Supply Chain Management for SMEs Module handbook notes -CPSP Part 2 notes

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FOR SMEs

Supply Chain Management for SMEs Module handbook notes -CPSP Part 2 notes

This is the course content for Supply Chain Management for SMEs Module

Chapter 1: Overview of Supply Chain in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises SMEs 1.1. Definition of terms used in SMEs

  • Types of business enterprises
  • Factors to consider when starting an SME
  • Sources of business financing for SMEs
  • Review Questions
  • Further Reading

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Chapter 2: Supply Chain and SMEs

  • Definition of terms used in Supply Chain Management
  • Key factors driving Supply Chain development
  • Supply chain governance
  • Characteristics of SMEs in the supply chain
  • Benefits of SMEs to the public
  • Government Policy on SMEs and its ability to spur SME growth
  • Review Questions

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Chapter 3: Supply Chain Management Objectives and Strategy

  • Definition of strategy in Supply Chain
  • Concept of Supply Chain strategy in organizations
  • Characteristics  of  strategic  decisions  in   organization   supply chain
  • Corporate, business and functional levels of strategy in organizations
  • Formulation and implementation of strategies in supply chain.
  • Review Question

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Chapter 4: Marketing in Supply Chain Management for SMEs

  • Definition of key terms used in Marketing
  • Demand and Supply forces in Marketing
  • Market Forecasting
  • Competition in the Marketplace
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Market Segmentation
  • Review Question

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Chapter 5: Managing Relations with Supply Chain Partners in SMEs

  • Identify Supply Chain partners
  • Negotiation in Supply Chain
  • Types of contracts in supply chain
  • Conflict resolution techniques with internal  and  external stakeholders
  • Review Question

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Chapter 6: Leadership in Supply Chain Management for SMEs

  • Definition of terms used in leadership and management
  • Main approaches to leadership for improving procurement and SCM
  • Main skills and behaviors that contribute to effective leadership for improving Supply Chain Management
  • Common challenges faced by procurement and supply managers
  • Main methods of change management that can be used to develop the supply chain of SMEs
  • Review Question
  • Further Reading

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Chapter 7: Financial Planning for SMEs

  • Financial Planning for SMEs
  • Defining Key Terms in Finance for SMEs
  • Assets, Liabilities, Working Capital and Liquidity
  • Financial Planning for SMEs
  • Review Questions

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Chapter 8: Business Planning

  • Definition of Terms Used in Business Planning
  • Preparing the Financial and Commercial Information
  • Long-term Planning as the Basis for Financing
  • Pitching and Negotiating With Financial Institutions
  • Case Study
  • Practice 1. Preparation of a Simple Business Plan
  • Review Questions
  • Further Reading

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Chapter 9: Managing Supply Chain Risks in SMEs

  • Definition of supply chain risks
  • Types of supply chain risks
  • Preparing risk profiles in supply chain
  • Managing Supply Chain Risks
  • Importance of Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Review Questions
  • Further Reading

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Chapter 10: Sustainable Supply Chain Management for SMES

  • Definition of the Triple Bottom Line
  • The Elements of Triple Bottom Line
  • Benefits of Environmental sustainability in SMEs supply chain
  • Drivers of Supply Chain Sustainability for SMEs
  • Barriers to Sustainable SCM for SMEs
  • Review Questions
  • Further Reading

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Chapter 11: Emerging Issues and Trends in SCM for SMEs

  • Emerging issues and trends in SCM for SMEs
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Review questions
  • Further Reading

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