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2-Year MBA in Logistics & Supply Chain Management
in collaboration with Safeducate

Until a few years ago, logistics was rarely discussed in large corporations. Today however, effective logistics and supply chain management has gained immense prominence in corporate boardrooms.

In today’s complex world, getting products and services to the right places, at the right time is a key determinant of organizational competitiveness. Companies depend heavily on effective and efficient logistics and supply chain processes to make their products and services available to customers. It is hence, not surprising that a career in Supply Chain industry is a popular choice among well-qualified MBA graduates.

The Supply Chain Management specialization covers a wide spectrum of topics including transportation management, lean supply chain, strategic sourcing, warehousing, performance-based logistics, constraints management, supply chain network design, and demand management.

Chitkara Business School has collaborated with India largest Supply Chain & Logistics Company- Safexpress, to create a specialized MBA program in this field. Supply chain industry is the backbone of the Indian economy and is one of the largest employment generators in the country. However, there are huge gaps when it comes to availability of quality manpower in this industry due to lack of formal education and overall industry perception. Safexpress and Chitkara University intends to fill these gaps by way of providing quality education, which has a right balance of theoretical and practical training in supply chain & logistics.

Chitkara Business School’s MBA program in Supply Chain Management in collaboration with Safeducate covers a wide spectrum of topics like transportation management, lean supply chain, strategic sourcing, warehousing, performance- ased logistics, constraints management, supply chain network design, and demand management. The program is designed in a pattern that will help students by providing a comprehensive approach to analyze the smooth transition of goods and services from manufacturers to the customers.

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Safexpress has firmly entrenched itself as ‘Knowledge Leader’ and ‘Market Leader’ of Indian supply chain & logistics industry. Safexpress offers a complete spectrum of supply chain & logistics services including Express Distribution, 3PL, Consulting, SafeAir, Campus2Home, Easy2Move, Stock2Shelf and SafeReturns. Safexpress provides services to a vast array of business verticals ranging from Apparel & Lifestyle, Healthcare, Hi-Tech, Publishing to Automotive, Engineering & Electrical Hardware, FMCG & Consumer Electronics, and Institutional.

Pioneered and driven by ‘Logistics Guru’ and CMD, Safexpress, Mr. Pawan Jain, Safexpress has been significantly involved in Indian economic growth saga for close to two decades. With an intention of contributing in country’s economic growth, Safexpress has kept its operations India-centric.

Safexpress provides Supply Chain & Logistics services to over 5000 corporate clients. With its fleet of over 4000 GPS-enabled vehicles and country’s largest distribution network spanning 600 destinations, Safexpress covers every square-inch of India.

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Safeducate was founded in the year 2007, when Safexpress- India’s largest Supply Chain and Logistics Company, envisioned the skill need in the supply chain & logistics industry. Ever since, Safeducate has made its presence strongly felt by nurturing competent workforce and continuously striving towards developing a talent pool of proficient supply chain and logistics professionals. Led by the alumni of Stanford, Columbia and Cambridge Universities, the team blends rich operational experience with international know-how and best practices to create programs which are extremely stimulating, hands on and industry focused.

Using the latest in technology and its rich pool of experienced, qualified and certified trainers and content experts, Safeducate displays a unique ability to develop strategic as well as tactical programs tailor-made according to the organizational needs. With Safexpress as its promoter and one of the industry partners, Safeducate leverages a network of 217 Gateways to provide an on-site enriching and stimulating experience to its learners.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

MBA Supply Chain Management program aims to train and develop future leaders and managers in the fast-growing Supply Chain & Logistics sector. This highly integrated program enables students to acquire knowledge and understanding of multiple facets of supply chain business including purchasing, materials management, supply-chain management, transportation, customs regulations, foreign exchange, international trade and information technology among various other aspects.

The first year of the course would involve general MBA education. In the second year, Safeducate will be educating the students on core concepts and practices of Supply Chain Management. We would also be covering Operational, Strategic & Implementation issues in Supply Chain Performance Metrics & Modeling, Logistics Management and recent SCM trends. This classroom training will be followed by a six month industry internship in various organizations. This internship will be divided into 4 stints of 45 days each and is meant to provide extensive on-ground training in supply chain & logistics to the students. This unique course will help the students in building a career with supply chain & logistics industry.”

Some of the broader aims of this program are:
  • To disseminate knowledge in procurement and global sourcing, logistics optimization, marketing models and marketing research, distribution and pricing strategies, product and supply chain innovation, labor regulations and contract management, supply chain legal environments, project management, business process design and improvement, quality management and risk analysis.
  • To excel in classroom teaching of comprehensive and well-rounded program, which offer highquality multidisciplinary education that balance theory and practice in supply chain management and marketing sciences, so as to prepare a new generation of business graduates to meet future challenges and attain the highest placement rates upon their graduation.
PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The curriculum for MBA in Supply Chain Management is designed to equip our graduates with the concept and practices of SCM which will help them deliver corporate success through a more efficient coordination with their suppliers, and customers. The program has been designed to suit the requirements of students to enable them to get involved in SCM operational activities like procurement, production planning, logistics planning and sales & distribution planning, and strategic activities like vendor selection and management, SCM network optimization, and product/process redesign for SCM. Further to enable supply chain practitioners comprehend and leverage the business environment as well as equip them with skills to assume greater responsibilities cross-functionally, the program includes topics onfundamental aspects of management theory.

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