International Center
of Excellence in Supply Chain

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CVC offers this non-credit programs in a contracted open-enrollment format to organizations. It is tailored to meet your company’s unique learning objectives. Your staff will engage with industry leaders and world-renowned faculty. The International Center of Excellence in Supply Chain programs are offered online, in-person, or in a hybrid learning environment.


Dr. Ricardo Thierry

PhD in Industrial Engineering Texas A&M

Dr. Thierry has conducted projects for top 500 Companies such as Unilever, IBM , Walmart, and for some of the largest Latin American Multinationals such as FEMSA and Kimberly Clark. He has lectured and deliver key-note presentations in more than 30 different countries. He has lectured in several universities in Spain, Germany, Ecuador, USA, Mexico among other countries and was a visiting Professor at the Hamburg School of Logistics. Dr. Thierry integrates the experience from practice and the insights from academia since he held several positions in the automotive industry and has conducted research in the areas of Logistics and Distribution Systems. He is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineering and of the Global Logistics Research Initiative (GLORI).


Miami is one of the most important logistics hubs in the world. With about 50,000 employees, our Center of Excellence will serve the needs of the development of hard and soft skills for the professionals responsible for the optimization, resilience, innovation and reliability of the supply chain. Particularly the ICESC will focus in the developing a strategic understanding of the functioning of the supply chain as a closed system, identifying the opportunities for both the increase in operational efficiency while creating unique value for internal and external customers.


We have access to lead practitioners and academics with expertise in managing different stages of the upstream and downstream of the supply chain. Our faculty roster includes experts in land, sea, and air logistics leading the implementation of e-logistics and the integration of bid-data and Artificial Intelligence in within and between supply chains.


As globalization becomes more pervasive so does the inter-connectivity of supply chains across the globe. Latin-America has become essential for the supply of foods and commodities for the developed economies. These two phenomena has fueled the imperative to transform supply chains into green supply chains. Our approach is to explore ways to optimize the interaction between different actors of the supply chain as well as the interaction of the supply chain with the environment and new technologies.


Strategic Sourcing, Partnering and Outsourcing

With the advent of the digital age, expectations for procurement are no longer confined to the contribution to the bottom line. Backed by real-time access to market data and trends, procurement can offer valuable information for top-line strategic decisions. In addition, procurement - informed by detailed information, analytical tools, and collaboration technologies - will need to focus on traditional procurement activities to become more sophisticated in category management, supplier relationship management, and strategic sourcing. Surviving in this new digital reality will require procurement to move beyond bottom-line efficiency by embracing digital and transforming the supply chain to become a valuable strategic business partner. The content includes the adoption of world-class practices in procurement essentials such as suppliers management relationship, procurement fraud and digital procurement. The program is divided in 3 modules of 6 hours each.

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Digital Supply Chain Management

This program focus on the opportunities created by digitalization and explore how to get more value from your supply chain with an immediate impact in the bottom line. Our approach is to share ways to integrate flexibility, speed, responsiveness and resilience to the supply chain by adapting and adopting new technologies as part of the evolution towards and “omnichain” operation. The program is divided in 3 modules of 7 hours each.

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