The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China is delighted to offer a comprehensive one-day professional training event on the "Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management." This program is designed to equip professionals with essential knowledge and practical insights into supply chain dynamics. The morning session will delve into theoretical aspects, including an in-depth exploration of the "bullwhip effect." In the afternoon, participants will engage in a hands-on learning experience by playing the renowned "Beer Game," providing an intuitive understanding of supply chain challenges.

Join with us this one-day training event offers a unique opportunity to grasp the fundamentals of supply chain management and experience the challenges of the "bullwhip effect" firsthand through the engaging Beer Game simulation.

Elevate your understanding of supply chain management and enhance your professional skills in a dynamic and interactive environment. We look forward to your active participation in this informative and engaging event.


Morning Session (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM):Understanding Supply Chain Fundamentals and the Bullwhip Effect

1. Welcome and Introduction (30 minutes)

  • Opening Remarks and Event Overview
  • The Significance of Supply Chain Management

2. Supply Chain Basics (60 minutes)

  • Defining Supply Chain Management
  • Key Components of a Supply Chain

3. The Bullwhip Effect (90 minutes)

  • Exploring the Bullwhip Effect and Its Causes
  • Impact on Inventory, Costs, and Customer Service
  • Strategies for Minimizing the Bullwhip Effect

4. Networking Lunch (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

Afternoon Session (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM):Hands-On Learning with the Beer Game

5. Introduction to the Beer Game (30 minutes)

  • Overview of the Simulation
  • Teams and Roles

6. Playing the Beer Game (120 minutes)

  • Simulation Rounds
  • Analyzing Outcomes and Challenges
  • Discussion on Supply Chain Dynamics

7. Debrief and Discussion (60 minutes)

  • Sharing Insights and Observations
  • Lessons Learned from the Beer Game

8. Closing Remarks and Certificate Distribution (30 minutes)

Event Objectives:

  • To provide participants with a strong foundation in supply chain management principles.
  • To deepen understanding of the "bullwhip effect" and its implications on supply chains.
  • To offer a practical, hands-on experience through the Beer Game simulation.
  • To promote networking and knowledge sharing among professionals.

Who Should Attend:

  • Professionals involved in supply chain management, logistics, and operations.
  • Business leaders seeking to optimize their supply chain processes.
  • Chamber members interested in gaining practical insights into supply chain dynamics.


December 12th (Tuesday) , 2023


09:00-16:00 with a light lunch break in between

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Member 会员价: 1600 RMB

Non-member 非会员价: 3200 RMB


Shanghai (TBC...)

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend an event for which you have registered, please cancel your registration no later than seven business day prior to the event. If you fail to notify us of your cancellation in a timely fashion, you will be charged for the event costs.

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  • Dr. Martin Lockstrom (Executive Director of International Institute of Operations Management)

    Dr. Martin Lockstrom

    Executive Director of International Institute of Operations Management

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Sponsors and Partners

Corporate Gold Partners

A special thanks to our Corporate Gold Partners for supporting the Swedish business community in China.

Corporate Silver Partners

A special thanks to our Corporate Silver Partners for supporting the Swedish business community in China.