Supply Chain Strategies for Business – Online

Optimise Your Supply Chain for Sustainable Growth

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Course Dates


29 August 2024

Course Duration


5 Weeks
Online and Live Virtual

Course Fee


€1.990 €1.771 and get €199 off with a referral

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Develop a Strategic Approach to Supply Chain Management

An effective supply chain management strategy can reduce costs, improve inventory management, decrease time-to-value and meet changing market demands. But organisations require innovative leaders who can navigate supply chain complexities and identify latent value sources. INSEAD Executive Education’s Supply Chain Strategies for Business – Online programme is designed to equip you with the strategic capabilities to capture the value potential of supply chains, whether through partnerships, digital transformations or sustainable practices. You will learn to align supply chain planning with business strategy, maximising results and building an advantage for your organisation.


of senior executives said their primary challenge in recruiting for supply chain leadership roles lies in finding candidates who possess the appropriate skillset.

Source: Alcott Global, Skills and Narrative in Supply Chain


of supply chain executives said revenues at their company had been either negatively or very negatively impacted over the past year by supply chain issues.

Source: Carl Marks Advisors, Supply Chains Unlikely to Stabilize Until 2024 Survey Finds

Supply Chain Strategies for Business – Online programme will empower you to:

  • Understand strategic supply chain management and how it can be leveraged to create a competitive advantage in organisations
  • Develop strategic thinking skills specific to supply chain management, allowing you to identify opportunities for optimisation, innovation and value creation
  • Align critical supply chain areas with other organisational functions through business model innovation, ensuring seamless integration and maximising overall performance
  • Assess digital disruptions and their impact on global supply chains to stay ahead of the curve
  • Analyse growth opportunities and manage risk using a variety of tools, systems and best practices in supply chain design
  • Demonstrate strategic leadership capabilities by coordinating supply chain innovation, value generation and sustainability.

Who is this programme for?

  • Senior leaders and managers in supply chain looking to use successful supply chain strategies to contribute to business growth and become experts in agile supply chain operations in uncertain times.
  • Consultants in supply chain looking to be the go-to person for insights that generate results for clients facing disruption.
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Programme benefits

  • Learn from a cutting-edge curriculum, expertly designed by faculty with strong expertise in operations, analysis and supply chain management
  • Create value and innovation in your supply chain for the product portfolio and business
  • Improve external stakeholder collaboration and supply chain efficiencies
  • Optimise supply chain design to obtain the right balance between lean and resilient capabilities, allowing you to quickly adapt to market changes, while reducing costs and improving efficiency
  • Identify and build a business case to integrate the right technology for digital transformation in supply chains
  • Operationalise economic profit in supply chain management
  • Strategically lead through supply chain uncertainties and build sustainable opportunities for business growth.

Programme experience

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Case Studies

Case studies and industry examples from a variety of real-life supply chain scenarios

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Frameworks and Tools

Proven frameworks such as 3D and 4-I for business strategy, long-term value creation, risk management and technology for supply chains

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One required Action Learning Project activity per module, with general feedback provided by the grading team

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Live Session

One live session with faculty and weekly office hours conducted by programme leaders

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Video Lectures

Bite-sized video lectures explaining how to derive value at each stage of the supply chain

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Optional activities and discussions throughout the modules to enhance your learning experience

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Practical Application

Hands-on practice with frameworks and tools for profitable supply chain decisions

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Peer Networking

Opportunity to network with peers in the field of supply chain management and strategy

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Programme modules

The Supply Chain Strategies for Business – Online programme consists of five modules that will prepare you to build a compelling business case for key decisions related to supply chain design, technology solutions and sustainability goals.

