Course information

Registration Closes:
11 February 2020
Course Starts:
19 February 2020
Length:
8 weeks, excluding orientation
Effort:
7–10 hours per week, self-paced learning online
Price:
GBP £2,100
Payment Options
University:
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Language:
English
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Introduction

Dynamic supply chains are at the heart of any successful organisation. With an increase in the pace of change and the Volatile Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environment, organisations are feeling the pressure to rethink logistics and improve their supply chain efficiencies.

This Supply Chain Management online short course from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) focuses on the technological and environmental aspects of supply chain management to prepare you for future challenges. You’ll learn how to leverage industry changes and disruptions to improve supply chains and build resilient business processes. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of how supply chain processes and disruptions impact the broader environment. Drawing on innovative business models, integrated analytics, KPIs, and the latest technology, this course will expose you to transformations that are already occurring in supply chains.

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What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • The ability to build a resilient supply chain and lead your organisation through times of disruption

  • The tools to implement sustainable change and rewire existing supply chains

  • An understanding of the role analytics and technology play in facilitating integration and increasing traceability in the supply chains of the future

  • Key insights from one of the world's leading sustainability institutes, and access to the CISL alumni network consisting of over 9,000 senior leaders and practitioners,1 where you can collaborate with like-minded business leaders from around the globe

1 CISL (2019).

Is this course for you?

This online short course is designed for professionals looking to support their organisation in future-focused supply chain strategies. It’s beneficial for professionals within all levels of management who want to understand how to incorporate agile and resilient mechanisms into their supply chains to benefit their organisations. It’s also highly relevant for professionals such as operations managers and consultants, as well as those looking to shift career focus to supply chain management.

Course curriculum

Learn to build a future-focused supply chain, informed by disruptive tech and other VUCA factors, as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online short course.

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Essentials of supply chain management
  • Module 2 Managing supply chains in a changing world
  • Module 3 Practical implications for supply chain management
  • Module 4 Designing efficient, resilient supply chains
  • Module 5 Supply chain analytics
  • Module 6 Innovation and supply chain technology
  • Module 7 Supply chain collaboration and partnerships
  • Module 8 Rewiring your supply chain


Design efficient and resilient supply chains

This University of Cambridge online short course is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you build on your supply chain management knowledge and create a resilient plan of action that aims to withstand disruption


Your Course Convenors

The design of this online short course is guided by University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership faculty as well as industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course.

Martin Roberts
Martin Roberts
Director of Online Learning, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Roberts helps companies with a global reach to derive value from embedding innovative approaches to sustainability across their organisation and their supply chains. He has extensive experience working with companies and NGOs on sustainability challenges, with particular expertise in the food, agricultural, utility, tourism, and extractive sectors. He has lived in several African countries working with governments and the private sector to tackle the resource challenges of today and the future.

 
 

Ian Ellison
Ian Ellison
Senior Associate, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Ellison was previously the head of sustainability at Jaguar Land Rover. He has worked in various director-level roles in the aerospace and defence sector, focusing particularly on sustainable development, procurement, and eco-efficiency. Ellison is educated as a chartered engineer, management accountant, global accountant, and IT professional. He also holds a master’s degree in sustainability and a Post-Graduate Certificate in sustainable business.


Guest Lecturers

 
Aanand Davé

Aanand Davé

Technical Lead – decisionLab

Alan Knight

Alan Knight

Global Head of Sustainable Development & Corporate Responsibility | Co-chair – Responsible Steel

Catalina Pislaru

Catalina Pislaru

Senior Project Manager Drive Sustainability – CSR Europe

 
Dr Cath Tayleur

Dr Cath Tayleur

Senior Programme Manager – CISL

David Buxton

David Buxton

Co-founder – DSE consulting and decisionLab

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

Senior Associate – CISL | Independent Consultant – Supply Chains

 
Doroteya Vladimirova

Doroteya Vladimirova

Director of Regenerative Business Models Programme, IfM | Fellow – CISL

Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Director - University of Cambridge Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative | Reader in Environmental Data Science – Department of Computer Science and Technology

Feriel Zerouki

Feriel Zerouki

Senior Vice President – International Relations – de Beers Group

 
Fiona Solomon

Fiona Solomon

CEO – Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Dr Jemma Green

Dr Jemma Green

Co-founder and Chairman – Power Ledger

Louise Nicholls

Louise Nicholls

Retail and Supply Chain Consultant

 
Nancy Bocken

Nancy Bocken

Professor in Sustainable Business – Lund University

Paul Lister

Paul Lister

Responsible for Primark’s Ethical Trade and Environmental Sustainability Team

Dame Polly Courtice

Dame Polly Courtice

Founder and Director – CISL

 
Purvi Shah

Purvi Shah

Senior Manager – Ethical initiatives – de Beers Group

Ramon Arratia

Ramon Arratia

Senior Associate – CISL | Sustainability and Public Affairs Director – Ball Beverage Packaging Europe

Sonya Bhonsle

Sonya Bhonsle

Global Head of Supply Chain Program – CDP

 
Stefan Crets

Stefan Crets

Executive Director & Facilitator of Drive Sustainability – CSR Europe

Tara Norton

Tara Norton

Managing Director, Supply Chain – BSR

Tony Juniper

Tony Juniper

Environmentalist | Fellow – CISL

 
William Day

William Day

Sustainability Advisor – PwC | Fellow – CISL

Zoë Arden

Zoë Arden

Associate Director – CISL

Earn a certificate of completion from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Get recognised for your knowledge when you earn an official certificate of completion from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership – and use it to set yourself apart as a future-ready supply chain manager.

Your certificate of completion will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

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Our next available short course starts 19 February 2020.

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