Global Supply Chain Strategy & Risk Management
A joint venture with the Smeal College of Business' Center for Supply Chain Research. Cosponsored by the
Learn macroeconomic factors affecting extended supply chains. Acquire techniques and strategies to deal effectively with unique managerial, cultural, and infrastructure issues associated with different geo-centers of expertise.
Who Should Attend
This program is for senior-level supply chain managers and executives who are or will be playing a leadership role in developing and overseeing global supply chains.
Global Supply Chain Strategy & Risk Management will improve your ability to:
- Understand macroeconomic factors in identifying favorable business opportunities
- Leverage global trade management technology for optimum returns
- Use financial insight when conducting global business
- Know the drivers of revenue and cost in global trade
- Determine cost-effective transportation for distribution of your product
- Apply broad perspective on regional business issues
- Capitalize on insight provided by global business experts
International Business and Macroeconomics
- Impact of macroeconomic factors on the profitability of global supply chains
- Indicators suggesting increased risk in a country
- Identifying countries that might be profitable partners in the long run
Global Business Strategy
- International product life cycles
- Global competitive positioning
- Strategic alliances in the global marketplace
- Global Tectonics
Managing Supply Chain Risk and Disruption
- Disruption in the supply chain
-Types of disruptions
-Drivers of severity
-Key capabilities required to reduce disruption
- Managing risk
-Mitigation capabilities (before)
-Contingency capabilities (after)
Global Trade Management (GTM)
- Fundamental components of GTM
- GTM's increasing importance
-Total cost of ownership
- Trends in GTM
Regional Perspectives: Asia
- India perspective
- China perspective
- Compare and contrast India and China
- Other regions
- SC Issues: infrastructure, theft, compliance, unpredictability
Regional Perspectives: Latin America
- One region, multitude of nations
- Supply reality check
- Risk in Latin America & Caribbean
Leading Teams Across Geographies
- Communication and perception
- Team effectiveness—balance of task and social communication challenges
- Time, distance, and cultural issues in teams
- Use of information and social technologies for enhancing communication across geographies
Top faculty from Penn State lead participants in deep discussion and action learning exercises. 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.
Dr. Alan Stenger, Professor Emeritus of Supply Chain Management, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
Dr. Christopher Craighead, Rothkopf Professor and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management; Director of Research for the Center for Supply Chain Research, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
Read about Dr. Craighead's latest research on characteristics of supply chain design (based on the events in Japan) that impact the severity of disruption when disaster strikes.
Mr. Darren Maynard, DPM Consulting
Dr. Fariborz Ghadar, Director, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
Dr. Duane (Andy) Gustafson, Assistant Professor of Managerial Communication, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
Dr. Anthony Kwasnica, Associate Professor of Business Economics, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
Mr. Nirmal Pal, Regional Director for India, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
, Clinical Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
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
- Essentials of Supply Chain Management covers topics for building maximum efficiency through better reporting and measurement systems.
- Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success introduces 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.
- Supply Chain Collaboration and Alignment provides strong grounding in elements of collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment.
This program is cosponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.