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Supply Chain Management

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Supply Chain Management

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Nov 4—8
5 days
Fontainebleau, France
EUR 9200 ≈USD 10345
EUR 1840 per day


Driving value, alignment and sustainability

Supply Chain Management is a five-day, multi-disciplinary programme designed to help you create and implement innovative strategies that can help your organisation serve customers effectively and efficiently.

We understand the challenges you face – from the rapid globalisation and complexities of supply chain management to the greater expectations of your customers. This programme is designed to address these issues through key concepts that underpin supply chain development. The learning is supported by three guiding principles: value, alignment and sustainability.


  • Value. Adopt value as a guiding principle to deliver superior managerial performance with significant business impact.
  • Alignment. Discover tools to align core processes for operational excellence.
  • Sustainability. Understand frameworks to manage risks and opportunities for sustainable supply chain management on a global scale.


Supply Chain Management is a five-day, multi-disciplinary programme that focuses on improving the key flows in the supply chain by optimising business processes, organisational structures and enabling technologies. We aim to give managers a range of skills and frameworks to understand how product and process development can be integrated into the supply chain or to figure out what really drives financial performance.

Participants gain new skills and frameworks and look at the opportunities emerging with technological breakthroughs and global manufacturing, as well as examining the prospects for new partnerships along the supply chain. Knowing how to deploy enabling technologies rapidly and effectively can vastly increase both the efficiency of network operations and the effectiveness of customer service. The programme covers the following topics.


Examine the different physical and market-mediation roles of supply chain. Physically, the supply chain links production, storage and transportation. As a market mediation tool, it ensures that products reaching the marketplace match customer expectations. Different corporate strategies can be adopted to fulfil both of these roles while satisfying all relevant stakeholders.


Focus on the organisational forms that build supply chain excellence. Also learn how to collaborate across functions, organisations and continents – and how this can become a source of competitive advantage.


Focus on how new information technologies have changed supply chain relationships and how they can be used to create new partnerships and ways of working. Enterprise Services Architecture and other infrastructure technologies will be discussed. Crucially, the focus is on implementation challenges, both in terms of the organisation and technology.


A number of complementary topics will also be covered. These include sustainability, decision support tools for robust optimisation, risk and opportunity management in a global context, procurement and outsourcing strategies, service supply chains, environmental factors, best practices in corporate social responsibility, emerging technologies and service parts logistics.


Focus on the organisational forms that build supply chain excellence. Also learn how to collaborate across functions, organisations and continents – and how this can become a source of competitive advantage.

Who should attend

The programme is designed for managers involved in creating, optimising or redesigning a supply chain. Participants should have experience in at least one of the following areas: operations, manufacturing, logistics, procurement, information technology management, marketing, new product development or distribution. They should either be responsible for, or contribute to, the supply chain decision-making process in their company.


Andre Calmon is an Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD. His research involves using analytics and mathematical modeling to address sustainability and efficiency issues in supply chains. He also studies operations management and marketing challenges faced by both ...
Gavin Cassar is a Professor of Accounting and Control at INSEAD. Before joining INSEAD in 2012 he was a member of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania faculty and is currently the Research Director of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance. Gavin received his PhD in Business Administration from th...
Professor of Operations Management at INSEAD, Enver Yücesan's main teaching and research activities focus on tactical operational problems such as process analysis, manufacturing planning and control, integrated logistics, supply chain management, and performance assessment in manufacturing as we...


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