SCALE Executive Supply Chain Week


supply chainAchieving Global Supply Chain Excellence


This 5-day Executive Program in Supply Chain Management provides an overall strategic and tactic view of the way supply chains are organized and do operate.

Supply Chain management is a central skill to all managers, in all functions. As an area under rapid development, and integrating with strategy, marketing, finance and human resources, supply chain management requires a broad view of the enterprise.

This course provides managerial structure, selected techniques and useful conceptual models. After the course, having been exposed to complex real-life problems, participants should have the ability to ask the right questions and to recognize good answers.

For Whom? 

  • This programme is intended to executives and managers of public and private organisations as well as registered MBA students worldwide
  • Participants are expected to have at least 3 years of business experience and some basic exposure to supply chain management and/or operations man­agement

Added Value for you and your company

At completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand and motivate the overall structure of the supply chain of a company
  • Appreciate the interrelations between supply chain management and corporate strategy, finance and marketing
  • Formulate and critically examine key decisions for supply, manufacturing and distribution
  • The key learning objectives of the module are to:
    • Provide an eye-opener to how complexity dimensions’ drive supply chain structure and performance
    • Provide tools and indicators for anticipating and mitigating the effects of complexity upon supply chain performance
    • Introduce exchange of practice and standards in international supply chain collaboration

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Schedule: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Next start: June 19-23, 2017
  • Location: Brussels 
  • Language: English
  • Tuition fees : 3.225 EUR (excl. VAT). This includes instruction and project coaching, teaching and pedagogical material, courses facilities, coffee breaks, lunches, and site visit transfer. Travel expenses and hotel costs are not included.
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  • Lectures, exercises and business case discussions
  • Real life problem solving exercise at a multinational site with local Supply Chain Manager
  • Challenging group project together with international participants

  • Per AGRELL, Professor of Operations Management & Management Science and Academic Director IEMBA at LSM
  • Philippe CHEVALIER, Professor of Operations Management & Management Science at LSM and President of the Center for Operations Research & Econometrics (CORE) and of the Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Quantitative Modelling & Analysis (IMMAQ)
  • Marc FORÊT, Endorsed Instructor at Apics-SCC and Demand Driven Institute LLC, SCM professional & consultant and Guest Lecturer at LSM
  • Bart JOURQUIN, Professor of Transport & Logistics at LSM (Mons)
  • Pierre SEMAL, Academic Director of the programme and Professor of Supply Chain Management at LSM

  • Day 1: Global view of supply chain
    • Link between the company strategy and the supply chain objectives
    • Review of the main supply chain functions
  • Day 2: Cooperation and sourcing in supply chain with a special focus on coordination
    • Information sharing
    • Supplier selection
    • Incentives analysis
  • Day 3: Operation Excellence in supply chain with a special focus on IT
    • Manufacturing options: structure, ownership, location
    • IT solutions and big data
  • Day 4: Multi-channel distribution in supply chain with a special focus on flexibility
    • Distribution structures: Flows, Warehousing, X-docking, VMI
    • Recent trends in transport and last mile issues
  • Day 5:  Touch the world
    • Site visit of a major European Distribution Center with a case study based on their current challenges
    • Final presentation of student projects

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