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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN Supply chain management

Learn how technology is transforming the supply chain function

Supply Chain Management in the digital age has undergone a significant transformation due to advancements in technology, consumer demands, globalization, and the need for more resilient and transparent supply chains. Designing a comprehensive course on “Supply Chain Management in the Digital Age” requires integrating foundational supply chain concepts with modern digital tools and technologies that are reshaping the field. This course provides learners with a blend of fundamental SCM concepts and an understanding of the digital tools and technologies that are reshaping the field.

Who Should Attend:

  • Supply Chain Managers and Professionals
  • Logistics and Operations Managers
  • IT and Technology Managers
  • Procurement Professionals
  • Business Analysts
  • Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Importance of the Course (Learning Outcomes)

  • Gain knowledge and skills to adapt to and leverage cutting-edge technologies, used in transforming traditional supply chain processes.
  • Learn to optimize processes through automation, data analytics, and real-time monitoring.
  • Integration of data analytics in supply chain management allows for more informed decision-making.
  • Implement strategies for seamless e-commerce integration, enabling businesses to reach a global customer base.
  • Learn how to implement these technologies to track and trace products, ensuring accountability and trust throughout the supply chain
  • Gain insights into sustainable sourcing, reducing environmental impact, and meeting the growing demand for eco-friendly supply chain solutions.

Module 1: Understanding Supply Chain Basics

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Components of the Supply Chain: Procurement, Production, Distribution, Retail, Returns
  • Traditional vs. Digital Supply Chains: A Comparative Overview

Module 2: The Digital Transformation & Emerging Technologies in SCM

  • Evolution of Digital SCM
  • Role of Data in Modern SCM
  • Benefits and Challenges of Digital Supply Chains
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning
  • Blockchain
  • Robotics and Automation

Module 4: E-commerce and Supply Chain the Digital Platform

  • Rise of E-commerce: Challenges & Opportunities
  • Omni-channel Retailing
  • Last-mile Delivery Innovations
  • Returns Management in the E-commerce Age
  • Cloud-based SCM Solutions
  • Platforms for Supplier Collaboration & Sourcing
  • Digital Twinning & Simulation in Supply Chain Design
  • Real-time Tracking & Visibility Platforms

Module 6: Risk, Sustainability & Ethics in Digital Age SCM

  • New Age Risks: Cybersecurity, Data Privacy
  • Digital Tools for Risk Assessment & Mitigation
  • The Role of Predictive Analytics in Risk Management
  • Green Supply Chain Practices
  • Digital Tools for Carbon Footprint Measurement
  • Ethical Considerations in Digital SCM

Module 8: Future Trends & Continuous Learning

  • Emerging Technologies in SCM
  • The Role of Continuous Learning & Adaptability
  • Preparing for the Future: Key Skills & Mindsets

Training methodology

The course will be offered online. Case studies will be presented to enable participants to experience real life scenarios to enable practical application. The course will utilize digital platforms, interactive tools, and real-world data sets to allow participants to gain practical insights into the concepts taught.

Supplementary Components:

  • Case Studies: Real-world examples of companies leveraging digital tools for SCM.
  • Guest Lectures: Invite industry experts to provide insights on real-world applications.
  • Hands-on Workshops: Practical sessions on SCM tools or software platforms.
  • Group Projects: Facilitate team-based problem-solving activities based on real or hypothetical SCM challenges.
  • Assessments: Quizzes, assignments, and exams to evaluate participant understanding.

Course Costing

$199

Course Dates

05-07 Feb 2024;

01-03 July 2024;

27-29 November 2024

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Established in 2019, the African Institute for Supply Chain Research (AISCR) provides supply chain research, education, outreach, and networking solutions for a better Africa.

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