The globalization of trade, the widespread use of e-commerce and continuous customer pressures towards shorter lead times have created severe competition on the basis of time and cost-efficiency for contemporary enterprises and organizations.
At the same time, emerging trends in the business landscape such as mass customization and postponement strategies, responsive business models (pull or make-to-order systems), innovative ICT applications, outsourcing and offshoring (and several other trends in the business landscape), pose new, challenging logistical requirements that call for well-trained logistics professionals on top of just good practitioners.
Recognizing the aforementioned logistical challenges and requirements, the "Supply Chain Management" course provides a broad, horizontal training at the medium level of detail/depth that is targeted to both students/graduates with relevant background studies and professionals with small empirical experience in the field.
The course has been designed in collaboration with the Hellenic Logistics Association and covers modern issues and topics related to the planning, design, and operation of contemporary supply chains of companies and organizations. A balanced mixture of qualitative (mostly) but also quantitative aspects, theoretical/background knowledge, and practical skills are developed within the framework of the various thematic units of the course.
Course participants will be able to build real-world competencies in order to apply for jobs in “product-oriented” industrial companies, Logistics Service Providers (3PL/4PL), consulting companies in logistics and SCM, shipping companies, or SCM-related companies in the service sector (e.g., ports/airports, emergency response, public transport, health, banks).
Once the participant completes all the course units successfully, he/she receives a training certificate. Please note that you can choose, either having personal educational support during the course or receive the required help from the educational forum you’ll have access to. Each choice comes at a different cost for the applicant. After successfully completing the lessons, the participant will receive a training certificate.
The programme covers issues related to the planning, design, and operations of supply chains of companies and organizations, in collaboration with EEL (Greek Logistics Society). The programme is offered in two versions:
1) with personal educational support and total cost 800 €. In that case, e-learners receive full academic support from their personal tutor, share any concerns or anxieties related to the programme and receive relevant academic material.
2) with community educational support and total cost 400 €. In that case, e-learners can pose their questions/ queries in the customized blog for the course. All queries will receive feedback from our academic team.
The "Supply Chain Management" course targets 2 categories of candidate trainees:
- students/graduates with relevant background studies in business/management or engineering fields, without prior exposure to logistics and SCM topics, who would like to pursue a high-potential career path in logistics and SCM-related jobs and/or
- professionals with small empirical experience (1-5 years) aiming to boost their employability in logistics and SCM in the international business context.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- understand the basic concepts and principles with emphasis on planning, design, and execution of supply chain management (SCM) operations
- adopt a systemic and holistic approach (integrative supply chain management) with simultaneous consideration of strong interdependencies and cost trade-offs among individual SCM functions
- select and apply the appropriate methods/tools and technologies/information systems for the optimization of supply chain design and operation with a special focus on customer service measurement and demand forecasting, transport modeling, inventory, and warehouse management.