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Supply Chain Design, Planning, and Control

Leveraging Logistics and Inventories for Competitive Advantage

8am - 4:30pm | UT Campus | $3,350



  • Design, Plan, and Control Supply Chain Networks

    Learn how to design, plan, and control supply chain networks to match supply with demand using logistics and inventory management strategies for competitive advantage.



There are no sessions scheduled at this time. For more information about the next class date, please contact us at or 512-471-5893.

What You'll Learn


To match supply with demand, companies must design, plan, and control supply chains that are economical, sustainable, and resilient. Designing involves the formation of a supply chain network that requires decisions and trade-offs with strategic long-term implications. The network provides the structure in which medium-term planning occurs. Management and control of the plan occurs on the shortest-term time horizon. Therefore, supply chain design, planning, and control must be carefully orchestrated through logistic and inventory management strategies that result in significant competitive advantage. This course considers such strategies and utilizes various techniques such as presentation, case studies, and spreadsheet exercises, allowing participants to develop a set of practical tools that can be immediately implemented.


Designing and Optimizing Supply Chain Networks

  • Understanding logistics trade-offs in network design
  • Exploring omnichannel structures
  • Incorporating sustainable practices such as carbon footprint reduction, reverse logistics and closed-loop circularity


Supply and Demand Planning

  • Demand planning and forecasting
  • Reconfiguring supply chains for responsiveness to customer expectations
  • Aggregate planning
  • Sales and operations planning


Managing and Controlling Inventories for Competitive Advantage

  • Supply chain inventory management
  • Risk pooling strategies
  • Aggregate control strategies
  • Supply chain risk management and resilience


Attending this Course

  • Individuals

    This course is intended for mid-level managers seeking to broaden and increase their knowledge in the supply chain area and level up their supply chain processes for improved results.
  • Teams

    Organizations often send pairs or small teams, to support the launch of new initiatives.
  • Requirements & Credit

    There are no prerequisites for this course. Participants earn 1.4 CEUs and/or 14 CPEs for this course, as well as a certificate of completion. Our classes are available for university credit. Please contact us for more information.
Great Networking Opportunities
Interaction with people from other industries is extremely valuable.
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  • Doug Morrice

    Douglas Morrice holds the Bobbie and Coulter R. Sublett Centennial Professorship in Business. He is also Professor of Operations Management and the Director of the University of Texas Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence, a company-sponsored center dedicated to developing research and teaching programs in supply chain management in the Red McCombs School of Business.

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  • Reimbursement Options

    Learn more about course credits and options for course reimbursement. Get tips on the best way to approach your manager and download a customizable template to facilitate making the ask.
  • Course Location

    In person courses take place at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and adjoining Rowling Hall on the UT campus in Austin. These world-class facilities provide a comfortable and convenient learning environment, with direct access to the 40 acres of campus and within walking distance of downtown Austin. Live online and on-demand course options are available for many courses.
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