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Supply Chain Management

Supply chain activities transform natural resources, raw materials and components into finished products that are delivered to the end customer. Many of the exchanges encountered in the supply chain are between different companies or bodies who seek to maximize their revenue within their sphere of interest, but may have little or no knowledge in management of the overall processes in the supply chain.

Knowledge Development Objectives

On completion of this Effective Supply Chain Management workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand integrated supply chain concepts and frameworks for strategic thinking
  • Appreciate the elements of effective supply chain design
  • Understand, and adopt appropriately, the practical elements of good practice in the application of different supply chain process techniques
  • Identify and develop appropriate supply chain relationships
  • Understand and utilise the tools, techniques and measures used to develop and manage performance in an integrated supply chain
  • Generate thinking to allow the relevant application of module input to the particular business need
Course Content
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM): Strategic Overview
  • Key Issues in SCM-bullwhip, Kaizen etc
  • Performance Management in SCM: SCOR, TOR, BSC etc
  • Making Supply Chain Improvements
  • Supply Chain Relationships – Sourcing strategy elements
  • Strategic Outsourcing/Make v Buy
  • A Customer Facing Perspective-Case Study
  • MRP and Supply Chain Planning process
  • Workshop Summary/recap
  • Lean Thinking
  • Inventory Management-techniques
  • 5S and Visual Management
  • Sales & Operations Planning Procedures- A supply chain value driver
  • Pull-Push and Value stream Mapping
  • Issues in Freight Transport Management
  • Effective Distribution Management- DRP Initiative
  • Implementing a SCM approach
  • Strategic Approaches to SCM-VMI etc
  • Course Review/Talk Back
Who Should Attend

Managers in Supply Chain, Logistics, Warehousing, Purchasing, Production, Inventory, Stock Control Departments of Organizations.