In this 20-hour certification, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of supply chain management, main processes, and the direct impact supply chain has in supporting your organization’s strategy and as a competitive advantage.
You will delve into the main supply chain processes focusing on:
■ Forecasting and demand planning.
■ Demand fluctuations.
■ Implications and how to address them.
■ How product design can be aligned to the supply chain.
■ How production, inventory and distribution are planned and executed.
■ Maximizing revenues.
■ Installed capacity and minimizing costs.
You will also go through the operational processes identifying the most suitable transportation methods, warehouse efficiencies, inventory controls, after-sales and international trade implications.
Supply Chain Basics
In this first introductory block, we will define the scope of a Supply Chain and discuss the key requirements for managing it. We will analyze the key processes of all Supply Chains by utilizing a renowned methodology used by Fortune 500 companies. Further, we will demonstrate how a Supply Chain adds value to all stakeholders, and more importantly how it can support a company’s business strategy. Finally, we will explore how its risks can be mitigated.
Supply Chain Strategy
In this second block, we will focus on Supply Chain strategic decisions. We will use case studies to understand all variables and potential ramifications and analyze how strategy can have a direct impact into the companies’ financial results. Further, we will also learn how a Supply Chain can be controlled and improved by defining some key performance indicators (KPI) using acclaimed approaches. Finally, we will discuss security and compliance aspects, making sure that operations are being operated in alignment with internal and external requirements.
Supply Chain Tactical Processes
In this third block, we will review critical steps for moving forward. With strategy and direction defined, we will shift to all aspects of demand forecasting, inventory planning, and the impact of product design on the supply chain. Further, we will shed light on production and distribution planning. Finally, we will learn some publically acclaimed management methodologies such as S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning), and Supplier/Customer Collaboration.
Supply Chain Execution Processes
Now that we have defined the strategy and have planned the supply chain, it’s time to execute. In this final module, we will go over all practical aspects of procurement, inventory management, warehousing, distribution, transportation, imports/exports and reverse logistics.
Build a Supply Chain
Throughout the course, students will participate in a guided simulation exercise. Groups will work together to create a fictitious model Supply Chain. On the final day of our program, each group will present their unique Supply Chains.
■ Operations and supply chain professionals
■ Employees in commercial or financial pillars of an organization that interact with supply chain and operations.
■ Those in areas involved with enabling commercial delivery and execution; distribution and after-market support services; demand, supply and production planning; and managing relationships with suppliers.
■ Leaders in strategic roles that seek to accelerate the cash-to-cash conversion cycle in their organization.
“I have been working in supply chain for more than 20 years. Throughout this time, I have worked with many companies such as Unilever, IBM, Motorola, Bellsouth International, Brightstar and Ingram Micro. I am a certified Supply Chain Professional by APICS and have participated in trainings at world-class institutions such as MIT and Georgia Tech.”