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Certificate in Integrated Supply Chain Operations

Accelerated learning for passionate professionals

In a unique collaboration, the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney Business School and GS1 Australia are offering industry an innovative certificate course that is designed to springboard supply chain professionals into the next step in their career development.

Over a single week, participants will explore the complexities of supply chains in varied industries and contexts.  The course will supplement foundational content with learning from real life experiences that turn theory into practice.

The course will be delivered by academics and trainers from the University of Sydney and GS1 Australia.  They will be supported by current supply chain professionals from a variety of roles, organisations and industry sectors.

Areas of study will consider the impact of process, people, systems, data, standards in the supply chain and contextualise how these elements build towards operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Interactivity is a key feature of this course with storytelling, games and roles plays being at the core of the learning experience.  Furthermore, the immersive nature of this week-long course will offer participants excellent networking opportunities.

Upon successful completion, participants will achieve these important outcomes:

  • a certificate from the University of Sydney and GS1 Australia
  • knowledge, skills and experience that could be applied in a broad range of realistic work contexts
  • an appreciation of the latest in supply chain technologies 
  • enhanced commercial acumen from a supply chain perspective
  • great networking connections with other businesses
  • readiness for further study and career development
  • a success story for the CV and social media

The five-day program includes presentations by industry representatives, specialist consultants and academic experts. It is designed to develop your practical skills for the industry and includes interactive learning. The course content is reinforced by assignments completed during and after the course.

Content highlights:

  • Basics of supply chain operations
  • The importance of automation
  • Process re-engineering
  • The importance and the role of data in the supply chain
  • ERP and other systems in common use
  • Global standards in the supply chain and interoperability
  • Traceability and sustainability
  • Technologies: existing and emerging
  • Managing change and its impact on human resources
  • Integrated solutions for end-to-end efficiency and effectiveness

Activity highlights:

  • Industry case studies
  • Technology panel
  • Interactive games
  • Major group case study activity
  • Post course take-away action list

Dates for 2021 to be advised. 

To receive information about this course when it becomes available please contact business.itls-cisco@sydney.edu.au to be placed on the expression of interest list.