Supply Chain, Logistics & Warehouse Training

Managing Supply Chains for Risk and Competitive Advantage Training

This interactive training is designed to provide you with an overview of global supply chain logistics, both in terms of today’s supply chain and in the demand flow management process, so you can know how to make the most of this powerful tool. In the high cost and mitigating risk of today’s environment, a new focus on managing supply chains has emerged. It is characterized by a recognition that the typical logistics channel contains smaller and smaller shipments, more configurable warehouse SKUs, and slow, obsolete, and excess inventories. Only when control of the supply chain network occurs, can costs be contained and customer service be enhanced. This workshop will focus on integrating the firm’s logistics effort (customer service) with other components of the supply chain mix, so that customer satisfaction can be maximized and a differential, competitive advantage is achieved at all levels in the supply chain.

Managing supply chains for risk & competitive advantage requires a “total systems” approach by suppliers, manufacturers, logistics services providers, wholesalers, and retailers.  This includes an in-depth analysis of all of the activities and processes involved in managing the flow of inventories from raw materials to finished goods—from suppliers to end users and/or consumers.  These activities include creating customer value, the integrated logistics concept, lean supply chain concepts, managing orders in the supply chain, “Just-in-Time” inventory management, deploying and replenishing inventories to field locations, outsourcing supply chain activities and measuring supply chain performance.

A fully developed global supply chain logistics system is a fine instrument of planning and control.  By optimizing total costs in a broad area of operation, for example, the system might actually indicate that it would be cheaper to use more expensive transportation rather than constrain viable warehouse space.  It might indicate using either a blanket purchase agreement or a supplier-owned/managed inventory scheme rather than to carrying high inventories.  Or, it might show that production at less-than-economic lot sizes would be justified in order to meet customer service levels with limited inventories.  It might even result in a more efficient process, making use of the internet to speed the actual fulfillment of goods to customers by integrating electronic orders via EDI and electronic commerce.

Moreover, such a system gives C-Level management a means of control, which a disparate group of isolated, unconnected functional activities cannot.  By seeing how activities interface and by setting up a system of integrated plans, control of the entire demand flow and cycle of events can be obtained. Of course, the supply chain and logistics concept may be easier to articulate than to implement.  Managing Supply Chains for Risk & Competitive Advantage will help you see the “big picture” and the synergism involved.

At managing supply chains for risk & competitive advantage training you will learn:

  • How to manage supply chains for the 21st Century.
  • The importance of timing and methodology in inventory, transportation, and order management.
  • Why strategic alliances, partnering, and third party logistics providers are important to global supply chain logistics success.
  • The use of key enablers and technology to achieve speed and to gain a differential advantage.
  • The importance of transitioning from a transaction focus to a process focus and the impact on global pipeline visibility.
  • To understand the systems linkage of your supply chain and its integrated logistics concepts and principles.
  • What supply chain costs and lead-time “drivers” are and how total cost techniques can help cut your costs.
  • What “world class” logistics performance and metrics are applicable.
  • To create value for your company and your customers.
  • To integrate the supply chain to lead times or reduce time to market.
  • To identify duplicate and non-value-adding activities throughout the supply chain.
  • How to outsource your supply chain activities.
  • To utilize a supply chain philosophy and discover why it will result in a competitive advantage.
  • How to mitigate supply chain risk and establish a Supply Chain Continuity Plan (SCCP)
  • Why a state-of-the-art SCM system is tantamount to success.
  • Whether you measure up to the logistics celerity challenge.

Who should attend managing supply chains for risk & competitive advantage?

Supervisors, Managers, Directors, and Executives who are responsible for their company’s physical supply, physical distribution, materials operations, supply chain, and logistics functions—currently or in the future.

This training will also be of benefit to Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Logistics or Supply Officers and other Senior Managers, Directors, and Executives involved in operations.  For maximum effectiveness, consider sending a team!

Note: Kindly provide company email address. Personal email addresses such as gmail, yahoo, hotmail and others will be filtered automatically by system.

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