Developing End-to-End Supply Chain Capability

11 October 2018
An interactive one day course combining presentations, group activities and discussions. Toolsets will be described and applied during the course to reinforce learning together with real-world case examples to provide additional context.

This course will help to:

  • Map complex end-to-end supply chains using advanced visualisation and modelling techniques.
  • Develop deep insights regarding your key supply chain dynamics and identify opportunities for integration and optimisation.
  • Understand how to identify current weaknesses and improve capabilities in areas such as supply chain process development, network design and modelling, and e-commerce.
  • Understand the potential offered by emerging digitalisation opportunities in driving supply chain improvement.

What you will learn

On the course you will learn about a variety of tools for:

  • Mapping complex supply chains to understand the key factors influencing performance in areas such as responsiveness, cost, agility and innovation.
  • Identifying the major gaps in your supply chain capability with particular emphasis on business processes, systems, skills and attitudes.
  • Creating capability transformation initiatives in areas such as supply network design, digital production processes, collaborative e-sourcing, customer-connected e-commerce. 
  • Instilling cross-functional and cross-organisation alignment, improving levels of end-to-end integration, transparency and agility.

On the day you will also:

  • Cover latest digital trends, value drivers and adoption and consider the impact of digitalisation and Big Data in driving improvements.
  • Get insight into some of the latest approaches to supply chain transformation that could be applied to your organisation.


An interactive one-day course combining presentations, group activities and discussions. Toolsets will be described and applied during the course to reinforce learning. Case studies will demonstrate how the tools have been used to deliver significant business impact in a range of organisations.



Sessions will cover: 

  • End-to-end supply chains:strategy and context
  • Network configuration
  • Supply chain capability
  • Digitalisation of supply chains
  • Digital maturity
  • Digital applications  

Who should attend? 

  • Senior manufacturing and supply chain executives looking to inspire thought leadership in supply chain management across complex organisations.
  • Mid-level manufacturing and supply chain executives who lead strategic change programmes in global supply chains.
  • Strategic analysts and internal consultants who support major strategic change programmes.
  • Senior executives who lead programmes targeting the application of digitalisation in the delivery of business improvement.
  • High potential functional leaders and managers who are seeking to develop awareness of the important global, enterprise-level strategic challenges that the business is facing.


Course presenters


Dr Jag Srai

is Head of the IfM’s Centre for International Management. His research, and that of his group, involves working closely with industry in the analysis, design and operation of international production, supply and service networks. He has significant consultancy experience involving the application of the latest research with leading multinationals and government organisations.



Eric Harris

is Senior Industrial Fellow within the IfM’s Education & Consultancy Services (ECS) Division. His primary focus is in designing, developing and implementing supply chain and business improvement strategies in multi-national companies. Before moving into consultancy, he worked in senior supply chain roles in Unilever, Esselte and ICI.




Video of our recent webinar "Making the Right Decisions about Digital Supply Chains" 




“We highly value our work with the IfM in contributing inspiring thinking to help us constantly step up in our approach to optimising end-to- end operations.”

Chief Operating Officer, The LEGO Group


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Developing End-to-End Supply Chain Capability


The course can be run in company, tailored to meet your organisation's requirements. If you would like to discuss in company courses, please contact us. 



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The course fee will be £1000 plus VAT, to include course refreshments, lunch and a copy of ‘Capturing Value from Global Networks’ which covers a broad set of supply chain strategy tools developed by IfM.


An ‘earlybird’ fee of £800 plus VAT applies until 11 September 2018. Group discounts are available on request.


IfM members are entitled to a 10% discount on the above course fees. For details of IfM membership see


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This event may contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of your professional institution's monitoring scheme.



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