Purchasing, Logistics and Production Management

Learning outcome targets

The aim of the GPLA Master’s is to train managers in the field of purchasing, particularly international purchasing, supplier relations, quality management and logistics. It also meets a growing demand from students for high-level training in international purchasing and supply chain professions.

As a result, this vocational Master’s aims to train executives so that they are capable of resolving managerial issues related to the supply chain of public or private organisations. The training prepares students for the now highly internationalised professions in purchasing and the supply chain so that they can take on operational managerial responsibilities in the short term and strategic managerial responsibilities later on within a purchasing and/or procurement department. This training, offered by way of apprenticeship, is therefore intended for students wishing to exercise high-level responsibilities in private and public organisations which wish to develop on an international level by taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the globalisation of markets.

Post-graduate profile

Les étudiants ayant suivi cette formation occupent des postes de cadres opérationnel ou de consultants dans des fonctions de :
‐ les achats : acheteur, acheteur international, sourcing, etc.
‐ la qualité, l'audit fournisseur et la gestion de la relation fournisseurs :
‐ la logistique, les approvisionnements et la supply chain.

Transfer paths

Le programme de Master 1 étant un tronc commun à 100% il est aisé, pour un étudiant, de changer de parcours. Cela se fait sur la base d'une demande motivée par le projet professionnel et personnel de l'étudiant. La mission d'apprentissage doit également être cohérente avec le positionnement du parcours demandé.

Comme la formation est en apprentissage et nécessite la signature d'un contrat d'apprentissage de 2 années, un changement de parcours nécessite la rupture amiable du contrat initial et la signature d'un nouveau contrat (avec la même entreprise ou avec une autre entreprise).


La formation est ouverte à des étudiants possédant les pré‐requis nécessaires en management et en gestion des entreprises. Elle s'adresse à
des étudiants ayant validé une Licence générale (économie et gestion, langues étrangères appliquées, administration économique et
sociale...), une Licence professionnelle (commerce international, commerce, qualité, logistique, achat...) ou un titre équivalent.

La formation étant en alternance, il est également requis une première expérience en entreprise (sous forme de stage ou de mission en
alternance) ainsi qu'une aptitude pour mener de front une formation académique et une mission d'apprentissage.

Skills required within the Field of Study :
  • Develop a purchasing and logistics strategy in an international context: ensure competitive and regulatory monitoring, manage or co-manage a strategic vision of the purchasing and supply chain, set objectives and give direction, lead and bring together employees and partners in order to reach objectives.

  • Design and manage purchasing and supply chain management approaches and tools in an international context: develop purchasing policies and practices in line with the global strategy, allocate resources, apply and implement purchasing and supply chain management tools and approaches, manage key supply chain processes.

  • Manage a profit centre with respect to the role of purchasing and logistics in an international context: manage a budget, control and measure performance, estimate financial impacts; audit, analyse and evaluate the risks inherent in purchasing and the supply chain.

  • Choose and deploy quality management approaches and tools in relation to the company's suppliers and external partners: define quality indicators, implement certification approaches, apply and comply with standards and rules, issue invitations to tender and select suppliers, negotiate and draw up purchasing contracts, monitor the implementation of contracts, draw up an audit approach for suppliers and service providers.

  • Lead and manage a team (both organisational and human aspects) in an international context in particular and be able to integrate and/or drive a collective approach: set objectives, motivate employees, advise and negotiate with employees, manage conflicts, assess employees, manage the organisation of work and change, develop interpersonal and leadership skills, develop one's own behavioural and business skills.

  • Define and lead a proposed change within an organisation: draw up project management plans, coordinate the implementation of project components, manage alterations, draw up communication plans, lead and unite teams, manage relations with clients.