This module aims to provide a coherent framework for end-to-end supply chain design from strategic, network and operating model perspectives. Reflecting on leading practice, it provides the opportunity to reflect on how key supply chain design decisions apply within a business context, and what could enable or inhibit their successful adoption. At the end of the module, the business delegates will be able to:
- Critique the key elements of the strategic alignment model and its relevance within a business context
- Evaluate the role of integrated business planning in maintaining strategic alignment and delivering profitable growth
- Appraise and assess the concepts of dynamic and structural flexibility, and strategies for achieving flexibility within the end-to-end supply chain
- Critically discuss and evaluate the key elements of an operating model (processes, performance measures, organisational design, governance and business systems) and how they are designed to deliver customer value at lowest possible supply chain cost
- Examine and evaluate the critical enablers and inhibitors to the successful deployment of supply chain strategy within a company context
- Critically reflect on personal practice as a supply chain leader, and how personal practice enables or inhibits supply chain performance.