This is the eBook version of the study guide to support your studies for the core module Supply Network Design (L6M9) which forms part of the CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply qualification.
Every organisation is part of a wider interconnected network of other businesses and organisations; this is termed the supply network. At a strategic level the design and leadership of such networks is crucial to the effectiveness and efficiency of the associated supply chains, it is the operations processes which form a fundamental element of an organisation’s strategic advantage. If materials and/or information are to flow smoothly through the supply network and add value as a result, effective resource planning and control are essential to organisational success. This module is designed for procurement and supply leaders who require knowledge and understanding of the concept of the strategic supply network, its configuration and influence and be able to assess the impact of operational strategy and resource planning and control.