Why did you decide to study at Heriot-Watt University?
I studied the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Heriot-Watt University Dubai. I chose this university based on my previous experience as an undergraduate and Heriot-Watt’s outstanding affiliation with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
What do you enjoy most about the programme?
The content taught and the assignments performed are all based on the latest updates and developments in the supply chain industry. Despite working 9 years in this field, I always learned new concepts in every class and that is something I really enjoyed about the programme.
What will being a graduate of Heriot-Watt University do for your future?
The programme has provided access to newer tools and concepts in the field of supply chain. Additionally, it has helped honed my analytical skills substantially and the various assignments as part of the course has motivated me bring several ideas to life.
What's been the highlight of your time here so far?
The most notable and unforgettable memory was the lecture of Dr.Shereen where she taught us ABC analysis for inventory management, which is used to optimise top-selling products based on their order of economic importance.
I went on to apply my learnings from Dr. Shereen into my warehouse restructuring project at my workplace. The teaching from her lectures helped me categorise my inventory into ABC which helped us recognise our fast-moving, high-valued SKUs (product codes called stock keeping units) that needed to be secured during the warehouse reconstruction with minimum impact to business.
Describe Heriot-Watt University in four words
Challenging, innovative, helpful, knowledgeable.