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    Key Highlights

    16+ hours of Live and Interactive sessions by c-suite practitioners
    16+ hours of Live and Interactive sessions by c-suite practitioners
    Hands on analysis of supply chain problems
    Hands on analysis of supply chain problems
    3 day in campus component
    3 day in campus component
    Executive Alumni status
    Executive Alumni status
    Work on capstone project
    Work on capstone project
     IIM-K ranked 4th as per the latest NIRF Indian Rankings 2021
    IIM-K ranked 4th as per the latest NIRF Indian Rankings 2021
    Simulations and case analysis based pedagogy
    Simulations and case analysis based pedagogy

    Ideal for:

    - Managers
    - Supply chain professionals
    - Young executives aspiring for a career in supply chain


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    Professional certificate program in Supply Chain Strategy and Management
    Professional certificate program in Supply Chain Strategy and Management
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    • Certificate of participation for all the remaining participants who have completed the attendance requirements.

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    Management Fundamentals

    • Microeconomics
    • Business Strategy

    Supply Chain Strategy

    • Introduction to SCM
    • Supply chain structure and strategic choice
    • Supply chain processes and decisions

    Forescasting and Data Analytics (hands on exercises)

    • Forecasting Models
    • Understanding Demand Variability
    • Probability Distributions

    Supply Chain Design (hands on exercise)

    • Basic Overview of Optimization
    • Transportation Problems
    • Distribution Network Design

    Supply Chain planning

    • Sales and Operations Planning
    • Material Requirement Planning
    • Capacity Planning and Process Analysis

    Supply Chain Coordination

    • Managing Product Availability
    • Concept of Safety Stock
    • Measuring Fill Rate under Demand and Supply Uncertainty
    • Risk Pooling
    • Quick Response and Postponement Strategy
    • Bullwhip Effect and Coordinated Supply Chain
    • Double Marginalization
    • Multi-Stage Supply Chain

    Supplier Relationship Management

    • Outsourcing Decisions
    • Sourcing, Purchasing at Right Price
    • Supplier Relationships and Partnerships
    • Vendor Rating
    • Types of Contracts
    • Procurement Analytics

    Sustainable Supply Chains

    • Concept of Triple Bottomline
    • Green and Collaborative Logistics
    • Impact on Supply Chain Decisions

    Logistic Management

    • Logistics Systems
    • Warehousing and Material Handling
    • Packaging and Palletization
    • Multi Modal strategy

    Supply Chain Risk Management

    • Understanding Risk in the SC
    • Risk Mitigation Strategies

    Operations Strategy

    • Operational Efficiency
    • Business Models & Operations Strategy

    Capstone Project

    • The capstone project is an integral part of the successful program completion and will run throughout the program duration. This project will enable a deep understanding of the subject matter and foster the practical application of the program learning in real-world business scenarios.

    3 day In-campus Immersion module

    • The dates for the 3 day in-campus immersion session to be held at IIM Kozhikode will be communicated in due course. Attendance to the in-campus module, when held, is MANDATORY for all participants. The in-campus modules are subjected to the conditions that prevail at the point of time. These conditions pertain to the Pandemic or other unavoidable reasons. In case the current situation maintains the status quo, adequate alternate options with regards to the in-campus modules will be made available via online sessions.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why choose Supply Chain Strategy and Management as a career?

    Why not? The whole business of today’s corporate world runs on a supply chain. The field demands market strategists in large numbers. Supply chain managers have great say in the decision-making processes of a company. A number of young minds are getting attracted to this field in order to better their career prospects.

    What skills do supply chain managers need?

    Let’s be clear; supply chain managers are supposed to be multi-talented. They are mong the most significant employees in the industry. Talking about the skills they need to be perfect in, supply-chain understanding, strategic management, decision-making, etc. are prominent. Additionally, one needs to be good at making strategies, market research, competition analysis, analytical thinking, etc. in order to excel in this highly competitive arena.

