- Develop a capacity for analysing Supply Chain problems on a functional, business, and company-wide basis.
- Learn to leverage business value creation at the global level.
- Develop an awareness of the organisational structures used in Supply Chain Management and the strengths and weaknesses of those structures.
- Become acquainted with the major building blocks of any Supply Chain models and their level of maturity level.
- Build Enterprise Process Maps.
- Understand Sales and Operations Planning collaborative process.
- Basic Change Management Principles and Methodologies. (This topic is part of a another module)
Nature of value creation networks and impacts of globalization
Fundamental trade-offs (capacity vs Inventory vs delay vs value) and local/global optimization
SCM paradigms (total quality, leanness, quick response, customization, agility)
Manufacturing and logistics strategy (order winners, decoupling points, variety, postponement)
Industry differences (process vs discrete products vs service) and reverse logistics
Geopolitical and cultural differences and specificities
The international trade transaction, incoterms, payment methods, risk, liability and insurance
Basic concepts on customs, harmonized system, customs clearance process, automatization of procedures
Customs trade partnership against terrorism (C-TPAT,EU-Autorized Economic Operator,…)