Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management

Supply Chain Strategy and Management

Dates: Apr 10-11, 2014| Jun 19-20, 2014| Nov 06-07, 2014

Certificate Track: Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management

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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

Follow Faculty Director, Charles Fine, on Twitter at!/clockspd.

Join the MySloanExecEd Community Group for this program to network with past, present, and future participants.

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

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
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


    Hands-on examples will add significant value to the learning process.

    Outstanding in every respect!!! Professor Fine changed my thinking about managing in this area. My eyes were opened to the strategic implications involved This course is not only important, it is vita,l In the environment of the modern manager

    Very thorough course highly recommended

    I am confident that I will be able to apply a number of the frameworks and models Charles and David in my current role. Thank you for an excellent program!

    Charles & David were outstanding. Their communication skills were top shelf, as were their efforts to tailor the data to the needs of those within the class. I quess that I shouldn't be surprised as MITSloan is a leader in the education industry and these two men represent the cream of the cream :)