Product lifecycles

Engineering the supply chain (V)

Learn about supply chains and how engineers, during new product development, impact supply chain operations and performance.

6 hours

Members: £495 + VAT
Non-members: £595 + VAT

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Engineering the supply chain (V)

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Members:
£495.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£595.00 Plus vat

Summary

Learn about supply chains and how engineers, during new product development, impact supply chain operations and performance.

This course covers key principles and concepts involved in end-to-end supply chain management from sourcing through to product end of life.

It has been designed to encourage discussion and reflection on the role of engineering in accommodating supply chain requirements, and in influencing how supply chains are designed and operate. This  includes exploring the impact of new technologies on products and supply chain.

You will get equipped to collaborate with key stakeholders across the supply chain to work together more effectively to optimise supply chain performance.

Introducing a basic framework for understanding different kinds of supply chains, the course covers their importance to business performance and explore them from both a design, sourcing and logistics perspective and cover topics such as returns, repair, maintenance, recovery and recycling.

The impact of technology trends such as Industry 4.0 on supply chains will also be introduced. Using a mix of case studies and examples there will be an opportunity to map your own supply chain and discuss some of your key supply chain challenges

Workshop  format

3 virtual classes (VCs) of 2 hours each, consecutive days.

Session 1 (9:30-11:30): Key principles of effective product lifecycle engineering
Session 2 (9.30-11.30): Introduction to supply chain concepts
Session 3 (9.30-11.30): Supply chain challenges

• Essential pre/post session activities required
 

Who should attend?

Engineers & designers involved in supply chain management or whose role has an impact on supply chain performance.

How will I benefit?

  • Understand the basic concepts of supply chain management 
  • Appreciate the importance of supply chains and the role that engineering has in the way they operate
  • Identify opportunities to improve supply chain performance
  • Be better able to collaborate with key stakeholders across the supply chain
  • Appreciate the impact the new technologies including Industry 4.0 are starting to have on global supply chains
Contributes 6 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Supply chain definition 
  • Sourcing
  • Logistics
  • Product support & end of life management
  • Supply chain challenges 
  • Design considerations
  • Sales & operations planning
  • Future trends (e.g. industry 4.0 / servitisation)

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C and B

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’

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  • Duration:
    6 hours
  • CPD Hours:
    6
  • UK-Spec:
    C, B

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