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Advanced Strategic Supply Chain Management



This advanced training program is designed to provide supply chain professionals with the strategic knowledge and skills needed to manage and optimize supply chain operations at a higher level. It empowers them to lead their organizations in achieving superior supply chain performance and competitiveness.

Program Objectives:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Develop and implement strategic supply chain plans aligned with organizational goals.

  • Optimize supply chain networks for efficiency and responsiveness.

  • Enhance supplier relationships and collaboration across the supply chain.

  • Utilize advanced technologies and analytics to drive supply chain innovation.

  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives for sustained supply chain excellence.

Targeted Audience:

  • Senior supply chain managers and directors.

  • Operations executives.

  • Procurement and sourcing managers.

  • Supply chain consultants and analysts.

  • Professionals aspiring to advance their careers in supply chain management.

Program Outline:

Unit 1:

Strategic Supply Chain Planning:

  • Developing a strategic supply chain vision and mission.

  • Aligning supply chain strategy with business objectives.

  • Demand forecasting and capacity planning.

  • Strategic sourcing and procurement planning.

  • Case studies on successful strategic supply chain planning.

Unit 2:

Supply Chain Network Design and Optimization:

  • Designing efficient and responsive supply chain networks.

  • Location analysis and optimization of distribution centers.

  • Inventory management strategies for optimal stock levels.

  • Transportation and logistics network optimization.

  • Advanced modeling and simulation techniques for network design.

Unit 3:

Supplier Relationship Management:

  • Building and maintaining strong supplier partnerships.

  • Supplier performance evaluation and development.

  • Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR).

  • Conflict resolution and negotiation strategies.

  • Leveraging technology for supplier relationship management.

Unit 4:

Advanced Supply Chain Technologies and Analytics:

  • Implementing advanced technologies such as AI, IoT, and blockchain.

  • Data analytics for supply chain decision-making.

  • Predictive analytics and machine learning applications.

  • Real-time supply chain visibility and monitoring.

  • Case studies on technology-driven supply chain innovations.

Unit 5:

Continuous Improvement and Innovation:

  • Lean and Six Sigma methodologies for supply chain improvement.

  • Encouraging a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

  • Performance measurement and KPI development.

  • Change management and organizational transformation.

  • Best practices for sustaining long-term supply chain excellence.

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