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Supply Chains in the “New Normal”: A Framework for the Future – Live Online

Dr Benn Lawson addresses an executive education class.


Supply chain management has become one of the key drivers of competitiveness for many companies. The current crisis has highlighted the complexity and challenges of managing global supply chains, with many companies (re)discovering their dependencies on multiple layers of suppliers. Many of the accepted ‘rules’ of managing global supply chains seemingly being rewritten in the space of a few months, and mastering supply chain management is squarely on the agenda of top management.

The programme will help participants address this challenge of adapting their supply chains for this new normal.

The teaching will be complemented with use of a simulation, guest speakers, and case studies.

Our Live Online programmes offer the same quality and academic rigour associated with all Cambridge education:

  • Delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School’s world-class faculty – Cambridge Judge is a strong research-oriented business school with 19 research centres. All programmes are designed and led by an Academic Programme Director who is a member of Cambridge Judge faculty.
  • Drawing upon the strengths and resources of the wider University of Cambridge and the Cambridge ecosystem, including accessing global alumni and specialists as guest speakers
  • Small class sizes (maximum 30) and high levels of interaction with world-class faculty.
  • Emphasis on quality outcomes – we seek to monitor our delivery against the individual needs of participants. It is no accident that a little over half of our open programme participants come back to Cambridge Judge at least once, often multiple times.


  • Supply chain strategy
  • How to improve coordination and integration of core information and product flows of a supply chain
  • Building supply chain resilience post-crisis
  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Digitalisation of supply chains
  • Supply chain mapping.


The objective of the programme is to introduce participants to the key concepts, frameworks, and practices for managing global supply chains.

  • Learn to adapt your supply chains in response to the “new normal”
  • Gain the tools to make your supply chain more resilient in times of crisis
  • Learn how to align your supply chain with business strategy
  • Build alignment at multiple levels of strategy
  • Understand the opportunities created by emerging digital technologies.
Icon: Executive Education Certificates of Achievement.

This programme counts towards the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement. On completing the GMCA you will be eligible to become an associate member of Cambridge Judge Business School’s global network of graduates and business-focused University of Cambridge alumni, faculty and staff.

Who should attend

  • Managers responsible for supply chain decision-making, or those whose roles involve interfacing with supply chains with their organisations
  • Those working in manufacturing or manufacturing-related organisations
  • Those working in professional service firms, who advise on supply chains.

Faculty & speakers

Benn Lawson

University Senior Lecturer in Operations Management

PhD (University of Melbourne)

Dates & fees



Fees *

12-15 October 2021

4 half-day sessions (mornings, UK time)

£1,875 + VAT

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 277KB) (updated 4 September 2019)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 295KB) (updated 4 September 2019)

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

Please ensure that you have read our Frequently Asked Questions, which provide important additional information about our face-to-face and Live Online programmes, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about this programme and how it could benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with the programme advisor:

Jasmin Abdel-Moneim

Sales & Business Development Manager
Open Programmes
Tel: +44 (0)7850 949628

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4 half-day sessions
(mornings, UK time)


12-15 October 2021

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