Supply Chain Management Modules

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Introduction to Supply Chain & Business Strategy

A TWO DAY NON-RESIDENTIAL

FEE – £350 + VAT (includes tuition, course notes, refreshments and lunch)

Our Introduction to Supply Chain and Business Strategy course will reinvigorate your strategic thinking and enable you to review and explore your strategic thinking by showing you a variety of techniques and methodologies. These will equip you with the skills and knowledge which will allow you to create plans that will align your business strategy with your corporate goals.

This course is for anyone who has a role in determining supply chain and business strategy, or who engages with issues and development at a strategic level. You will create your own plans for enhancing the strategy of your business and, through doing this, serve your customers better and add value and strategic focus to your organisation.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Help you understand the difference between strategic and operational thinking
  • Identify the essential elements of a strategy
  • Communicate the strategy clearly and simply
  • Engage the workforce in support of strategic objectives
  • Build the organisational capabilities to make it happen
  • Monitor and motivate progress by linking strategy implementation to budgets, performance metrics and incentives.
  • Practical tools for developing strategy
  • Design a strategy implementation process
  • Translate the strategy into the right things for people to work on
  • Align an organisation to its strategy
  • Harness the power of your people (and assess where the resistance is)

Introduction to Supply Chain Management

ONE DAY NON-RESIDENTIAL

FEE – £250 + VAT (includes tuition, course notes, refreshments and lunch)

This course is for people who are new to a supply chain role or are working closely with supply chain specialists. You will be able to explain and use the most important concepts in supply chain and apply these in your work.

For a more in-depth introduction or to update your existing supply chain knowledge, then you might want to consider our two-day course on Principles of Supply Chain Management.

Supply chains are everywhere we look – ensuring that the goods and services on which we depend are available when we need them. Through this course, you will gain a sound understanding of how supply chains operate and know about the most important activities that enable them to perform in a successful and sustainable way.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by supply chain management and the most important terminology that relates to it
  • Contribute to business decisions involving the use of information in the supply chain and be able to explain why information flow is critical to its success
  • Analyse supply chain needs and determine whether a ‘make to order’ or ‘make to stock’ approach is most appropriate
  • Use the main levers that affect supply chain service level – lead time and safety stock
  • Apply your knowledge to situations involving supply chain improvement and partnering

Principles of Supply Chain Management

A TWO DAY NON-RESIDENTIAL

FEE – £350 + VAT (includes tuition, course notes, refreshments and lunch)

Getting the right product in the right place, at the right time, at the right cost involves careful management of the order cycle and inventory. You will learn about classic supply chain design as well as some of the choices involved in matching the supply chain to the needs of your organisation – what is involved in lean, green and agile supply chains.

You will look into supply chain dynamics and systems, the balancing of supply and demand and the nature of supply chain risk. As a result of attending, you will be conversant in many of the key ideas and principles that are used in the modern supply chain and be equipped to contribute in an informed way to the way it works in your organisation.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the key elements of supply chain management and some of the choices used in classic supply chain management
  • Be able to describe and differentiate between lean, agile and green supply chains and be able to match each to the needs of different organisations and projects
  • Contribute in an informed way to discussions on supply chain systems, optimisation and improvement
  • Understand how sales and operations planning is used to balance supply and demand in organisations
  • Identify and manage common sources of supply chain risk
  • Apply your knowledge to situations involving supply chain improvement and partnering.

Improving Competitiveness in the Supply Chain

A TWO DAY NON-RESIDENTIAL

FEE – £350 + VAT (includes tuition, course notes, refreshments and lunch)

Our Improving the Competitiveness of Supply Chains course will enable you to review and explore the efficiency and effectiveness of your supply chain. We will show you a variety of techniques and methodologies which allow you to identify and achieve improvements in business performance in your supply chain.

This course is for anyone who has a role in developing and implementing supply chain improvements. You will create your own plans for enhancing the effectiveness of your supply chain and, through doing this, serve your customers better by adding value and the delivering or cost reductions to your organisation.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the dynamics of supply chains
  • Understand the main methodologies that can improve supply chains
  • Be able to develop a plan to achieve competitive advantage in supply chains
  • Understand the main techniques for suppler development to improve supply chains.