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Logistics Institute

Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Management

Continuing Professional Development

Part time
2 days

About the course 

Recent events, such as the global COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit, the Ever Given blockage in the Suez Canal and the rush to reopen the economy from lockdown, have exposed many issues in supply chains such as labour shortages and lack of resilience. The increased focus on environmental sustainability is also leading to the introduction of major technology changes, introducing inherent risk and uncertainty in supply chains. This is highlighting the need for strategies, techniques and tools to identify, visualise, quantify and reduce risk in your supply chain in order to improve resilience. Understanding and managing your supply chain resilience is not only the domain of your Risk Manager. It requires broad understanding through all your business functions.

The Logistics Institute at the University of Hull has developed a 2-day course in Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Management aimed at managers, current leaders, and future leaders across the business functions who will be equipped to steer their organisations in a world beset by supply chain risk and uncertainty.

This course will be presented by a combination of academic and industry experts with many years of experience in supply chain management, risk management, cyber security, environmental sciences, modern day slavery and human behaviour. The content will be presented in an interactive way with group exercises, games and lively discussions, and there will be ample networking opportunities with individuals from like-minded organisations.

If you'd like to find out more about our Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Management course, please email

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Assessment information

There will be no formal assessment with this course. The course will contain numerous interactive elements, including discussions, games and group exercises that will help the participants to self-assess their knowledge in the peer group.

Attendance requirements

The course will be a two-day on-site attendance course conducted at the University of Hull. Participants attending both days will receive an attendance certificate from The University of Hull.


What you'll study 

Module 1: Supply chain risks

Introduction to supply chains

Provide context for the discussions to follow and ensure a common base of understanding.

Introduction to business risk

The theory of risk in the business environment. Risk identification, risk classification and the systemic nature of risk

Focus on specific supply chain risks

We look at a number of business risks specific to the supply chain. This includes financial and contract risks, ethical and reputation risk, governance risk, quality risk, logistics risk, technology risk, skills risk, environmental and climate risk, capacity risk, geopolitical risk.

Technology used for risk identification and monitoring

A look at the new and emerging technologies that can help us to identify and monitor risks as they develop. Includes big data, IoT and Industry 4.0 and social media.

Module 2: Creating Resilience in the Supply Chain

Introduction to supply chain resilience and resilience strategies

The theory and definitions or supply chain resilience. Strategies that can be employed to create resilience in your supply chain.

Supply chain risk management processes

Create resilience by having structures supply chain risk management processes in your business. Includes ISO31000, Integrated Business Planning/S&OP and risk assessment techniques.

Technology used to enhance resilience

How can new and emerging technologies be used to increase the resilience in my supply chain. This includes artificial intelligence and machine learning and blockchain applications.

Resilient organisation culture

Resilience in a supply chain requires more than good data and technology. Your organisation also requires the right structure and culture to prepare, adapt and re-act to events in the supply chain.


The content will be delivered by a combination of lectures, case studies, group exercises, games and lively discussions with experts and peers.


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This course will be presented by a combination of academic and industry experts with many years of experience in supply chain management, risk management, cyber security, environmental sciences, modern day slavery and human behaviour. 

Find out more about the Logistics Institute

Entry requirements 

This course is suitable for all businesses that buy, manufacture, distribute and/or sell physical products and materials. This includes small, medium and large enterprises. The course is targeted at a cross-functional audience with a focus on procurement, logistics and supply chain planning. Managers in other business functions, e.g. finance, manufacturing and sales, will also benefit from having a fundamental understanding of supply chain risk management. We will give you the knowledge and tools to quantify and visualise risks clearly and measure the success of your mitigation strategies and actions. 

Participants in these courses will be required to participate in a brief confidential feedback interview or questionnaire. Although we believe that the content of the course is extremely relevant, practical and appropriate, the feedback will assist us to identify areas for further refinement.

How to apply

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