Smarter Supply Chain - Richfield

Smarter Supply Chain


Supply chain management is a constant challenge for every organisation. Failure to adequately manage this vital aspect of operations can result in costly delays and shortages. However, the constant drive to cut costs brings its own issues. The closely related discipline of inventory control can equally impact on business performance and reputation; many modern businesses operate on a very fine edge in this area. This requires them to manage their degree of risk and exposure as they seek to ensure business survivability.


Who is the Course Suitable For

  • Middle and senior managers working in any aspect of supply chain management or related business operations
  • Anyone seeking a better understanding of the fundamental concepts, processes, principles and methodologies of modern supply chain risk management
  • Business leaders looking to make their company’s supply chain and inventory control processes more resilient

What delegates can expect

  • Acquiring the necessary skills and competencies to create smarter, more resilient and more sustainable businesses through being able to identify, assess and resolve supply chain management risks.

Topics/Themes to be covered

Part 1: Supply Chain Resilience

  • Defining supply chain risk and resilience management
  • Local and global trends in supply chain management
  • Approaches to risk management
  • Identifying risks
  • Analysing risks
  • Responding to risks
  • Creating a more resilient supply chain
  • Business continuity management

Part 2: Supply Chain Sustainability

  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Science of sustainability
  • Freight transport
  • Sustainable warehousing
  • Product design, cleaner production, and packaging
  • Sustainable purchasing and procurement
  • Reverse logistics and recycling
  • Sustainable logistics and supply chain management strategies

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand how risk can impact on your supply chain management and the impact of any disruption;
  • Understand multiple approaches to supply chain management;
  • Understand the importance of resilience, and how to build it into your business operations;
  • Understand and apply principles of business continuity management;
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainability within and beyond the organisation.
  • Apply sustainability principles to supply chain management;
  • Adapt business frameworks to incorporate and support sustainability; and
  • Ensure that your supply chain operations are more sustainable.


R9 900


Online evening classes (18:30 – 20:30)

Course dates

Wednesday 11 May, Thursday 12 May

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