Czech Republic, Praha

Supply Chain Management

when 27 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 700

The course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills of applying a variety of SSCM knowledge at the subject interface to support business decision making in this area of the subject. You will learn about how different forms of transport combine and operate to move goods and people around the world and how goods can effectively and efficiently be ordered, stored, despatched and delivered. It will also offer you a border understanding and an appreciation of the institutional challenges, tensions and future opportunities for growth within supply and distribution systems.

On completing the course, you will have developed knowledge and understanding of transport, inventory and supply chain management and be able to critically evaluate their functional areas. You will also be able to apply the appropriate Supply Chain Management techniques to support business problem-solving in a variety of situations.

Course leader

Dr Jie Ma

Dr Jie Ma is a senior lecturer in Operations Management in Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University, UK. He has a broad interest in supply chain management and supply chain risk management. He is particularly interested in Lean t

Target group

Young professionals and university students with intermediary level of English

Course aim

Acquired skills:

Appraise and strategically position the role of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) with modern manufacturing, retail and service industries
Critically evaluate, map and analyse the Supply Chain
Appreciate the need to apply differential service levels to segment markets
Understand the importance of benchmarking and supplier selection
Critically evaluate the lean, agile, sequence and synchronous approach to SCM

Day 1 Introduction and overview of the course contents and supply chain basics
Day 2 Facility location and layout decision
Day 3 Warehouse/inventory management and material handling
Day 4 Logistics planning system (inventory planning and transportation planning)
Day 5 JIT and quick response logistics (Zara and Uniqlo)
Day 6 Toyota Production System, Lean think and continuous improvement
Day 7 E procurement in supply chain
Day 8 Reverse logistics and close loop supply chain management
Day 9 Benchmarking the supply chain and global supply chain management
Day 10 Managing the supply chain risk (horsemeat scandal, mars product recall)

Credits info

5 EC
You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university.

Fee info

EUR 700: Course fee includes the application fee, study materials, Prague public transportation ticket for 2 weeks, afternoon/evening social activities and events, welcome drink and goodbye graduation party. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside town over the weekend and entrance fees), and required equipment (i.e. pencils, paper for illustrations) are not included in the price.

Please note, after the 30th of April 2020 there will be a late enrollment fee charged in the amount of 50EUR on top of the course fee.
EUR 221: Accommodation fee for a 13-night stay at Botic Student House starts at 17 EUR/night.

Everyday afternoon or evening activities organized - sports, weekend trips, city tours, sightseeing, parties etc.

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