Course Outline


  • Smart Manufacturing and Factory of the Future (FoF)

5G Technology Overview

  • 5G ecosystem: network, physical infrastructure, cloud, devices, and software applications
  • Enabling IoT
  • Accelerating AI
  • Towards Digital Transformation
  • Case study: Operational automation

Supply Chain Management Activities

  • Inventory management
  • Warehouse management
  • Tracking and tracing
  • Product monitoring
  • Transportation
  • Payments and transactions
  • Planning

5G Business Models and Value Creation

  • Customer experience
  • Personalization
  • Operational efficiency
  • Case study: Vehicle-to-vehicle communication

 Vision and Strategy

  • Incremental improvement of the local and global supply chain
  • Identifying new opportunities 
  • The risk of unrealized gains
  • Case study: Robotics in the supply chain

Putting Together a Team

  • Bringing together the stakeholders
  • Combining resources to manage complexity
  • Addressing organizational goals


  • Identifying 5G service providers and their offerings
  • Preparing your network for 5G
  • Testing out 5G enabled devices
  • Transferring systems and services to the cloud
  • Managing data collection overload
  • Case Study: 3D printing

Launching a Collaborative 5G Project

  • Initiating a joint project with another company
  • Identifying project delivery goals
  • Co-investment, co-ordination, and control
  • Joining a project consortium
  • Collaborating with 5G operators

Managing Risk and Security

  • Security requirements for different stages and systems
  • Compliance and responsibility among parties
  • Holding and managing collected user data
  • Real-time data sharing

Summary and Conclusion

  • 5G timeline and next steps


  • Experience and understanding of supply chain management


  • Supply chain managers
  • Logistics managers
  • Professionals and stakeholders involved in supply chain management
  7 Hours

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