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Dec 2018

A Comprehensive International Logistics Handbook for Logistics and SCM Professionals

Course Information

Start Date11 Dec 2018, Tuesday
End Date12 Dec 2018, Wednesday
Time09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Venue100 Orchard Road, Concorde Hotel Singapore
Fee$988 nett (Inclusive of hotel buffet lunch, light refreshments and course materials)
Contact6720 3333 (Ms Chye Fen) chyefen@asm.edu.sg
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Companies operating in limited domestic market are impacted by the ever increasing inter-connected global business and supply chain management. Supply chain professionals and management need to understand and manage the integration of all functions within the firm and the inter-dependencies with external parties.Companies employing sophisticated supply chain methods enjoyed 12 times greater profit than companies with unsophisticated methods according to Bain & Company’s study

Key Takeaways

This 2 Day Master class will provide an intensive workshop that will fast track the mastery of Global Supply Chain Management and will provide few practical ideas and tipsto apply it to improve individual and organizations’ performance. This program has also been designed carefully in consultation with a team of SCM for SCM Practitioners, Management and Supervisory personnel who aim to enhance their skills and knowledge by obtaining good understanding of International Supply Chain Management. More importantly, key insights on how to apply them correctly in their respective organisation. This program will also cover the contemporary international supply chain management.

Program Outline

Taught by experienced practitioner, the course aims to provide logistics professionals and executives with the latest updates and best practices in logistics, supply chain knowledge and skills and to gain a better appreciation of the sector of the economy.

  1. Value Chain Management
    To understand how to conduct a value chain analysis, a business must first know what its value chain is. A value chain is the full range of activities — including design, production, marketing and distribution — businesses go through to bring a product or service from conception to delivery. The process of organizing all of these activities so they can be properly analyzed is called value chain management.The goal of value chain management is to ensure that those in charge of each stage of the value chain are communicating with one another, to help make sure the product is getting in the hands of customers as seamlessly and as quickly as possible.
  2. Globalization and its effects in SCM
    Business today is in a global environment. This environment forces companies, regardless of location or primary market base, to consider the rest of the world in their competitive strategy analysis. Firms cannot isolate themselves from or ignore external factors such as economic trends, competitive situations or technology innovation in other countries, if some of their competitors are competing or are located in those countries. Companies are going truly global with Supply-chain Management (SCM). A company can develop a product in the United States, manufacture in India and sell in Europe. Companies have changed the ways in which they manage their operations and logistics activities. Changes in trade, the spread and modernization of transport infrastructures and the intensification of competition have elevated the importance of flow management to new levels.
  3. SCM Risk Management
    The following are the three key objectives of an effective supply chain risk management strategy will be discussed:

    • identifying and prioritizing critical business elements
    • mapping the entire supply chain to show interdependencies
    • identifying potential failure points along the supply chain
    • tools and approaches
  4. SCM Technologies /Internet of Things (IoT)
    When someone mentions the Internet of Things (IoT), most people think of electronics or wearables – the types of technologies that are driving adoption of a highly personalized “smart” consumer lifestyle. But there’s much more to the IoT story, and more specifically, its impact on the supply chain.Research firm Gartner recently released a write-up highlighting what many supply chain professionals have been weighing for some time: the IoT trend is going to impact businesses, and in particular, it will disrupt the way we think about logistics.
  5. Strategies to improve productivity and reduce SCLM Costs
    Supply Chain Management and Cost Management are among the top issues on the agenda of business practitioners and academic researchers. Yet, while this proves the importance of these issues, it does not necessarily point towards their integration. Still, the links between the two approaches exist. Cost reduction is among the most cited objectives in supply chain management. Additionally, if costs are to be reduced, companies increasingly turn their attention to their supply chain partners, so both suppliers and customers reach out for new frontiers of competitiveness and profitability. Yet, few approaches exist so far, addressing, how cost management in a supply chain can be carried out. This session charts the journey as it puts together different approaches capturing the extent of existing research and business practice.
  6. SCM Future Trends and Disruptive Technologies
    Key challenges and opportunities in logistics and supply chain management, in the context of wider global trends – impact on global corporations, and also on companies. How the world is changing faster than you can hold a board meeting, and why you need more than one supply chain strategy – expect further uncertainty, shocks and market volatility. Corporations will focus far more attention on the risk impact of natural disasters, political changes and other events on their supply chains. Most large US companies are already rethinking their entire supply chain as a result – making more products closer to home, and why this will benefit Mexico economy. Additional pressures to shorten supply chains and diversify sources will come from shorter product cycle times and evolution of Disruptive Technologies.

