SCLIP 2015

11-13 March 2015

MIT SCALE – Supply Chain Leadership and Innovation Program (SCLIP)

Dr. Mahender SinghAlbert TanShardul Phadnis

Dr. Mahender SinghDr. Albert TanDr. Shardul Phadnis

Eight “students” from Becton Dickinson, Givaudan, infineon, Reebonz, Temasek Polytechnics, Yang Kee Logistics, participated in various action-based learning sessions led by three MISI professors in the SCLIP session held in Singapore between March 11 and 13. Profs. Mahender Singh, Albert Tan, and Shardul Phadnis taught the concepts of inventory and order dynamics in supply chains (Beer Game), inventory and pricing policies for short life-cycle products (Global Supply Chain simulation), mitigation of supply chain risks (SCREAM simulation), and management of service operations (Benihana simulation). The sessions were highly appreciated by the students (average score of 4.38/5), as the students found them to be “very practical and helpful to improve our working processes” and “helpful in understanding the supply chain effectiveness”. The students also noted that the simulation exercises made them “rethink importance of flexibility in supply chain management.”

SCLIP 2015

The roles were flipped in the last session. The students pitched their ideas for actionable projects, for which solutions could be designed and implemented in at least a pilot program, within three months. Profs. Tan and Phadnis evaluated the ideas for soundness, practicality, and data availability, and gave suggestions for further work. The topics range from design of a distribution network and inventory stocking policies, to reengineering of processes to gain competitive advantage and strategies for growing freight volume. The projects will take shape over the next few weeks.