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Supply Chains in Crisis

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Supply Chains in Crisis

Preparing for Short-Term Recovery and Building Long-Term Resilience

If you have any questions about Supply Chains in Crisis, please get in touch with the Programme Advisors team.

Although supply chain disruptions have become more frequent in the last decade, never before have they reached the scale and duration experienced as a consequence of the COVID-19 epidemic. From abrupt demand slumps to factory stoppages, supply chains today are under shock.

Supply Chains in Crisis will help business executives and supply chain managers navigate these turbulent times by discussing and exploring strategies to prepare for short-term recovery and to build long-term supply chain resilience.

To help organisations recover and recover fast, you will be guided through a systematic approach to estimate the impact of supplier disruptions on business performance. You will learn how to reposition your inventory and reconfigure your supply chains if suppliers go out of business. You will also learn how to navigate through the peaks of the epidemic and how to adapt to supply chain stop-and-go pace of recovery. 

Since a "good" crisis should never be wasted, we will then reflect on long-term strategies to build supply chain resilience, identifying risk-mitigation strategies that have either a minimal negative impact or a positive impact on efficiency, such as segmentation, regionalisation, and chaining.

Supply Chains in Crisis forms part of INSEAD’s innovative GO-Live portfolio – a completely new way to learn from the Business School for the World.

Over two half day sessions, the programme will address the following areas:

Module 1: Preparing for Short-Term Supply Chain Recovery

  • Identify and discuss the challenges brought by the COVID-19 epidemic on supply chains
  • Learn a method to assess the points of vulnerability in a supply chain network and prioritise efforts to ensure a smooth recovery
  • Discuss the efficacy of various supply chain risk management strategies to recover quickly from the crisis.

Module 2: Building Long-Term Supply Chain Resilience

  • Explore a framework to match supply chain resilience strategies to the business strategic priorities
  • Discuss the efficacy of various tactics to build resiliency at the level of either the product itself or its supply chain
  • Outline a process to monitor resilience and develop Business Continuity Plans.

Programme Director

Guillaume Roels

Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management
The Timken Chaired Professor of Global Technology and Innovation

Guillaume Roels is an Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management at INSEAD. He was formerly affiliated with the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He received an MS degree in Management Engineering and a DEA in Management from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and a PhD in Operations Research from MIT. His current research focuses on service operations and supply chain management. At UCLA, he has taught courses on operations management in the full-time, Executive MBA and various executive education programmes. He received the George L. Robbins Assistant Professor Teaching Award in 2009, the Citibank Teaching Excellence Award in 2010, the “Tough but I will thank you in 5 years” award at Wharton in 2012, and the Executive MBA Outstanding Teaching Award in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017. He was named one of the Poets & Quants 2015 Best 40 Business School Professors under 40.

Read Professor Roels's full profile

Dates and Delivery

Reflecting today's busy schedules and INSEAD's global outreach, the programme is delivered over two half day sessions.

Enrolment is now closed.

All times shown below are in CET Paris time. Enrolment deadline: 5pm CET Monday 15 June 2020.

Session 1: starts Thursday 25 June from 9am to 12.30pm CET

Session 2: starts Friday 26 June from 9am to 12.30pm CET

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After enrolment and payment on the Eventbrite platform, what happens next?

You will receive an email from INSEAD the week before the programme starts, providing you with your unique and personal access code and link to enrol on the programme (please monitor your junk folder in case it ends up here). As soon as you receive this email and to avoid complications on the day of the programme, we strongly advise that you click on the link and complete your enrolment straight away.

How can I ensure successful participation?

  • Save the session dates in your calendar for easy reference
  • Start your connection 15 minutes early, so that you have time to adjust the audio
  • Use Google Chrome as your browser (other browsers will not support the platform)
  • Ensure you have a stable broadband internet connection
  • Close all other applications on your computer
  • Connect individually from your computer with a headset and microphone for best audio
  • Keep your webcam open throughout the session
  • Note there is no dial-up connection, nor compatibility with mobile phones 

Who do I contact if I have questions about my enrolment? 

Send an email to [email protected], providing details of the problem.

Enrol and Pay

Get the INSEAD experience wherever you are in the world. Challenging, inspirational and transformative, INSEAD GO-Live delivers tangible and lasting impact from the word go.

Supply Chains in Crisis will be delivered over two half day sessions. Visit 'Dates and Delivery' to view the complete set of session dates and times.

Simply click on the link below, enrol and pay, and save the programme in your calendar.

Standard programme fee: 900 Euros

Special launch fee for this programme: 690 Euros

Please note that in order to access INSEAD GO-Live programmes you must use Google Chrome (no other browser will support the platform).

Enrolment is now closed. If you have any questions about Supply Chains in Crisis, please get in touch with the Programme Advisors team.

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