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.

Target Group

  • Supply Chain Professionals
  • Logistics & Customer Service Professionals
  • Consulting Professionals
  • Procurement Professionals
  • Finance Professionals
  • Operations Professionals
  • Demand Planning Professionals
  • Supply Planning Professionals

Program Duration

Eight 90-minute, weekly sessions taking place each Wednesday and Saturday (6:00 PM – 7:30 PM IST) starting in 2021.

Program Duration:

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.

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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 70,800 Inclusive of GST, for Indian participants.
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USD 1000/- , for International Participants

Program Outline

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.

Session 01: Resolve

Will focus on reflecting on what happened during the initial phases of the pandemic. How did this pandemic changes the business landscape. What have been the likely impact on Global as well as national supply chain?
How will this impact economic growth? We will assess the larger impact and look at the major supply chain issues facing the world today

Session 02: Resilience

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 pandemic.

Session 03: Return

Will focus on how organizations are restarting their operations and the implications of these actions on the supply chain and logistics? What has been the short run approach to make supply chain work?

Session 04: Reimagination I

Will focus on rethinking how the 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?

Session 05: Reimagination II

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 a robust and resilient supply management.

Session 06: Reimagination III

Will focus on the design implications of rethinking the 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 provider? We will map the future of the this landscape with major technological development.

Session 07: Reimagination IV

Will deal with responsible interventions to minimize unnecessary spending and preserve cash for future growth initiatives.

Session 08: Supply chain strategy

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 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.


Dr. Rakesh Paras Singh
Chairman – Institute of Supply Chain and Management 

Dr. Rakesh Sinha
CEO Reflexive Supply Chain Solutions, Former Global Supply Chain Head at GCPL 

Steve Allanson
Supply Chain Transformation Lead at PepsiCo Foods Canada

Saurabh Lal
Director Supply Chain, India & South Asia at Kellogg Company

Vivek Sarbhai
Sr. Director Supply Chain & EHS, India & Middle East at Thermofisher Scientific

Certified Supply Chain Leaders

Adil Elavia
Kellogg India Pvt. Ltd.

Anand Dhabu

Arun Ranganaini
Bizbrain Technologies

Dishant Oza

Eswar Padmanabhan
American University Of Sharjah

Swati Jaiswani

Krunal Gilitwala

Rajesh Jain
PI Industries Ltd.

Krishna Mamidipaka
Bizbrain Tech

Lalith Gajula
DBS Asia Hub 2

Phani Prasad Kompella
Sanzyme Biologics Private Limited

Sandeep Deoghare
Kellogg India Pvt. Ltd.

Srinivasan Palani
Al-Futtaim Retail

Pooja Das
Kellogg Company

Hitesh Rajput
General Mills

Punit Barale
Pernod Ricard India Pvt Ltd


Rupesh Malgaonkar


K V Sreenivas Rao
Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.


Jai Prakash M. Chaurasia 
Jungheinrich India


"I recommend this program to any one who wants to understand how Covid 19 impacted Supply Chains, What best of best companies are reacting, Tools available and Learn best practices. You don't want to miss this session if you like to learn from Industry experts. It is like a mini MBA program!!!"
"Thank You for organizing the Supply Chain Leadership course, “R4 – Resolve, Resilient, Return & Re Imagine.” The USP of this course is connecting the supply-demand fundamentals with the best in class case studies. The key highlight of this program is bringing in supply chain experts and articulating the synergies among S&OP, Integrated Business Planning and DDMRP concepts."
“Thank you for this opportunity of R4 program of CSCL. The sessions have been enlightening and had lot of learnings."
“Very informative and nice series of sessions. A lot of the doubts about concepts in terms of S&OP, IBP, DDMRP have been cleared after completing this course. The case studies used were very helpful."
“Loved all the sessions. They provided a unique perspective on horizontal and vertical collaboration, from an overall framework perspective."
"The content in these sessions encompassed practicalities required for all kinds of situations. Judicious use of techniques from the course can greatly improve supply chain performance. A great blend of comprehensive Supply Chain case studies and experience sharing by guest faculty from industries. This Customized curriculum to suit the new normal scenario has been one of the best till date. Kudos to the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISCM) and looking forward to associating for many such breakthrough courses in the future.."
Lalith Gajula
Group Procurement & Services at DBS Asia Hub 2 Hyderabad, India
"A wonderfully practical course - both personally and professionally. I will encourage all supply chain professionals and enthusiasts to take this R4 training. This has more than met my expectations."

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