Supply chain management is the management of business activities starting from product or service design, production, warehousing, distribution and logistics. In the same time, planning and management integrate supply and demand, but also communication, facility location and information exchange. All these activities have been performed since the start of commercial activity, but only in last years they have been integrated and considered as the opportunity to develop competitiveness of the firm. According to this supply chain usually includes suppliers, production, warehouses, distribution centers, transportation system and customers. The success of a supply chain depends on a good coordination of all this elements. This is even more important taking into the consideration the globalization and intense competition. In these circumstances the optimization of supply chain processes is very complex. Adding to this the uncertainty of demand, dynamic environment, investments in product and process innovations, the supply chain story becomes a great challenge and good opportunity for experts interested in solving this kind of business problems.
MBA in Supply Chain Management covers both quantitative and qualitative issues needed to understand and coordinate the whole supply chain system. The students learn how to solve the problems they can face such as the tradeoff in making supply chain decisions, efficient supply chain management, inventory control, demand forecasting and project management while combining the courses and practical knowledge from management, managerial accounting, financial management, logistics, software solutions and quantitative and analytical methods for solving the supply chain optimization problems. The program was created following the last world trends from the fields integrating also the Croatian case studies. MBA in Supply Chain Management lasts two semesters and is completed with the defense of Graduation Thesis totaling in 60 ECTS.
Lecturers are both from Croatia and abroad, academic environment and business practice.