Introduction to the key aspects of supply chain management critical to improving the overall resilience of the global food supply network.

At a glance

  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost


What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to (in the context of Food & Beverage networks):

  • Assess the impact of different SC strategies on the competitive strategy in the Food and Drinks industry,
  • Categorise the interface with a firm’s suppliers to improve the visibility and alignment across the SC,
  • Design a successful collaborative initiative through the use of frameworks and tools,
  • Examine the challenges around managing sustainable supply chains,
  • Evaluate the risk inherent in the SC through the application of tools and techniques learnt.

Core content

  • SC strategy and concepts,
  • Sustainable SC management,
  • SC risk identification and mitigation,
  • Procurement strategy,
  • Supplier relationship management,
  • Quality management,
  • SC collaboration approaches and types of partnerships.


Dr Namita Shete

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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