Supply Chain Management

Integrate strategy, planning, and operations

In this focused program, you’ll take a proven, interdisciplinary approach — incorporating management, strategy, marketing and decision sciences — to designing and managing your supply chain. Guided by senior Kellogg faculty experts, you and your fellow participants will explore state-of-the-art models and solutions to the real-world challenges of managing facilities, logistics, inventories, transportation, information, outsourcing, complex networks and more.

You’ll develop new skills for integrating your supply chain into a coordinated system and how to identify supply chain risks and design mitigation strategies. You’ll leave equipped with new knowledge and tools for integrating strategy, planning and operations to increase service levels and reduce costs.

Combined Program Option: Operations Management Week
Take Supply Chain Management with The Science of Lean Operations program consecutively as part of Operations Management Week and qualify for a discounted fee. This combination offers you an executive-level overview of the innovative approach to operations management taught in the acclaimed Kellogg MBA Program.

Sunil Chopra / Academic Director

Who Should Attend

  • Senior and mid-level managers and consultants responsible for domestic and international supply chain and logistics systems
  • Operations, purchasing, inventory control and transportation managers who want to ensure high customer service levels, low system-wide costs and smooth production with as little inventory as possible
  • Managers who want to gain a deeper understanding of the role supply chains play in a company’s overall business strategy

Key Benefits

  • Design supply chains that improve profitability
  • Use product design, strategic sourcing and contracts to most efficiently match supply and demand
  • Build and maximize supply chain coordination and collaboration
  • Identify supply-chain risks and design risk-mitigation strategies
  • Explore purchasing, production and distribution strategies for a global environment

Program Content

Link Between Supply Chain Strategy and Structure

  • Identify drivers of supply chain performance
  • Link the structure of these drivers to the success of supply chain strategy

Supply Chain Network Design

  • Identify trade-offs in supply chain network design
  • Discuss approaches to account for uncertainty and risk when designing networks

Supply Chain Coordination and Integration

  • Discuss causes of information distortion in the supply chain
  • Identify suitable countermeasures to coordinate the supply chain

Managing Inventory in a Supply Chain

  • Discuss mechanisms to reduce cycle inventory without hurting cost
  • Identify approaches to reduce safety inventory without hurting product availability

Purchasing and Sourcing In a Supply Chain

  • Discuss frameworks for outsourcing and extracting value from procurement
  • Analyze strategies for pricing and auctions during procurement

Managing Risk in a Global Supply Chain

  • Analyze sources of supply chain risk and explore strategies to help mitigate risk
  • Incorporate reputational risk into supply chain design

Faculty

Sunil Chopra - Academic Director; IBM Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Professor of Operations

Anne Coughlan - Polk Bros. Chair in Retailing; Professor of Marketing

James P. Schummer - Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Jan A. Van Mieghem - Harold L. Stuart Professor of Managerial Economics; Professor of Operations

CPE Credits

Continuing Education Credit
This program is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and is recommended for 27.50 CPE credits.

Continuing Professional Education Information
The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Website: www.nasba.org

All Kellogg programs that qualify for CPE credits do not have pre-requisites. Advanced readings and case preparation is required. A packet of course materials is emailed to all participants before the program begins.

All Kellogg programs are group-live. Program level: Advanced.

What Participants Say

“The Supply Chain Management [program] gave me a wide vision on planning and strategic thinking with theories and models that can be easily adopted and implemented in our tower industry in Brazil.”
Asian Supply Chain Manager, SRAM

“There are many moments throughout the [program, in which] you are really forced to think about how your supply chain is designed versus how it should be.”
Director Of Manufacturing Engineering, Exactech

“I had no experience or education in this field prior to this class. After, I'm able to comprehend my company's structure and have the framework to adapt to change.”
Supply Chain Manager, American Tower Corp.

Personal Consultation

Please email or call us if you would like a personal consultation

2019 Sessions

April 9-12, 2019

Start: April 9 at 1:30 PM

End: April 12 at 12:00 PM

Evanston Campus

$6,900

Fee includes lodging and most meals

Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
Directions
847.467.6018