Open enrollment training
Supply Chain Management Program (SCM)
A 10-day management program
Managing your supply chain in the most efficient way is not entirely about reducing costs anymore. Of course this is still important, but our industrial research shows that the most successful companies tend to focus not so much on cutting costs as on how to increase their profit.
By offering a higher service level, consisting of improved lead times, customer-related IT support and measurement, they have immensely increased their profit on existing customers and it has also helped them find new ones! By utilizing the new tools and technologies they have improved their logistics performance and increased their competitiveness. Latest research and collaboration with industry also show that the most successful companies are those who can easily adapt their supply chain to the rapid change of needs of their customers. The design of the supply chains therefore must differ depending on what products or services the company offers. It also means that the supply chain must change depending on the product's position in the product life cycle.
Our SCM program is designed to present a broad view of supply chain management. We mix latest theory with best practice from the most successful companies. We also give you the right methods and tools to enable the skills for further improvement of your company's supply chain.
A few words from the Program Directors
Managing your supply chain in the most efficient way is not entirely about reducing costs anymore. Of course this is still important, but our industrial research shows that the most successful companies tend to focus not so much on cutting costs as on how to increase their profit. By offering a higher service level, consisting of improved lead times, customer-related they have immensely increased their profit on existing customers and it has also helped them find new ones! By utilizing the new tools and technologies they have improved their logistics performance and increased their competitiveness. We are fully aware that these matters are complicated and not always so easily solved. After running the Supply Chain Management (SCM) for several years we also know that you are not the only one facing challenges like these. Your colleagues in other companies are dealing with the same problems and situations. But even if you know some of the answers, it is definitely worth getting professional input from outside your company once in a while.
This opportunities 10-day management program will give you excellent opportunities to discuss supply chain matters with colleagues from other companies. Experts both from industry and from Chalmers, Penn State, Wharton and Kellogg’s School of Management will provide you with an update on the latest developments in the field. Above all, the program will give you an in-depth knowledge of how to handle the key issues in your company.
Then it is up to you!
Welcome to join us in the SCM program!
KENT LUMSDEN AND OLA HULTKRANTZ
Key benefits for participants and organizations
Supply Chain Management program (SCM) is an ambitious 10-day development program for experienced managers in the supply/demand chain field. The aim of the program is to give you a deeper knowledge of how to handle the key issues. As a participant you will benefit from contributions in many areas. The program mixes state-of-the art academic research results with practical experiences from successful companies and their management philosophies. Workshop training and action learning are also important features in the program.
• You will get a toolbox of the central tools in supply chain management and the knowledge of how to apply them, e.g. in the areas of cross docking, vendor managed inventory and postponement.
• You will learn how to use IT systems to improve supply chains. You will analyze best practices and see how their activities might be applied in your organization.
• You will increase your ability to develop supply chain measures and to develop and operate measuring systems.
• You will acquire an overview of how the field will develop in the future and what the challenges will be.
• You will learn how to develop “green” logistics and how to cope with environmental demands.
• You will be given the opportunity to establish a personal network with other supply chain experts.
In the SCM program state-of-the-art academic research is mixed with practical experiences from successful companies and their management philosophies. Traditional lectures and exercises are combined with workshop training and action learning. Throughout the program participants are given opportunities to reflect and apply knowledge gained to their own work and experiences, through reflection exercises, discussion sessions and mini-cases.
Furthermore, the program rests on the premise that knowledge is best created in dynamic cooperation, typically illustrated in cross-company assignments for learning and experience sharing.
Module 1: Business strategies down to an operational level
In this first module we introduce business strategies and break them down to logistics strategies as well as logistics concepts. Together with both academicians and professionals from Scandinavian industry we will work through these strategies and concepts to make them operational. This will be illustrated from an individual company as well as from a supply and demand chain level.
• Logistics concepts and models
• The dynamics of a supply chain
• Business and logistics strategies
• Environmental aspects of supply and demand chain management and logistics
• The outsourcing dilemma
• Change leadership
Module 2: The international perspective
The supply and competence chains within which the company operates compete with other supply chains. It is the effectiveness of the total supply chain that yields power. The second module will give us the international, and in depth the US, perspective on how to build up and operate your company’s supply chains with different roles and how to collaborate in order to achieve a more efficient chain. This module is located at Northwestern University,
Evanston, outside Chicago. The faculty in this module represent Kellogg School of Management at Nortwestern, Wharton School of Management, Philadelphia and Penn State, Philadelphia.
• What is the right supply chain for your products?
• Sourcing and risk in the supply chains
• Links between marketing and logistics
• Performance measurements in supply chain management and logistics
Module 3: New & future solutions
The world is constantly changing and getting more and more global. In this third module we will analyze management tools and principles for efficient logistics and supply chain management. These tools and principles will be connected to logistics strategies and how companies can use them to build a logistics-based business model in a successful way.
• Creating even flows in the supply chain
• Supply chain strategy
• Sustainable supply chains
• Managing under turbulence
• Strategic sourcing
• Service supply chains
The program is based on the distinguished knowledge resources in logistics and transportation at Chalmers University of Technology and in Chalmers Profesionals' external network of leading international academics, experienced business practitioners and management consultants.
The program faculty, in different fields of expertise, will provide lectres, workshop session and company visits.
Professor Sunil Chopra, Kellogg School of Mgmt., Northwestern University, USA Expert on sourcing and risk in the supply chain
Marshall L. Fisher, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA
Expert on design of supply chains
Professor Peter Hines, Cardiff Business School.
Expert on Lean thinking in supply chain management
Dr Magnus Blinge,Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Expert on environmental aspects of logistics and transports
Professor Patrik Jonsson,Chalmers University of Technology,Sweden
Expert on manufacturing and supply chain planning and control
Professor Mats Abrahamsson, Linköping University, Sweden
Expert on SCM and dynamic effectiveness
Dr Tom Davis, Penn State, USA
Expert on performance measurements in SCM
Professor Eric Andersson, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA
Expert on marketing channels
Professor Richard Lamming, University of Southampton
Expert on Lean supply
Professor Shou Ma,World Maritime University, Sweden
Expert on China market and outsourcing strategies
Professor Flemming Norrgren, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Expert on change management and leadership
If you want more information contact Anna-Karin Forssblad.
Phone: +46 31-772 42 21
Mobile: +46 705-21 13 13
Full refund of educational program/course fees will be made for reservations cancelled no later than eight weeks prior to the start of the program/course. Later cancellations incur a cancellation fee as follows:
- 2 weeks or less prior to program start 100% of the educational program/course fee
- 2-4 weeks prior to program start 50% of the educational program/course fee
- 4-8 weeks prior to program start 25% of the educational program/course fee, for educations in the Shipping area: 0% of the educational program/course fee
We are always willing to consider a colleague as a substitute for the original applicant. Cancellation and postponement must be made in writing. Cancellation of accommodation is subject to the cancellation policies of the hotels.