/  Global Supply Chain Management Skills
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BMC Training provides on 30 May 2021 Global Supply Chain Management Skills course [Warehouse , Logistics , Supply Chain and Inventory] in Singapore,Singapore


On completion of this course you should be able to: 

  • Gain an insightful overview of the conceptual foundations of the global supply chain, as well as current examples of the best practice of managing supply chains in a global context.
  • Deal with the recent changes in concepts, technology, and practice, and discuss the rapid change that has taken place within the supply chain and its environment.
  • Understand the complexity of global supply chains, and explain how they can be managed in a constantly changing world.
  • Gain important insights into the challenges of managing the complex networks that typify modern supply chains.
  • Determine and apply the underlying mechanisms of the corporate logistics network, and how collaboration and open information exchange can improve the effectiveness of supply chains.

Introduction to the supply chain

  • Introduction to supply chain management
  • The supply chain
  • Supply chain management (SCM)
  • The customer orientation
  • Multiple management perspectives
  • The characteristics of the supply chain
  • Understanding the supply chain
  • The framework
  • Systemic approach
  • Supply chain processes
  • The management tasks
  • The new corporate environment
  • A model of the global supply chain
  • The approach of the course
  • Concepts
  • Processes
  • Management issues

Structure and Process

  • The value chain and the value system
  • The structure of the supply chain
  • The concept of postponement
  • Building structure
  • The Bullwhip Effect
  • What are activities?
  • Core competencies and outsourcing
  • Components in supply chain management
  • Network structure
  • Management components

Inter-organizational Relationships

  • Relationships from a network perspective
  • Industrial networks
  • Transactions
  • The firm as a nexus of contracts
  • Boundaries and governance
  • Static versus dynamic boundaries
  • Is transaction cost theory "Bad for Practice"?
  • TCA focuses on cost efficiency
  • Asset specificity based on "Sunk Costs"
  • Too costly to develop or acquire specific assets
  • Perceptions of trust
  • Developing collaborative relationships
  • Illustrative case: Benetton's Supply Networks

The Information System for the Supply Chain

  • Logistics information
  • Information exchange
  • Information and operations
  • The concept of a supply chain information system
  • The Intra-firm information system
  • The Inter-firm information system
  • Interface optimization
  • Elements of the information system
  • On-demand Computing
  • Software systems
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Software for supply chain management
  • General application areas for supply chain information systems
  • Communications
  • Illustrative case: Gillette and RID


  • International Markets
  • The structure of international distribution
  • Global marketing
  • The complexity of distribution
  • The major elements of distribution and its requirements
  • Deficiencies of traditional distribution and distribution dynamics
  • Push versus Pull
  • The marketing channel
  • Major channel decisions
  • Sales decisions
  • Physical distribution decisions
  • Global retail distribution
  • Retailing as a supply chain function
  • Grocery retailing
  • Garments
  • Global retail logistics operations
  • E-commerce and the supply chain
  • The attractiveness of a new channel
  • The case of grocery e-tailing
  • The structure of e-commerce fulfillment
  • Elements shaping e-commerce
  • Collaborative distribution models
  • Efficient Consumer Response (ECR)
  • Vendor-Managed inventory
  • Collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment
  • Illustrative case: ECR by Triumph International in Germany

Production Issues for the Supply Chain

  • Supply chain requirements – A chain of processes
  • Management concepts in production and SCM
  • Just-in-Time and Lean Manufacturing
  • Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
  • Total Quality Management
  • Integration of manufacturing technologies
  • Agile supply chain
  • Linking Lean and Agile supply chains
  • Strategic perspectives on production processes and technology
  • Product design for the supply chain
  • Modular products demand of production
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Design for manufacturability
  • Design for logistics
  • Emerging production paradigm – Modular production
  • Illustrative Case: Smart Car – Smart's Production System

