High Impact Supply Chain Management


Effective Supply Chain Management is crucially important in today's dynamic environment, characterised by interconnected markets, geopolitical shifts, technological advancements, and evolving customer expectations. It plays a pivotal role in ensuring seamless operations, cost efficiency and resilience. 

Addressing this need, our two-day High Impact Supply Chain Management course has been specifically designed for Supply Chain Managers who are developing into broader SCM leadership roles, and Executives with responsibility for SCM in their organisations. 

Central to the course is the SPECTRAL model, a robust framework derived from extensive operational experience and grounded in academic research. The model encompasses eight interconnected elements: Strategy, Praxis, ESG, Capital, Technology, Risk & Resilience, Analytics and Leadership. These are built on foundational principles of translating superior strategy into highly effective execution.  

We use the term ‘Praxis’ to denote the translation of ideas into impactful actions. The core tenets of Strategy + Praxis are inherently underpinned by high-performing Leadership, supported by emerging Technology and modern Analytics.  All of this in the service of growth, through effective Capital management, proactive Risk and Resilience planning and alignment with ESG values.   

The course draws on a toolbox of practical, useful tools selected to yield maximum and swift Return on Investment (ROI).  In the face of global uncertainties, the holistic SPECTRAL approach transforms the Supply Chain into a strategic asset. Businesses excelling in the synergy between strategy and execution not only overcome challenges, but also unlock the full potential of their Supply Chain in the current complex business landscape. 

Programme details

The High Impact Supply Chain Management course will be delivered across two days, with the content roughly falling into 13 sections, with dedicated time at the end for a course wrap-up and "Q&A" session. 

  1. Introducing High Impact Supply Chain Management
  2. Supply Chain Strategy 
  3. Supply Chain Network Design 
  4. Risk and Resilience 
  5. Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)
  6. Data and Analytics 
  7. Praxis: New Product Development (NPD) 
  8. Praxis: Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) 
  9. Praxis: Procurement 
  10. Working Capital Management 
  11. Technology 
  12. Talent Development 
  13. Bring It All Together 

A more detailed break-down of the sessions can be found here: Programme Details - High Impact Supply Chain Management

Digital Certification

In order to be eligible for a certificate of attendance, you will need to attend the whole course.

Participants who meet this criteria will contacted by email after the end of the course with instructions on how to download their University of Oxford digital certificate.

The certificate will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.
You will be able to download your certificate as well as share it on social media if you choose to do so.


Description Costs
Standard Course Fee £875.00


Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.

All courses are VAT exempt.

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Dr Rob Collins

Course Tutor

Dr Rob Collins

Visiting Fellow

Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

Dr Rob Collins is a visiting fellow of Kellogg College Oxford and regularly teaches courses at the University – both through Continuing Professional Development and through the Computing Laboratory.

As well as his academic teaching work Dr Collins regularly provides consultancy to industry in the area of Business Process Excellence and Systems Engineering.  He gained his Black Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma from Lockheed Martin – the world's largest Systems Engineering company and a world-leader in advanced technology.

As well as his undergraduate degree in Physics and Computing, Dr Collins holds a PhD completed within a Psychology Department. Dr Collins’ PhD focussed on training, psychology and processes for introducing complex technology into learning environments. Dr Collins’ completed an MBA in 2012 at Henley Business School. He thus has a strategic business view as well as deep understanding and practical experience of hands-on process improvement in technology and service.

Chris Percival

Course Tutor

Chris PercivalChris is a highly accomplished leader in Supply Chain and Operations, with a proven track record of enhancing business performance through various international executive roles. 

His expertise lies in the strategic development, planning and implementation of optimised supply chain solutions within the industrial technology sector. This encompasses manufacturing and service solutions across diverse industries such as defence, aerospace, automotive, security and energy. 

In 2004, Chris earned an MSc in Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University. Currently, he provides consultancy to industry in the areas of Supply Chain and Operational Excellence and is a Visiting Academic at the University of Oxford, actively contributing to business and management education. 


If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please click Contact Us at the top of this page.


Although not included in the course fee, accommodation may be available at our Rewley House Residential Centre. All bedrooms are en suite and decorated to a high standard, and come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and Freeview TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.

To check prices, availability and to book rooms please visit the Rewley House Residential Centre website.