Maintaining Continuity and Sustainability in Supply Chain Operations

About the Course

Name: Maintaining Continuity and Sustainability in Supply Chain Operations

Code: PSCO-105

Sectors: Procurement & Supply Chain Operations

  Date   Days   Venue   Fees
18 - 22 Sep 2022 5 Live Online Classroom $1,550 BOOK NOW
26 - 30 Nov 2022 5 Cairo, Egypt $3,950 BOOK NOW


This training course will give the participants an in-depth understanding on the importance of a strong supply chain. Effective supply chain management is a competitive advantage for any business in its industry.


At the end of the training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance and benefits of a strong supply chain and sustainable operations.
  • Learn how to manage the supply chain interruption
  • Improving supply stream resilience through effective stakeholder engagement.
  • Explore continuity planning practices for managing supply chain risks and interruptions

Training Methodology

The training course is designed to be interactive and participatory, and includes various learning tools to enable the participants to operate effectively and efficiently in a multifunctional environment. The course will use lectures and presentations, exercises, experiential and exposure to real world problems and policy choices confronting delegates.


Day 01

  • Features of strong supply chains
  • Supply chain overview
  • Supply chain objectives
  • Strategic, tactical and operational elements of supply chain
  • Supply chain impact on society and the environment
  • Defining “strength” and “resilience” in supply chains
  • Supply and operations planning
  • Fit for purpose design
  • Resilience in face of change
  • Aligning supply chain with corporate strategy
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Strong principles as a compass for decision-making

Day 02

  • Design principles for resilient supply chains
  • Supply chain people competencies
  • Acquiring talent
  • Developing competencies
  • Retaining talent
  • Process design for productivity in implementation
  • Supporting technologies
  • Systems
  • Fundamental data analytics
  • Performance measurement and improvement
  • Product and service design principles for operations

Day 03

  • Supply continuity planning
  • Introduction to risk and continuity planning
  • Risk and continuity planning process overview
  • Risk management terms and concepts
  • Scoping supply chain risk
  • Risk charters and documentation
  • Risk management templates
  • Risk administration
  • Risk analysis
  • Measuring impact of risk
  • Measuring likelihood of risk
  • Quantifying risk
  • Mapping risks (risk heat maps)
  • Risk response strategies
  • Accept, reject and transfer
  • Mitigation and contingency planning
  • Managing risk charter
  • Elements of risk charter
  • Ownership of risk charter
  • Defining risk accountabilities and responsibilities
  • The charter as a live document
  • Monitoring and controlling supply chain risks

Day 04

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Key Stakeholder identification
  • Supplier segregation
  • Demand-side partners
  • Stakeholders and internal influencers
  • Developing a communications plan
  • Message scope and clarity
  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Mapping stakeholders
  • Customized messaging
  • Distribution of roles
  • Managing change
  • Technical elements of change (Logos)
  • Political elements of change (Ethos)
  • Emotional elements of change (Pathos)

Day 05

  • Ethical principles as a core strength
  • Ethical code of conduct
  • Corporate culture and risk appetite
  • Cultural considerations
  • Ethical considerations
  • Legal considerations
  • Sustainability in supply chains
  • Financial sustainability
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Social sustainability
  • Responsibility programs across supply tiers

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