Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management (SCM) is the active management of supply chain activities to maximize customer value and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. It represents a conscious effort by the supply chain firms to develop and run supply chains in the most effective & efficient ways possible. Supply chain activities cover everything from product development, sourcing, production, and logistics, as well as the information systems needed to coordinate these activities.


Duration: 3 days
Mode: Classroom / Online
Deliverables: CourseWare Hard/ Soft Copies

Course Contents

Introduction to Supply Chain
Historical perspective 
Understanding Supply Chain
Key issues in supply chain management

Objectives, importance, Decision phases
Examples of supply chains
Supply chain strategies
The supply chain becomes value chain
Supply chain as a competitive weapon
Exercises/Case Studies

Supply chain synergies
Collaboration with supply chain partners
Supply Chain Drivers 
Design Drivers of supply chain performance

Framework for structuring 
Facilities, including warehouse, Inventory,
Transportation, Information, Sourcing, and Pricing
Yield management /Revenue management
Exercises/Case Studies

Sales and Operations Planning
Demand management 
Demand forecasting, Aggregate Planning and Managing Supply,
Demand and Inventory 

Aggregate Planning in a Supply Chain Role, 
Problems and strategies
Role of IT, 
Implementation 
Exercises/Case Studies

Responding to predictable variability in
supply chain
Types of supply chains
Creating responsive supply chains 

Lean and agile supply chain their characteristics
Customer value and supply chain management
Dimensions of customer value
Value added services
Exercises/Case Studies

Customer value measures
Push-pull boundary
Mass customization and supply chain management
Outsourcing Supply Chain Management

Third and Fourth Party Logistics providers
Managing risk in supply chains
Creating a sustainable supply chain
Supply chain analytics
Exercises/Case Studies

Use of computer software in supply chain problems
Electronic commerce
Emerging mega trends, Supply chain of the future
Seeking structural flexibility
The multi-channel revolution

Conclusion and Feedback

Why choose us


At the Institute of Corporate Analytics and Training, we have trained over 5000 professionals on a wide range of corporate and management trainings from many organizations and companies, from diverse domains,  around the world.  We have a team of highly motivated and experienced team of trainers.  Our trainings are designed to blend theoretical concepts with field experience.  The concepts and techniques you will learn will be illustrated with case studies from the field, role plays and simulations.


Rest assured that at the end of the training programs, you will emerge confident and energized armed with skills and knowledge as well as the techniques of applying them.