Innovation Management in Supply Chains

  • Platform strategies
  • Product architecture strategies
  • Modular product architectures
  • Integral product architectures
  • Interface specification and standardization
  • NPD's impact on outsourcing
  • Early supplier involvement in NPD
  • Innovation and supplier relationships
  • Transaction cost perspective on NPD and outsourcing
  • Component design for postponement and NPD
  • NPD for recycling
  • Illustrative Cases: Oticon – Jeeps' Windshield Wipers


  • Driving forces behind the strategic importance of procurement
  • Increased outsourcing
  • Just-in-Time purchasing
  • Information technology
  • The variety of supplier-buyer relationships                                                                                                                             
  • Adversarial relationships
  • Referred suppliers
  • Single sourcing
  • Network sourcing
  • Strategic alliances
  • Portfolio approach to supplier relationships
  • The Olsen & Ellram portfolio model
  • The competence development model
  • The Bensaou model
  • Critique of portfolio models
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Managing sourcing relationships
  • Vendor-managed purchasing
  • Illustrative Case: Kolobri – Company Presentation

Transport and Logistic Services

  • Structural changes in supply chains
  • Infrastructure investment
  • Deregulation of European transport markets
  • The transport and logistics service industry in Europe
  • Third-party logistics
  • What is third-party logistics?
  • Typology of third-party logistics providers
  • Driving forces behind third-party logistics
  • Developing a third-party logistics partnership
  • Obstacles in logistics outsourcing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • The future of European transport and logistics
  • Lead logistics providers
  • Pan-European logistics providers
  • Niche carriers
  • E-commerce logistics providers
  • Tiering structure of the logistics market
  • Illustrative cases: One-Stop-Shopping at Oticon – DHL and Sun Microsystems-LEGO Group Outsources Logistics to DHL

Reverse Logistics and Supply Chain Sustainability

  • Major types of return items
  • The challenge of reverse supply chain
  • A centralized reverse supply chain
  • A decentralized reverse supply chain
  • The margin value of time
  • Green supply management
  • Product stewardship
  • The triple bottom line and the supply chain
  • Illustrative case: Toshiba and UPS – European Recycling Platform- Kodak Closed-Lop Supply Chain for Single-Use Cameras

Performance Measurement and Management in the Supply Chain

  • Measures and measurement systems
  • System thinking in performance measurement
  • Inclusiveness in supply chain performance
  • Effects of supply chain performance measurement
  • Supply chain performance measurement frameworks
  • The strategic profit model
  • Target cost management
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Activity-based costing
  • The balanced scorecard
  • The SCOR model

Strategy and the Supply Chain

  • Strategy and the supply chain
  • Objectives and outcomes
  • Networks and systems
  • Resource-based strategy
  • From vertical integration to horizontal disintegration
  • Fine's double helix model
  • Matching product uncertainties with supply chains
  • Supply structures for customization
  • Mass customization
  • Supply chain integration
  • Information integration
  • Organization integration
  • Other forms of strategy
  • Strategy of functional areas
  • Information technology
  • Procurement
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Logistics

Supply Chain Planning – Modeling Considerations

  • Reasons for quantitative modeling
  • Modeling sourcing strategies – statistical approach
  • Modeling the inventory management – EOQ model
  • Aligning supply chain – SC performance model
  • Modeling the demand forecast – exponential smoothing
  • Modeling the resource allocation – linear programming
  • Modeling the demand variability in SC – Bullwhip Effect
  • Modeling product architecture modularization for mass customization
  • Limitation related to modeling

Managing the Complexity of the Global Supply Chain

  • The environmental complexity of the supply chain
  • Political issues
  • Social issues
  • Cultures
  • Information technology
  • The structural complexity of the global supply chain
  • Options
  • Global production
  • The global network
  • Global management
  • Organizational solutions
  • Global products
  • Global sourcing

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Course Details
  • Code WLS41
  • TIME    08:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • DATE    May 30 2021 - Jun 17 2021
  • Singapore , Ibis Singapore Novena
  • +44 2087206971
  • Support@bmc.net

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