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Leading Supply Chain Innovation Program

Drive innovation across the supply chain life cycle by leveraging new technologies.

Strategic innovation in supply chain management is crucial to secure a competitive advantage. Today’s supply chain leaders must embrace curiosity and intentionality in steering their organizations toward efficient, transformative digital solutions.

The Leading Supply Chain Innovation Program equips you to effectively integrate new technologies into your supply chain operations.

Over six weeks, you’ll discover practical methods for fostering resilience, promoting sustainability, and creating value by incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) into your supply chains.

You’ll also explore hands-on case studies, offering profound insights into the decision-making approaches of leaders who’ve dealt with the intricate challenge of transforming a supply chain organization.

Walk away with insights you can instantly apply in your context, enabling you to lead transformations across the entire supply chain life cycle using AI and IoT. 

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About the Program

What to Expect

  • Gain real-world tools, frameworks, and techniques for reinventing your supply chain through the adoption of disruptive technologies
  • Bolster your organization’s resilience with a practical toolkit for navigating unexpected supply chain disruption
  • Grow your organization’s competitive advantage by enhancing your ability to strategically create value across the supply chain life cycle
  • Learn to transform your supply chain organization with hands-on insights from leaders who’ve successfully transformed theirs 
  • Develop your ability to construct future-ready supply chains with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility 
  • Current supply chain leaders who already have around a decade’s experience working with the key functions of the supply chain life cycle
  • Leaders or high-level managers working within a supply chain organization who wish to take charge of overseeing the strategic adoption of new technologies
  • Professionals working within a supply chain company who are interested in progressing into upper-level management or a leadership role 
  • Operations or logistics managers, change management experts, and growth strategists who have a particular interest in the digitization of supply chains  
  • Orientation module
  • Module 1: Enabling supply chain management excellence
  • Module 2: Creating value through supply chain innovation
  • Module 3: Reinventing supply chain operations with AI and IoT
  • Module 4: Building resilient supply chains
  • Module 5: Building responsible supply chains
  • Module 6: Leading supply chain transformation 


Program Convener

Sang Kim
Sang Kim

Professor of Operations Management

Areas of Expertise: Analytics, Manufacturing, Operations, Operations Research, Service Operations, Strategy, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Technological Innovation

Sang Kim is a Professor of Operations Management at the Yale School of Management. Professor Kim specializes in supply chain management and service operations, with a particular interest in management of business process failures. He develops analytical models based on operations research and game theory to study practice-driven problems. His recent research interests include managing low-probability/high-impact disruptions in supply chains, sustainable operations, and social responsibility in supply chain management. Using the risk management framework, he has studied problems in application areas such as aftermarkets in the aerospace and defense industry, environmental regulation, and social enterprises in developing economies. Kim’s research has been published in top management journals including Management Science, Operations Research, and Marketing Science. Currently he serves as an associate editor at Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. Professor Kim received his PhD degree in Operations and Information Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, MS in Scientific Computing & Computational Mathematics from the Stanford University, and BA in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Registration Information

Program Details

Registration closes: July 09, 2024
Program starts with orientation: July 17, 2024

There are no prerequisites for this program. Register to get started. Our online program partner, GetSmarter, will welcome you and guide you through the steps to secure your place in the program.

A program fee reduction of 15% is available for those working in the nonprofit or government sectors; Yale University alumni; small groups of 3-6; and those who have previously participated in a Yale Executive Education program with Yale SOM or 2U/GetSmarter.*

*Discounts cannot be combined

This program does not qualify for veteran financial aid or veterans benefits at this time.

Program Collaborator

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This program is presented entirely online in collaboration with leader in digital education, GetSmarter, part of edX. Technology meets academic rigor in GetSmarter’s people-mediated model, which enables lifelong learners across the globe to obtain industry-relevant skills that are certified by the world’s most reputable academic institutions. This interactive, supportive teaching model is designed for busy professionals and results in unprecedented certification rates for online programs. 

View the online Leading Supply Chain Innovation Program on the GetSmarter website.  

Modules are released on a weekly basis and can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.