Foundation of Supply Chain Management Course

Duration: 3 weeks
Location: HCMC
Time: Every Saturday from 2PM to 5PM, Every Sunday from 9AM to 12PM and from 2PM to 5PM


Duration: 3 weeks

Location: HCMC


Duration: 3 weeks

Location: HCMC



Work Experience

• Exchange students graduated in international supply chain training programs.

• All new entrants and those who wish to know more, refresh their concepts or work in supply chain field

• Managers, supervisors, project leaders in the supply chain.

• At least 3 year’s experience in company in supply chain, logistics or relevant work field.

Field of Work

• International Business
• Export – Import Economics
• Supply Chain management
• Manufacturing
• Procurement
• Marketing
• New product development or distribution.

Required Knowledge

• Basic relevant knowledge in Supply chain management, Demand management, Inventory management, Operations management and Purchasing management
• Pass the entry examination of VILAS (upon or equal 50 marks)

Required Skills

• Business english

• Presentation skills

• Technical understanding

• Understanding financial statements

• Understanding of e-business / e-procurement systems



To distinguish functions, responsibilities and operating specifications of the concept of Logistics and Supply Chain, along with the relationship between Logistics and other important functions areas in an organization, including manufacturing, sales and marketing.

To understand Supply Chain Operations strategies for different business model and product.

To acknowledge the major challenges and issues facing organizations developing and implementing supply chain strategies.

To understand the trade-offs between cost and value of services.

To comprehend the SCOR model and its value when applying in the Supply Chain Assessment and Design.

To gain updated trends, development of supply chain models in the world, including the impact of E-commerce, from which to share experiences to develop quality management capabilities, assess the potential and risk of each functional department in the chain, thereby shaping appropriate operational strategies.



Chapter 1: Supply Chain Management – Concepts and Application 


Flow through the Supply Chain 

• Integration and management processes in Supply Chain 

Implementation of Supply Chain Management 

Components of Supply Chain Management 

Logistics Management 

Strategic importance of Supply Chain Management 

Scope of Supply Chain and Goals 

Supply Chain Characteristics 

Information needed in Supply Chain 

3Rs in Supply Chain 

5 challenges in Supply Chain Management

Chapter 2: Supply Chain Collaboration – S&OP Process

5 steps of S&OP process

Target roles and responsibilities

Demand meeting

Demand meeting preparation

Pre S&OP meeting

Pre S&OP preparation

S&OP meeting

Validation meeting minutes

Chapter 3: Supply Chain Operations 

 Planning: Demand, Supply, Inventory, Production 

– What is forecasting

– Survey of buyer’s intention 

– Test Marketing 

– Sales force composite 

– Executive method 

– Delphi method

– Quantitative method

Procurement: Purchasing and Sourcing and objectives 


– Warehouse: Role, Strategic warehousing, economic benefits, consolidation and break-bulk, assortment, postponement, stockpiling, cross-docking

– Distribution: Role and value of transportation, transportation functionality, key activities of distribution, types of channels, definition of sales channel, distribution strategic formulation, Bullwhip effect, KPIs 

Chapter 4: Vietnam E-commerce Overview

 Overview and facts

Form and operation view

E-commerce solutions 

Case studies 

Chapter 5: SCOR Model

 Overview Introduction

 4 major ‘pillars’ 

 SCOR metrics 

 SCOR framework level 

Chapter 6: Strategic alliances in Supply Chain

Categories of Logistics service



Challenges to strategic alliances

Chapter 7: Outsourcing

Why Enter Relationships?

Third-Party Relationship Characteristics

Relationship Challenges

The Negotiation Process

The Bidding Process

Third-Party Contracts

Contracting Hints

Chapter 8: Information Technology in SCM


 Goals of supply chain information technology 

 Information Technology Infrastructure 

 The Role of Information Systems and Technology in SCM 

 The importance of information in an integrated SCM environment

 Inter-organizational Information Systems

 E-commerce in Supply Chains

 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

 Bar Coding

 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

 Supply Chain Tracking Systems

 Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Chapter 9: Quality Management System in SCM


 Benefits of Quality to Supply Chain Management

 Implement a QMS

 Supply Chain Related QMS

 Product Realization

 Supplier Capability Assessment

 Logistics Audit and Control

Chapter 10: Security in SCM







 SAFE Framework & AEO 



 ISO / PAS 28000



Training schedule: Every Saturday from 2PM to 5PM, Every Sunday from 9AM to 12PM and from 2PM to 5PM

Certification: Certificate of completion of the course “Foundation of Supply Chain Management” issued by VILAS.

* Participants may continue to study the remaining 9 modules of the FIATA Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management to obtain FIATA certification – the standard of a Professional Supply Chain Manager of the Federation of Freight Forwarders International Transportation FIATA (www.fiata.com), valued Internationally and indefinitely.


VILAS – Vietnam Logistics and Aviation School


11th Floor, Hai Au Building, 39B Truong Son Street, Ward 4, Tan Binh District, HCMC

Phone: 0934077677

Email: program@vilas.edu.vn

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