AICTE-QIP Short-Term course on "Supply Chain Integration: Strategies and Technologies" 

February 12 - 16, 2018    
Organized by E-Business Centre of Excellence    
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, IIT Kharagpur    

Registration Latest by 12th January, 2018; 31st January, 2018













The management of supply chain has become progressively more complex and challenging due to higher customer expectations for better service, higher quality, lower price, shorter lead time, demand uncertainty, an increase in product variation and shorter product life cycle. Supply chain integration helps in better achieving these objectives by enabling the network partners in sharing of ideas, information, knowledge, risks and rewards. Integration requires companies to work together as a unit, for meeting the common objectives. A supply chain can be thought of as the divisions of a large, vertically integrated corporation, although the independent companies in the chain are bound together only by trust, shared objectives, and contracts entered into on a voluntary basis. The integration process requires the disciplined application of management skills, processes, and technologies to couple key functions and capabilities of the chain and takes advantage of the available business opportunities.Information technology, and in particular, the Internet, also plays an important role in furthering the goals of supply chain integration. Goals typically include higher profits and reduced risks for all participants.

Important Information  

Objectives of the Course

To build competency of the participants in broad area of Supply Chain Integration and its applications.

Course Content

Supply chain strategies Supply chain technologies
Supply chain coordination and contracts Role of technology in supply chain management
Collaborative planning and forecasting Key application tools
Collaborative procurement Data acquisition and communication tools
Vendor managed inventory Inter-organization integration tools
Collaborative logistics management E-business and supply chain integration

Course Schedule

  • 9 am to 6 pm with 2-hour lunch break on each day.

Training Methods

  • The training methods consist of lecture sessions, hands-on-exercises, discussion on cases and live problems.


  • Category-I: Teachers from the AICTE approved degree level engineering colleges.
  • Category-II: Teachers/Scientists/Engineers from Non-AICTE colleges/institutes.
  • Category-III: Scientists/ Engineers/ officers from State / Central Govt. Departments /industries.
  • Category-IV: Research Scholars / Students.

Course Coordinator

Prof M Jenamani
Department of Industrial &
Systems Engineering,
IIT Kharagpur
Mobile: +91 - 3222 - 283740

Prof S P Sarmah
Department of Industrial &
Systems Engineering,
IIT Kharagpur
Mobile: +91 - 3222 - 283734