Supply Chain Fundamentals in The Global Landscape



Supply Chain Fundamentals in The Global Landscape

Instructor: James Barnes

  • Format

    Course - Online

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  • Duration


This course will cover several supply chain topics in the global business environment.

Learning outcomes

  • Recall partners within a supply chain.
  • Recognize types of supply chains.
  • Identify risks and challenges within a supply chain.
  • Identify supply chain information tools and their availability and relevance to accounting and finance professionals.
  • Recall common supply chain implementations and their effects on business strategy.
  • Identify emerging technologies within a supply chain.

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Product information


Supply chain management — and the need to increase cost savings, reduce risk, and maintain a competitive edge — is at the core of achieving success in the global market.

Challenges such as global pandemics and other disruptions can strain supply chains, necessitating constant strategic planning.

Why is global supply chain management important?

Today, more than ever before, supply chain management has become an integral part of business and is essential to any organization’s success and customer satisfaction. According to Logistics Bureau, businesses with optimal supply chains have 15% lower supply chain costs, less than 50% of the inventory holdings, and cash-to-cash cycles at least three times faster than those not focused on supply chain optimization.

How does supply chain affect your role?

You must be able to apply global supply chain interactions and understand how emerging technologies can reduce errors and increase productivity. Learn how ethical sourcing and sustainability are affecting compliance and how businesses stay competitive. Combine your finance background with supply chain logistics to help put your clients and customers first.

How can this course help?

This course will cover several supply chain topics in the global business environment. Detailed use cases include supply chain comparison, globalization, local issues, resource sharing, and financial considerations. Through these use cases, you will learn about the value of supply chain strategy and how to apply strategy in this ever-changing market.

Key Topics

  • Supply chain overview
  • Risk and challenges
  • Global versus local challenges
  • Impact of supply chain and sustainability
  • Regulatory issues, such as OSHA requirements and GDPR, that affect supply chain implementations
  • Emerging technologies and the future of supply chain

Who should take this course?

  • Accounting and finance professionals looking for information on global supply chains
  • Managers and decision makers exploring the global impacts of supply chain workflows

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 6 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Programme level:Basic
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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£149.00 (CIMA members only)


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  • James Barnes

    James Barnes is an Application Development Director/Enterprise Architect at Primerica.
    He received a BS from Virginia Tech and recently completed his Masters of Business Administration from NC State. At NC State, he focused on Operations and Supply Chain Management, working with large hardware manufacturers to implement blockchain within their company. Jim helps his customers examine existing user journeys and reimagine them to improve their business. His focus is to remove roadblocks, design and implement technology solutions, including blockchain to improve business processes. Jim worked for IBM on the Lucent Strategic Outsourcing account and supported WebSphere Portal, Commerce and the digital experience for many years. Jim also worked at Asponte Technology, Inc helping customers implement new digital experiences utilizing the latest frameworks and technology while owning the digital technology strategy for the firm. Jim has worked across a multitude of industries including manufacturing, insurance, finance, healthcare, retail, and food service. He has a keen interest in the potential of blockchain and how it can be applied to improve all industries. His latest blockchain project focused on how to store electronic health records on the blockchain for a state Medicare provider.