwide - for supply chain management graduate talent.

An annual report from SCM World, the leading global community of senior supply chain professionals, surveyed hundreds of its executives from around the world. One of the questions posed was which universities they looked to first as a ‘marker of talent’ with the results showing how more than 500 employers viewed the graduate talent pool entering the workforce.

The report, ‘The top 15 supply chain universities: a recruiter’s guide to future talent’, ranked Cranfield eighth worldwide and first among non-US institutions. The report is being launched to the supply chain community at an SCM World event, ‘fast-forward supply chain capability’, in Chicago this week (8-10 July).

American business magazine Forbes has also highlighted the report which includes the views of Camilla Pierleoni, a current MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management student.

Michael Bourlakis, Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield, said: “It’s fantastic news; our Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme is one of the leading programmes in the world and develops the next generation of managers and leaders.

“We take a practical approach to our learning and teaching, and we have closer ties than other universities to industry where a lot of innovation is happening. We also run many executive development programmes at Cranfield which support current managers in dealing with future supply chain challenges.”

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