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Strategic Supply Chain Management

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strategic supply chain management


During the last two decades, many within-firm improvement strategies have been attempted: materials requirements planning (MRP), manufacturing resource planning (MRP II), business process reengineering (BPR), enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, total quality management (TQM), Six-Sigma, lean operations, etc. The emphasis is now shifting to supply chain efforts i.e., inter-firm improvement strategies, to ensure a coordinated response from the entire supply chain.

Competing effectively in the new market place requires an up-to-date knowledge of best practices in supply chain integration in various areas: collaborative design of products and services, design for logistics, inter-organisational demand forecasting, coordinated inventory management, new ways of partnering with key suppliers and distributors, and strategic sourcing. The arrival of Internet-based information technologies has also created unprecedented opportunities to improve inter-firm communication and coordination, and this programme will cover effective application of information systems to realise supply chain integration.

Benefits to You

Learn global best-practices in supply chain management and how to organise and implement supply chain improvement efforts to:

  • improve your customer service levels and gain market share
  • design better product and service offerings
  • improve quality
  • reduce costs for you and your supply chain partners
  • reduce lead times, inventories and waste
  • improve agility and responsiveness in global, dynamic markets


Programme Outline
  • Supply Chain Strategy and Organising for Supply Chain Improvements
  • Integrated Design of Products, Services, and Processes
  • Supply Chain Reconfiguration
  • Supply Chain Simulation Game
  • Collaborative Forecasting, Inventory Management and Operations
  • Design of Distribution Systems
  • Purchasing Initiatives: Strategic Sourcing and E-procurement
  • Case Discussion
  • Supply Chain Continuous Improvement
  • Industry Best-Practices 
Who Must Attend

(Level 2) Supervisors, Executive, & Emerging Managers     
(Level 3) New Managers     
(Level 4) Managers

Programme Leader

Nallan C. Suresh, Ph.D. is a University Distinguished Professor & Chairman of the department of Operations Management & Strategy department at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He is also a faculty member at University of Groningen in Netherlands. He was instrumental in introducing supply chain management programmes (MBA, MS and Ph.D.) at University at Buffalo. He is a leading researcher and educator in manufacturing management. His contributions include the book: Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing: State-of-the Art Synthesis of Research and Practice (Kluwer Academic Publishers).

Mr Suresh has conducted training programmes for managers in many countries in N. America, Europe and Asia. He combines academic credentials with considerable practical experience. Following his engineering and MBA degrees, he started his career in automotive components manufacturing industry. His industry connections have continued since entering academia, and he has worked with many firms in USA and Europe in the areas of lean manufacturing and supply chain management.

Since 2004, he has started conducting training programmes regularly in Asia: strategic supply chain management for SIM in Singapore; lean manufacturing and supply chain management programmes for Confederation of Indian Industry in India; and global supply chain management and logistics, for HUST in Wuhan, China.

 SIM Member Fee  (S$)Non-member Fee  (S$)
  Total Fee (S$)   Total Fee (S$) 
Fee/Pax (S$)GST (S$) including GSTFee/Pax (S$)GST (S$) including GST
Normal Fees1,500.00105.001,605.001,750.00122.501,872.50
- terms & conditions applies; please call to enquire.
Early Bird Fees closing date for the programme :    
Prog Scheduled DateRegister & Pay by
July 8 & 9, 201913/05/2019

Enquiries : Grace Tan - 6248 9414 | 62466746,

Foreign participants sponsored by their companies, GST is not applicable. If payment is made by a Singapore-registered company, GST will apply.

Non-members are welcome to sign up for SIM membership to enjoy the discounted rate. To sign up for SIM Membership, please visit, email or call 6248 9489. To register for the programmes now, select the preferred programme run-dates below through the register icon. "Register", which will bring you to the registration page.

DateTimeVenueRegistration Closing Date 
02/07/2020 - 03/07/202009.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Jun 18, 2020 Register