Supply Chain & Logistics Management

Supply Chain & Logistics Management

Today’s competitive business environment demands excellent supply chain management. This course will give you new tools to optimise your delivery of products and services, including: managing your inventory more effectively, partnering with suppliers and customers to reduce costs, and strategically sourcing your materials.

Programme dates: April 26-27


Effective supply chain management requires coordination across business functions. Whether you are in operations, general management, marketing, or finance, you will learn to see your organisation’s operations in a new way – and gain new tools for ensuring your organisation is lean, efficient, and ready to compete in today’s increasingly complex and globalised economy.


This programme is designed for

  • General Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • All managers involved in inventory/warehousing/supply
  • Marketing Managers interested in learning how effective delivery of goods and services drives competitive positioning
  • Finance Managers interested in learning how to reduce inventory investments

During this programme you will

  • Learn successful supply chain practices, and learn how to implement them in your own organisation
  • See frameworks for effective inventory control, distribution, and logistics management
  • Learn how to partner with suppliers and customers to reduce costs and increase service levels
  • Discover the latest concepts and methods for the successful use of e-commerce in supply chain management
  • See examples of best practice and learn how to implement them

Day 1
Introduction and Overview
Achieving Efficient Supply Chains: Lean Techniques
Achieving Responsive Supply Chains: Inventory Management
Achieving Responsive Supply Chains: World-Class Supply Chain Configurations

Day 2
Capacity Buffering in Supply Chains
Partnering in Supply Chains
Supply management: Innovative Contracts
Supply Management: eProcurement


Damian Beil is an Associate Professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he teaches courses in operations management and strategic sourcing. He received the Teaching Excellence Award in 2007 and 2014. He has worked with over a dozen companies in areas from aerospace to retail – including, American Express, Avon, Boeing, BorgWarner, Coca-Cola, Conway, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, General Motors, Intel, Pfizer, Sodexo, Tongxin International, United Defense, and Vision Spring. Damian Beil has contributed to numerous books on sourcing, supplier selection, supply chain disruption, risk management, and procurement auctions. Beil received a BA in Mathematics from New College and a PhD in Operations Research from M.I.T.



890 EUR + VAT Early bird fee (if paid by 31 March)
990 EUR + VAT Standard fee

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Teeter Scholarship available:
Teeter Scholarships are full-tuition scholarships to attend executive education programs offered by the William Davidson Institute. Managers of non-governmental organizations and small, regional firms in emerging markets may apply for a Teeter Scholarship, which are awarded on a competitive basis. The scholarships are named to honor the memory of Robert M. Teeter, an advisor to U.S. presidents from 1968-1992 and a board member at the William Davidson Institute.
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Great programme for those who are working in procurement but do not have the real theoretical background.


Ieva Līmeža
Plant Manager, LSEZ Jensen Metal SIA


The programme helps you to understand the supply chain from the "other" side; this gives you an opportunity to rethink your purchase policy.


Aleksandrs Hilevojs
Director of the Production Department, Biosan SIA


This programme is really suitable for employees who are involved in the supply chain and production. High-level management should attend this course; it might help them to improve their business.


Anna Vlasenko
Cost Control & Contract Specialist, SmartLynx Airlines Ltd


For additional programme information
please contact:


Santa Zeidaka
EMBA & Executive Education Recruitment Co-ordinator
Phone: +371 67015824 / +371 29682525