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Supply Chain Management is a five-day, multi-disciplinary programme that focuses on improving the key flows in the supply chain by optimising business processes and organisational structures and deploying enabling technologies.
It gives managers a range of skills and frameworks, helping them, for example, to understand how product and process development can be integrated into supply chain design, figure out what drives financial performance or realise how to translate ESG constraints into innovative business models. It is also clear that many new opportunities are emerging as a result of technological breakthroughs and global networks, making new kinds of partnerships along the supply chain possible. Knowing how to deploy enabling technologies rapidly and effectively can further increase the efficiency of network operations and the effectiveness of customer service.
The programme covers the following topics.
Supply chain core processes
This section examines the physical and market mediation roles of the supply chain. Physically, the supply chain links production, storage, and transportation. As a market mediation platform, it ensures that products reaching the marketplace match customer expectations. Different business models can be adopted to fulfil both of these roles while satisfying all relevant stakeholders.
New technologies have decisively changed supply chain relationships. This section focuses on how they can be effectively deployed to develop new partnerships and ways of working. Information, communication, computing, transportation, and manufacturing will be discussed with a particular focus on implementation challenges, both in terms of the organisation and technology.
• Sustainability (ESG)
• Digital transformation
• Decision support tools for robust optimisation
• Risk and opportunity management in a global context
• Procurement and outsourcing strategies
• Service supply chains
• Matching platforms
• Best practices in corporate social responsibility
• Emerging technologies
• Service parts logistics
• Impact of deglobalisation
At this stage, participants will have grasped the need to move from a function-oriented to a process-oriented organisation; so, they will learn how to collaborate across functions, organisations, and continents in the absence of a clearly defined commandand-control structure
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