Executive Master of Management in Global Supply Chains






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Executive Master of

Management in Global Supply Chains

Madrid. Spain

“ Global Supply Chain Management is the

lifeblood of a

business organisation


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MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics

MIT Zaragoza International Logistics Program

The MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program is a unique research and education partnership that brings together the supply chain interests of academia, industry and government -- all linked to the development of the largest and most up-to-date logistics park in Europe.

The program was established in 2003 by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), the University of Zaragoza, the government of Aragón, industry partners, and the PLAZA logistics park in Zaragoza, Spain.

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics is part of the Engineering Systems Division in the School of Engineering. The Center is widely recognized as an international leader in the field of transportation and logistics.

Along with basic contributions to the understanding of transportation system planning, operations and management, its efforts include significant contributions to logistics modeling and supply chain management for shippers; to technology and policy analysis for government; and to management, planning and operations for trucking, railroad, air and ocean carriers.


We share the belief that this new race will be won by those companies, or rather, company networks, that design, implement and execute the best global supply chains. But how do they do it? What competences should a director or a management team develop in order to compete in this new context?

IE Business School has joined forces with the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics to create the Executive Master of Management in Global Supply Chains (EMMGSC) as a direct response to this particular challenge. The EMMGSC is designed to equip the participant with new competences that enable the successful creation and sustainability of the global supply chain. Participants develop analytical skills in order to identify and tackle the problems involved in establishing a global supply chain in the changing corporate scenario. Our approach is based on three key realities: Globalisation, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary experience, collaboration and trust. The participant will be immersed in the meaning and impact of these three pillars in each and every module of the programme.

The EMMGSC is the result of pioneering content underpinned by an innovative learning process centred around the case method coupled with further unique learning experiences. Moreover, the residential courses in Madrid-Zaragoza, Shanghai and Boston give students a privileged insight into very different cultural realities.

The ability of a company to compete effectively in a global business arena will inevitably depend on its capacity to develop the techniques needed to build and run a global supply chain. This is why firms are demanding new competences and management skills of their global supply chain directors and management teams.

Join us if you want to be a pioneer in this new class of business leaders.

Welcome to the Executive Master of Management in Global Supply Chains.

Oswaldo Lorenzo. Academic Director of the EMMGSC

Globalisation, the

subsequent development of emerging economies





continuous change

in a vulnerable environment are creating new rules of survival

for businesses.


Online Period

Online Period


The Programme

A supply chain is the

network of companies

, or independent business units which facilitates the flows of

information, materials and services that take a product from the raw materials provided by original suppliers to the product

purchased by end-customers. Global supply chain management is the

lifeblood of a business



Key studies have revealed that rising to the challenge of globalisation is by far the main concern of corporate leaders, and that they see effective global supply chain management as the solution in that improvements in supply chains globally and production at multiple locations in many countries enables reductions in cost and cycle time.

They know what they are talking about. Management of this network is a broad and challenging task that plays a key role in the success or failure of companies in the current corporate landscape. The firms that succeed will be the ones that have learned how to leverage and coordinate their operations on a worldwide basis. For many, integrated global supply chains will offer one of the best opportunities to compete in competitive worldwide markets.

The pursuit of competitive advantage requires the development of global processes and strategies, and an awareness of the challenges that are inherent to managing global supply chains. First, global supply chain managers have to deal with the political and social consequences

of globalisation, namely multicultural environments that constitute a veritable melting pot of different social norms, ethics and laws, requiring the management of cross-culture teams and global stakeholders. Second, managers have to design and implement an integrated and synchronized supply chain, based on collaboration and trust among the business units it comprises.

The Executive Master of Management in Global Supply Chains will equip you with the knowledge and management skills required to lead a successful global supply chain operation in an international, culturally diverse context.

This programme is a leading business school’s response to the globalisation phenomenon. Participants receive a privileged insight into the management of global supply chains based on collaboration and trust in a cross-culture and interdisciplinary environment. On completion of the programme, you will be qualified to bring the considerable advantages of global supply chain management excellence to an international business organisation..

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Presencial Period


Presencial Period


The on-line experience

The on-line programme allows students from anywhere in the world and with any working timetable or travelling requirements to attend the Executive Master of Management in Global Supply Chains. The case discussions might go deeper than in face-to-face programmes as they last for several days, leaving students and professors time to read the comments that have been posted, digest them and submit a personal, deeply thought comment to the class. Several discussions are held in parallel, making it easier for the student to perceive links

among the different aspects under discussion. This working environment enriches the learning process. The broad use of Internet technologies (such as mail, chats, messaging, Internet telephony and video conferences) brings the students and the professors together at any time of the day, from anywhere in the world, eliminating distance and time constraints. This ubiquity creates strong and personal links among students, professors and the programme directors.



