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Supply Chain Management - Skills for Current Practitioners

Increase productivity and reduce costs by making your supply chain more effective

A 3-day course

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Venue: Supply Chain Academy, Upminster, London (UK) Fee: £995 plus VAT - Book 4 delegates or more and save 20%

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Designed for current practitioners from all functions, this course explores what supply chains are;  how they are developed;  and gives participants a sense of their own supply chains and how they relate to them.

The course evaluates the importance of supply chain management in the way that modern supply chains operate and are managed, whether through teams, groups or individuals.

Key Sectors that would benefit:
Automotive, Facilities Management, Charities, Plastics and Chemicals, Technology, Construction, Defence and Aerospace, eCommerce, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Products, Energy, Food and Drink, Local Government, Logistics,  Major Brands, NHS Healthcare, Paper and Packaging, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Retail.
This highly focused 3-day course is designed for:
  • experienced management practitioners who recognise the need to understand more about how supply chains work
  • managers new to the  supply chain function,  who want to understand how relationships and stakeholders affect the way that supply chains operate and their implications for making changes.
  • managers at all levels who have a responsibility for managing and influencing supply chain relationships
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the concept of ‘end – to -end’ supply chains
  • demonstrate knowledge of logistics operations
  • create / design integrated supply chains using and applying  best practice models
  • plan and improve existing networks
  • apply the skills of collaborative working and problem-solving
  • analyse and evaluate the solutions appropriate to their own business
  • devise and apply effective performance measures to maintain and improve the supply chain
Course Outline and Topics Covered:
Day 1:
  • Business / Customer Challenges
  • Supply & Distribution Networks
  • Supply Chain Integration and Locations
  • Performance: Objectives & Planning Matrix
Day 2:
  • Demand & Capacity
  • Demand Planning &  Management
  • Forecasting
  • Reconciling Demand & Supply
  • Risk Management
Day 3:
  • Capacity / Inventory: Traditional, Lean / Just in Time (JIT)
  • Supply Chain Management & Planning
  • Good Practices in Supply Chain Management: i) Resource Planning (Basic vs Integrated / Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP); ii) Communication & iii) Control (Customer Service as Interface); iv) Learning; v) Conflict management
  • Summary & Reflections
This course is available for in-house delivery if required.

This course will be conducted in the English language.

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