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2 years full-time

MBA in Logistics & Supply Chain Management in collaboration with Safeducate

Until a few years ago, logistics was rarely discussed in large corporations. Today however, effective logistics and supply chain management has gained immense prominence in corporate boardrooms.

In today’s complex world, getting products and services to the right places, at the right time is a key determinant of organizational competitiveness. Companies depend heavily on effective and efficient logistics and supply chain processes to make their products and services available to customers. It is hence, not surprising that a career in Supply Chain industry is a popular choice among well-qualified MBA graduates.

The Supply Chain Management specialization covers a wide spectrum of topics including transportation management, lean supply chain, strategic sourcing, warehousing, performance-based logistics, constraints management, supply chain network design, and demand management.

Chitkara Business School has collaborated with India largest Supply Chain & Logistics Company- Safexpress, to create a specialized MBA program in this field. Supply chain industry is the backbone of the Indian economy and is one of the largest employment generators in the country. However, there are huge gaps when it comes to availability of quality manpower in this industry due to lack of formal education and overall industry perception. Safexpress and Chitkara University intends to fill these gaps by way of providing quality education, which has a right balance of theoretical and practical training in supply chain & logistics.

Chitkara Business School’s MBA program in Supply Chain Management in collaboration with Safeducate covers a wide spectrum of topics like transportation management, lean supply chain, strategic sourcing, warehousing, performance- ased logistics, constraints management, supply chain network design, and demand management. The program is designed in a pattern that will help students by providing a comprehensive approach to analyze the smooth transition of goods and services from manufacturers to the customers.


Safexpress has firmly entrenched itself as ‘Knowledge Leader’ and ‘Market Leader’ of Indian supply chain & logistics industry. Safexpress offers a complete spectrum of supply chain & logistics services including Express Distribution, 3PL, Consulting, SafeAir, Campus2Home, Easy2Move, Stock2Shelf and SafeReturns. Safexpress provides services to a vast array of business verticals ranging from Apparel & Lifestyle, Healthcare, Hi-Tech, Publishing to Automotive, Engineering & Electrical Hardware, FMCG & Consumer Electronics, and Institutional.

Pioneered and driven by ‘Logistics Guru’ and CMD, Safexpress, Mr. Pawan Jain, Safexpress has been significantly involved in Indian economic growth saga for close to two decades. With an intention of contributing in country’s economic growth, Safexpress has kept its operations India-centric.

Safexpress provides Supply Chain & Logistics services to over 5000 corporate clients. With its fleet of over 4000 GPS-enabled vehicles and country’s largest distribution network spanning 600 destinations, Safexpress covers every square-inch of India.

Safeducate was founded in the year 2007, when Safexpress- India’s largest Supply Chain and Logistics Company, envisioned the skill need in the supply chain & logistics industry. Ever since, Safeducate has made its presence strongly felt by nurturing competent workforce and continuously striving towards developing a talent pool of proficient supply chain and logistics professionals. Led by the alumni of Stanford, Columbia and Cambridge Universities, the team blends rich operational experience with international know-how and best practices to create programs which are extremely stimulating, hands on and industry focused.

Using the latest in technology and its rich pool of experienced, qualified and certified trainers and content experts, Safeducate displays a unique ability to develop strategic as well as tactical programs tailor-made according to the organizational needs. With Safexpress as its promoter and one of the industry partners, Safeducate leverages a network of 217 Gateways to provide an on-site enriching and stimulating experience to its learners.

Program Overview

MBA Supply Chain Management program aims to train and develop future leaders and managers in the fast-growing Supply Chain & Logistics sector. This highly integrated program enables students to acquire knowledge and understanding of multiple facets of supply chain business including purchasing, materials management, supply-chain management, transportation, customs regulations, foreign exchange, international trade and information technology among various other aspects.

