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Supply Chain Analytics

This two-day program will provide participants with a “how-to” approach to logistics and supply chain performance measurement, by developing the ability to analyze pertinent operational data.

A joint venture with Smeal College of Business' Center for Supply Chain Research. Cosponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

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This program will provide the participant with an understanding of key areas of logistics and supply chain management where relevant analysis of data may be needed. The approach will focus on several key supply chain functions and provide hands-on learning for how to best understand and analyze data that may be available for the supply chain. Additionally, the course will provide for an understanding of the functional analytics to better understand the extent to which logistics and supply chain objectives are being achieved.

At the end of Supply Chain Analytics, you will be able to:

  • Understand the key areas of logistics and supply chain management for which data collection and analysis may be helpful to the achievement of broader logistics and supply chain objectives
  • Identify the types of data and information that may best help to understand and profile the activity of interest across the functional areas of customer, product, inventory, transportation and supplier
  • Aggregate functional data in ways that help to provide a better understanding of the extent to which functional, as well as logistics and supply chain objectives, are being met
  • Meaningfully evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of logistics operations through an understanding of the functional metrics and analyses
  • Develop plans for improvement of logistics and supply chain activities

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.

Program Content

The following topics are covered:

  • Understanding of functional activities or sets of data of relevance to logistics and supply chain management including customer, product, inventory, transportation and supplier
  • Strategies for data collection and aggregation
  • Approaches to analysis of functional data
  • Integrating results of functional analyses to better understand logistics and supply chain performance
  • Developing improvement strategies based on results of data analyses

Faculty Leaders

This program is taught by world-class 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.

Faculty Directors

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.

Dr. Christopher D. Norek, Senior Partner, Chain Connectors, Inc. and Senior Instructor, Penn State


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

Related Programs

    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.

    Program Downloads
    Supply Chain Analytics PDF
    Program Dates
    June 03 - 04
    Executive Education Center, University Park Campus
    Value Creations Teams

    We support team participation to maximize the impact of content and drive change within your organization faster and more efficiently. Organizations that send three or more participants will receive significant savings. Teams also have access to the full resources of Penn State during and after the program.