Designing and Leading Competitive Supply Chains
A joint venture with the Smeal College of Business' Center for Supply Chain Research. Cosponsored by the
Targeted for executives charged with design and orchestration of complex supply chain systems. Participants learn practices that enhance supply chain speed, flexibility, and competitive differentiation. Topics include:
- Financial imperatives for design
- Global view on supply chains
- Intersection of operations and technology
- Strategic procurement
- Network design
Who Should Attend
Designing and Leading Competitive Supply Chains is designed for upper-middle and senior-level executives responsible for the development and management of logistics and supply processes strategy. Representative titles include vice president, director, or manager of logistics, purchasing, supply chains, operations, distribution, or materials management.
You will leave Designing and Leading Competitive Supply Chains with the ability to:
- Develop supply chain systems that are aligned with organizational strategy and create competitive advantage
- Communicate initiatives and outcomes to the executive team or boardroom
- Compete on value-added factors other than product and price
- Target system components for performance improvement
- Implement the latest thinking into logistics systems
Corporate and Supply Chain Strategy
- Principles and advanced concepts of supply chain management
- Frameworks for achieving an integrated supply chain
- Measuring supply chain performance relative to corporate goals
- Designing appropriate supply chain strategies
- Cases of effective and ineffective strategies
Supply Chain and Financial Imperatives
- Creating shareholder value
- Cash flow - The basis of value
- The supply chain role in improving:
-Cash flow margin
-Growth and investment
Global Supply Chains
- Unique challenges of international supply chains
- Ownership vs. management vs. control
- The global factory
- Location of various supply chain activities
- Cases in global supply chain operation
Designing Global Supply Chains
- Supply chain design—fixing the infrastructure
- Triple-A supply chains—agile, adaptive, aligned
- Supply Chain metrics—cost, customer service, speed and responsiveness
- Technology for designing global supply chains
- Dealing with uncertainty
From Strategy to Execution
- Keys to effective execution -- managing the details
- Information and decision-support technology
- Cases in effective execution
- Spend analysis and the value of a supply strategy
- Categorizing and segmenting suppliers
- Creating a category strategy—market analysis, strategic cost modeling, commodity price analysis
- Supplier risk management
- Strategic cost management
- Role-play exercise
"As a 3PL services provider, I've become 'hyper-critical' of those in the services business. Given this, I've not seen any other program designed and executed as well as the Designing and Leading Competitive Supply Chains program."
- Mr. Glenn Andrews
Director, Government Programs
Lion Apparel, Inc.
Value Created for You and Your Company
We've carefully designed this program to maximize your personal and professional development. Faculty present the most current methodologies and research and also bring practical experience to each session. Each faculty leader presents for either half or a full day allowing more time to explore topics in depth.
"The most significant aspects of the program for me were the interaction with peers, thought-provoking cases, and excellent takeaways for best practices and analytical tools."
- Mr. James Mathias
Executive Vice President, Operations
CORE Motion, Inc.
Dr. Alan Stenger, Professor Emeritus of Supply Chain Management, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
Dr. Kasra Ferdows, Heisley Family Chair & Professor of Global Manufacturing; and Co-Director, Global Logistics Research Program, Georgetown University
Dr. Robert Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, North Carolina State University
Dr. Chris Muscarella, Professor of Finance and the L. W. Roy & Mary Lois Clark Teaching Fellow, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
The program fee of $4,950 includes all instructional materials, private room accommodations, meals, break service, and access to recreational facilities. Association member pricing applies:
$4,850 for CSCMP members
$4,350 for CSCR corporate sponsors
- 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.
- 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