Future Trends of Supply Chain Management and its Impact

Global Supply Chain Management Masterclass

5 July 2017, Wednesday   |   6pm - 9pm   |   SMU Administration Building

Ticket Price : SGD40 (incl. GST)
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Robotics, automation and the evolution of the digital technology revolution, along with technologies such as the Internet of Everything (IoE), big data analysis and additive manufacturing, cloud computing will irreversibly transform supply chain operations and logistics, of both within the 4-walls as well as outside the warehouse operations.

What would this impact be on the logistics and supply chain scene and how can a working professional take advantage of the ongoing paradigm shift and be able to find a viable space to succeed in?

The Masterclass will delve into two parts:

The Future of
Logistics Management

In the midst of this change, there is an ongoing impact on talents developments and jobs creation as well as job redundancy.  In this session, President of Supply Chain Asia, Paul Lim, would be discussing more on what are the career opportunities that one can explore and target as well as grow in the midst of these ongoing changes and if there are any "secret ingredient” that can be tapped on to succeed in this industry?

Design Thinking and Creating the Future Supply Chain

In this talk, SMU Associate Professor of Operations Management, Shantanu Bhattacharya, we will focus on technology applications in the supply chain in the near to medium future, and identify actions taken by global companies to optimise their supply chains and build responsiveness in the face of uncertain consumer demand. The role of skills in the management of the supply chain of the future will be discussed, along with an overview of the Global Supply Chain Management Programme at SMU.



Wednesday, 5 July 2017
6.00pm to 9.00pm

SMU Administration Building
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065

Ticket Price: SGD40 (incl. GST)
*If you have obtained a discount code, please key respective discount code when you are on the checkout page

Event Programme


Time Activity/Detail


Participant Registration and Reception
6.30pm Paul Lim, President of Supply Chain Asia, on “Future of Logistics & Impact of Talent"
7.15pm Shantanu Bhattacharya, Associate Professor of Operations Management, SMU on “Design Thinking and Creating the Future Supply Chain
8.00pm Networking with Canapés and Beverage
9.00pm End of Event



Paul Lim
President, Supply Chain Asia

Shantanu Bhattacharya
Associate Professor of
Operations Management, SMU


Singapore Management University Executive Development (SMU ExD) is dedicated to international talent development in a contemporary Asian setting. Integrating the best of Asian and Western practices and theories, our Open Enrolment and Custom Programmes deliver outstanding returns on investment for individuals and organisations, leveraging meticulously-designed curricula which address business challenges in the context of Asia.


Supply Chain Asia is a not-for-profit professional body that aims to bring professionals from within the logistics and supply chain industry together to share knowledge, learn from one another and create opportunities for collaborations.

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Aim to develop a close-knit community that continues to better itself by leveraging on SCA’s platform and services, SCA holds various events annually to provide networking and learning opportunities for the community.

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