Technology Infusion Programme: Techniques for Improving Supply Chain Performance

Date: 25 Sep 2008 - 30 Oct 2008

Venue: SIMTech Training Room 1, Tower Block, Level 3

Course Introduction
This course will cover not only high-level supply chain strategy and concepts, but also provide an understanding of analytic methodologies for supply chain analysis. Three objectives will be achieved through the course:  

            1.To provide an understanding of the strategic importance of good supply chain
    design, planning, and operation for every firm. The participants will be able to
    understand how good supply chain management can be a competitive
    advantage, whereas weaknesses in the supply chain can hurt the
    performance of a firm. 

2.         To introduce key drivers of supply chain performance and convey how these 
     drivers may be used on a conceptual and practical level during supply chain
     design, planning, and operation to improve performance.  

3.         To give participants an understanding of analytic methodologies for supply
     chain analysis to solve supply chain problems.  

     The course will focus on Supply chain network design, Distribution network   
     and Inventory Management, Sourcing decision, Information technology &
     Coordination in a supply chain and so on.   Many cases study will be used 
     to illustrate the concepts and methodologies. Hands-on sessions will also  
     be included in order for participants to fully understand the impact of   
     supply chain management to a firm's performance.

Course Team
Ms Laura Xu Xiao Xia (Course leader), Dr Roland Lim & Dr Koh Niak Wu

Course Outline
Session 1  Introduction to Supply Chain Strategies & Trends
Session 2  Supply ChainMapping and Methodology
Session 3  Managing Inventory in Supply Chain

Session 4  Advanced Inventory Models
Session 5  Designing Supply Chain Network
Session 6  Sourcing Decisions in Supply Chain

Who Should Attend
This focus course is designed for executives or managers responsible for supply chain strategy, planning and operations and who wish to gain a concrete understanding of the key strategic drivers of supply chain performance.
- Learn and use analytic methodologies for supply chain analysis to improve supply chain performance     
-  Get more insights on supply chain excellence of successful companies through cases study

Pre-registration for the course is necessary. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Closing Date:  23 September 2008 

Registration Fees
SMS Member: $428.00 (inclusive of 7% GST) per participant.
Non-SMS Member: S$535.00 (inclusive of 7% GST) per participant

Registration fees inclusive of course material, buffet dinner (halal), refreshment, etc.
SIMTech members enjoy 20% discount, terms and conditions apply. (Limited to 2 participants for Category I members, and 4 participants for Category II members). Companies which join SMS now enjoy a complimentary TIP seat.

For Enquiries on SMS Membership
Please contact Devi at 6793 8388 or email for more details.

For Technical Enquiries
Please contact Ms Laura Xu, Email: