Detailed Programme

In this ‘Supply Chain Finance’ programme you will work at the interface of operations/supply chain management and finance, i.e. studying profitability improvements through cost management, working capital reduction, product portfolio rationalisations, value-based customer segmentation and revenue management. You will apply methods, tools and knowledge to an intensive real-life case study.

Module 1: Drivers of Financial Value Creation

  • Learn how operations/supply chain and finance interface (cross-disciplinary team nature of supply chain finance)
  • The power of bringing data to the table
  • Study profitability improvements through cost management, working capital reduction, product portfolio rationalisations, value-based customer segmentation and revenue management
  • Translate to the language of the CFO/CEO/Board

Module 2: Supply Chain Finance & Controlling Deep-Dive

  • Experiential Learning: concretely apply the methods, tools and knowledge gained to a real-life case study
  • Build an integrated view on the total supply chain and your business’ financial management
  • Discuss and present recommendations and its potential impact on financial value creation

Experiential Learning Method

Experiential Learning is a very effective method of adult learning for developing tacit knowledge in order to improve your performance in the workplace. A real-life case study is combined with structured reflection and specific excercises designed to take your learning forward.

After this programme you will:

  • Work with results from Activity-Based-Costing, Cost-to-Serve and Cost of Goods Sold analyses and present the outcomes to your management
  • Know how inventories and (customer/supplier) payment terms impact your company’s working capital need and other financial performance metrics such as Return on Assets or Return on Capital Employed
  • Segment customers based on their profitability, and improve distribution channels to these customers
  • Evaluate and rationalise product portfolio’s and develop skills in product pricing and revenue analysis
  • Learn about financial modeling to support key decisions in the area of Operations or Supply Chain Management, e.g. changes in production capacity, changes in the production process, changes in technology, plant rationalisation programmes, et cetera.
  • Reap the benefits available through effectively managed distribution channels and evaluate your Total Landed Cost
  • Integrate views from operations, supply chain, finance and marketing/sales and develop a realistic and executable action plan

The Vlerick Difference

We have a unique approach to learning, which focuses on bringing theory to life, giving you the skills and insight you need to really make a difference. Spend time on our beautiful campuses, and you become part of one of the most active business communities in Europe, learning in a way that will help you to be a more effective and productive business leader throughout your career. Learning at Vlerick really is an experience far away from traditional classroom learning. You’ll work collaboratively with your faculty and fellow participants to bring your ideas to life in a robust and practical way.

Digital − the new normal in business − will also strengthen your learning process. Our online platform ‘Showpad’ and the use of a tablet grant you access to all of the learning materials anywhere, anytime, and enable you to go beyond note-taking: take pictures of the flipchart during a brainstorming exercise, record a video of a role play, participate in a quick poll, create a Wikipage together … and share them on the spot with your group.

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