Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management

Supply Chain Strategy and Management

Dates: Nov 06-07, 2014| Apr 16-17, 2015| Jun 18-19, 2015| Nov 05-06, 2015

Certificate Track: Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tuition: $3,300 (excluding accommodations)

Program Days (for certificate credit): 2

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Led by world experts, this practice-oriented program investigates a robust MIT framework for better managing supply chains in today's rapidly changing markets. Participants will explore:

  • The next big trend in supply chain strategy, and the key skills required to be successful
  • How to better structure a company's supply-chain strategy
  • Guidelines for making strategic sourcing and make-buy decisions
  • How to integrate e-business thinking into supply chain strategy and management
  • How to blend recent developments in information systems and communication technology with sophisticated decision support systems and create a comprehensive strategy for manufacturing and logistics
  • "Clockspeed benchmarking,” a tool for deriving critical business insights and management lessons from industries with the highest obsolescence rates of products, process technologies, and organizational structures (industrial "fruit flies")
  • How to assimilate sustainability into your supply chain strategy
  • Why all advantages in fast clockspeed environments are temporary

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Many participants attend this program along with Developing a Leading Edge Operations Strategy.

In the past, supply chain practice has been primarily tactical, but this program presents a new and innovative approach to supply chain design, which will enable program participants to better understand:

  • The role of supply chain design in business strategy and why, if not linked, your supply chain design can undo a company's entire business strategy
  • Forces that influence supply chain structure—how supply chain structures change; how supply chain structures and industry structures overlap; and how these structures are affected by the speed of change in a given industry
  • Integrating supply chain design with product and process development
  • Connecting supply chain design with supply chain management and logistics
  • Supply chains in the age of e-business

This program has been designed for senior managers who are responsible for the general business and strategic management of product supply and development, including:

  • VPs of manufacturing, product development, and purchasing and distribution
  • Senior supply chain managers and project management executives in any company which manufactures or distributes products, including component manufacturers, contract manufacturing companies, semi-conductor manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, consumer goods manufacturers, telecom companies, financial services companies, and retailers who would like to control more of the supply chain

Please note that faculty are subject to change and not all faculty teach in each session of the program.

  • Charles Fine

    Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management
    Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems
    Co-Director, International Motor Vehicle Program

    Charles H. Fine teaches operations strategy and supply chain management and directs the roadmapping activities in MIT's Communications Futures Program. His research focuses on supply chain strategy and value chain roadmapping, with a particular emphasis on fast clockspeed manufacturing industries. Fine's work has supported the design and improvement of supply chain relationships for companies in electronics, automotive, aerospace, communications, and consumer products... ... (more)
  • David Simchi-Levi

    Professor of Engineering Systems
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    David Simchi-Levi is a Professor of Engineering Systems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Co-Director of Leaders for Global Operations. His research currently focuses on developing and implementing robust and efficient techniques for logistics and manufacturing systems. He has published widely in professional journals on both practical and theoretical aspects of logistics and supply chain management... ... (more)
DAY One SAMPLE
07:45 AM - 08:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
08:30 AM - 12:00 PMFruit Flies & Supply Chain Evolution, Supply Chain Design & 3-DCE
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLuncheon
01:00 PM - 05:00 PMSupply Chain Architecture, Strategic Sourcing and Value Chain Roadmapping
05:00 PM - 06:00 PMReception
DAY Two SAMPLE
07:45 AM - 08:30 AMContinental Breakfast
08:30 AM - 12:00 PMSupply Chain Integration, Inventory Management and Procurement Strategies
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLuncheon
01:00 PM - 04:00 PMStrategic Partnering in Supply Chain Management, Risk Management, Supply Chain Planning Systems

Featured Video

Professor David Simchi-Levi on Supply Chain Strategy and Management

David Simchi-Levi discusses the impact of IT in Global Supply Chain Management

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