Supply Chain Management

Classroom Course
Course Hours
0.5 day course
Course Available Dates
2 Available Dates
Contractors are increasingly involved at an early stage in modern construction projects. Well planned and executed Supply chain management is incredibly beneficial to all involved, and is increasingly becoming an important tool for contractors seeking efficiency whilst maintaining commercial viability. This course provides best practice which should enable firms and individuals to develop an understanding of the ways to harness benefits of supply chain management process which influences the profitability and commercial success.  

London AM
London PM
at £149.00 + VAT
per person
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Supply chain management (SCM) as a process has now been in the built environment for a few decades now, but despite some strong gains the industry still remains fragmented in nature and arguably not yet fully harnessing the benefits of a seamless supply chain in its entirety.

This course considers the principles and practice of supply chain management – what is it, does it really work and who does it. It considers various procurement methods and the relationship between project management and supply chain management. Provoking discussions about how and when to start, this course instigates consideration about pricing during the bidding process. Looking at the process from the perspectives of the client, as well as Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers this course considers use of SCM in an increasingly digitalised environment.

On the successful completion of this course, delegates will have the knowledge to build successful relationships with their supply chain which will present them with increased opportunities when working with clients and other key stakeholders.

This course is 3-hours long, AM sessions will run from 09.30-12.30, PM sessions will run from 13.30 -1630.

  • 22nd July 2020 AM – 09.30-1230
  • 22nd July 2020 PM  – 13.30-16.30


This course has been designed for main contractors, sub-contractors and specialists alike. It is relevant for all those who are involved with the procurement and management of projects, working on all types and sizes of building, civil engineering, infrastructure and maintenance projects in both the public and private sectors. This includes Construction Managers, Commercial Managers, Business Development Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, Estimators, Contract Managers, Project Planners and procurement staff.



By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of supply chain management
  • Learn how to begin actively using supply chain management
  • Manage all the parties involved with the process
  • Consider pricing and contractual issues
  • Manage the development of procurement staff
  • Understand how supply chain management fits with various procurement methods


Your course will cover:


  • What is Supply Chain Management?
  • Why do we need it
  • How does it work
  • What are the common issues and challenges
  • How do we overcome the issues and challenges
  • Using SCM in a different procurement and contractual arrangement
  • Using SCM in a digital environment
  • How increasing efficiency will lead to increase in effectiveness of the business



Arnab Mukherjee MSc, MBA, B Engg, FCIOB FAPM CMgr FCMI 

Arnab heads up a project management team in public sector delivering and managing projects of a wide variety in range, risk and complexity. He has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, starting as a site engineer, working for main contractor, developer and client in the UK and overseas – both in public and private sector.

Arnab has strong experience of various procurement and tendering practices including frameworks – both as a contractor and as a client, including preparing bid documents, responding to bids as well as assessing bids.

Arnab’s training interests reflect the width of his background and variety of experiences – he has been associated with numerous CIOB publications since 2002 including the Code of Practice for Project Management and the Code of Practice for Programme Management.