Supply Chain Collaboration and Alignment
A joint venture with the Smeal College of Business' Center for Supply Chain Research. Cosponsored by the
This program covers improvement opportunities for internal process alignment as well as externally through key strategies between trading partners. Topics include:
- Successful sales & operations planning (S&OP)
- Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR)
- Industry case study on strategic partnerships
- Outsourcing and third party logistics providers
- Executive perspective from major consumer products companies such as Hershey, Whirlpool, and Penske.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for managers and executives responsible for coordinating collaborative efforts across functions within an organization or managing trading partner relationships across multiple firms.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR 3PLS!! Third-party logistics providers may attend with their customers at a significant discount for both parties. See details below.
Supply Chain Collaboration and Alignment will improve your ability to:
- Use collaboration to increase profits, reduce costs, and improve visibility
- Execute better supply chain performance through information sharing
- Smooth fluctuations in demand and synchronize supply with demand signals
- Enhance customer service, reduce stock outs, and improve product line ROIs
- Implement proven collaborative methodologies like S&OP and CPFR within your organization
- Develop productive trading partner relationships and strategies
- Access, analyze, and understand disparate data sources and emerging trends in product management
- Understand how to successfully implement supply chain strategies relating to collaboration and alignment
Delivery is balanced between in-depth discussion and action-learning exercises to drive home concepts and facilitate immediate application upon return to the organization. Topics include:
Managing supply chains in the 21st century
Building and maintaining trust in a business partnership
People, processes, and technology
Change management mandates for an organization
Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Principles
Concept of Consensus Forecasting
Coordinated demand and supply planning
Integrating Internal & External Collaboration
- Practical insights from industry leaders
- Identifying and understanding key issues relating to supply chain collaboration and alignment
- Benchmarking your firm's alignment for integrated business performance
“As the leader of the Global Supply Chain function, I'm better prepared to develop collaboration processes with internal functions and customers....The course provided more insight on the +/- of doing things correctly with a strong consideration to change management issues.”
- Pedro Menendez, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, USG Corporation
Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management, and Director of Development for the Center for Supply Chain Research, Penn State ,
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.
Mr. Joe Andraski, Founder, Collaborative Energizer LLC; former President and CEO, Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association
Mr. William A. Eisele, Global Account Manager for Whirlpool Corporation, Penske Logistics, Inc.
Ms. Susan Purdum, Instructor, Supply Chain Management, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
Mr. Jason Reiman, Vice President, Global Customer Service, Planning, and Logistics, The Hershey Company
Mr. Eric Symon, Senior Vice President, Planalytics, Inc.
The program fee of $3,600 includes all instructional materials, private room accommodations, meals, break service, and access to recreational facilities. Association member pricing applies:
$3,500 for CSCMP members
$3,000 for CSCR corporate sponsors
3PL SPECIAL: Third-party logistics providers may attend with one or more customers and receive 30% off for a program fee of $2,520 each. This limited time offer is valid for the May 2013 session only. You must call our enrollment coordinator at (814) 865-3435 to reserve your seats at this special rate.
- Essentials of Supply Chain Management covers topics for building maximum efficiency through better reporting and measurement systems.
- Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success covers the latest technology and methods for defining, analyzing, and making recommendations for performance improvements.
- 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.
- Global Supply Chain Strategy & Risk Management addresses supply chain macroeconomic factors, leading teams across geographies, global trade management and transportation issues.
This program is cosponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.