Uncertainty is the biggest enemy of traditional efficiency focused supply chains. Supply chains has been planned on the basis of deterministic models. This Pandemic have exposed this linear thinking. In this program the participants will develop an understanding of how traditional efficiency focused thinking has led to the unhappy outcomes currently being experienced by both business and society due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Building on this understanding, participants will be led through a process for restarting their supply chains and re-engaging customers. The focus will be moving towards resilience based supply chains from deterministic ones.
Supply Chain Professionals
Logistics & Customer Service Professionals
Demand Planning Professionals
Supply Planning Professionals
Eight 90-minute, weekly sessions taking place each Wednesday and Saturday (6:00 PM – 7:30 PM IST) starting on 4th September, 2021.
Online Lectures, case analysis, Scenario Building, peer to peer discussions and group work.
All who complete the program will be a Certified Supply Chain Leader.
Learning Outcomes & Benefits for your company
The focus will move towards building a resilient and competitive supply chains. This would require a new thinking about suppliers and strategic procurement, Risk assessment and risk mapping, demand planning, last mile delivery, distribution planning, managing the factory of tomorrow, digitalization and connected planning and the new Integrated business planning. Participants will be challenged to consider what changes will be needed and a framework will be discussed for the gradual restarting of operations and for re-imagining and building resilient supply chains.
The program will built on future practices required to deal with black swan events as well as political turmoil, environment challenges, natural disasters. Each session’s learning outcomes, valuable for the particular topic covered in the session, will increase in value as subsequent sessions build on the knowledge and skills built in prior sessions. Upon completing the entire eight sessions of seminars the participant will have learned how to plan for a future that is not like the past, what the costs of such a future might be, and how to make informed decisions on how best to address the uncertainties that might present themselves in the future.
Fees & Registration
INR 59000 Inclusive of GST, for Indian participants.
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USD 1000/- , for International Participants
This online program consists of Four modules, which are divided into eight 90- minute sessions, each focusing on a different aspect within the four modules. Pre-readings will be provided before the respective sessions to prepare for the discussions.
Will focus on understanding uncertainty in Supply Chain. What is the impact of the Pandemic, natural disaster, and Geopolitical events on the overall performance of the Supply Chain? The discussion will also center around mapping the Supply Chain by enhancing the understanding of the end-to-end supply chain.
In the face of challenges, resilience is a vital necessity. Near-term issues of cash management for liquidity and solvency are clearly paramount. But soon afterward, businesses will need to act on broader resilience plans as the shock begins to upturn established industry structures, resetting competitive positions forever. What would be a good Business continuity program for organizations during disruptions?
Will focus on rethinking how supply chain Planning needs to be configured and structured to enable it to respond to black swan events like the pandemic. What is the future of demand planning? What are the assumptions that will change? How to build more resilient demand planning processes? How can one leverage technology and analytics for decision making? What kind of forecasting will still be relevant?
Will focus on why Demand Driven Supply Chains and Adaptive enterprises are being accepted as resilient planning tools or is it just hype? What are the bad and good parts of this thinking?” Can they help build more dynamic resilient planning processes in the organizations of tomorrow?
Will examine the various design options and the financial implications in terms of securing supply bases, unlocking funds, and understanding deep tier risks of raw materials, packaging materials. How can firms create more resilient strategic sourcing practices and use mapping tools to build robust and resilient supply management?
Will focus on the design implications of rethinking logistics and distribution networks in terms of building agility and efficiency on one hand and providing alternative last-mile solutions on the other. It will explore the dynamics of e-commerce surge, the role of omni-channels, and last-mile service providers. We will map the future of this landscape with major technological developments.
Will deal with responsible interventions to minimize unnecessary spending and preserve cash for future growth initiatives. The session will also focus on Responsible, Sustainable Supply Chains within the context of ESG Guidelines.
As demand shifts and supply disruptions are rewriting the rules of the game, the big question is how Integrated Business Planning can be leveraged to align the organization to this new reality. This will be the concluding session dealing with demand review supply review distribution planning and logistics review married to financial and management reconciliation.
Other invited industry experts*
* Based on their availability
Certified Supply Chain Leaders
The Certified Supply Chain Leader (CSCL) is aprogram designed in India thatenablessenior supply chain professionals to step back, re-valuate their supply chain strategy, and develop the necessary capabilities for the next normal. CSCL helps with the knowledge and frameworks to evaluate the trade landscape, geography of business, risk and resilience, disruptions around the world, to evolve aligned, technology enabled, strategic frameworks.
The CSCL certification will help you:
- More than the certification, CSCL will alter your thinking paradigm about supply chain, giving you the ability to re-design your supply chain for a new normal.
- Help you craft the organizational structure for meeting the challenges of tomorrow
- Gain an understanding of the mega trends in Logistics and Supply Chain and prepare yourself for it
- Give you an insight into the geography of demand, supply and production and its impact on your supply chain strategy, and help you plan your supply chain.
- Learn from your peers on how different sectors are navigating the new normal.
CSCL was built on developing future practices required to deal with black swan events as well as political turmoil, environment challenges, and natural disasters. Starting from an assessment of the current state of supply chains– the Resolve phase, the cohort evaluates the Resilience Phase, where they will transform their business continuity plans from the normative to deterministic to probabilistic models. In the Return Phase, the focus is on ensuring business continuity and the implications of these actions on the supply chain and logistics.In the final Re-Imagine Phase– they will focus on rethinking how supply chain Planning needs to be structured to enable it to respond to black swan events like the pandemic, and create a whole new supply chain strategy for the organization based on Visibility, Alignment, and Resilience.
CSCL is the only program the focuses on:
- Understanding the geo-political and economic under pinning’s of supply chain.
- Link supply chain management with the corporate strategy
- Explores the changing dynamics of the geography of production, supply and demand
- Helps you redesign frameworks for supply chain planning and management during disruptions like pandemics, natural disasters, geo-political developments and the like.
- Helps you drive value, alignment and sustainability
- Explore the dynamics caused by emerging push to digitalization and other technologies
- Taught by the best minds from academia and industry.
The program is for management professionals involved in creating, optimizing, or redesigning a supply chain. The participants willbe senior supply chain, planning, and procurement professionals.
It is preferable that candidates for CSCL should have 10 years of relevant experience in planning, logistics, supply chain, sourcing, analytics, distribution, manufacturing, finance, new product development, or IT.
Yes. CSCL has two types of evaluation – a continuous evaluation by the faculty as the session progress and a final written evaluation.
The evaluation will be continuous in the class room. The final evaluation is on-line.
CSCL is for senior professionals – the evaluation reflects that. The evaluation consists of situation analysis, scenario building, and interpreting supply chain analytics for strategic decision making.
No. There are participants who have not opted for the evaluation. But we would urge you to take it, as it provides a proof of your success.
Under exceptional circumstances, we will re-schedule exams for those who are unable to give the exams on the date announced. This will be at the discretion of ISCM.
As an employer, CSCL will help you:
- CSCL will help prepare your team for new responsibilities and challenges, by gaining new knowledge and different perspectives.
- Will help your senior professionals improve their, and more important, their team performance
- CSCL will help the professionals make a business impact immediately, giving the organization both short term and long term benefit
- Hone the knowledge of your senior team to understand the emerging supply chain landscape
Derive the benefits of a team that is focused on value creation, vertically and horizontally aligned, and customer focused
If you are a corporate, and you have a team of professionals, you can opt for an in company training. This will enable you to modify the curriculum to suit your industry. You can opt for an in class or virtual program.
Once you qualify, you can add the credential of CSCL as your credential.
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