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Leading your value chain transformation

MIT-ZLC Sponsored by Accenture Strategy

General overview

This program, based on a strategic partnership agreement between ZLC-MIT and Accenture Strategy, aims to train managers and executives in business strategy with focus on value chain transformation in a digitized network.

Thirty mid or senior managers with at least five years of experience in relevant business areas—such as Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations, Sourcing and Purchasing, Distribution, Transportation, Demand or Supply Planning and Forecasting, or in cross functional areas like Finance, Marketing, IT/Digital, Entrepreneurs or General Management

ZLC-MIT. Affiliated with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Zaragoza, ZLC is a research institute specialized in Logistics and Supply Chain Management located in Spain.


Module 1. Introduction 

Module 1. Introduction

Introduction to the program and to the applied project to optimize your value chain

Module 2. New strategies in value chains 

Module 2. New strategies in value chains

Supply chain strategy; Financial impact along the value chains; Supply and purchasing management; Lean management, operational excellence; Inventory management

Module 3. Optimizing your value chain 

Module 3. Optimizing your value chain

Data analytics; Supply chain network optimization; Simulation optimization

Module 4. Customer driven value chain 

Module 4. Customer driven value chain

Segmenting your supply chain; omnichannel distribution

Module 5. Digitalizing your value chain 

Module 5. Digitalizing your value chain

Connectivity and visibility; Industry 4.0; Smart logistics and their impact on business decisions: IoT, drones, autonomous vehicles, RFID, etc.

Module 6. Building resilient value networks 

Module 6. Building resilient value networks

Resilient and secure value networks; Collaboration in the supply chain

Module 7. Applied project to optimize your value chain 

Module 7. Applied project to optimize your value chain

Deliverable 1: Scope and objectives definition.

Deliverable 2: Improvements identified at value chain level

Deliverable 3: Business case

Final presentation (groups of up to 4 participants)

Apply now. Places, dates and contact info

 3 months

From April 7th to June 17th 2017

12 days of classes

Fridays and Saturdays. More Info

Fridays and Saturdays (every other week)

  • 7 and 8 April, 2017

  • 21 and 22 April, 2017

  • 5 and 6 May, 2017

  • 19 and 20 May, 2017

  • 2 and 3 June, 2017

  • 16 and 17 June, 2017

72 lective hours

Experiential learning (57h) + Project review (15h)

ZLC-MIT and Accenture Strategy will evaluate the number of registered participants. In case the minimum number of participants is not met, ZLC-MIT will keep the right to cancel the program. The language of the program is English.

Admission process

Admission process

Fill online registration application form and send the following documentation to

  • Identification Card scanned copy

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Essay on Value Chain Transformation (max 1,300 words) *optional if applying for the grant


Attention: New Venue

Accenture offices in Passeig de Sant Gervasi, 51, 08022 Barcelona



8,000€ per participant. Applicable discounts: 10 percent discount for Accenture Strategy clients. Special discount for ZLC-MIT academic and research partners. First payment of 20% before Mar, 10th 2017. Second payment of 80% before Mar, 31st 2017