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Opportunity to earn a Certificate of Completion from IIM Lucknow

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will get a certificate of completion

Qualify for Executive Alumni status from IIM Lucknow

Participants successfully completing the program and registering with IIM L, by paying a one-time alumni fee will receive an MDP Executive Alumni status

3 day On-Campus Intervention

3 day on-campus immersion module providing participants the opportunity to experience the campus environment, interact with faculty and network with peers

Gain Comprehensive Knowledge of SC Concepts, Applications and New Age Trends

Gain a 360 degree comprehensive understanding of relevant SC concepts and how this knowledge can be applied to solve complex and new age SC challenges in a VUCA world

Apply Contemporary and Emerging Technologies to SCM Challenges

Understand the application of latest technologies such as Industry 4.0, Blockchain Technology, IOT, Dynamic Pricing etc. in the SC domain

Work on a Capstone Project

A capstone project that allows participants to identify and work on real-life supply chain problems through intellectual application of the knowledge gained through the duration of the course


  • Middle level managers who need to comprehend and deploy contemporary and emerging technologies to tackle complex SC challenges during uncertain times
  • SC professionals seeking to learn hands on skills and effective managerial competencies in an increasingly digitized environment
  • Experienced executives who want to develop their modeling and analytical capabilities and gain an in-depth understanding of the various facets of supply chain and their interdependencies
  • Young professionals aspiring to establish and grow their careers in the Supply Chain domain
  • For Indian Participants: Rs 2,18,000+ GST
  • For International Participants: USD 4000
  • Course Commencement: 12 March 2023
  • Duration: 9 Months
  • Sundays from 10.00 a.m. to 01.15 p.m. IST (3 Hours)


  • For Indian Participants – Graduates (10+2+3) or Diploma Holders (only 10+2+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government) in any discipline with minimum 50% marks
  • For International Participants – Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution in their respective country
  • Proficiency in English, spoken and written, is mandatory

Work Experience

  • Working professionals with a minimum of 2 years of work experience

Note: For program aspirants with more than 20 years of work experience, selection will be on a case-to-case basis

Selection Criteria 

  • Completed application form
  • Satisfaction of the pre-defined qualification and work experience criteria
  • Substantiating Documents

The primary method of instruction will be through LIVE lectures that will be using an online platform via Internet to student desktops/laptops or classrooms. The pedagogy will comprise of a balanced mix of lectures, case studies, hands-on analytics exercises, games, live-corporate examples, and general discussions. All enrolled students will also be provided access Talentedge’s SLIQ platform through which students may access other learning aids, reference materials and assessments, case studies, projects and assignments as appropriate. Throughout the duration of the course, students will have the flexibility to reach out to the professors, real time during the class or offline via the SLIQ platform to raise questions and clear their doubts.

About Course

The Executive Program in Supply Chain Management During Uncertain Times, from IIM Lucknow, seeks to help working professionals develop capabilities that will enable them to make effective managerial decisions and tackle complex challenges involving supply chain uncertainty amidst the global pandemic. The course focuses on developing the participant’s functional management skills, strategic planning, and complimentary problem-solving skills to enhance their technical expertise. This course also aims to develop the modeling and analytical capabilities of the participants, which are crucial for higher-level managerial responsibilities.

Taught by the eminent faculty of IIM Lucknow and covering the entire gamut of SCM concepts ranging from SC planning and strategic alignment, inventory management, logistics and transportation management to SC analytics and technological innovations within supply chain management, this course serves as an essential building block for the career progression of participants. This course also covers the application of contemporary and emerging technologies such as Supply Chain Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0 Applications in Supply Chains – Blockchain, IoT, Digital fulfilment, Omnichannel and Circular Supply Chains etc.

Upon completion of this course, participants are expected to

  • Understand and analyze the supply chain management issues in a firm
  • Apply logistics and purchasing concepts to improve supply chain operations
  • Demonstrate an overall knowledge of supply chain in the areas of transportation, purchasing, inventory management and customer service
  • Understanding the role of inventory management in overall planning and execution of supply chain management
  • Understanding the issues and challenges in warehouse management, its role in the allocation and accumulation of goods in the supply chain
  • Articulate the consequences of real decisions that impacts the supply chain. These include, but are not limited to cost, quality, customer service, coordination, and outsourcing
  • Understand the application of latest technologies such as Industry 4.0, Blockchain Technology, IOT, Dynamic Pricing etc in supply chain environment during uncertain times


Module 1 – Fundamentals of Operations Management

  • Operations Strategy and Competitiveness
  • New Product Design and Development
  • Design of Manufacturing & Service Processes
  • Process Analysis
  • Principles of Project Management


Module 2 – Demand Forecasting & Capacity Management

  • Time-series Forecasting
  • Seasonal Forecasting Models
  • Advanced Forecasting Models
  • Facility Layout and Design
  • Scale and Capacity Planning


Module 3 – Supply Chain Planning

  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Master Production Scheduling & MRP
  • Operations Scheduling & Control
  • Quality Management
  • Lean Operations
  • JIT Production System


Module 4 – Introduction to Supply Chain Management & Supply Chain Strategy

  • Key Performance Drivers
  • Supply Chain Processes and Decisions
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Supply Chain Network Design
  • Facility Location


Module 5 – Inventory Management

  • Independent Demand Systems
  • Inventory Control
  • Service Levels and Tradeoffs
  • Distribution Requirement Planning
  • Lot Sizing


