Our Quick Notes On Supply Chain Training and Courses


Part of our new “Quick Notes” series – this report answers your most pertinent questions of the topic.

Do not be deceived by their short nature – these notes are only 22 pages or so. But these are 22 pages of potent dynamite that will supercharge your thinking in the right direction.

Included are quick notes and some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) on supply chain finance that we have encountered in our workshops, seminars, and other forums.

Here are some of the topics and questions covered in these quick notes:

I work in the human resources department and we get an overwhelming number of marketing material on trainings and courses in supply chain. Can you give us an overview of the supply chain training landscape so we know who is who in the zoo?

Is the training same for supply chain transformation team as it is for supply chain business-as-usual team?

Why do we need supply chain training and courses? Should not the basic university or school education be enough when supplanted with a suitable on-the-job training?

Does the experience in the supply chain management compromise the need to do a course on the supply chain?

What is the history of supply chain courses and trainings? Why is there such a lot of disparity in the conceptual coverage of key supply chain principles?

What are the most suitable courses for logistics, transportation, warehousing, procurement and production management parts of supply chain management?

What are the important bodies that offer certification in supply chain management internationally? What level of supply chain are these course most suitable for?

Do these international certificates really have validity all over the world, or will I need to do a bridging course to tailor the skills to my new country of residence?

What are the courses offered by certification bodies in the USA, UK, Australia, Germany and India?

Are there any courses that will incorporate the online mode of study and certification?

Are the free courses provided by Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platforms effective in landing a job in supply chain, or getting promotion in the current job in supply chain?

How can we assess the credibility of the course provider?

What are the best courses for the level 1 and level 2 supply chain professionals in SCT (supply chain transformation) space?

How does the supply chain training for level 1 and level 2 differ from the training for levels 3 and 4?

What are the best post-graduate courses in supply chain management?

Is the PGDM in the supply chain better than MBA at the operational level?

What kind of courses in the supply chain are most suitable for experienced or mid-career personnel in the supply chain?

Are the supply chain courses offered by E-Learning platforms like edX, Edureka etc valuable in getting vertical growth in supply chain environment?



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If you do not act on what you know, then you have no advantage over the person who does not know what you know. Feel free to ask more questions if your particular question is not answered in these notes.

Why we are qualified to write these notes?

Over the last three decades we have led and worked on more than 500 projects in supply chain flows including use of business intelligence in dozens of industries and countries.

VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW SUPPLY CHAINS LIKE WE DO – Retail, beverages, food, milk, dairy, meat, livestock, explosives, chemicals, cotton, rice, graphite, solar power, natural gas, crude oil, fertilizers, electronics, packaging, glass manufacturing, machine parts, automobiles, industrial goods, mining, etc are just some of the industries where boards and executives have benefited from our proprietary knowledge. 

Since when no one had heard of supply chain, our co-founder Vivek Sood has been considered one of the most authoritative professionals in the field when it comes to the subject of supply chains restructuring in his clients’ corporations in Australia, Asia, North America, South America and Europe.

He has written four seminal books about restructuring supply chains to gain massive advantage in business. He also regularly delivers keynote speeches at business schools and conferences such as University of Technology Sydney, Supply Chain Asia, Asian Bankers Forum, APEC Business Advisory Council.

He has been quoted in the authoritative business press and over 100 academic papers written by supply chain researchers around the world. Vivek and his team have examined thousands of supply chains during their projects over the last three decades and helped hundreds of executives build safe, cost effective and sustainable supply chains and careers.


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