International Internet of Things (IoT) Supply Chain Revolution explored by Rutgers in a brand new course

International Internet of Things (IoT) Supply Chain Revolution explored by Rutgers in a brand new course

Rutgers Business School Executive Education is launching an accelerated certificate program that will explore the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on the next generation of supply chain strategy. The Mini-MBA Supply Chain in a Digitized Network program will be offered April 11-15, 2016, in New Brunswick, N.J.

Rutgers is  The State University of New Jersey. It was founded in 1766, as  the eighth-oldest college in the United States ( back then entitled Queen’s College) and it is considered one of the nine “Colonial Colleges” which happened before the American Revolution.

In addition to hosting a North America program, Rutgers will expand this program internationally to include the Asian and Pacific Coast (APAC) countries. Over the past five years, Rutgers has achieved great success with custom program delivery in the APAC region. Corporate clients include Johnson & Johnson (Shanghai & Singapore), Janssen Pharmaceutical (Vietnam), and Sodexo (Vietnam). The first international Supply Chain Mini-MBA program will be delivered in an open enrollment format and will be led by the Rutgers Business School Executive Education team and APAC-based faculty. The program will include relevant and regional challenges, compelling case studies, and will be hosted in Singapore in 2016.

The Internet of Things is expected to be among the disruptive technologies having the greatest impact on supply chain effectiveness.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects, devices, appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity, that collect and transmit data through the Internet.

“IoT is profoundly reshaping the supply chain and reinventing the entire industry. Many companies have focused their IoT strategy on how the technology can cut costs and improve efficiency. However, IoT can also serve as a foundation for greater differentiation and innovation,” said Jackie Scott, global program director of Rutgers Business School Executive Education.

Every industry is ripe for digital disruption and supply chain is no exception. Innovation and technology are at the core of every business revolution and so it must be with supply chain management. To maximize supply chain effectiveness, progressive companies and leaders must re-examine their current business models and integrate essential technological capabilities that enable high-performing teams to proactively stay ahead of the competition.

“Supply chain leaders must out think the challenges ahead to gain competive advantage. Companies that embrace new technology will be better positioned to unlock fresh revenue streams, provide better customer experiences, and create modern operating models that will drive efficiency and create real value,”
Scott said.

Participants in the Mini-MBA: Supply Chain in a Digitized Network will gain a better understanding of new technology and how to lead innovation in the organizational structure (e.g., talent, globalization, mergers & acquisitions, financial drivers, centers of excellence), technology (e.g., IoT, machine- to-machine technology, robotics, omni-channel enhanced customer experiences, digital manufacturing), and processes (e.g., predictive analysis, advanced analytics, cloud computing, risk mitigation, procurement, fulfillment, lean and green principles).
Through case studies, interactive sessions, and class exercises, participants will learn about the latest research, future trends and best practices in the industry.
Key Topics Include:

  • Developing New Perspectives in Supply Chain
  • Understanding the impact of Global Economics
  • Creating an Omni-Channel Customer Experience
  • Maximizing Global Agility in a Digital Age
  • Developing Data Driven insights to move from cloud to clarity
  • Building Resilient Organizations
  • Exploring the impact of the “Internet of Everything” in your Supply Chain
  • Navigating the Legal landscape and the complex world of contract negotiations
  • Discovering and leveraging the Green Value chain
  • Activating Innovation and Agile Development

The course costs $4,995 but funding may be available.