    What are the four stages of supply chains?

    The supply chain industry works mainly on four stages — the introductory stage, the development stage, the maturity stage, and the stage of downfall. Professionals need to make supply strategies according to the need of each phase. For this, they first have to understand the market demands and product viability.

    Can I become a good supply chain manager?

    There is no doubt that anyone can become a supply chain manager. But to be a successful one, you have to dedicate yourself to this field, while being aware of new developments and transformations taking place in the field. If you enjoy leading from the front and creating strategies that can take a company to newer heights, this course will only make you an adept management professional

    Why is supply chain management a good career path for me?

    Thousands of working professionals dream of landing in the field of supply chain management, for it is one of the most sought-after sources of employment. Supply chain managers and strategists get huge salary packages from corporate houses, especially those with multinational reach. Many people get confused about whether this path is good for them or not, which is completely normal. All you need to do is create a list of your strong areas and access if you can be instrumental in an organization’s growth

    What is the difference between supply chain managers and strategists?

    Managers are those who lead an organization or a team. They supervise the company’s human resources. While Strategic leaders generally play the role of advisors who help a business reach the door to success. As the name suggests, supply chain strategists make business strategies by analyzing different factors affecting the global market. While a manager’s role is simply to keep workers ready and prolific for the tasks. In several cases, both these roles are performed by one person.

    What skills do I need to attend this certification course?

    No one but you can answer this question. The only skill you require is your inner zeal to make a career in this dynamic field. Studying the fundamentals of supply chain marketing is a beautiful experience that will take your professional journey to a newer height. Just be attentive and committed to this course and you’ll see the result.

    Which industries hire supply chain managers the most?

    No industry in the corporate world does not require supply chain managers and supply chain strategists? Almost all goods and services companies are looking for such professionals. From automobile to pharmaceutical and from agriculture to telecommunication, almost all industries hire supply chain management professionals in large numbers.

    What should I expect from a Supply Chain Strategy and Management program?

    Talentedge’s supply chain strategy and management program is a comprehensive course that focuses on the overall development of a professional. In other words, this course is a key to success for those dedicated individuals who aspire to take their careers to a greater height in years to come. Multiple job offers from various fields await you after completing this course successfully.

    Who is the father of supply chain management?

    Keith Oliver first coined the term “supply chain management” in 1982. He first mentioned this term in an interview with Arnold Kransdorff of the Financial Times. An English logistician and consultant, Keith Oliver defined supply chain as “the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the operations of the supply chain with the purpose to satisfy customer requirements as efficiently as possible. Supply chain management spans all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption.”

    How to become a supply chain management executive?

    If you aspire to become a supply chain manager, get the basic education and training in the field. For this, you can join, Talentedge’s supply chain strategy and management course by IIT Kozhikode. It is advised to proceed step by step and first complete your Bachelor’s degree and work in this field for about 5-7 years. This will give you a lot of clarity regarding the SCM sphere.

    What are the basic tasks of supply chain strategists?

    A supply chain strategist formulates plans and tactics to enhance the operational efficiency of a company. It would not be wrong to say the growth of multinational corporations depends on the ideas of their strategists. They are responsible for enacting a strategic and far-sighted vision with deep commitment.

    Which are some of the best institutes to pursue Supply Chain Strategy And Management courses?

    Being one of the most job-oriented fields of study, supply chain management is offered by various Business institutes across the world. However, landing into the best college is what you are aiming for, the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K), Xavier Institute of Management (XLRI Jamshedpur), and American Intercontinental University should be among your consideration list. Many working professionals don’t have much time to attend full-time courses. So, they can join Talentedge’s Supply Chain Strategy and Management program by IIM Kozhikode.

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    1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC).

    2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
    Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

    3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
    No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

    4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
    If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

    5. Are there any fees or down payment?
    Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

    6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
    Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

    7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
    Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

    8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
    Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
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    ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

    9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

    10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
    Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

    11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
    Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

    Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
    Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
    [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
    EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
    Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000