Supply Chain Business Strategies

Program Overview

Traditionally, supply chain and logistics have been separated into management hierarchies, with supply chain at the top of the organizational pyramid and logistics providing support.

Today, supply chain and logistics have evolved into a business eco-system. A highly competitive, super connected, fast-changing and volatile global environment.

Competition is no longer product vs product, or service vs service, but supply chain vs supply chain. It is critical for logistics and supply chain professionals to gain an awareness of market dynamics, and the key drivers of competitive business strategy.

The Supply Chain Business Strategies is an online course designed for you to gain a strategic outlook about Supply Chain and Logistics as a key competitive advantage for organizations.  

This course is self-directed, and can be completed over two months or less. You will be working at your own pace within the two months.

Program Content

Through this course, you will gain an in depth perspective on 21st century challenges in the global supply chain landscape. You will learn about market dynamics, market disruption, four perspectives on creating value, business architecture and responsible organizations, big data, and leadership decision toolkits.

This course focuses on SCL Ecosystems in terms of Competitive Advantage and Value Creation, exploring dynamics that contribute to a company’s competitive advantage. Content is designed to help you meet the challenges of 21st Century SCL eco-systems.

This course helps you explore Supply Chain Logistics as a business enabler, revenue driver and competitive differentiator, starting with the two key factors in competitive advantage – cost and differentiation. It helps you build a strategic thinking mindset focused on market differentiation, the demand for operational efficiencies and global competitiveness.

This module is delivered as a series of video lectures, and key topics include:

  • Strategic POV: Competitive Advantage
  • Market Dynamics
  • E-Commerce and e-Supply Chain Logistics
  • Disruption: Amazon Effect
  • Perspectives: strategic, customer-based, market and trade-off

Applying your own experiences to the learning, you will build a Supply Chain Strategies portfolio using the workbook provided.

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Format & FAQs

How do I register?

The registration button is located below. Simply add to cart, and check out.

You can sign up for one module, or sign up for the full program to get a discount of $140.

Access is provided within 1 business day.

What is the format of the course?

This course is delivered in an online video format.

Applying your own experiences to the learning, you will build a Supply Chain Strategies portfolio through guided exercises.

You will be required to complete and submit workbooks for each module to demonstrate your developed capacities.

What is the time commitment for the course?

Each module must be completed within 1 month. You can expect to spend an average of four hours per week over four weeks.

Are there prerequisites?

Yes. To take Supply Chain Leadership Strategies, you must have first completed Supply Chain Business Strategies.