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Supply Chain Management in a post-Covid world


Why is this important?

A supply chain is the system of organizations, people, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer.

How organisations manage their supply chain has become an increasingly complex issue since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Issues of sustainability, global outsourcing and advancements in communication technologies are just some of the factors that have impacted on how organisations create and maintain relationships with their suppliers.

Focus of this course :

  • The management of upstream and downstream relationships with suppliers and customers to deliver superior customer value at less cost to the supply chain as a whole.
  • To demonstrate that by sharing data “upstream” (with a company’s suppliers) and “downstream” (with a company’s clients), SCM applications have the potential to improve the time-to-market of products, reduce costs, and allow all parties in the supply chain to better manage current resources and plan for future needs.

In this course we examine …

  • The concept of supply chain management.
  • Why are supply chains important?
  • Supply Chain Models and an examination of the components of a supply chain.  (Click on the link) Supply chain
  • Where are the bottlenecks and economic dangers in the supply chain?
  • The role of forecasting in supply chain management.
  • Types of forecasting.
  • The Bullwhip Effect. (Click on the link) Bullwhip-Effect
  • Global Supply Chains and their complexities.
  • Outsoucing  non-core activities.
  • Reverse logistics and sustainability.
  • The Role of Purchasing in supply chain management.
  • Supplier and Vendor Management.
  • The evolution of Enterprise resource management (ERP) systems.
  • The benefits and costs of ERP systems.
  • Cloud-based SCM –software for improved decision making throughout the supply chain.
  • Software as a Service systems