Resilient Value Chain Management

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)

While modern industry is still adapting to the emergence of Industry 4.0, a new opportunity space is starting to surface. The ability to balance sustainability, people and resilient value chains is quickly becoming the defining differentiator for Operations professionals the world over. We call this Industry 5.0And we want you to shape it.

Profound change currents are reshaping supply chains on a global scale. Those who wish to stay ahead of this change need to move from supply chain management to value chain management thinking. Move beyond simply managing operations to realizing growth, innovation and sustainability goals towards Industry 5.0.

Unlocking the opportunity to set growth, innovation and sustainability goals rather than simply managing operations is the great competitive advantage of professionals versed in Industry 5.0.

Our Executive Certificate is for those who want to drive change responsibly within the value chain. It focuses on end-to-end value creation, from procurement/sourcing to remanufacture, refurbishing and recycling.

Participant profile

This program is for professionals with minimum 5 years who want to understand and transform the value chain and bring sustainable solutions to the decision-making table by leveraging Industry 5.0 opportunities.


The modules consist each of 3 full class days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), in person at the EPFL Campus, along with remote and blended learning. Total required time investment is approximatively 350 hours. It is designed to enable you to continue your work and study at the same time.

A Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) is granted by EPFL upon successful completion of all modules.

Smart Green Logistics

March 30 – April 1, 2023

Make a measurable difference

  • Green distribution & cost impacts
  • Urban transportation
  • Reverse logistics
Operations Management

April 20 – 22, 2023

Move towards the new metrics

  • Operations at the centre of company strategy
  • Productivity & operational speed for agility
  • Ops analytics & re-design
  • The new operations KPIs
  • Costumer driven collaborative planning
Value Chain Management

May 11 – 13, 2023

Maximise the value of the end to end supply chain

  • E2E value chain overview
  • The financial value in the value chain
  • Value stream mapping
  • The power of collaborative planning
  • Introduction to predictive analytics
Operations Strategy

June 1 – 3, 2023

Re-design, risk manage & scenario plan

  • Redesigning your operations strategy
  • Risk: strategic vs. operational vs. tactical
  • The customer at the centre
  • Scenario planning
Serious Business Simulation Game

6 Online Webinars

  • April 5th
  • April 12th
  • April 26th
  • May 3rd
  • May 17th
  • May 24th

Deeply understanding the various value chain stakeholder interests

Tuition fee

The fee for the CAS (5 modules) is 9’800 CHF

The fee for a single module is 3’200 CHF.
Please note: Priority is given to the applicants to the full CAS. Applications to single modules are subject to availability.


A Bachelor’s degree, fluency in English and a minimum of 5 years work experience.

Application and Registration

All applications for the CAS are done online. See the FAQs for required documents and how to apply.

Would you like to learn more about the CAS and how to secure your seat?

Request a brochure with a full overview of the program. We are happy to answer any questions you would have.

Our most common questions are listed below, however feel free to get in touch at [email protected] if you have further questions.


  • 5 modules: 9’800 CHF
  • 1 module: 3’200 CHF

Priority is given to the applicants to the full CAS. Applications to single modules are subject to availability.

All 5 modules must be successfully completed in order to obtain the CAS.

  • Each module consists of 4 x 3 days of live classes (every 3rd weekend on Thu, Fri & Sat and 6 webinars), over a period of 3 months
  • These are consecutive Thursday, Friday and Saturdays
  • Class days start at 9:15 and finish at 17:15

Each module includes remote and blended learning.

A Bachelor’s degree, fluency in English and a minimum of 5 years work experience.

Follow the online application link below. You will need:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy & transcript for each degree
  • A scan of your passport
  • One passport photo (minimum 300 dpi – jpg file)

Online application:

Applications are taken on a rolling basis; it is advisable to apply at least 30 days prior to the start of the module.

The CAS starts on March 30th, 2023.

However, pre-work will be expected to be done in the week preceding the start of the CAS. Readings will be available on our online platform 2 weeks before the start of the CAS.

What our participants say

Aurélien Blanc

“I would recommend this program because it has been really helpful to better understand the whole value chain end-to-end. Each module has been very interesting and provided a short but deep understanding of each component. The Serious Business Simulation Game (practical case study work) is helping to apply the different concepts to better understand how to use them in real life.”

Aurélien Blanc, Regional Demand Planner at Givaudan (2022 Graduate)

Fabio Sant

“The CAS in Resilient Value Chain Management has been one of the best courses I’ve done during my professional life. Very nice to be “back to school”! Despite the years of experience in supply chain, there is always something new to discover and learn. This really was the best platform: Fantastic experienced professors, professional guests & professional team mates from different functional areas bringing diverse and new perspectives to your point of view. Tailor-made around resilience, sustainability, logistics and financial impact, all directly applicable to your professional life with a nice simulation tool (practical case study work).”

Fabio Sant, European Operation Planning Manager at Nestlé Purina (2022 Graduate)