The supply chain is a crucial part of any business’ success. Optimizing the flow of products and services as they are planned, sourced, made, delivered, and returned can give your business an extra competitive edge.
This two-day course will introduce you to the basic concepts of supply chain management, including the basic flow, core models, supply chain drivers, key metrics, benchmarking techniques, and ideas for taking your supply chain to the next level.
What Will Students Learn?
Define supply chain management and logistics
Explain the vertical and virtual integration models
Understand the stages in the basic supply chain flow
Identify participants in the supply chain
Recognize supply chain drivers and ways to optimize them
Align supply chain strategy with business strategy
Determine what metrics to track and how to benchmark the related data
Troubleshoot basic supply chain problems
Identify ways to develop your supply chain, such as using third-party logistics providers, insourcing processes, developing sustainable and eco-friendly strategies, leveraging process improvement strategies, and adopting new techniques
What Topics are Covered?
The Evolution of the Supply Chain
The Basic Supply Chain Structure
Supply Chain Drivers
Aligning Your Supply Chain with Business Strategy
Managing Supply Chain Risks
Tracking and Evaluating Supply Chain Data
Troubleshooting Supply Chain Problems
Sharing Supply Chain Activities
Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies
Applying Lean Techniques to the Supply Chain
The Future of Supply Chain Management
Instruction by an expert facilitator
Small, interactive classes
Specialized manual and course materials
A personalized Certificate of Completion