Global Supply Chain Strategy & Risk Management


Course name Global Supply Chain Strategy & Risk Management
Institution Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business, Center for Supply Chain Research
Location USA, Pennsylvania
Language English
Contact information


1-800-311-6364 or 814-865-3435


Course objective

Learn macroeconomic factors affecting extended supply chains. Acquire techniques and strategies to deal effectively with unique managerial, cultural, and infrastructure issues associated with different geo-centers of expertise.

Sector Private
General course topics Variety/range of logistics topics in some detail
Specific course topics

International Business and Macroeconomics

-Impact of macroeconomic factors on the profitability of global supply chains

-Indicators suggesting increased risk in a country

-Identifying countries that might be profitable partners in the long run

Global Business Strategy

-International product life cycles

-Global competitive positioning

-Strategic alliances

-Market position

-Strategic alliances in the global marketplace

-Global Tectonics

Managing Supply Chain Risk and Disruption

-Disruption in the supply chain

-Types of disruptions

-Negative impacts

-Drivers of severity

-Key capabilities required to reduce disruption

Managing risk

-Warning capabilities

-Mitigation capabilities (before)

-Contingency capabilities (after)

Global Trade Management (GTM)

-Fundamental components of GTM

-Export management

-Import management

GTM\'s increasing importance

-Total cost of ownership

-Hidden costs

Trends in GTM

Regional Perspectives: Asia

-India perspective

-China perspective

-Compare and contrast India and China

-Other regions

-SC Issues: infrastructure, theft, compliance, unpredictability

Regional Perspectives: Latin America

-One region, multitude of nations

-Supply reality check

-Risk in Latin America & Caribbean

Leading Teams Across Geographies

-Communication and perception

-Team effectiveness—balance of task and social communication challenges

-Time, distance, and cultural issues in teams

-Use of information and social technologies for enhancing communication across geographies

Total time commitment 40
Focus commodity Not indicated
Accredited No
Accredited by Not indicated - please contact the course host for this information.
Degree name This course can count towards a Certificate in Supply Chain Leadership.
Attendance mode In-person
Incentives No
Incentives description


Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Program Manager
Pre-requisites No
Pre-requisites description


Course fee $3,600
Course fee description

Includes all instructional materials, private room accommodations, and meals.

Discount available Yes
Discount description

Fees vary. Lower fees exist for CSCMP members and Center for Supply Chain Research Corporate Sponsors. See website for more details.

This program follows Designing and Leading Competitive Supply Chains on September 23 - 27. Attend both programs back-to-back and take 20% off the programs fees!

Course included in analysis No
Additional comments

Course dates: Sept. 30-Oct 3, 2013.

If this course is taken with Achieving Supply Chain Transformation and Designing and Leading Competitive Supply Chains a Certificate in Supply Chain Leadership will be rewarded.

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