Supply Chain Management Programme

Cranfield School of Management

Supply Chain Management Programme

Supply chain management is becoming increasingly important for organisations and, at the same time, more and more challenging for the individuals responsible. On the one hand, markets are increasing in both volatility and complexity, whilst, on the supply side, globalisation is leading to lengthening supply chains, often associated with greater vulnerability to interruptions and delays.

This programme will show you the latest thinking in supply chain management and help you with the issues that occur in the current dynamic environment. It will help you to increase your confidence and ability to better deal with complex issues in your supply chain.

The Supply Chain Management Programme from Cranfield University School of Management has been endorsed by The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and has been awarded 30 hours' Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Tuition, course materials, full board accommodation and lifelong access to Alumni Membership benefits are included in the price of this course.


You will gain:
  • New insights into aligning your supply chain to achieve competitive advantage
  • An increased understanding of the impact of supply chain management on costs and financial performance
  • Appreciation of approaches and frameworks that can be applied to different market segments
  • Reviews of the latest thinking on supply chain strategy, planning and execution.
Your organisation will gain:
  • Appreciation of how competitive advantage can be achieved within dynamic market places
  • Understanding of the impact of enhanced supply chain performance on the overall profitability of the organisation
  • Ability to address the management of supply chain risks
  • Recognition of the value of working across functions.


  • Developing supply chain strategies
  • New business models for improved supply chain performance
  • Supply chain segmentation
  • Plan: Demand planning and forecasting
  • Source: Global sourcing
  • Make: Manufacturing and the supply chain
  • Deliver: The role of inventories and warehousing, and third party logistics providers
  • Return: Reverse logistics and sustainability
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Performance measurement
  • Customer profitability.


Supply chain, logistics, and materials managers and directors who wish to broaden and update their skills and knowledge. Also marketing, customer service and manufacturing managers and directors who are seeking supply chain integration or who need to understand the impact of supply chain decisions upon their company's performance.

It is extremely beneficial for delegates from different functions in a company to attend this programme, to ensure consistent and supportive action in supply chain management.

Previous delegates, who have just taken on responsibility for supply chain, have also found this a very useful orientation for their new role.


Martin Christopher
Richard Wilding

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5 days, residential


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Fees include tuition, course materials, accommodation (where applicable) and lifelong access to Alumni Membership Benefits (on courses of 2 days or more duration).

For further information contact:-

Adila Samavati
+44(0)1234 754415

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What Participants think...

"The Supply Chain Management Programme gave me a horizon of ideas and opportunities, and also the chance to exchange knowledge with people."

Alfredo Cardoso,Petrobras-Petreleo Brasileiro S A

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