Understanding Global Supply Chain Management: “a big milestone in my career development”


“For me, teaching is not only about explaining theories but also about how to apply these theories in real business life. This was the main part of Professor Stadhouders’ way of teaching. He not only explained the supply chain concepts and theories but also included practical applications via study cases of famous global companies.”

This was one of the key learning outcomes for current full-time MBA student Marwa Omar of the recently completed Global Supply Chain Management module. “The module and the way of teaching gave me an empirical understanding of how to develop a strategic risk management plan and maintain resilient supply lines.”

Marwa also highlighted the fact that the module blended her financial background with an understanding of the global logistics challenges and how to create and manage an innovative supply chain system. “This is a big milestone in my career development as a professional manager.”

In addition, Marwa would like to emphasize the professional capability of the professor. “The professor owns a strong ability to create appropriate class interaction. He intelligently managed to engage all my colleagues in a successful debate where we acted as a panel of professional supply chain managers. This was a fun, clever and innovative idea of learning for me from which I gained a lot of knowledge.”

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 module highlighted the concepts, models and methods that are important for the design, control, operation, and management of global supply chains in a dynamic world. The module introduced 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. Emphasis was placed on supply chain integration. In relation to this, cross-functional and cross-business alignment were dealt with.

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