Achieving Supply Chain Transformation
A joint venture with the Smeal College of Business' Center for Supply Chain Research. Cosponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Ideal for mid-level and senior managers responsible for leveraging supply chains for financial and service performance, this program delivers an in-depth understanding of adaptive supply chain management through the pico tm business model. Participants will learn a unique step-by-step methodology of strategies and techniques for supply chain innovation and transformation. Topics include:
- Complexity Drivers and Implication to Supply Chains
- Leadership for transformation
- Dimensions of high-performing operating models
- Case studies in transformation
Who Should Attend
This program is for supply chain leaders, general managers, and executives who are or will be playing a leadership role in helping their organizations respond to change and develop adaptive and flexible supply chains. This is a required course for those pursuing a Certificate in Supply Chain Management or Leadership.
- Understand the critical elements of successful supply chains
- Identify supply chain capabilities for transformation
- Overcome barriers to implementing change for creating a more productive organizational culture
- Acquire practical techniques and tools for leading and transforming business processes that bolster adaptability and viability during market uncertainty
- Connect the supply chain to the board room through an increased ability to communicate supply chain strategy in financial metrics
Complexity Drivers — What drives complexity in business today and how does it impact supply chain systems performance?
Transformation Strategy and Change Management — What are the key factors for successful companies in managing change and what strategies do they utilize?
Supply Chain Transformation Case — How did a Fortune 100 company transform its supply chain to significantly reduce cost and improve customer service?
Change Leadership — Develop a framework in your organization for accelerated change and understand the need for preparing for the unexpected.
Information Technology — Properly-utilized information technology can help facilitate and implement changes in the supply chain along with improving efficiency and effectiveness.
Assessing Transformation Results — Companies need to be able to measure the outcomes of process and information systems changes that are made in the interest of improvement and continually assess the performance of their supply chain.
Case Study and Experiential Learning — A team-analysis approach will be used in the program to allow participants to test what they have learned when applied against a company's actual experience.
“Superb. Penn State sets the standard for others to follow. I really enjoyed and benefited from this entire program, and felt the balance between guest speakers and faculty was just right. Thank you for providing an excellent, superior training opportunity. I'm already looking forward to the next course.”
- Richard Workman, Logistics Management Specialist, US Army Logistics Innovation Agency
This program is taught by top faculty leaders from Penn State, as well as supply chain professionals. Each instructor has an extensive background in research and consulting, and in educating executives. Each brings to the classroom best-practice tools and implementation processes for achieving world-class results.
Mr. Michael Gray, Supply Chain Evangelist, Formerly with Dell
Ms. Susan Purdum, Instructor, Supply Chain Management, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
Mr. William "Gus" Pagonis, Vice President, GENCO Supply Chain Solutions; Former Chief Logistician, United States Army
“The faculty have a lot of experience; they are very open and willing to share it with us and promote group-sharing information. In general the program has a very strategic approach of the supply chain, which helps to broaden your perspective. Most of the other programs that I have attended to do not reach this level of analysis.”
- Erick Díaz González Boyer, Director of Logistics, Barcel, S.A. de C.V.
The program fee of $3,750 includes all instructional materials, private room accommodations, meals, and break service. Association member pricing applies:
$3,650 for CSCMP members
$3,250 for CSCR corporate sponsors
Our enrollment coordinator will be happy to hold a seat for you in this program. A reservation does not commit you to the program until you submit the registration form online. Please call 814-865-3435.
This is a required course for those pursuing a Certificate in Supply Chain Leadership. Participants must take these two other courses to complete the Certificate:
- Developing Strategic Supply Chain Leaders covers developing supply chain systems that support organizational strategy.
- provides the tools and learning, based on practical applications, to start or improve your collaboration initiatives.
This is also a required course for those pursuing a Certificate in Supply Chain Management. Participants must take these two other courses to complete the Certificate:
- covers the latest technology and methods for defining, analyzing, and making recommendations for performance improvements.
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