Available dates

Mar 30—Apr 3, 2020
5 days
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 9900 ≈USD 10351
CHF 1980 per day
Nov 16—20, 2020
5 days
Lausanne, Switzerland
CHF 9900 ≈USD 10351
CHF 1980 per day

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About the course

Discover new opportunities created by digital

Do you need to harness the full power of digitization, and set strategic priorities which bring you maximum value from your supply chain?

Digital Supply Chain Management (DSCM) addresses the challenges created by today's hyper-competitive, omni-channel environment and explores your opportunities to develop an agile, customer responsive and profitable supply chain.

Discover the future of supply chain management today.

Develop a digital supply chain management strategy that embeds the right technologies for your business

Understand and manage global supply-chain complexity and risks

Optimize your global material, information and financial flows

Lead organizational change and supply chain transformation

Digital supply chain management - learning to create value

During your 5 days at the IMD campus, you focus on the opportunities created by digitization, by new consumer segments and integrated technologies and explore how to get more value from your supply chain and improve profits. You look at cost efficiencies that you can make, see ways to get faster, more flexible, to stay ahead of competitors and meet changing consumer expectations.

You explore solutions based on the following critical themes:

  • Develop a digitization strategy which embeds the latest technologies
  • Align your supply chain with business strategy
  • Leverage information flows and customer insights
  • Use latest business analytics to better forecast
  • Manage cross-functional coordination and execution
  • Roll out your supply chain across geographies
  • Optimize a global supply-chain portfolio
  • Design a value-centered “omnichain”
  • Lead your supply chain transformation

Be prepared for intense learning and interaction with your industry peers and faculty members. You will apply the frameworks to your own company, analyze international case studies, carry out a business simulation, apply benchmarking and mental mapping to conceptualize your supply chain. Throughout the week you will engage in wide‑ranging, challenging discussions and receive dynamic feedback. You will also examine best practices from some of the world’s most successful global companies.

By the end of the program, you will have gained invaluable knowledge of leading-edge practices from the digital world that can improve your growth, flexibility, speed, and efficiency. This means you can experience your supply chain as a truly holistic business function which has moved from a cost center to a business driver.

Join IMD’s professional alumni network

Once you complete an IMD program, you join IMD’s alumni network, an outstanding global community of global business leaders who will support you long-term.

Who should attend

This program is ideal if you are an experienced executive working in procurement, supply-chain management and operations. You may also be part of a cross-company team in charge of customer/supplier relations or a business development executive responsible for supply-chain.

Trust the experts

Ralf Seifert

Professor Seifert's primary research and teaching interests relate to operations management, supply chain strategy and technology management. He has also worked on industry analysis, competitive strategy and new venture formation. Professor Seifert is Director of the Digital Supply Chain Managem...

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Carlos Cordón

Professor Cordon’s areas of interest are digital value chains, supply and demand chain management, digital lean and process management. Carlos Cordon is currently developing research and cases in the following areas: the digital journey of traditional companies, digital innovation in value cha...

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