Aligning Supply Chain Organizations
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:
- Use of self-assessments to establish collaboration baselines
- Evolution of collaboration and its contributions to supply chain excellence
- Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR)
- Successful sales and operations planning (S&OP)
- Industry case study on strategic partnerships
- Trading partner collaboration and the state of logistics outsourcing
- Executive perspectives from major consumer products company
- Revisiting collaboration self-assessments
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. Considering the proven value that can accrue to supply chains from effective collaboration among and within supply chain participants, this program should be of great value to representatives from public and private organizations who consider effective an efficient supply chain management to be a prerequisite to organizational success.
Additionally, this course should be an excellent source of information and perspectives for other managers and executives who work in related areas of their organizations such as finance, information systems, manufacturing, and marketing – as well as those who manage key external resources that are considered essential to the success of any supply chain (e.g., transportation, warehousing, 3PL/4PL, information technology, etc.). This specific program is particularly relevant and useful for providers of logistics services who may choose to “bring” with them customers with whom they aspire to better organizational alignment improved business relationships. This is a required course for those pursuing a Certificate in Supply Chain Leadership.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR 3PLS!! Third-party logistics providers may attend with their customers at a significant discount for both parties. See details below.
Aligning Supply Chain Organizations will improve your ability to:
- Leverage supply chain relationships and use the power of collaboration to increase profits, reduce costs, and improve visibility
- Execute better supply chain performance through information sharing and the meaningful use of shared information
- 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, alignment and sychronization
Download: Read about effective implementation practices of an S&OP program in a brief article written by Penn State Senior Instructor Chris Norek featured in Logistics Quarterly.
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:
Alignment and Synchronization with Supply Chain Partners
- Managing supply chains in the 21st century
- Building and maintaining trust in a business partnership
- Leveraging people, processes and technology for supply chain success
Change management mandates for an organization
- Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR)
- Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and implementation priorities
Concept of Consensus Forecasting
Coordinated demand and supply planning
Integrating Internal & External Collaboration
- Practical insights from industry leaders
- Industry case study to understand trading partner collaboration
- 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 ,
Listen to Dr. Langley's interview by SCDigest on supply chain best practices and key recommendations for the future.
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.
Mr. Marc Peremans, Regional Distribution Manager, Northeast and South Florida, Whirlpool Corporation
Mr. Jason Reiman, Vice President, Global Customer Service, Planning, and Logistics, The Hershey Company
The program fee of $2,500 includes all instructional materials, private room accommodations, meals, break service, and access to recreational facilities. Association member pricing applies:
$2,400 for CSCMP members
$2,150 for CSCR corporate sponsors
3PL SPECIAL: Third-party logistics providers may attend with one or more customers and receive 20% off for a program fee of $2,000 each. 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.
- Developing Strategic Supply Chain Leaders covers developing supply chain systems that support organizational strategy.
- Supply Chain Analytics a better understanding of the extent to which objectives are being achieved.
- Transportation Operations and Sourcing covers methods to effectively manage transportation operations, source carriers and third party providers to reduce costs and improve service levels.
This program is cosponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.