Batch No. 10
Class Starts Nov, 2021

Advanced Programme in Supply Chain Management (APSCM)


IIM Calcutta

The role of logistics and supply chain managers is progressively shifting due to increasing competitiveness of the business environment. The IIM Calcutta supply chain management programme will enable these managers to be adequately skilled to rise up to the expectations of their firms and equip them with expertise to assume greater responsibilities.

If you are currently in the logistics and supply chain management workspace, this is one of the most well-designed supply chain management courses in India.


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Course Content



A.   Introducing Supply Chain Management

1.    Core Supply Chain processes

2.    Supply Chain complexity- Bull whip effect, Handling uncertainty,


B.    Supply Chain Strategy 

1.    Evaluating supply chain network strategy: capacity, technology, translating supply chain decisions into financial terms - Total Landed Cost, Total Cost of Ownership, Discounted cash flow analysis

2.    Supply Chain Structure Design: Push, pull, postponement

3.    Supply Chain Governance: Contracts and Relationships

4.    Risk and Resilience in Supply Chains


C.    Demand Planning & Forecasting 

1.    Introduction to Demand Forecasting and Forecasting Accuracy

2.    Forecasting: Time Series Methods

3.    Forecasting: Causal Methods

4.    Forecasting for New Products

5.    Demand Planning: Matching Demand and Supply


D.   Inventory Management 

1.    Economic Order Quantity models- sensitivity, non-instantaneous lead time, quantity discounts, concept of back orders

2.    Single period inventory models – critical ratio, expected profit, expected units short

3.    Continuous review policy(s,Q) model & Periodic review policy (R,S) model using performance metrics (cycle service level and item fill rate) and stockout cost metrics (cost per stockout event and cost per item short)

4.    Special issues- exchange curves, grouping like items, location pooling


E.      Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management 

1.    Freight transportation- selection and its impact on inventory

2.    Warehousing- design, operations heuristics, material handling

3.    Customs, Duties, Tariffs, INCO terms, Rules of origin, Letter of credit etc.

4.    International transportation, Trading blocks, Trade zones, Bonded warehouses

     5.   Currency fluctuations, exchange rate risks, Transfer Pricing, permanent establishment


F.    Modelling & Analytics Tools 

1.    Optimization Models for Supply Chain Decision Making

2.    Simulation for Decision Making

3.    Decision Making under Uncertainty: Decision Tree Analysis

4.    Supply Chain Analytics


G. Designing & Managing Channel Partners – Distribution 

1.  Product Life Cycle and Distribution Challenges

2. Managing Customer Relationships

3. Measuring Channel Performance

4. Managing Channel Conflict


H.  Procurement and Sourcing Management

1.    Development of Supply Strategies

2.    Purchasing Performance Evaluation

3.    Supplier Price & Cost Analysis, Value Analysis

4.    Legal Aspects of Purchasing, Sourcing & Contracts


I. Special Topics in SCM 

1.    Quality Management, Six sigma & Lean Management Concepts

2.    Recent Advances in Technology

3.    Taxation & supply chains


J. Topics in Fundamentals of Management Theory


Conceptual framework of financial reporting; Corporate Financial Statements: Balance Sheet; Profit and Loss Statement; Cash Flow Statement Analyzing Financial Statements; Financial Ratios;

J2. Ecommerce:

Best E-Commerce practices

E-commerce business models and their sustainability under crisis situations


Strategy & Strategic management process

Evaluating firms’ external and internal environments Business-level & Corporate strategies


J5.Microeconomics concepts:

Demand-supply Analysis, Elasticity, Opportunity Cost, Production Costs, Firm Behavior, Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Pricing Strategies

J6.International Trade:

Theories of international trade

Trade pattern across the world- trade and investment linkage through production networks Trade policy instruments-tariff, quota and other measures WTO and Trade Blocks


Participants are expected to take up group projects in areas of supply chain management related to their companies.


Certification and Duration

Programme Schedule and Duration

Our classes will be held once a week to accommodate your work schedule.


Duration: 12 months

Wednesday - 06:45 PM to 09:45 PM

Campus visit - 2 visits of 4 days each

Total number of hours - 162 IOL hours

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Admission Process


Working professionals with at least 3 years in a supply chain management role (purchasing, production, inventory control, logistics, demand management, design, distribution or any related functional areas of supply chain)

You should be a Graduate with a total score of 50%, an aggregate of 3 or 4 years.

The degree should be recognised by UGC/AICTE.

You should be currently working.



step 1: Fill the application form and submit documents with assistance from Hughes team.


step 2: Document validation by Hughes Team.


step 3: Selection by IIM Calcutta after screening of candidate profile.


step 4: Join the programme.

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Programme Fee

For All Students    Amount (INR)
Application Fee        INR 2,500/-+GST*
Registration Fee    INR 10,600/- + GST*
Programme Fee INR 3,60,000/- + GST*
Campus Visit Fee    INR 64,000/- + GST*
Total Fee (exclusive of App & Reg Fee) INR 4,24,000/- + GST*


Installment 1 INR 1,22,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 90,000/-*
Campus Fee INR 32,000/-*
Installment 2 INR 90,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 90,000/-*
Installment 3 INR 90,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 90,000/-*
Installment 4 INR 1,22,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 90,000/-*
Campus Fee INR 32,000/-*

The student fee includes all the course material which is e-books, simulations and case studies, certification and alumni membership for the institute.

Fee once paid is neither refundable nor transferable towards any other student/program/batch.

GST will be charged at prevailing rates (currently @18%).

Any extra payment due to any change in any of the applicable taxes during the tenure of the programme will have to be borne by the student.

Campus visit will be held subject to government directives and prevailing travel advisories.


Important Dates

Round 1 - Closed

Round 2 - Closed

Round 3 - Open

Last date to apply: 21st Oct 2021

For All Students    Amount (INR)
Application Fee        INR 3,500/-+GST*
Registration Fee    INR 29,680/- + GST*
Programme Fee INR 3,60,000/- + GST*
Campus Visit Fee    INR 64,000/- + GST*
Total Fee (exclusive of App & Reg Fee) INR 4,24,000/- + GST*
Installment 1 INR 1,22,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 90,000/-*
Campus Fee INR 32,000/-*
Installment 2 INR 90,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 90,000/-*
Installment 3 INR 90,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 90,000/-*
Installment 4 INR 1,22,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 90,000/-*
Campus Fee INR 32,000/-*
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Programme Directors

Learn from the best faculty in Executive Programme in Supply Chain Management

Prof. Megha Sharma
Programme Director

(Faculties of Advanced Programme in Supply Chain Management, IIM Calcutta)

Prof. Partha Priya Datta
Programme Director

(Faculties of Advanced Programme in Supply Chain Management, IIM Calcutta)

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Prof. Bodhibrata Nag and Prof. Partha Priya Datta

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will I get out of this programme?

This programme is focused at following objectives to be delivered to the pursuant: Help them comprehend and leverage the business environment, Equip them with skills to assume greater responsibilities cross-functionally, Help them better understand Supply Chain and Logistics operational activities.

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