Global Supply Chain Management: critical to the success of any business


“With every course I accomplish, I achieve many skills which will help me in my future career. I have my own business and with each course I know how to run it in a better way.”

This said Zeinab Salemi, current full-time MBA student, after successfully completing her sixth module Global Supply Chain Management. “The case studies which the lecturer discussed with us were really helpful and I gained a lot of practical knowledge through them. In addition, we had to discuss supply chain management problems in groups and find a solution for the given problem. These real situations contributed to gaining good experience in supply chain management challenges.”

Zeinab also highlighted the work visit to Boston Scientific from which she learned even more practical lessons. “Overall, studying the full-time MBA at MSM is a great opportunity to expand my knowledge for my current business and to boost my future as a business woman.”

About the Global Supply Chain Management module
Having a great strategy is not enough, it needs to be supported by great execution, in order to deliver consistently on the promises made to customers. In a world that is becoming more and more volatile and therefore less and less predictable, superior supply chain execution becomes increasingly critical to sustainable business success.

This course highlights concepts, models and methods that are important for the design, control, operation, and management of global supply chains in a dynamic world. The course introduces frameworks and approaches that cannot only be used to describe and analyse supply chain strategies but that also provide guidelines for the actual business operations. Stress is placed on supply chain integration. In relation to this cross-functional and cross-business alignment are being dealt with.

The topical coverage reflects the desire to highlight those aspects of supply chain management that are critical to the success of a business: customer value proposition is linked to the business operations. Attention is paid to how related criteria lead to integration, distribution, procurement and outsourcing strategies. Resilience is highlighted by showing how supply chain flexibility can reduce risks without compromising efficiency and responsiveness. The course will also discuss the supporting, enforcing and enabling roles that information technology can successfully play and the conditions thereof. Finally, sustainability in the context of the responsible supply chain will be addressed.

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