Developing End-to-End Supply Chain Capability

Thursday 21 March 2019


This course gives insight into the key elements of design, development and implementation of the processes that will deliver end-to-end supply chain capability within your organisation.



This course helps you develop a strategic approach to identifying, addressing and developing supply chain capabilities, enhancing integration across your network.


The emphasis is on practical approaches and tools that can be applied directly to help determine the areas for improvement and integration, steps that need to be taken, and how progress can be measured.


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 patterns 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.

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for anyone responsible for, or interested in, the integration of end-end supply chains, proving especially valuable for those tasked with the developing improvement initiatives, including:

  • Senior manufacturing and supply chain executives looking apply to inspire latest approaches thought leadership in supply chain management across complex organisations.
  • Mid-level manufacturing and supply chain executives who lead strategic change programmes in the digitalisation of their manufacturing supply chainsglobal 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 presenter


Dr Jag Srai

is Head of the IfM’s Centre for International Manufacturing. 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.



More information


Download a copy of the course flyer


Centre for International Manufacturing

This content on this course is based on the research and practice activtities at the Centre for International Manufacturing.


Bespoke programmes

This short course can be run in-company, at a location of choice, for organsations that would like to train multiple employees on the content. We can tailor content to meet specific organisational requirements to further enhance the learning experience. Please contact us for further information (email - or call +44 (0) 1223 766141).


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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


University of Cambridge endorsement

IfM open courses are endorsed by the Board of Executive and Professional Education.






Key details

Duration: One day


Cost: £1000 plus VAT to include all daytime refreshments and course materials.


Earlybird fee: £900 plus VAT (until one month before the course)


Location: Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Cambridge (view map and directions)


IfM members and alumni are entitled to a 10% discount off the course fees. For details of our membership scheme see click here.


Booking confirmation and cancellation policy.


For further information please contact:

Jo Griffiths

T: +44 (0)1223 766141