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4-Day MBA in Supply Chain Management

Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 20, 2017


By attending this 4-day MBA in Supply Chain training, delegates will gain a strategic understanding and insights on Supply Chain. This training covers in-depth issues of Supply Chain ranging from security management to managing supplier relationship.

Day 1 and 2 of the training will kick off with Supply Chain Security Management related topics where delegates will have the opportunity to assess their current supply chain security and its vulnerabilities.All companies are vulnerable to security breaches, which may lead to Supply Chain disruptions and loss.

Day 3 and 4 will cover Supplier Relationships issues where delegates will learn how to attain the best cooperative and mutually beneficial partnerships.They will receive the latest advice and training about suppliers and the best way to correctly select, develop, manage and monitor their suppliers for better communication flows, and faster supplier responses, resulting in better supplier performance.

Key Takeaways from Attending This Workshop:

  • Assess your current supply chain whether it is safe and secure.
  • Execute supplier surveys to improve their current supplier relationships.
  • Gain in-depth understanding about the security within your own supply chain.
  • Identify the signs to look for that pose threats to supply chains.
  • Manage supplier performance and know how to correct bad supplier behaviour before it fails and costs the company loss of money and trust from their end users.
  • Master the best ways to protect your supply chain.
  • Protect your supply chains from being attacked from internal and external threats.
  • Understand good Supplier Management means and how to achieve it.
  • Use of metrics to guide Supply Chain Management (SCM) including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and SCOR metrics

  • Air Freight Managers
  • CEO’s and Directors of large and small Supply Chain driven enterprises
  • Customs Personnel
  • Distributors
  • Factory Managers
  • Government Personnel
  • Legal Associates
  • Logistics Managers
  • Mining Companies
  • Oil and Gas Companies
  • Procurement Staff
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Rail Freight Managers
  • Road Freight Managers
  • Sea Freight Managers
  • Suppliers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Warehouse Managers

Course Trainer is the IABFM director of Procurement and Supply Chain Practice and sits on the Board of the Australian Branch of the International Academy of Business and Financial Management. He is also actively involved at IABFM in improving existing training programmes and developing new programmes in areas such as Procurement, Supply Chain and Human Resource Policies. He has delivered CIPP, CIWP, CHRM training programmes in several countries including Australia, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kenya, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Zambia, China, Ghana and Namibia.

He acts as a PhD supervisor for a number of university doctorate candidates in Asia. He has an extensive educational background in operating adult education programmes in fields such as international business, human resources management, marketing, procurement, logistics, warehouse and supply chain management for the Australian Institute of Export, Swinburne University, Griffith University, Swinburne University and the North Western Christian University among others.

In addition to this he has more than 19 years of experience, in providing public procurement and supply contracts in Hong Kong, where he has worked with and assisted various departments of the HKSAR Government. He has also been identified as a respected specialist in consulting and assisted in many start-up cooperation’s for Europe based companies, who wish to set up businesses or trade with private and state owned enterprise companies in PRC China. 

He holds a voluntary role as the Vice Chairman of Training for the South China Institute of Supply Chain Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and has a seat on the board with other respected professionals and academics, whose role is acting as a think tank for innovation and improvement in areas of Supply Chain and Procurement. 

His latest ventures involved creating a training and coaching program which uses supply chain software to train supply chain personnel how to set up a real-time supply chain models then run the models through a simulation, to analyse them and optimise the operation to improve its overall performance, by applying planning and development strategies.

He has also authored a book entitled "How to Avoid Being Burnt by the Dragon or Eaten by the Tiger," which addresses the pro’s and con’s of doing business in Asia, and is now in the process of completing and publishing a second book in Modern Procurement Methods.


"The course was awesome and it was useful. Thank you for sharing your rich experience among us all and gave us the opportunity to give views and speak openly in case studies and guided us all."

- Deputy General Manager Procurement & Logistics, Marie Stopes International

"Wonderful experience, wonderful trainer."

- Purchasing Officer, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

  • Triple Risk Study Exercises – Three case studies where technology was either tampered with or stolen.
    • The email scam that netted 214 million in just under a year.
    • The case study of allowing hackers and computer techs to hack into the Pentagon.
    • The Yahoo Hack – the biggest hack in history.
  • Double Risk Study– Two USB Stick Breaches in Hong Kong and Portugal Barclays Bank that occurred.
  • Blue Coat 3rd Party Scandal in Syria
  • Belgium Airport Heist
  • Applying the ICE BERG Theory with the ICE CUBE Theory
  • The true Cost when Suppliers put profit ahead of their responsibilities
  • The REAL COST when Suppliers become Unethical, Untrustworthy and Unreliable
  • Weighted Point Method using percentages to score suppliers based on price/quality/ delivery and service
  • Porters Five Forces – Learning Porters Model to Evaluate Suppliers
  • Creating a Traffic Light KPI to Measure the Level of current Supplier Performance
  • Negotiating a better deal with Suppliers

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Jul 17, 2017
Jul 20, 2017


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