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Smart Strategies for Modern Supply Chains

21 August 2023

Are you keen to acquire expertise in the vital tools, technologies, and methodologies you need to design, strategise, oversee, and enhance the intricate supply chains of the modern era? Check out our 'Smart Strategies for Modern Supply Chains' short course. 

Unlocking Competitive Advantage Through Use Of Technologies

This course is designed for managers and business owners who want to broaden their understanding of logistics and supply chain management, and build knowledge of the latest trends and technological developments in the field.

The primary emphasis of this short course lies in addressing the practical challenges associated with handling increasing complexity within supply chains.  Moreover, the course highlights how the adoption of cutting-edge analytics and AI- empowered tools supports best practices to revolutionise logistics, procurement, manufacturing, and optimisation within the wider value chain.


What will you gain?

You will learn about:

  • Fundamentals of logistics and supply chain design, planning management and optimisation;
  • Smart tools and technologies, and their applications in forecasting, procurement/purchasing, warehousing, and transport;
  • Supply chain transformation/digitisation and integrated decision making; and
  • Transformational risk assessment and mitigation.


Course structure 

This course is designed and delivered by supply chain experts aiming to familiarise forward-thinking leaders with the essential tools, technologies and approaches that are required to design, plan, manage and optimise the complex supply chains of today.

As facilitators, our role is to encourage participants to engage with knowledge at a deeper and more interactive level, working with what they are learning in the real-world sense, rather than just passively taking information on board.  The programme therefore is structured to provide participants with ample opportunity to engage and interact with the facilitator and other course participants

Course Facilitator

Alan Win

Alan Win, Professor of Practice, is a respected management consultant and educator in logistics, supply chain and value chain management with over 45 years’ experience working with some 150+ private, public, governmental, and not-for profit organisations across 12 countries and most industry verticals.  He also a director and sits on the Board of 10 companies in New Zealand and Australia. 

In addition to providing strategic advice to established corporate clients (national and multinational), Alan has been instrumental in the framing of logistics and supply chain strategies for more than a dozen new company start-ups, including major brands such as Yoplait, Pepsi-cola, Maium (a global joint venture between Jim Beam, Remy Martin, Highland Distillers & Vin & Sprit).

For the past 22 years in addition to project-based consulting and education, Alan’s company has also provided Fourth Party Logistics (4PL), through embedding team within client organisations on a long-term basis to deliver value through proactively managing that organisations supply chain on a day-to-day basis.

Alan is a Certified Management Consultant (approximately only 2% of consultants worldwide are certified), is a Past President and Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants.  He also holds a number of other logistics and supply chain qualifications including ML&SCM, MCIPS, MCILT, and CPIM.

Upcoming course dates

Tuesday 11 June 2024

If you wish to pay by invoice, please email us.



Ilam campus, University of Canterbury



$1,200 including GST.

Course fees include catering (all dietary requirements catered for), booking fees and on-site parking.

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