Certificate Program in “Strategic Supply Chain for Business Excellence”

    In the last two decades, leading-edge companies have significantly improved their operations in manufacturing and quality management with improvements and reengineering efforts. Currently, top management focuses at their Supply Chain and logistics to enhance competitiveness. The last decade also witnesses increased globalization of the world economy. Globalization is now both ‘cost’ driven as well as ‘market’ driven. This implies that companies operate at an international scale with the objective of identifying cheaper sources for parts and components as well to broaden the markets for their finished products.

    Managing the supply chain has become a fundamental competitive priority and more challenging. As firms need to perform in both national and International markets, the supply pressures, customer service level, changing technology all become more intense. Also movement of the inputs as well as finished products over greater distances implies efficient management of Supply Chain and logistics. The firms may find its forecasting off the mark, not meeting the customer demand or over production. Though manufacturers invest more on inventory, warehouses and transportation, still retailers complain about increasing stock-out problem on the shelves or overstocking. Hence the firms need to capture the uncertainties inherent in the supply chain and ways to minimize them together with increasing co ordination among the players in the chain.

    This programme is aimed at highlighting important design and implementation issues pertaining to supply chain management in the current dynamic environment through advanced models for reducing the uncertainties, costs and enhancing the performance of Supply Chains.

    Course Objectives

    • Provide an appreciation and understanding of the concept of supply chain and its elements
    • Develop an understanding of how coordination in the chain enables organizational effectiveness.
    • Performance Evaluation of existing supply chain & improvement there off.
    • Effective linkage development with global sourcing ,Marketing and supply chain
    • Nurture skills to analyze the interface between supply chain and value chain in strategy formulation
       of organizations.
    • Understand strategic aspects of doing business with efficient supply chain mesh.
    • Also focus on ecommerce industry effect of supply chain strategy.


    The programme will be conducted with an emphasis on interactive learning and experience sharing, conceptual illustrations through videos, case studies etc. All enrolled students will also be provided access to the Cloud Campus through which students may access other learning aids, reference materials and assessments, case studies, projects and assignments as appropriate. Throughout the duration of the course, students will have the flexibility to reach out to the Professors, real time during the class or offline via the Cloud Campus to raise questions and clear their doubts.


    There are periodic evaluations built in throughout the duration of the course. These may be in the form of a quiz, assignment, project, case studies or other objective/ subjective assessments. The evaluations are designed ensure continuous student engagement with the course and encourage learning.

    Target Audience

    • Executives of organizations who depend directly on supply chain, who need to understand its impact
       on the corporate performance.
    • Managers in a function of the interface between the supply chain and other traditional
      departments: marketing, sales and distribution, purchasing, transport and warehouse management,
      operations, finance etc.
    • Professionals who are in the key decision making roles
    • Individuals who want to give a more strategic and international dimensions to the competitiveness
       already acquired in supply chain managerial positions.

    The Faculty

    The faculty will be drawn from eminent IIFT academics, practitioners from the industry and professionals in supply chain.


    Successful participants with the requisite attendance criteria will be awarded prestigious IIFT certification as appropriate

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    Q1) Can you tell me something about NSE?
    The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is India's leading stock exchange covering various cities and towns across the country. NSE was set up by leading institutions to provide a modern, fully automated screen-based trading system with national reach. The Exchange has brought about unparalleled transparency, speed & efficiency, safety and market integrity. It has set up facilities that serve as a model for the securities industry in terms of systems, practices and procedures.

    Q2) Can you tell me something about NAL?
    NAL is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NAL). NAL is one of the leading Stock exchange in India. It in addition to various other businesses, carries out a number of educational initiatives such as certification programs, investor seminars, secondary and senior secondary school level courses, development of educational materials on financial markets etc. It promotes financial literacy and skill oriented financial markets courses and has also introduced an online examinations system for testing and certification called NAL's Certification in Financial Markets (hereinafter called as NCFM). NCFM is an online testing system, a revolutionary concept in administration of examinations and the only one of its kind today in the country. NAL has also launched various international certificate & PG programs to empower and develop the skill sets that many enhance their ability further and also to be competitive in the international financial sector. NAL has incorporated NAL to carry out its educational initiatives.