The Executive Master of Management in Global Supply Chains takes advantage of new educational technologies to deliver

an intercontinental experience


The programme is developed through on-line and on-site sessions. The on-site sessions includes weeks in Madrid-Zaragoza, Shanghai, and Boston. Sessions will be taught by professors from different universities and nationalities, with the MIT Center of Logistics and Transportation as a main partner.

The Executive Master of Management in Global Supply Chains comprises 240 sessions including foundation and development courses, and seminars (workshops). One-half of the programme is on-site and one-half is on-line. The programme is organised in seven (7) modules as follows:

Analytical Techniques: Introduces participants to quantitative techniques (management science) which are needed for the management of the supply chain technical issues like forecasting and yield management.

Global Management: Allows participants to understand the political, social and economics relevant issues behind the globalisation phenomenon.

Essentials of Management: Expands on business fundamentals which are basics for managing a global supply chain. This includes topics such as: strategic management, marketing management, finance management.

Managing Collaboration and Trust: Addresses the key managerial issues for managing collaboration and trust in global supply chains such as: human resource management across cultures, implementing change, global negotiating skills, ethical behaviour in global markets, managing alliances, leadership and team development.

Supply Chain Fundamentals: Introduces the supply chain principles required for managing from a perspective of a global integrated network of companies. This includes topics such as: supply chain fundamentals-matching supply with demand, supply chain innovation, linking finance & supply chain.

Logistics Processes: Refers to the management of the flows and storing of products, materials and information throughout the global supply chains. This includes topics such as: inventory management, purchasing, warehousing and material management, distribution & transportation, freight transport, production planning & control (MRP, MRP II), managing supply chain information flows, role of partners (3PL, Outsourcing) and lean supply chains (JIT).

Advanced Supply Chain Management: Allows students to choose specialised topics to be studied from a selected set of optional courses. This might include courses such as: strategic design, brand developing, sectorial practices, product design & supply chain design, build-to-order supply chains, resilience & supply chain vulnerability, quality management’s role in global sourcing, outsourcing & off-shoring, performance metrics in supply chains

Analytical Techniques 5%

Global Management 5%

Essentials of Management 15%

Managing Collaboration & Trust 10%

Supply Chain Management 10%

Logistics Processes 30%

Advanced Supply Chain Management 25%

5% 5% 15% 10% 10% 30% 25%



To equip participants with the knowledge and know-how required to undertake the process involved in global supply chain

management with

maximum effectiveness




professional quality

, using

up-to-the-minute techniques and tools at all times.

• To instruct participants how to manage supply chain processes to create added value in company networks.

• To develop and promote the management skills and capabilities required for professional success, including:

• A capacity for analysis

To be able to approach complex situations and problems, differentiating what is fundamental and what is not.

• A capacity for synthesis


• A multi-cultural mind-set

To manage cross-border operations and teams successfully in a global environment.

• A capacity to implement

To be able to launch and propel innovative chain supply processes.

• Leadership skills

To steer 21st century business organisations through the challenges


ARGENTINA-Buenos Aires Contact: Federico Paviolo e-mail: argentina@ie.edu

BRAZIL-São Paulo Contact: Newton Campos e-mail: brasil@ie.edu

COLOMBIA/CENTRAL AMERICA-Bogota Contact: Patricia Salgar e-mail:colombia@ie.edu centroamerica@ie.edu

CHILE-Santiago de Chile Contact: Mauricio Yury e-mail: chile@ie.edu

USA-New York Contact: Boris Nowalski e-mail: usa@ie.edu

CHINA-Shanghai Contact: Estela Ye e-mail: china@ie.edu

For more information about the programme, faculty, or other IE initiatives, please contact us at:

Instituto de Empresa Admissions Department María de Molina, 13 28006 Madrid, Spain Tel.: +34 91 568 96 10 Fax: +34 91 568 97 10 admissions@ie.edu www.ie.edu • Visit: www.ie.edu IE Offices Worldwide ECUADOR-Quito Contact: Alexandra Pérez e-mail: ecuador@ie.edu

MEXICO-Mexico D.F. Contact: Alvaro Sánchez-Yolanda Fernández e-mail: mexico@ie.edu


Contact: Bruno Garro e-mail: peru@ie.edu

VENEZUELA-Caracas Contact: Raoul Benaim e-mail: venezuela@ie.edu






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