Diploma Program in Supply Chain Management

The Diploma Program in Supply Chain Management (DPSCM) aims to thoroughly enhance the participant’s competency as a manager by teaching them all the facets of supply management.  The end-to-end coverage from Demand and Replenishment, Procurement, Customer Service to Distribution including management skills, makes the program holistic.

Upon completion of the program, participants will have learned the different concepts and strategies involved in supply chain management planning. Participants will be better equipped to manage and plan activities throughout the supply chain to include logistics operations and customer service.

DPSCM is offered in partnership with the  Philippine Institute for Supply Management with the Foundation of the Society of Fellows in Supply Management (SOFSM).


Module 1: Supply Chain Management (6 sessions)

Facilitator: Lourdes Guzman, CPSM, CLSP-AP, DSM

This module provides the participants with an overview and basic understanding of the supply chain and introduces the four pillars of supply management. This will allow the participant to appreciate the importance of Supply Chain and how it will impact their organization.

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Objectives of Supply Chain Management
  • Four Pillars of Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Strategies
  • Elements of Supply Chain Cost
  • Supply Chain Optimization, Cost, Value and Measurement
  • Key Principles of Supply Chain Management
  • Role of supply chain in competitive strategies
  • Current trends and Best Practices in Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Process Integration
  • Technology Enablers
  • Sales and Operations Planning
Module 2: Demand Forecasting, Inventory Management and Production Operations (8 sessions)

Facilitator: Daniel Belbis

This module covers all elements that are involved in the planning and replenishment processes to ensure that demand is satisfied in the most cost-efficient manner. The discussions will include forecasting, inventory management, production planning and master scheduling and production management.

  • The Corporate Environment and the Supply Market
  • Demand Forecasting and Demand Management
  • Forecasting Techniques: Qualitative and Quantitative
  • Internal and External Factors Affecting Forecast
  • Inventory Management Concepts
  • Inventory Management in the Supply Chain
  • ABC Classification (Pareto Principle)
  • Safety Stock Determination
  • Lead Time
  • Inventory Policies/Order Policies
  • Inventory Replenishment Systems
  • Production Planning and Master Scheduling
  • MRP II Framework
  • Work Centers, Routing and Shop Floor Management
  • Inventory Management and Planning Technology
  • Production Management\
Module 3: Managing the Procurement Function (8 sessions)

Facilitator: Alberto T. Bacsa

This module covers the procurement functions and processes. It will allow the participant to understand the basic competencies necessary to select and develop suppliers, negotiate effectively and source products in the most cost-efficient manner. It also covers procurement law and contract management as well as defining buyers’ and suppliers’ obligations. The module will introduce participants to Strategic Purchasing.

  • The Procurement Function, Organization and Function
  • The Procurement Processes
  • Methods of Procurement
  • Developing and Identifying Sources of Supply
  • Supplier Selection, Accreditation and Measurement
  • Methods of Procurement
  • Procurement Policies and Ethics in Procurement
  • Contract Administration and Management
  • Contract Default and How to Avoid it
  • Setting Disputes and Termination of Contracts
  • e-Procurement and Outsourcing
  • Applicable Laws and Common Laws
  • Types of Contracts and Contract Management
  • Buyers’ and Suppliers’ Obligations in a Contract
  • Negotiation Process, Objectives, Strategy, Tactics
  • Stages of the Negotiation Process
  • Global Sourcing and International Procurement
  • Types of Risks and Applicable Incoterms
  • Purchasing Performance Measurement
  • Strategic Purchasing
  • Introduction to Strategic Purchasing
  • Strategic Purchasing Planning Process
  • Elements of Strategic Purchasing
  • Procurement Strategies
Module 4: Logistics and Customer Service (8 sessions)

Facilitator: Lourdes Guzman, CPSM, CLSP-AP, DSM

This module will allow the participants to understand the role of logistics in making the products available to satisfy demand as well as the new role of customer service in supply management. It also allows the participant to understand and apply strategies in logistics operations to enhance the competitiveness of an organization and improve customer service level.

  • Role of Customer Service in Supply Management
  • Basic Concepts of Logistics Operations and its Importance in the Organization
  • Logistic Functions and Objectives
  • The Logistics Network
  • Strategies in Logistics Operations
  • Customer Service in Supply Management
  • Establishing a Customer Service Strategy
  • Service Gaps
  • Components of Customer Service
  • Order to Cash Process
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Efficient Consumer Response
  • The Warehousing Function
  • Warehouse Design and Layout, Location and Acquisition Options
  • Materials Handling and Storage Systems
  • Warehouse Operating Procedures and Practices
  • Materials Preservation and Protection
  • Disposal of Scrap and Surplus
  • Logistics and the Environment
  • Logistics Outsourcing
  • Performance Measurement
Module 5: Transportation and Distribution Management (6 sessions)

Facilitator: Antonio Kent M. Valderrama

The objective of this module is to provide understanding of the scope and importance of distribution covering overall concepts as well as individual subsystems. It allows the participants to better appreciate the need to effectively reach the market place and apply strategies to improve performance and reduce cost.

  • Overview of Logistics in the Supply Chain
  • Need for Logistics Support Infrastructure
  • Inbound and Outbound Transportation Operations
  • Modes of Transportation
  • Transportation Management
  • Distribution Systems and Operations
  • Logistics Equipment and Packaging
  • Key Issues and Challenges in Distribution
  • Inbound and Outbound Transportation Operations
  • Outsourcing/ Third Party Logistics Provider
  • Evaluating the Performance of Supply Logistics Systems
  • Performance Evaluation
Module 6: Allied Subjects (8 sessions)

Facilitator: Ramon R. Guevara, C.P.M., DSM and Lucito R. Torres, PMP

This module will help develop the participant to better manage the supply chain functions using basic management skills. It will also enable the participant to analyze simple financial statements and use of relevant financial ratios in making decisions. It will also allow the participants to better manage projects. The participants will also be able to manage risks in the supply chain by being able to identify and mitigate risks.

  • Financial Statements, Ratios and Analysis
  • Managing human resources in supply management
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management in Supply Chain
Module 7: Physical Internet for Supply Chain and Logistics (3 sessions)

Facilitator: Varsolo Sunio

The module provides the participants with an overview of the physical internet, touted as the future of logistics. The physical internet is an “open global logistics system founded on physical, digital, and operational interconnectivity”

The main rationale for a shift to PI is the assertion that the means “physical objects are currently transported, handled, stored, realized, supplied, and used throughout the world is unsustainable economically, environmentally, and socially” (Montreuil, 2011). Such unsustainability cannot be addressed by current paradigms, which only generate incremental improvements.

Introduction to the Physical Internet
Provide participants with an overview of the Physical Internet,including the concepts of digital, physical, and operational interoperability, enabled through modularization, standard interfaces, and protocols.

Overview of PI Roadmaps and Projects
Discuss the two PI roadmaps formulated in the European Union and Japan. We also provide an overview of various PI projects piloted all over the world. We also present how the PI is being implemented in other countries.

Roadmap Architecture: Vision, Areas of Development, Generation/Strategies
Hold a workshop among the participants in which they try to develop a vision and identify the critical dimensions of PI development in their own industry.

Schedule and Fees

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