Strategic Supply Chain Management


This workshop is specially designed for Operations, Purchasing, Inventory Control and Transportation managers who want to ensure high customer-service levels and reduce total cost of ownership. The participants will gain a deeper understanding of the role supply chains in a company’s overall business strategy. The course offers an opportunity to gain an awareness of the scope of supply chain and an understanding of the concepts of logistics, procurement and warehousing.

Course Outline

  • Compare supply chains, supply network and supply chain management 
    - Defining supply chains, supply networks and supply chain management

    - The use of supplier tiering and network sourcing
  • Contribution of strategic supply chain management to corporate and business strategy 
    - Creating sources of competitive advantage such as cost, improved quality, time to market, product and service differentiation 

    - Enterprise profit optimisation
    - The use of outsourcing to achieve competitive advantage
    - Offshoring and sourcing from low cost countries
    - Quality improvement methodologies in the supply chain
    - Identifying value added activities and the value chain in supply chain networks
  • Achieving lean and agile supply chains  
    - Comparing lean and agile supply chains by variety and volume.
    - Implementing lean supply and lean thinking
  • Analyse the main approaches to measuring supply chain performance  
    - Measuring processes and the use of key performance indicators (KPIs) in supply chain management

    - Measure of organisational, functional, team and individual performance

    Applying balanced scorecards in the supply chain

  • Cost reduction activities for a supply chain to achieve competitive advantage
    - Supplier rationalisation and aggregation of requirements
    - The risks and benefits associated with single sourcing arrangements
    - Negotiating reductions in prices and costs
    - Collaborative and competitive models of supply
    - Value analysis and value engineering

Learning Objectives

After the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the complexity and effectiveness of the modern supply chain management system
  • Formulate strategies that best suit their business structure and organisation needs

Who Should Attend

Operations, purchasing, inventory control and transportation managers who want to ensure delivery of high customer-service satisfaction and reduce total cost of ownership.

Trainer Profile

Pavan Sharma has over 20 years of international experience in engineering, logistics and supply chain, process improvement, business development, corporate training and consultancy with ten years of managing at top level. He is a proven leader and excellent contributor to organisational goals in increasing revenue and controlling costs.

Administrative Details

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  • Upon registration, please make payment using Credit Card via online payment platform. Auto e-acknowledgement and invoice will be sent to your registered email.
  • No cancellation will be allowed upon registration but attendance by a replacement delegate from your company due to exigency could be facilitated. Please notify SBF of the change with at least 3 working days’ notice prior to event to enable logistical arrangements for the replacement.
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  • You will still be liable for the payment in the event of no-show on actual day of the event.
  • SBF reserves the right to cancel or make any adjustments to the event.

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  1. Electronic Payment (Preferred payment mode. Document reference - Please key in 8-digit invoice number)

    Corporate PayNow (UEN: T02SS0073H),

    Bank Transfer (Bank / Branch Code: 7375 / 018, Account No: 118-313-180-5)

    Billing Organisation via UOB or DBS Website/Mobile app


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160 Robinson Rd #06-01, SBF Center, Singapore 068914

Please indicate the Invoice number, Company and Participant(s) name(s) at the back of the cheque.

If you have registered less than 5 working days before the event date, please bring along your cheque on the day of event.  

Ref No: SB200030

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2/27/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
160 Robinson Road #06-01 SBF Center SINGAPORE 068914 SINGAPORE

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