Key Learning Outcome

  1. The Latest on Demand and Order Management
  2. Promote professionalism by enhancing the skills and knowledge by obtaining good understanding of international Supply Chain Management.
  3. Impart the key insights to our SCM Practitioners, Managers and Supervisory personnel on how to apply it correctly in their respective organization.
  4. Understand and apply cost reduction strategies in your organization.
  5. Understand and apply the Key Performance Indices (KPI)
  6. Apply the latest industry Tools and Techniques and Case Studies in SCM Logistics.
Who Should Attend?

This workshop will be useful for industry people as well as entrants to the industry

  • SCM Managers
  • SCM Logistics and Supervisors
  • SCM Executives
  • Supply, Buying, Purchase, Logistics, Materials and all Supply Chain Professionals

Contents will be contextualized to ensure non SCM Logistics Managers attending would also benefit from our Interactive and Activity Based Program.

Benefits of attending this program:Master Cutting Edge SCM Strategy, Planning, and Operation

This program is also part of Continuous Professional Learning for SCM Logistics Managers and Supervisors. The key earnings from this program would enable participants to apply it back to their work place as appropriate.


“I’m glad to meet and have training with Pak Syed. He unlocked my new perspective about supply chain as he has complex and wide knowledge. He supported me to always learn and develop my skill set in supply chain. Last but not least, his practical experience gave us new way of thinking and emphasizes the value of supply chain much deeper”
-AfdalRitzky, System Development & Management Professional

“Pak Syed is a great SCM Trainer and Coach who is also very humble. I learned and inspired robust SCM Skills from him, start from very fundamental tools (e.g. JIT, EQQ) until Internet of Things (IoT) and Drone Technology which can boost our SCM productivities.” -R.BeniadiSetiawan, Santos Ltd

Regional Training Director – Learning & Development in Purchasing and Supply Association Singapore (PASAS)

SM Syed Ali is currently a Regional Training Director – Learning & Development in Purchasing and Supply Association Singapore (PASAS) Education. Syed Ali also facilitates Training & Consultations related work for SPRINGS S’pore, TRUST Management Centre (TMC), Supply Chain Asia (SCA), Singapore Logistics Academy & Informatics Global for their local and overseas programs. Prior tothe aforesaid organizations, Syed has had held key management positions in 3 Multi National (Manufacturing) Companies working across the Regions in Asia, Europe and USA in many Global Supply Chain LogisticsPrograms and Projects Implementation for about 25 years.

Syed has moved into his passion tofull time Training/Coaching SC Logistics Management Programs effect from January 2013 with his acquired knowledge by sharing it with his participants within the ASEAN Economies.

Syed is also an Active Grass Root Community Leader serving in various voluntary organisations and neighbourhood communities. He had received the 15 years Good Service Award in August 2014 from his Member of Parliament through the Singapore Prime Minister Office (PMO).

Syed has an ExecutiveMaster of Science Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology/HRM with the City University of New York (CUNY), Bachelor Degree in SCM Logistics from Curtin University, Australia and Diploma in Project Management from Cambridge University. Syed is a Certified Professional Logistician from Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT).He is also an ACTA Certified (Training& Assessment) by the Singapore Work Development Authority (WDA) and Coaching Certificate from TUV SUD/PSB. Syed has been also appointed as Skills Future Mentor by SPRINGS Spore and Professional Conversion Program (PCP) wef August 2016.