The first year of the course would involve general MBA education. In the second year, Safeducate will be educating the students on core concepts and practices of Supply Chain Management. We would also be covering Operational, Strategic & Implementation issues in Supply Chain Performance Metrics & Modeling, Logistics Management and recent SCM trends. This classroom training will be followed by a six month industry internship in various organizations. This internship will be divided into 4 stints of 45 days each and is meant to provide extensive on-ground training in supply chain & logistics to the students. This unique course will help the students in building a career with supply chain & logistics industry.”
Some of the broader aims of this program are:

  • To disseminate knowledge in procurement and global sourcing, logistics optimization, marketing models and marketing research, distribution and pricing strategies, product and supply chain innovation, labor regulations and contract management, supply chain legal environments, project management, business process design and improvement, quality management and risk analysis.
  • To excel in classroom teaching of comprehensive and well-rounded program, which offer highquality multidisciplinary education that balance theory and practice in supply chain management and marketing sciences, so as to prepare a new generation of business graduates to meet future challenges and attain the highest placement rates upon their graduation.

Program Structure

The curriculum for MBA in Supply Chain Management is designed to equip our graduates with the concept and practices of SCM which will help them deliver corporate success through a more efficient coordination with their suppliers, and customers.

The program has been designed to suit the requirements of students to enable them to get involved in SCM operational activities like procurement, production planning, logistics planning and sales & distribution planning, and strategic
activities like vendor selection and management, SCM network optimization, and product/process redesign for SCM.

Further to enable supply chain practitioners comprehend and leverage the business environment as well as equip them with skills to assume greater responsibilities cross-functionally, the program includes topics on fundamental aspects of management theory.

Some of the main topics covered under the 2-year program are:

  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour & Management Principles
  • Economics for Managers
  • Statistics for Managers
  • Corporate Communication
  • Cost & Management Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Management
  • Commercial Geography
  • Applied Operations Research
  • Digital Marketing
  • Principles of SCM & Logistics
  • International Trade & Operations
  • Inventory & Warehouse Management
  • Product & Brand Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Distribution Management & E-Commerce
  • Services Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Strategic & Operational Issues in SCM
  • International Logistics & Global SCM
  • Supply Chain Performance Metrics & Modelling
  • Emerging Trends in SCM & Logistics Operations
  • Liner Shipping Business

Coupled with Chitkara Business School’s world-class faculty and the application of a 21st-century business curriculum, the program offers students rich opportunities to closely examine theories, industry practices and trends in logistics and supply chain management. Students graduate from the specialization with an in-depth insight into logistics and supply chain management, and armed with the knowledge and skills required to reduce supply chain complexities, improve services levels and minimize costs.

  • Conceptual framework of financial reporting
  • Corporate Financial Statements
  • Balance Sheet
  • Profit and Loss Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement Analyzing Financial Statements
  • Financial Ratios
  • Core Concepts of Marketing
  • Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning
  • Decisions Elements of Marketing Mix: Product Decisions, Price Decisions, Placement Decisions and Promotion Decisions

  • Strategy & Strategic management process
  • Evaluating firms’ external and internal environments Business-level & Corporate strategies
  • Organization Structure and design
Microeconomics concepts
  • Demand-supply Analysis
  • Elasticity
  • Opportunity Cost
  • Production Costs
  • Firm Behavior
  • Perfect Competition
  • Monopoly
  • Pricing Strategies
International Trade
  • Theories of international trade
  • Trade pattern across the world- trade and investment linkage through production networks
  • Trade policy instruments-tariff, quota and other measures WTO and Trade Blocks

Each course will be taught with the help of case studies, live corporate examples and general discussions. In order to provide greater industry insights, business leaders from the different industries would be invited to share their experiences.

Industry Overview

Logistics is the management of supply chain, covering customer service, warehousing, transport, purchasing, materials handling, strategic planning and so on. Logistics is the backbone of the economy, providing the efficient, cost effective flow of goods on which other commercial sectors depend.

