Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success
A joint venture with Smeal College of Business' Center for Supply Chain Research. Cosponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Through the lens of the SCOR (Supply-Chain Operations Reference) Model, participants learn tools, techniques, and approaches to define, analyze, and implement improvements for major functions and process areas within the supply chain. Topics include:
- Supply chain management and SCOR Model perspective
- Planning and demand-driven processes for supply chain success
- Design and simulation of global supply chains
- Strategic global sourcing & landed cost models
- Reverse auctions for industrial procurement
- Closed-loop supply chains
- Warehousing and distribution processes and tools
- Improving transportation and carrier performance
- Optimization tools for bidding success
- Senior supply chain executive perspective on implementation, technology and leadership
Who Should Attend
This program is for managers and executives who have a need to better understand and use state-of-the-art concepts, processes, and tools to help improve and better manage their organizations’ supply chains and key process areas. From a total supply chain perspective, this program should be of great value to representatives from public and private organizations who consider their supply chains to be a key to overall organizational success. Also, this course should be an excellent source of information and perspectives for other managers and executives who work in areas 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 is a required course for those pursuing a Certificate in Supply Chain Management.
Process and Tools for Supply Chain Success will improve your ability to:
- Understand the expectations of global supply chains and how to leverage appropriate tools and technologies to achieve supply chain success
- Recognize the benefits that can result from demand-driven supply chains and those that successfully align sales and operations strategies
- Implement appropriate supply chain processes and tools to better manage the flows of products and information, and to enhance supply chain effectiveness and financial results
- Align supply chain practices and priorities with overall organizational goals and objectives
- Increase the spread and precision of delivery of needed materials, and also to identify and realize overall supply chain improvements
- Understand the imperative for leadership, and for strategies and techniques for successful implementation
Tools for the PLAN process
- Modeling and designing global supply chain networks
- Advanced supply chain planning tools (APO, APS, Inventory Optimization)
- Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)
- Public/private sector comparisons
Tools for the SOURCE process
- Supplier relationship management and strategic procurement
- Reverse auctions as a strategy to improved purchasing and procurement
- Landed cost models and global supply trade management
Tools for the MAKE process
- Aligning and coordinating manufacturing and distribution with other key supply chain processes
- Evolving processes and tools that position enhance manufacturing as a key element of the overall supply chain process
Tools for the DELIVER process
- Warehouse management systems
- Transportation management systems
- Effective use of outsourced logistics services
- Tools and techniques for managing and getting better results from providers of logistics services
Tools for the RETURN process
- Closed-loop supply chains
- Managing the return process for improved sustainability
Challenges of tool implementation -- putting theory into practice
- Application workshops
- Real-world cases in process operation
- Supply chain design and simulation
- Managing "big data" in the supply chain
- Corporate presentations of benchmark practices
“I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Great mix of academia and real life examples; great class participation and great instructors. I found this course to be very relevant to my current job activities.”
--Cindy Ambrose, Project Manager, Logistics, The Hershey Company
"Overall, this is an outstanding executive program. The best I have attended. I will come back for another program."
--Gerardo Sepulveda, Chief, Sustainment Branch, US Southern Command
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.
Dr. John Langley, Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management, and Director of Development for the Center for Supply Chain Research
Listen to Dr. Langley's interview by SCDigest on supply chain best practices and key recommendations for the future.
Faculty Leaders from The Smeal College of Business
Dr. Daniel Guide, Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management, and Charles and Lillian Binder Faculty Fellow
Dr. Terry Harrison, Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems, and Earl P. Strong Executive Education Professor in Business
Dr. Anthony Kwasnica, Associate Professor of Business Economics
Dr. Robert Novack, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
Faculty Leaders from Business and Industry
Mr. Michael Gray, Supply Chain Evangelist, Formerly with Dell
Mr. Darren Maynard, Strategy Consultant, DPM Consulting
Mr. John Metzger, Principal, Supply Chain & Technology Transformation
The program fee of $3,750 includes all instructional materials, private room accommodations, meals, break service, and access to recreational facilities. Association member pricing applies:
$3,650 for CSCMP members
$3,250 for CSCR corporate sponsors
- 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.
- provides the tools and learning, based on practical applications, to start or improve your collaboration initiatives.
- 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.
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.