Supply Chain Management

This specialization is an introduction to the fascinating world of Supply Chain Management. When you complete the Supply Chain Management Specialization you will have a richer understanding of the complexities that companies are facing in today’s global networked economy.

The Supply Chain Management Specialization is made up of four basic courses in logistics, operations, planning, and sourcing.

You will learn how modern supply chain ecosystems now comprise of a network of companies, countries and their governments, social and political organisations, natural, industrial (clusters), financial and human resources, delivery infrastructure including logistics and IT, and knowledge of the industrial environment.

You will see how within these ecosystems, each configuration is unique to the particular enterprise that owns that supply chain. It is said that in today’s market, firms don’t compete, supply chains do.

This course explains what supply chain design is and provides insights on how to design supply chains to give them competitive advantages over competing supply chains. Supply risk involves adverse and unexpected changes to any elements of a supply chain ecosystem.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes / Key Takeaways

In this course you will be able to:

  1. Explain what the terms supply chain and supply chain management mean.
  2. Describe what supply chain networks are.
  3. Describe what is meant by integrated supply chain networks.
  4. Describe best practices in supply chain networks; – Define what supply chain ecosystem is.
  5. Describe how to map a supply chain ecosystem.
  6. Describe how to use the ecosystem framework in supply chain analysis.
  7. Describe how modern manufacturing and services are intertwined.
  8. Describe how supply chain networks can be affected by disruptions and innovations.
  9. List and describe the two steps in global supply chain design.
  10. List and describe the five steps in global supply chain formation.
  11. Describe what Governance Formation involves.
  12. List and describe the types of Supplier Asset Specificity.
  13. Describe risks to supply chains.
  14. Describe the aim of Supply Chain Risk Management.
  15. List the elements of a Supply Chain Ecosystem.
  16. Describe and give examples of resource uncertainties.
  17. Describe and give examples of economic and political related uncertainties.
  18. List the characteristics of Wicked problems.
  19. Describe Cyber risks and the elements of a cyber attack.
  20. List the six strategies to reduce overall risk exposure.

This Course is suitable for C-Level Executives, Middle Level Managers, Senior Level Managers, Graduate Students and Entrepreneurs.


Module 1: Elements of the Supply Chain

  • Operating Environments
  • Financial Fundamentals
  • Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)
  • Lean SCM
  • Total Quality Management (TCM)

Module 2: Demand Planning

  • Marketplace-Driven
  • Customer Expectations and Definition of Value
  • Customer Relationships
  • Demand Management

Module 3: Transformation of Demand into Supply

  • Design
  • Capacity Management
  • Planning
  • Execution and Control
  • Performance Measurements

Module 4: Physical Distribution System

  • Supply
  • Inventory
  • Purchasing

Module 5: Understand the levels of SMC and their effects

  • Identify how SCM relates to Customer Satisfaction
  • Improving Performance
  • Lowering Costs
  • Product Development
  • Strategic, Tactical and operational
  • Product Flow, Information Flow and Finances Flow
  • Tracking and Monitoring Methods

Each chapter focuses on clear objectives and skill demonstrations that can be easily linked to real life instances.

Additional Information

What does the course include:

  • Course Notes
  • Accelerated Adult Learning Techniques
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Manuals and Workbooks

Evaluation Criteria

         Participants must have attended the sessions at least 80% in order to receive a CERTIFICATE from Bangkok School of Management.

Our Facilitators

       BSM Facilitators are experienced practitioners with a robust mix of practical and academic expertise who teach the art and science of the subject.

Five (5) Days

10 per group 

USD 2,150 per participant

BSM Certification is recognized nationally by Thailand Ministry of Education & Internationally accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC, U.K.)

For Programme Enrollment & Registration Please Contact:

Dr. Edward Roy Krishnan
Managing Director

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