5 weeks | Online and live virtual
    • Identify levers that generate supply chain value
    • Explore innovative strategies for supply chains
    • Grapple value-based supply chain management
    • Understand the application of the product-process matrix

    • Understand how supply chains can contribute to business goals
    • Explore challenges in aligning supply chain design
    • Identify reasons for misalignment
    • Exhibit transparency with external partners and stakeholders
    • Develop strategies for improving supply chain alignment

    • Analyse the effects of supply chain design choices
    • Identify ways to improve supply chain agility and responsiveness
    • Mitigate supply chain risks 
    • Examine the costs of supply chain redesign

    • Examine digital supply chain solutions for modern manufacturing
    • Enhance your understanding of the importance of technology in achieving manufacturing flexibility
    • Uncover implications of blockchain for manufacturing and supply chain
    • Make a business case for digital transformation
    • Understand issues facing supply chain leaders today
    • Explore people, process and performance
    • Learn ecosystem management
    • Delve into sustainability in the supply chain
    • Learn to navigate changes from macro-economic trends

Explore key frameworks

Business Model Framework

Design and implement a strategy that guides your organisation’s approach to creating, capturing and delivering value​

Analysis Framework

Understand the relationship between price and product availability to predict supply and demand more accurately

Value Creation Framework

Recognise and leverage new opportunities to create business value in the supply chain

Risk Management Framework

Identify, evaluate and mitigate risks to shield your organisation from potential harm or loss

3D Framework

Discern trends and facilitate informed decision-making with data visualisation and analysis tools

4I Framework

Create and sustain long-term value by aligning interdependence, innovation, integration and initiative

Active learning projects

This programme incorporates active learning projects (ALPs), an approach that combines knowledge, inquiry and reflection to give you a deeply rooted understanding of key frameworks and skills. ALPs require learners to adopt a holistic approach to problem-solving. Fostering multidisciplinary and organisational knowledge, proactive practices, self-awareness and networking, ALPs enable learning to continue well beyond programme completion.

Throughout the programme, you will analyse different aspects of the supply chain within your organisation or industry, use the knowledge you have gained to propose a solution, develop and implement a strategy, and reflect and reframe the proposal. ​Each module adopts a new focus, giving you the opportunity to create a comprehensive, robust portfolio that demonstrates your ability to apply concepts in a real-world scenario.​

Programme director


Programme Director for the Supply Chain Strategies for Business – Online; Professor of Operations Management; The Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Chaired Professor in International Management.

He is an Industrial Engineer from Purdue University with a PhD in Operations Research from Cornell University. His research is at the interface of simulation, optimisation and statistics. It focuses on complementing the modelling power of computer simulation with efficient analysis methodologies to study the dynamic behaviour of complex systems such as supply chains and social networks, which, in turn, enables robust design and effective management of these ecosystems. His most recent research aims to address key challenges in agricultural supply chains.


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Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by INSEAD Executive Education.

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  • After reviewing the information on the programme landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the programme brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions about whether this programme is a good fit for you, please email and a dedicated programme advisor will follow up with you very shortly.

  • The Supply Chain Strategies for Business – Online programme has been designed with your busy schedule in mind. You will be required to commit not more than four to six hours per week, enabling you to benefit from this impactful programme while balancing your work responsibilities. The programme offers a blend of self-paced modules and live interaction.

  • We have designed this programme to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities, including:

    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific programme schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Participating in interactive activities such as a programme playbook, try-it activities and group discussions
    • Completing required assignments.

    The programme is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please email us if you need further clarification on programme activities.

  • Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the programme. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform. You will also have the opportunity to engage with other participants during the live sessions.

  • The Supply Chain Strategies for Business – Online programme is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programmes include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the programme brochure. Please email us if you need further clarification on any specific programme requirements.

  • Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access programme content from a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.

  • You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and programme materials for 12 months following the programme start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • For the programme refund and deferral policy, please click the link here.

  • Emeritus collects all programme payments, provides learner enrollment and programme support, and manages learning platform services.

  • Programme fees for Emeritus programmes with INSEAD Executive Education may not be paid for with (a) funds from the GI Bill, the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Act of 2008, or similar types of military education funding benefits or (b) Title IV financial aid funds.

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