MSc Logistics student wins CILT UK scholarship

Left to right: Professor Gillian Hogg, Head of School of Management and Languages, Emma Ross and Douglas Norris, CILT UK National Officer for Scotland.

Emma Ross, student of the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme has won the Scottish Region of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) Postgraduate Logistics scholarship for 2011-12.

Douglas Norris, National Officer for Scotland with CILT (UK) presented Emma with her award during his visit to Heriot-Watt University in July.

CILT (UK) is the leading professional body for those involved in transport, logistics and supply chain management in the UK and they have accredited our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme meaning that those students who successfully complete the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management gain exemption from the highest level (level 7) examinations of both the CILT (UK) and also the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).

Emma is currently completing her MSc dissertation which is looking at the Enablers and Inhibitors of Six Sigma within a UK retailer, specifically looking at the distribution sector.

Following graduation Emma is joining the Tesco distribution graduate scheme, where over a period of two years she will gain experience in all areas of distribution and transport management throughout the UK. Emma hopes become a depot manager and to work internationally within Tesco.