Course Brief

The aim of this course is to develop in participants a critical understanding of core subject concepts and the ability to select appropriate strategies that deliver sustainable and competitive supply chain performance in rapidly changing global markets. You will learn how to identify, select and implement the right strategies for supply chains. By studying this course, you will equip yourself with a deeper insight into the aspects that shape modern-day supply chains and what drives their strategies. More than ever before, supply chain management has become a strategic function that is fundamental for surviving and succeeding in today’s competitive environment.

  • 45 - 60 Contact Hours

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. critically appreciate the role of logistics and supply chain management in achieving competitive advantage;
  2. understand the process of formulating strategy for supply chains and ensuring compatibility with wider corporate strategy;
  3. appreciate the integrative role of logistics and supply chain management and the need for collaboration and cooperation between internal and external supply chain partners;
  4. demonstrate a sound grasp of the principles and theories underpinning the formulation of logistics network strategy; and
  5. appreciate how disruptive change in the business environment might affect and transform supply chains in the future.
Topics Covered
  • Logistics & supply chain management;
  • Leveraging logistics for competitive advantage;
  • Porter’s value chain;
  • Achieving an integrated supply chain;
  • The changing competitive environment.
  • Financial aspects of supply chain
  • Financial flows through the supply chain
  • Cash-to-cash cycle time
  • Supply chain finance
  • Enhanced supply chain visibility
  • Faster delivery
  • Perishability
  • Introduction to the bullwhip effect
  • Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR)
  • Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Supply chain design theory
  • Matching supply chain requirements and capabilities
  • Lean concepts in supply chain management
  • Agile concepts in supply chain management
  • Comparing lean and agile supply systems
  • Comparing lean, hybrid and agile supply chains
  • What is globalisation?
  • The drivers of globalisation
  • World trade and foreign direct investment
  • Regionalism
  • Risk management in a supply chain context
  • Risk mitigation approaches


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