Supply Chain Management (SCM)

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Supply Chain Management capability within business has taken on a much more significant role in enabling business to gain competitive advantage and deliver bottom line performance. As companies strive to identify their competitive edge, so the application of supply chain concepts will continue to exert greater influence on overall business success.

This module covers a wide range of topics in supply chain strategies, design, planning, operations and development. Emphasis has been laid mainly on the perspective of integrated supply process. Releasing value in business through relationship management, cost reduction and lean supply have been the key considerations. The module also provides real world cases of supply chain management, which illustrate ways of achieving enduring competitiveness.


On completion, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamental concepts of supply chain management
  2. Contribute to the outsourcing decision
  3. Analyse and develop supplier and customer relationships
  4. Select and apply appropriate tools and techniques to plan, control and manage the supply chain for the overall efficiency and effectiveness
  5. Understand and utilise the tools, techniques, measures and information technology used to develop and manage performance in the supply chain
  6. Generate thinking to allow the relevant application of module input to the particular business need


  1. Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  2. Strategic Outsourcing and Make/Buy
  3. Supply Chain Design and Planning
  4. Lean and Agile Supply Management
  5. Supply Base Design
  6. Supply Relationship Management
  7. Supply Chain Costing Techniques
  8. IT in SCM
  9. Performance Management
  10. Supply Chain Clinic


5 days


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