    Q3) What is NSE's Certified Capital Market and Algorithm Analyst (CCMAA)?
    NSE's Certification Program in Technical, Derivatives & Algorithmic Trading is an advanced Financial Market Analysis Program for people who aspire to learn about the Financial Markets or invest in the equity, commodity or currency markets. This innovative program attempts to blend the concepts of Financial Markets with the techniques of Algorithmic Programming & Coding Techniques. The course offers a concrete understanding of the Equity Cash as well as Future & Options market. The course envisages multiple ways to analyze the equity market i.e. fundamentally as well as technically. The course also blends the exciting concept of Algorithmic Programming & Coding Techniques with the knowledge of Financial Markets.

    Q4) Who Should Attend this programme?
    • Student
    • Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed

    Q5) What is the method of instruction for this programme?
    • In-depth Theoretical & Practical Training on Financial Markets, Technical & Fundamental Analysis & Algorithm
    • Mock Trading, Assignments & Case Studies
    • Candidates shall be expected to keep their laptop ready for certain sessions which requires the use
      of MS Excel

    Q6) Can you tell me something about ADTC Global Education?
    ADTC Global Education is a live virtual learning education and training platform offering executive certificate courses from premier B School. ADTC Global Education also offers Graduate, Post Graduate, Degree Courses etc. ADTC Global Education is a technology and marketing partner for NSE’s Certificate Programme Capital Market and Algorithm Analysis. ADTC Global Education is responsible for the programme delivery as per the schedules of NSE.

    Malhar Majumder
    Malhar possess 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance and Personal Finance. He had been employed in private sector company’s like Berger Paints and public sector companies like Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL) and BalmerLawrie till 2003. He left his PSU job and ventured into personal finance. He joined the Financial Planning Standards Board of India as their Head of Knowledge Management in 2005. He left FPSB India in December’2006 and since then is pursuing career as self employed professional. He had written several articles in popular media like DNA, Business Standard, ET, FPJ, HT, Asian Age and in different journals and blogs on various issues on Personal Finance and is often quoted in media.

    Academic Qualification CFPCM from FPSB India , Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India

    He also holds a Diploma in IFRS (from ACCA), Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (from CIMA) and NISM Investment Adviser Level I and Level II Certification.

    He has imparted training in major corporates including SBI & associated banks, BOI, Central Bank, United Bank, Vijaya, IDBI, ICICI, Kotak, Federal, IndusInd, Axis, CITI, BNP, Bangladesh Bank, Magma, Bajaj, Cholamandalam, Peerless, ICICI Securities, Kotak Securities, AXIS MF, Reliance, DSP Black Rock, Accenture, Bank of America, Infosys, Fidelity, Tech Mahindra, LIC, Metlife, Pru ICICI, GAIL, Mitshubishi Chemicals and Hindu among others. He worked with agencies like SEBI NISM, CIBIL, CGTMSE, SIDBI and currently working closely with Dun and Bradstreet and NSE as external faculty.

    Mr. Abhijit Paul
    Mr. Abhijit Paul comes with more than 10 years of rigorous experience in the Financial Services Industry, having played pivotal roles in institutions like ICICI Securities and BRICS Securities. In his most recent avatar he was Assistant Vice President (AVP) at BRICS Securities, Mumbai heading the entire Institutional Technical Research desk.

    He is passionate about trading and investment and visits various business schools as a guest faulty and also conducts trading workshops for corporates.

    He is also a regular face on business channels like CNBC, Zee Business, Bloomberg & CNBC Awaaz, where he shares his views on the markets and Indian economy.

