Who we are
NOVUS is a ‘not for profit’ organisation sponsored by a number of Industry Partners and run under the umbrella of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
NOVUS is the long term strategic answer to the serious skills gaps and shortfall of graduate talent that is becoming increasingly evident in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry today. We need to start creating the “Leaders of Tomorrow”. As an educational initiative, set up and initially based at The University of Huddersfield, we aim to provide the industry with a much needed shot in the arm.
We’ll do this by introducing 4-year Logistics and Supply Chain BA and BSc degree courses, covering supply chain management, finance, statistics, organisational structure and methods, sociology and psychology, transport network design, warehouse design, inventory management, supply chain IT and HR management. In addition, the “core” degree course will be supplemented with further content covering the “craft skills” required to effectively manage, e.g. leadership, man management and communication.
In fact, the course will give a student all the tools needed to develop a successful career in logistics and will provide sponsoring companies with a steady stream of high calibre graduates who really do hit the ground running as they fill vacancies in supply chain management jobs.