Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management
(A six Month Weekend program in Logistics & Supply Chain Management)
The Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISCM) has been at the forefront of Supply Chain education in India. To help prepare skilled human resources for the SCM industry, ISCM has developed a series of industry relevant skill development programs. And to reach a wider cross section of SCM professionals, some of these are now available on-line.
ISCM offers you the opportunity to earn industry-accepted Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ADLSCM) diploma over six months.
The Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management is a comprehensive course designed to equip an aspiring Supply Chain manager with the necessary conceptual, quantitative, regulatory, and behavioural frameworks to manage a multi-modal supply chain across the globe. While the theoretical frameworks are firmly anchored in the international sound practices, ADLSCM has its roots in the Indian business ecosystem. Students are encouraged to apply the theory they learn to the real life problems they face in their work environment. The application of the theory is rooted in the constraints of the Indian business ecosystem. The goal of ADLSCM is to equip a manager to be effective in imperfect, developing markets.
ADLSCM in SCM is a six months program comprising of two terms of 10 weeks each, with a gap of four weeks for a capstone project. Each term includes a portion of Capstone project work, assessed project work, term end exam:
|1||Operations for SCM|
|2||Basics of Logistics|
|3||Basic Decision Making Skills & Excel|
|4||Warehousing, and Distribution Management|
|5||Technology in Supply Chain Management|
|1||Integrated Logistics Service Providers – 3PL and 4PL|
|2||International Trade and Logistics Management|
|3||Sourcing and Supplier Management|
|4||Forecasting, Inventory & Demand Planning|
|5||Supply Chain Risk Management|
Program of Study
ADLSCM in SCM is a six months program comprising of two terms. The courses are offered on a modular basis to allow students to focus on one area of study at a time. Normally, each term consists of ten weeks of pedagogy followed by a week for examination.
The courses will be taught on weekends in 3 sessions of 1 ½ hour each The course schedule will be as below: Sundays: 09.30 to 14.30 hrs
The capstone project aims at exposing the students to advanced topics in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The process involves solving a problem or with meeting a challenge in the industry. Students have to choose any area of interest to them - either based on their own current employer or of a wider problem in the industry. The project should demonstrate the use of knowledge gained during the class room sessions to address the problem. Students will be doing the capstone under a faculty guide.
ISCM and the corporate (in case of sponsored candidates) and the participant will identify a topic for the capstone within the first three weeks of the course. For sponsored candidates, the project will be done under the guidance of an in-company mentor and a faculty guide. ISCM has a structured approach for choice of topics. Usually, the topic will be of strategic import to the candidate’s firm.
Once the participant chooses the topic, the faculty will guide them in the process of the research – from identifying the sources of information to conducting the study. The faculty will help the candidate clearly defining the purpose of the study, the scope, and coverage, define variables to be studied and their relevance with the purpose of study and specify the expected outcome (if possible) and expected benefit to the Industry. The report will be prepared in the template used by ISCM.
The pedagogy keeps in mind the schedule of the participants. The pedagogy will include class room studies, group and individual assignments, presentations and case study. Projects will be used to involve participants in an active discussion on economic concepts. Participants will work together in groups. Groups will be an important part of the learning experience.
Participants will be expected to complete their suggested readings before they come to the class to make it more interesting
Completion of the curriculum
To complete the curriculum, candidates shall
- Follow instruction on the syllabuses prescribed, participate in activities which form part of the curriculum, and complete all written and practical work as may be required;
- Satisfy the examiners in the written presentations and practical work prescribed for each year of the course
Who should attend?
- Working executives with minimum three years relevant work experience,
- Corporates who wish to impart advanced supply chain management skills in their managers
- LSPs who wish to groom a second line of leadership.
The participants desirous of enrolling to the program must meet the following criteria:
- Bachelor's Degree of any Statutory University or any other recognized Foreign University
- Good Academic record and scholarly inclination
To begin the admission process, you have to provide detailed information about yourself, your education and work experience. You can either download our application form from the link provided at our website or buy the same from our institute. Once selected, you will have to make your payment within 15 days of intimation of acceptance.
- Dr. Rakesh Singh – Chairman of Institute of Supply Chain Management.
- Girish V S – Executive director at ISCM and Editor of Supply Chain Management Professional.
- Dr. Vaidy Jayaraman – Associate Professor at University of Miami, USA, and also Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai.
- Dr. Antony Paulraj – Chair in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Alliance Manchester Business School.
- Rahul Altekar – Technology specialist in the Supply Chain, demand planning and forecasting domain.
- Rajiv Sathe – A leading faculty in the international logistics domain.
- Arif Sidiqui – A leading consultant in Warehousing and supply chain.
- Dr. Suhas Rane – An academician with some of the best B-Schools in India.