G19- Supply Chain Integrity Analyst


This program focuses on efficient design, management and optimization of complex supply chains within a global context and the analysis of gains derived from visibility in real time. It is aimed to students with a concrete working experience and good background of supply chain principle and associated IT technology.


Technologies and regulations have led to a business environment that demands you stay abreast of the latest innovations surrounding the use of track-and-trace. This course helps organizations achieve global regulatory compliance, assure the integrity of product data and improve the efficiency of the supply chain.
Additionally, an LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) will be explored in the frame of green logistic in order to maximize the environment performance of the whole supply chain.
The tuition will be put into concrete form through a living case scenario where students will consider all parameters of traceability and sustainable development.


This course provides all segments of the visibility in the supply chain and opportunity to discuss new implementation strategies and learn about the latest industry-wide efforts to advance these technologies. Fundamentally, traceability is about collecting and understanding data to make informed and critical decisions and maximise environmental performance.


This course is a must-attend for intermediate or senior managers seeking to explore and discuss implementation strategies and the latest industry developments surrounding the use of track-and-trace technologies in the supply chain.


6 sessions of 3 hours each, including X hour for final writing assessment. /The last session if for the final written evaluation.


When we talk about supply chain visibility, it does not simply mean visibility into your own supply chain and your own shipments. It means visibility among partners, which enables collaborative decision making closer to the customer.


Each plenary session is taught with help of PowerPoint material. Learning manual and PowerPoint slides are electronically available to the student. The student teams up with a group for living case and other group exercises.


Individual marking is done through Questions with Multiple Choices. The student is also encouraged to formulate and propose QMC questions which are assessed. Relevant questions sent to the lecturer, apart from plenary session are also gauged. Groups are awarded a note for group sessions (i.e.: living cases).

*3 days CHF 2’400.-

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Session  Topic Case-study / exercise from the textbook
½ day
International traceability regulations and voluntary standards
– Explore the impact of the latest regulations. Analysis and operational interpretation of global regulation and policy. (Pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic…)
– Explore the impact of the standards (GS1 identification), business processes and technologies (EDI, GSDN…).
– Establish matrix of worldwide regulations for a specific industry.
– Find out the practical collaborative actions the industry is taking to make the most of this rapidly-changing environment.
½ day
Product marking procedures and tools
– Global data structures (EAN.UCC, UPC). Visibility granularity and consequences: Standardized identifiers used to look up product information in a database.
– Data capture strategy through Carrier (Linear barcoding, 2D, RFID…): Comparative weighting in different business cases.
– Define coding and labelling strategy for a specific business case with item level granularity.
– Define data carrier strategy for a specific business case with item level granularity.
½ day
Traceability data management
– IT architecture (SaaS, Cloud, Central data base, distributed repositories…): How to share data between trading partners.
– EPCIS network concept and serialization principle (serial number creation and management).
– Comparative methodology: different IT approach on the market.- Conversion exercise: GTIN to EPC.
½ day
Creation of an electronic chain of custody
– EPCIS event driven interactions versus request/reply interactions. Association between product identity and business event. Creation of an electronic chain of custody. Creation of specific requests for tracking information.
– Discovery principle; how to find other trading parties who have data of interest?
– Business intelligence, Master data, transactional data segregation and XML exchange. Core Business vocabulary for collaboration rules among the supply chain stakeholders.
– Understand the business drivers and define the expected benefits (ROI). Assess visibility derived gains.
– Living case: Reverse supply chain (Product recall, container management, cold chain…)
– Living case: Chain of custody identification from producer to point of sales.
½ day
Traceability management system
– Project management: Developing a road map to move from “as-is” to “to-be”. Risk approach.
– Track & Trace audit and conformance: minimum requirements for verification of a traceability system in all types of companies operating in any country.
– Establish Work Break Down Structure of readiness tasks- Establish the principles and requirements for independent verification of a traceability system.
½ day
Product life cycle ManagementProduct life cycle approach: The basic idea of LCA is that all environmental burdens connected with a product or services have to be assessed, back to the raw materials and down to waste removal. LCA technique and traceability for evaluating environmental impacts from manufacture, use, maintenance and disposal.
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