IIM Tiruchirappalli Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Supply Chain Management (PGCSCM)

Course Starts: 28th September 2020


Admission: Open

Delivery type

Classroom in your device

Course Duration

12 Months

Deadline to apply

30th August 2020

Course fee

₹2,10,000 + Taxes

Class timings

Saturdays: 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM

Course Overview

Course Overview:

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is considered a value-add for business operations as it helps achieve maximum customer value and sustainable competitive advantage, making SCM professionals quite sought after and their role, supremely important.

“The biggest limitation for supply chains is no longer technologies and what they can do, but rather the imagination of the people who leverage them.” – Chris Foster, KPMG

India’s Supply Chain Ecosystem: Growth Drivers

India’s Promising Logistics Industry

Programme Overview

SCM is a critical function that has a significant bearing on the twin goals of operational efficiency and customer responsiveness, thereby shaping the overall success of an organization. This program is designed to enhance the capabilities of supply chain professionals to achieve performance excellence. It covers a focused set of relevant and contemporary SCM topics such as sourcing strategy, forecasting & inventory management, sales & operations planning, supplier management & development, logistics & distribution planning, and supply chain analytics. It also provides participants an introduction to advanced topics such as sustainability, reverse supply chains, performance based contracts, service supply chains, and Industry 4.0 impacts.

COVID-19 has impacted global supply chains across many industries and sectors. In the aftermath of the global pandemic, experts suggest building smarter global supply chains by leveraging the power of technology, to be prepared for future disruptions. A professional certification in SCM prepares you to partake in building smarter global supply chains of the future.

Programme Highlights

• One year programme with weekend classes
• Taught by experienced domain experts from IIM Tiruchirappalli
• Well-designed content to impart the required knowledge in SCM
• Mandatory six days on-campus module
• Direct-to-Device programme (D-2-D) offering an interactive learning experience
• Pedagogy includes a mix of lectures, case-studies and simulation games
• IIM Tiruchirappalli Alumni Status

Course Detail

Programme Content

The programme is organized into the following set of focused modules equipping the participants with the necessary models, tools, and application knowledge to enhance their professional capabilities.

Module-1: Modeling & Analytics Tools

• Basics of Statistics – Distributions, Comparisons, Regression
• Data presentation, interpretation, and visualization
• Basics of Linear programming and optimization
• Spreadsheet modeling of Descriptive and predictive analytics
• Spreadsheet modeling of Prescriptive analytics

Module-2: Operations Management

• Capacity planning and management
• Sales & Operations planning (S&OP)
• Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
• Toyota Approach – JIT and Lean Operations
• TOC Approach – DBR, Synchronous Manufacturing, Batch sizing, Flow balancing

Module-3: Forecasting & Inventory Management

• Forecasting models
• Monitoring and controlling forecasts
• Inventory models I – Deterministic models, Continuous review systems, Safety stocks
• Inventory models II – Stochastic models, Periodic review systems, Newsvendor model
• Managing stores and Product lifecycle management (PLM)

Module-4: Supply Chain Management

• Supply Chain Strategy & Design
• Drivers & Metrics in supply chain – SCOR Model
• Supply Chain Planning
• Supply Chain Coordination
• Supply Chain Contracts

Module-5: Strategic Sourcing

• Procurement and sourcing management
• Developing supply strategies
• Supplier relationship management
• Supplier governance & risk management
• Performance based contracts (PBCs) in supply chains

Module-6: Logistics & Distribution planning

• Facility Location and Network Design
• Warehouse Management
• Distribution Planning
• Transportation and Delivery Planning
• Logistics Outsourcing

Module-7: Supply Chain Analytics

• Performance Management – KPIs visualization & reporting
• Supplier selection & evaluation
• Supply Network Optimization – Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
• Supply chain Risk Management
• Supply chain fraud detection & management

Module-8: Advanced SCM

• Sustainability in supply chains
• Ethical issues in Management of supply chains
• Reverse supply Chains
• Management of service supply chains
• Industry 4.0 in supply chains


• A mix of lectures, case-based discussions and simulation games.
• Participants are required to read various course materials (a mix of class lecture notes and pre-reads), assimilate and participate in the class discussions.
• Course evaluation will involve an online exam for each module.
• Participants will be expected to participate in business simulation games that will involve application of the concepts/models learnt in the programme.
• Participants will get an exposure to Microsoft Excel while solving several supply chain problems.
• Participants will also be asked to undertake an application project (preferably from the organisation where they are working) to demonstrate the understanding of the concepts learnt in this programme.

Learning Outcomes

• Providing an overview and conceptual understanding of SCM and the associated sub-functions
• Introducing participants to both theoretical models and applications in the area of SCM
• Understanding the importance of sourcing or procurement decisions and how to identify, evaluate, coordinate, develop, and manage a supplier
• Understanding the contemporary tools and techniques on supply chain analytics for improving the performance of supply chains 
• Creating awareness about emerging themes/trends in the area of SCM


• Hybrid mode of delivery with two in-campus modules and the rest delivered in a synchronous learning mode via a studio infrastructure
• The two in-campus visits will be of 3 days each at the start and end of the program, at IIM Tiruchirappalli campus
• The synchronous learning classes will be spread over 45 weeks with typically 3 hours of contact time per week
• Online classes will be held over Direct-to-Device (D-2-D) platform wherein online interactive lectures get delivered to your desktop/laptop/mobile

Class Schedule

The programme will be conducted over a period of 12 months with classes held once every week.

Days: Saturdays

Timings: 6:45 pm to 10:00 pm

Who Should Attend

This programme is highly suitable for:
• Those who plan to pursue a career in Supply Chain Management, but lack the basic knowledge
• Working professionals or aspiring executives desiring to pursue managerial or leadership roles in the organization and/or industry
• Young executives working in any type of organization

Eligibility Criteria

• Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD) awarded by
1. Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or,
2. Institutions declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or,
3. Possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India
• Minimum post-qualification experience of 3 years is desirable
• Reservations will be provided to eligible candidates as per Government of India norms

Admission Criteria

The selection will be based on an assessment of the candidate’s profile

Programme Directors

Assessment & Certification

Evaluation Methodology

The performance of participants will be monitored on a continuous evaluation basis through written tests, assignments, online exams, etc. The participant is required to score minimum marks/grades as decided by the Institute from time to time to complete the course. Exams will be conducted by IIM Tiruchirappalli and administered by Times TSW on the D-2-D platform.


Those who successfully complete the prescribed course of study and fulfill all other academic requirements will be awarded “Post Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management”.

Date and Fees

Programme Fees
Application FeeINR 2,500
Tuition FeeINR 1,69,000
Campus VisitINR 30,000
Alumni FeeINR 10,000
Student Welfare feeINR 1,000
Total Fee (excluding Application Fee)INR 2,10,000
• All fees are exclusive of applicable taxes
• All fees will be collected by BCCL
• At the time of Application, Processing Fee of INR 10,000 will be collected. (Processing fee contains INR 2,500 towards application fee & INR 7,500 towards the total tuition fees. Processing fee of INR 10,000 is refundable in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Tiruchirappalli)
Payment Schedule
Instalment ScheduleIst
DateAt the time of registrationWithin 10 days from offer10th December 202010th March 202110th June 2021
Amount (INR)INR 10,000INR 65,000INR 42,500INR 42,500INR 52,500
*GST Additional
Important Dates
Last date of online application submission30th August 2020
Date for announcing final selected candidates10th September 2020
Last date to pay first instalmentWithin 10 days from offer
Commencement of classes (First In-campus)TBD
IOL classes start date4th Oct 2020