Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success
A joint venture with Smeal College of Business' Center for Supply Chain Research. Cosponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
What are effective methods for Planning, Sourcing, Make, Deliver, and Return? Using the SCOR (Supply-Chain Operations Reference) Model as the thread, participants learn tools and techniques to define, analyze, and implement improvements for each major function within the supply chain. Topics include:
- Supply chain management and SCOR Model perspective
- Planning processes for success
- Strategic global sourcing & landed cost models
- Warehousing and distribution concepts
- Transportation and carrier performance
- Closed-loop supply chains
- Design and simulation of global supply chains
- Senior supply chain executive perspective on implementation
Who Should Attend
This program is for managers and executives who want to better understand and use state-of-the-art tools and concepts in supply chain management and operations. Those who work as functional counterparts in finance, information systems, manufacturing, or marketing will also benefit. This is a required course for those pursuing a Certificate in Supply Chain Management.
Process and Tools for Supply Chain Success will improve your ability to:
- Plan supply chains on a global scale
- Better measure and manage profits and costs
- Better manage the physical flow of products
- Improve the quality and dependability of products and services
- Increase the speed of delivery and reduce waste
- Achieve rapid improvements in operational efficiency and effectiveness
- Understand strategies and techniques for successful implementation
Tools for the PLAN process
- Modeling and designing global supply chain networks
- Assessing improvement opportunities using ABC Analysis
- Advanced supply chain planning tools (APO, APS, Inventory Optimization)
- Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)
- Public/private sector comparisons
Tools for the SOURCE process
- Supplier relationship management and strategic procurement
- Reverse auctions
- Landed cost models
Tools for the MAKE process
- Alignment and coordination of manufacturing and distribution with other key supply chain processes
Tools for the DELIVER process
- Warehouse management systems
- Transportation management systems
Tools for the RETURN process
- Closed-loop supply chains
Challenges of tool implementation -- putting theory into practice
- Application workshops
- Real-world cases in process operation
- Supply chain design and simulation
- Corporate presentations of benchmark practices
“I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Great mix of academia and real life examples; great class participation and great instructors. I found this course to be very relevant to my current job activities.”
--Cindy Ambrose, Project Manager, Logistics, The Hershey Company
"Overall, this is an outstanding executive program. The best I have attended. I will come back for another program."
--Gerardo Sepulveda, Chief, Sustainment Branch, US Southern Command
Value Created for You and Your Company
Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success includes a valuable business simulation exercise. In a risk-free environment, participant teams apply newly learned program concepts to running their own electronics manufacturing company.
The effects of uncertainty as they apply to supply chains are large and important. The simulation drives home key concepts of the program by allowing the participant to test:
- Changes in manufacturing processes and flows
- Impacts of coordination across supply chain partners
- Effects and consequences of uncertainty
Dr. John Langley, Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management, and Director of Development for the Center for Supply Chain Research
Dr. Langley was recently interviewed by SCDigest on the evolution of supply chain best practices and made some key recommendations for the future. Learn more.
Faculty Leaders from The Smeal College of Business
Dr. Daniel Guide, Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management, and Charles and Lillian Binder Faculty Fellow
Learn about some insightful experiences Daniel Guide uses to enrich his educational approach!
Dr. Terry Harrison, Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems, and Earl P. Strong Executive Education Professor in Business
Dr. Anthony Kwasnica, Associate Professor of Business Economics
Dr. Robert Novack, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
Faculty Leaders from Business and Industry
Mr. Darren Maynard, Strategy Consultant, DPM Consulting
Mr. John Metzger, Principal, Supply Chain & Technology Transformation
Mr. Michael Gray, Supply Chain Evangelist, Formerly with Dell
The program fee of $4,200 includes all instructional materials, private room accommodations, meals, break service, and access to recreational facilities. Association member pricing applies:
$4,100 for CSCMP members
$3,600 for CSCR corporate sponsors
- Essentials of Supply Chain Management covers topics for building maximum efficiency through better reporting and measurement systems.
- Achieving Supply Chain Transformation covers the critical elements of adaptive supply chain management: strategy, people, process, IT, and assessment.
- Designing and Leading Competitive Supply Chains covers developing supply chain systems that support organizational strategy.
- Demand-Driven Supply Chains: Using Lean Principles to Drive Innovation introduces a systemic approach for applying Lean thinking to supply chain challenges and focuses on principles, tools, and application of strategy for greater speed and efficiency.
- Supply Chain Collaboration and Alignment provides the tools and learning, based on practical applications, to start or improve your collaboration initiatives.
- Global Supply Chain Strategy & Risk Management addresses supply chain macroeconomic factors, leading teams across geographies, global trade management and transportation issues.
There is no prerequisite for attending any of these programs. An Executive Programs representative will be happy to help you select the appropriate program for your current level of responsibility.
This program is cosponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.