Global Production and Digital Supply Chains

This module covers global production, supply chains and production logistics, and how these are enabled by a digital transformation.

STARTING DATE: Spring 2022

Overview
Global Production, Digital Supply Chains and Horizontal Integration is created for Change Leaders seeking to increase their understanding and confidence to further develop supply chains and internal logistics functions, in a global production context, using digitalization. The module offers unique perspectives from experts and participants through continuous cross-company collaboration in learning teams that will broaden your learning network and support your work.

Learning objectives

  • Define and describe supply chain management using a standard framework, as well as its relationships to manufacturing networks and manufacturing plants.
  • Explain the role of globalization and the rationale of global versus local supply chains, as well as reshoring and backshoring.
  • Describe different digitalization tools and techniques and underlying technologies for supply chain integration, as well as a transparent and seamless information flow.
  • Describe different digitalization tools and techniques and underlying technologies for intra-site production logistics.
  • Describe the impacts in terms of transparency, resilience and sustainability, from digitalization in a producing company’s internal as well as external logistics system.

Module structure

The learning module is a mixture of self-study, webinars, and cross-company exercises. Expect videos, exercises, reflections that you share with other participants, forums for cross-participant discussions, and much more.

Content

Three themes covering:

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management & Global Production
  • Supply chain and Production logistics digitalization
  • Information sharing for supply chain integration and sustainability

Time commitment

To complete this module, the participant is expected to schedule approximately 4 hours per week over 5 weeks (20 hours in total).

The schedule

Spring 2022 – The module begins
TBD – Module kick-off Webinar on Collegial and chance to meet your learning team for the first time
TBD – Learning Team Workshop – chance to meet your learning team for Sub-Module 1 and 2
TBD – Learning Team Workshop – chance to meet your learning team for Sub-Module 3, 4 and 5

Important

After applying to the program, please secure dates in your calendar to be able to join planned webinars and assure time available required for learning.

A unique module created in co-operation between academic and industry

This module is developed in collaborations with KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyLund University.

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