Risk management and supply optimization in supply chain Management Course

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This course combines advanced analytics and mathematical optimization to find solutions for supply chain problems. You’ll learn various techniques, such as linear programming, mixed integer programming, and heuristics, with a focus on production processes, distribution network optimization, and routing. You’ll learn how to make data-driven decisions based on prescriptive analytics along with best practices for implementing optimization applications

Modern supply chain management is a complex system that is intrinsically impacted by internal and external disruptions. Learning how to manage the risk within the supply chain is of utmost importance to managers, senior executives, and anyone in an associated role.


10 Days

Who Should Attend

  • Risk Management Team
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Other Department Heads such as IT, Finance, Operations
  • Human Resources Personnel
  • Anyone involved in the supply chain including distribution and operations staff
  • External consultants and business advisors
  • Plant Managers and Senior Staff

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Course Objectives

  • Use mathematical optimization to address complex supply chain planning challenges.
  • Understand the application of linear programming, mixed integer programming, and heuristics.
  • Understand the complexities and impact of supply chain risk and be able to plan accordingly
  • Implement a robust disaster recovery plan
  • Utilize relevant technology or software for risk modelling and identification

Course Outline

  1. Optimize supply chain challenge
  2. Various techniques
  • Linear programming
  • Heuristics
  1. Evaluate using optimization
  • Production processes
  • Distribution network
  1. Hackathon
  • Optimize CBC’s supply chain performance
  • Design network and inventory policies
  • Create scenarios
  • Evaluate using simulation
  • Analyze outcomes
  1. Introduction to Risk within Supply Chain Management
  • General introduction to Risk and Risk Management within the Supply Chain
  • Looking at the general operating functions of a supply chain
  • Understanding the implications of good supply chain management
  • Outlining the key benefits of a robust risk management framework and effective implementation
  1. Understanding Risk Better
  • What is risk and why do we tolerate it within efficient organizations?
  • Understanding the potential impact of certain types of risks
  • Looking at how to analyse, understand and assess risk
  • Wider implications and effects of poor risk management
  • Identifying the key roles associated with risk management and who is responsible for each stage
  1. Identification and Planning
  • Understanding the various risk categories and how to assess
  • Difference between internal and internal risks
  • Studying risk analysis through Six Sigma (Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, Customer)
  • Looking at various risk frameworks
  • Identification of risk into various categories such as operational, reputational, financial
  • Planning for a resilient supply chain and how to implement this
  1.  Evaluation of Key Risks
  • Understanding and evaluating risk based on the risk management framework
  • Using benchmarking and modelling as tools to evaluate risk within the supply chain
  • Evaluating risk through the use of projections, simulations, and analysis
  • Evaluating the effects of various types of risks through assessing disruption levels and disaster recovery impact
  • Understanding various terms such as ripple effect and bullwhip effect, and being able to consider these when evaluating risk
  1. Effective and Appropriate Risk Response
  2. Developing your own Risk Management Framework
  3. Controlling Risk for the Future
  4. Technological and IT Implications for Managing Risk

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The overall aim of this IRES course is to provide participants with the knowledge, concepts and skills needed to perform all the tasks required in the pre-award phase of a contract. The course covers different contract types and various contracting methods with a concentration on tendering.

Participants in this interactive course will learn essential tools and techniques used in analyzing submitted bids including preliminary examination, technical evaluation and commercial evaluation.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute(IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:  [email protected] or  [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817 or +250 789 621 067

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254715077817, +254(020) 211 3814 or +250 789 621 067 mail [email protected] or  [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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