Mastering the Demands of the New Supply Chain

Balancing supply chain optimization with risk reduction — a standard supply chain practice — has become more challenging. From COVID-related disruption to geopolitical conflict and severe climate events that have impacted the supply side, to a slowing economy and changes in purchasing patterns that increase demand-side uncertainty, supply chain issues are complicated at best. Add to this, growing pressure — from consumers, industry associations, and regulators — to accurately track supply chain sustainability metrics and to pursue circular supply solutions, and it’s clear that the supply chain issues firms face are far more complex than ever.

The Arthur D. Little Bootcamp, Mastering the Demands of the New Supply Chain, led by supply chain expert, Ivey Business School Professor Deishin Lee, is designed to help you and your colleagues better understand and expertly navigate these new supply chain complexities.

During Mastering the Demands of the New Supply Chain, you’ll learn not only from Professor Lee, but also from the executives from diverse industries and geographies who join together in breakout sessions to compare perspectives and share experiences. In just 4 hours (2 hours each on 2 consecutive days), you’ll discover the critical success factors for managing supply-side uncertainty and what the leap to a circular supply chain involves.

Day 1, June 20, 2023 | 8am-10am EDT | 2pm-4pm CEST | 4pm- 6pm GST | see your local time
Global Supply Chain Management Simulation

Following an executive overview by Professor Lee, you will dive into a Harvard Business School simulation augmented with Prof. Lee’s latest research data. Competing against other groups in this fast-paced, interactive and fun experience, your team will respond to demand and supply shifts and unexpected events to manage a product line and create a resilient supply chain. Along the way, you’ll gain understanding of supply chain design, demand and supply forecasting, resource allocation, production planning, and more. 

Day 2, June 21, 2023 | 8am-10am EDT | 2pm-4pm CEST | 4pm- 6pm GSTsee your local time
The Realities of Circular Supply Chains

First, you’ll discover Day 1’s competing teams’ strategies, which team won, and why. Then, Prof. Lee will lead you through an immersive look at the realities of circular supply chains. Consumers are showing a preference for brands that put ESG first: So what does the leap to a circular supply chain involve? Who will use the recycled goods? Who will buy them? Is the quality as reliable as non-recycled material? What are the regulatory hurdles? Using the lessons learned by HP (detailed in the new case study, HP Canada Co.: A Circular Supply Chain for Recycled Plastic), you’ll consider what your organization can adopt or adapt from HP’s experience as it embraces circular supply chain options. 

In just a few hours away from your daily routine, the Mastering the Demands of the New Supply Chain bootcamp will give you and up to 4 of your colleagues the opportunity to focus on the critical success factors for managing supply side uncertainty. You’ll review the multitude of decisions to be made and the elements you must weigh in the face of a dynamically changing supply chain environment. 

Seats in Mastering the Demands of the New Supply Chain are limited; register your team today.


Who Should Attend: Teams of 2-5 supply chain and senior executives and other decisionmakers


  • EDT: June 20 and 21, 8:00am-10:00am
  • CEST: June 20 and 21, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • GST: June 20 and 21, 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • See your local time


  • Arthur D. Little clients: contact your ADL Partner or Anne Mullaney for your special invitation.
  • Non-clients: $4995 per team.

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