Module 6 – Sourcing, Supplier Relationships and Supply Chain Coordination

  • Make-Buy Decisions, Outsourcing/ Off-shoring
  • Bullwhip Effect
  • Supply Contracts
  • Replenishment Approaches & Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Green Supply Chains
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies
  • Agile Supply Chains
  • Risk Management in Supply Chains


Module 7 – Logistics and Transportation Management

  • Logistics: Importance and Issues
  • Transportation Modes
  • Networks and Tradeoffs
  • Cross-docking and Consolidation
  • Trans-shipment
  • Vehicle Routing and Scheduling
  • Supply Chain Optimization


Module 8- Dynamic Pricing in a Supply Chain

  • Introduction to Dynamic Pricing
  • The success of dynamic pricing in various industries
  • Pricing analytics to exploit market opportunities
  • Auctions in supply chain
  • Online advertisement auctions of Google, Facebook


Module 9 – Retail, E-Commerce & Distribution Operations

  • Brick & Mortar Retail Operations overview
  • Online Retail Operations overview & Forecasting
  • Omnichannel retail Challenges & Opportunities
  • Assortment & Markdown optimization
  • Operations in Platform Organizations
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Warehouse Performance and Storage Issues


Module 10 – Technological Innovations within Supply Chain Management

  • Role of Information and Technology in Supply Chains
  • Supply Chain Digital Transformation
  • Industry 4.0 Applications in Supply Chains – AI, ML, Blockchain, IoT etc.
  • The Future of Supply Networks


Module 11 – Capstone Project


Participants will work over a real-life supply chain problem to apply the knowledge gained during the course. There can be individual or group projects. 



This program includes 3 days of on-campus intervention, which will take place at IIM Lucknow. The dates for the on-campus modules will be communicated subsequently. Attendance to the campus component is mandatory for all participants. However, the campus visit dates may be rescheduled due to any revised advisory from the government authorities or the institute’s policy on residential training, owing to COVID-19 related developments at that time. In case of such rescheduling, adequate notice will be provided to participants to make necessary travel arrangements.

About IIM Lucknow

Established in 1984, The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow is 4th in the prestigious IIM family of management schools in India. The establishment of IIMs was envisioned and initiated by the first Prime Minister of India – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It offers courses accredited to AMBA, AACSB & NIRF.

The mission of IIM Lucknow is to improve management systems with regard to business, industry and public services through pursuit of excellence in management education, research, consultancy and training. It aims to be a preeminent centre of excellence, generating and imparting knowledge in management and providing socially conscious and globally relevant thought leadership.

IIML moulds its students into value driven leaders, managers and global players. It nurtures value based young leaders who are capable of driving social and economic transformations towards an ethical, just and sustainable society. It encourages and develops individuals having entrepreneurial spirit and actions capable of solving societal problems through innovative and sustainable business models.

The faculty of IIML are teachers in the true sense of the word – people who impart knowledge that is kept continually updated. The institute undertakes a diverse range of academic activities aimed at creation, dissemination and application of management knowledge and practice. It is an ideal setup conducive to learning, accessibility and excellence.

Benefits of Executive Alumni status of IIM L MDP include:

  • Receipt of all programme brochures and newsletters from IIM Lucknow (MDP Office)
  • Details of Souvenirs available with the MDP office can be shared.
  • Lifelong access to a network of distinguished IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni
  • Access to the IIM Lucknow Campus Library (onsite access)
  • 10% discount in fee for any additional program (Open program, Online) at IIM Lucknow (Lucknow and Noida campus)
  • 10% group discount on the fee for reference of participants (Minimum group of five)
  • A one time registration fee of Rs.10,000 + GST is payable directly to the Institute upon successful completion of the program

About Talentedge

Talentedge is an Ed-Tech firm. We are the first to bring ‘Live & Interactive’ anywhere learning in digital format. Jointly with world’s leading institutes and corporates, we offer courses to working professionals, enabling them to plan their future course of action and fast track their careers. Our ability to recreate classroom type interactions in the virtual world has struck a chord with over 4,50,000 individuals and corporate learners, facilitating a social collaborative learning experience in digital space. We enable working professionals to plan their future course of action and fast track their careers. Talentedge is changing the way India learns. We are also one of the first Ed-Tech organizations to be credited with an ISO: 9001-2008 certification.


Dr. Suresh K Jakhar

Program Director
M.Tech (IIT Delhi), PhD (IIT Roorkee)

Dr. Suresh K Jakhar is currently working as an Associate Professor at Operations Management Group at IIM Lucknow. Currently, he is also holding the responsibility of Chairman, OM Area. At IIM Lucknow he is teaching courses like Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing (Term IV) Game Theory and Mechanism Design (Term V) and Supply Chain Management (Term III). He has guided 4 doctoral students at IIM Lucknow. He has also conducted more than 50 training programs for various MNCs, PSUs, and bureaucrats. he has completed his M.Tech from IIT Delhi and Ph.D. from IIT Roorkee. He has published more than 20 research papers in various international journals.

Dr. Yash Daultani

Program Director
B.Tech. (Hons.), Mechanical Engineering, Fellow, IIM Lucknow

Dr. Yash Daultani is a Faculty member of the Operations Management Group at the IIM Lucknow. Prior to joining the institute, he was with IIITM Gwalior and IMI Kolkata for a brief period.

He holds a Doctoral (Fellow) degree from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. He consults and publishes in the areas of supply chain network design, product design, supply chain risk management, and healthcare operations management. He is currently working on Industry 4.0 applications in the domain of operations and supply chain management.

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