The logistics industry in India is evolving rapidly and it is the interplay of infrastructure, technology and new types of service providers that will define whether the industry is able to help its customers reduce their logistics costs and provide effective services.

Despite weak economic sentiments, the logistics & warehousing industry continued to witness growth largely due to growth in retail, e-commerce and manufacturing sectors. The Global Logistics grew at 10- 15% in the period 2013-14. With this forward looking attitude and a promise of growth and improvements, the service oriented logistics industry is all set to expand beyond the horizons in the latter half of this decade, utilizing this fiscal year as its launch pad.

According to a report launched by the World Economic Forum if all countries were to improve their logistics performance and reduce supply chain barriers to just half the level observed in the best performing country in their respective regions, global GDP could increase by 2.6%. Indeed, if countries were to be more ambitious and improve their border management and transport related infrastructure services to attain 50% of the global best practice level (as observed in Singapore), global GDP would jump by 4.7% – six times more than what could result from removing all import tariffs. Such large increases in GDP would be associated with positive effects on unemployment, potentially adding millions of jobs to the global workforce.

According to the World Bank’s 2012 Logistics Performance Indicator, India is ranked 46th and is behind countries such as Japan, the United States, Germany and China. Logistics costs account for around 6-10% of average retail prices in India as against the global average of 4-5%. Therefore, there is a clear scope to improve margins by 3-5% by improving the efficiency of the supply chain and logistics processes.

In the present scenario there is an acute shortage of trained manpower in the Supply Chain Industry. According to Industry estimates the demand for skilled manpower in this industry will be approximately 20 million in the year 2020 (Directorate of Skill Development Centre, Government of India) Keeping pace with the changing trends in the industry and varied requirements of corporate, focus on imparting practical training required for any job alongside domain knowledge has become the need of the hour.

Freshers after the completion of their management program get placed at different departments like:

  • Logistics and distribution manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Expeditor
  • Materials Planner
  • Production Planner
  • Sales Order Planner
  • Master Scheduler
  • Demand Planner
  • Production Planner
  • Assistant Buyer / Purchasing Assistant Buyer
  • Purchasing Consultant / Procurement Consultant

Some Prominent Recruiters are:

  • DHL Express
  • Hettich India
  • AMI India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dart Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd.
  • HTL Logistics India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Transpole Logistics Pvt. Ltd.
  • HCL Technologies Ltd.
  • Mitsui OSK Lines
  • Samsung India Pvt. Ltd.
  • DSV Air & Sea Pvt. Ltd
  • CH Robinson Worldwide
  • FedEx Express Services India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hitachi Transport System
  • Karlhostshle Germany
  • Sea Fright Shipping & Logistics
  • Exprees Roadways P Ltd
  • Safeducate
  • ALBTAROSS Shipping Pvt. Ltd.
  • Gateway Rail Freight Ltd.
  • Linehaul Express (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Uniworld logistics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bharti Walmart Pvt Ltd.
  • Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd.
  • DHL Global Forwarding
  • TNT India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Expeditors India Pvt. Ltd.
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  • Nippon Express India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Axpress
  • Shangri Latours Pvt Ltd, Nepal

Admission Information


  • The candidate should have completed the Bachelor’s Degree with minimum of 50 % aggregate marks in any stream from a recognized university.
  • The candidate appearing in the final year examination can apply but the candidate must have secured minimum 50% (aggregate) marks till the previous year’s examination.
  • However, the candidate must submit his/her graduation completion certificates by September 30, 2017 failing which he/she shall be de-registered.

  • Candidate having compartment in any subject will not be considered.
  • Having work experience is not a requirement for admission to the program.

Selection Process
Admission to the MBA Program at Chitkara Business School is based on the merit ranking in CAT / MAT / NMAT / XAT / CMAT score followed by group discussions and personal interview. Applicants who have not taken any of the above mentioned entrance examinations shall have to take Chitkara University Test with group discussions and personal interview. Decision of the jury will be final.

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