    Dr. Samar Abbas
    Abbas PhD, is a quantitative trading systems developer who actively develops custom quantitative and algorithmic trading methods for proprietary trading firms. In addition, he regularly applies his own scientific trading strategies to the capital markets.

    As a regular trading systems consultant for the National Stock Exchange (NSE), he imparts quantitative trading systems education to proprietary traders, dealers and analysts of the institutional trading members, with a special focus on derivatives and technical analysis.

    Course Modules
    • Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

    The course will be for 30 hrs (3 credits) and will cover the following broad modules:

    M1. Introduction & a Strategic view of Supply Chain:

    Definition, basic concepts and need of Supply Chain, Decision Phases &  Process views of a Supply Chain,  Supply Chain Performance Measures, Impact of Supply Chain performance on business performance, Sourcing Decisions in Supply Chain, Framework for Buy/Make Decisions

    M2. Managing material flow in Supply Chain:

    Analyzing Impact Of Supply Chain Redesign on the Inventory, Managing Cycle Inventory, Safety Inventory & Inventory for Short-Life Cycle Products, Multiple Item, Multiple Location Inventory Management, Drivers Of Transportation Decisions, Modes Of Transportation- Choices & Their Performance Measures, Devising a Strategy for Transportation, Transportation Strategies Followed by Retail Firms, Relevant Costs for Network Decisions, Network Operations Optimization  Models, Network Design Models, Performance Comparison of  the Models, Strategic Role of Units in the Network.

    M3. Managing Information Flow in Supply Chain:  

    Enabling Supply Chain Management Through Information Technology, Strategic management Framework for IT adoption in SCM, E-business and Supply Chain, E-Procurement,  Online Sourcing/ Procurement Process, Internet Transportation Exchanges, Future Trends

    M4. Supply Chain Innovations:

    Internal Integration (Centralized System, Decentralized System, Hybrid System, EXternal Integration, Bullwhip Effect: Demand Volatility & Information Distortions Across Supply Chains, Remedial Strategies To Counteract Demand Distortions Across Supply Chains, Challenges in Supply Chain Integration, Supply Chain External Integration: Popular Initiatives


    • Strategy & Supply Chain

    The course will be for 30 hrs (3 credits) and will cover the following broad modules:

    M1. Strategic Management – Basics:

    The process of SM; Internal and External Analysis; Some of the popular strategic tools

    M2. Business Level Strategy and Supply Chain:

    Levels of Strategy; Concept of Business level strategy; Business level (vs) Competitive Strategy; Supply Chain as business level strategy.

    M3. Corporate Level Strategy and Supply Chain:

    Corporate level Strategic decisions; Organisational performance and Corporate level Strategy; Supply chain in corporate level strategy

    M4. Strategic Alliances and Supply Chain:

    What is Strategic about Alliances? Fundamentals of SA; Need and scope of SA in Supply Chain; Alliance methodology.

    • Finance for Supply Chain Management
    • Global Sourcing and International Marketing
    • International Trade Logistics and Documentation
    • Optimizing Supply Chain with SCOR
    • Project Work (It is a Field Work)

    Note - The course pedagogy will be heavily dependent upon cases and students are expected apply the conceptual insights into the cases for discussions in the class. For more details, please contact us.

    Total Fees for Participant
    INR 1, 35,000
    Note - All fees directly payable to ADTC Global Education.

    Installment Schedulee
    Registration Fees Admission Fees 2nd Installment 3rd Installment
    INR 10,000 INR 40,000 INR 40,000 INR 35,000
    17th November,2016 By 11th December, 2016 20th February, 2017 10th May, 2017

    Program Duration
    12 Months(One Year)

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    Duration : 12 Months(One Year)
    Price : Rs. 1, 35,000
    Reg fees: Rs. 10,000
    Admission fees: Rs. 40,000
    ll Installment: Rs. 40,000
    lll Installment: Rs. 35,000
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