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 – 8:00 PM IST) starting on 9th October, 2021.


Online Lectures, case analysis, Scenario Building, peer to peer discussions and group work.


All who successfully complete the examination will be a awarded Certified Supply Chain Leader.

Application Deadline:

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

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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:

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.

Session 02:

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?

Session 03:

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?

Session 04:

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?

Session 05:

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?

Session 06:

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.

Session 07:

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.

Session 08:

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.


Lead Faculty

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

Other invited industry experts*

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

* Based on their availability

Certified Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain LeadersDesignation Firm
Adil ElaviaSupply Chain Professional Kellogg India Pvt. Ltd.
Anand DhabuHead of Global Sourcing and Supply ChainLifestraw
Arun RanganainiChief Operating OfficerBizbrain Technologies
Dishant OzaAccenture
Eswar PadmanabhanAmerican University Of Sharjah
Swati JaiswaniLSS BB | RPA | PMP | Transformation PractitionerAccenture
Krunal GilitwalaTeam MemberAccenture
Rajesh JainPI Industries Ltd.
Krishna MamidipakaHelping companies to achieve Supply Chain Digital TransformationBizbrain Tech
Lalith GajulaDBS Asia Hub 2
Phani Prasad KompellaAGM Supply ChainSanzyme Biologics Private Limited
Sandeep DeogharePlant DirectorKellogg India Pvt. Ltd.
Srinivasan PalaniPrincipal Consultant Al-Futtaim Retail
Pooja DasSupply PlannerKellogg Company
Hitesh RajputManager, Supply ChainGeneral Mills
Punit BaraleSupply Chain ManagerPernod Ricard India Pvt Ltd
Rupesh MalgaonkarSupply Chain Associate manager Accenture
K V Sreenivasa RaoAVP Supply chain Finance, Procurment Finance and Infrastructure planningHindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.
Jai Prakash M. Chaurasia Manager Commercial & LogisticsJungheinrich India
Amar M. AsharSr. Manager, SCMAccenture
Ankita MaheshwariSr. ManagerReliance BP Mobility
Anubhav SoodSupply Planning ManagerMondelez
Arpit MishraSr. Manager, SCMAccenture
Atisha RaySr. Supply Chain Excellence and Co-manufacturingKellogg's
Atul JainHead of Branch Supply ChainNestle
C.PrabakaranGM-CommercialJindal Steel
Deependra MishraGM - Group ProcurementJindal Steel
Karan GuptaCustomer Logistics Development ManagerMondelez
Neha ParekhGeneral ManagerGodrej Consumer Products Limited
Pankaj MaliManager - Imports & ExportsMondelez
Preeti Sachdeva KhannaSr Manager – Innovation and Network designKellogg's
Sayani SarkarSupply Planning ManagerMondelez
Shashank KumarSr. Manager Value ChainRaymond
Varinder Kumar MittalHead of Factory Supply ChainNestle
Yeshesvi YadavDemand Planning ManagerMondelez


"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!!!"
"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."
"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
The course has added new dimensions in my perspectives on building and sustaining a resilient Supply Chain. In our interactions with different peers from different industries and with the very knowledgeable and highly experienced faculty, we understood that most of the SC issues have been rooted in our systems way before the pandemic and are going to exist till the time we understand the root causes and focus on developing a long term sustainable solution. The faculty as well industry experts shared their understanding on some of the tools and methodologies to not only build an efficient and sustainable SC but also guided us to develop long-sightedness. The classes were actually brainstorming sessions rather than the stereotypical one way lectures and in the process we have learnt and refreshed our knowledge base and left every class with good amount of food for thought


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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