Ref No: MM 106 Program Name: Effective Supply Chain Management

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The role of procurement professionals is changing continually. They are now often called upon to understand and manage how the end service or product is being delivered and how efficiencies and reduced costs can be driven out of the supply chain that delivers that service or product.

By attending this discussion and activity based programme, delegates will be better able to understand the supply chain enabling them to identify value added activities and waste reduction that could produce efficiencies. They will be able to discuss issues that directly affect their work, return to the office confident in their ability to resolve these issues and thus enabling them to raise their profile within their organisation.

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the strategic aspects of supply chain management. You will analyse the supply chain to identify where value is added and will identify competitive advantage can be achieved.

Participants attending the program will:

  • Analyse the concept of strategy and the process of developing corporate strategies
  • Manage the strategic change process
  • Explain the contribution of strategic supply management to corporate strategy
  • Evaluate the concepts underlying strategic supply chain management
  • Asses the idea of a global supply market
  • Distinguish and assess various models of supply chain structure and relationships
  • Manage change to support strategy development and implementation
  • Evaluate the risks associated with the various models of supply chain structures and relationships

Target Audience

  • Materials & Supply Chain Professionals
  • Logistics & Warehousing Professionals
  • Sourcing & Procurement Professionals
  • Production & Manufacturing Professionals
  • Those who want to manage their Supply Chains more effectively
  • Those who want an understanding about Supply Chain Management

Training Methodology

The course will be interactive and practical. There will be work in groups and pairs as well as individual exercises and everyone will get an opportunity to discuss their issues.

Program Content

Day 1 – Introduction

  •  Understanding the Supply Chain
  • Difference between Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Supply Chain Performance: Achieving Strategic Fit and Scope
  • Supply Chain Drivers and Metrics

Day 2 – Improving Supply Chain Performance

  •  Aligning Procurement Activities with Business Objectives and Managing Suppliers
  • Getting Results through Performance Measures and Developing a Competitive Approach
  • Selecting and Sustaining Effective Suppliers and Retrieving Information from the Supply Chain
  • Identifying Supplier Capability and Communicating Effectively
  • Managing Costs, Improving Value and Involving Suppliers

Day 3 – Operations Management in Context

  • The Input-Transformation-Output Model for Goods and Services
  • The Strategic roles, responsibilities & relationships of Operations Management
  • Performance Objectives for the Operations Function
  • Outsourcing Make versus Buy
  • Effective Design of Products & Services
  • Design and Disposal of Environmentally Friendly Products & Services
  • Design Improvement Tools
  • Design and Management of the Operations Management Network
  • Process Types and Layouts in Manufacturing and Service Industries
  • Work Study and Work Measurement
  • The Planning and Control of Quality
  • Asset Maintenance, Replacement Strategy and Location Decisions
  • The Planning and Control of Operations & Managing Capacity
  • Project Management & TQM
  • Approaches to Continuous Improvement

Day 4 – Risk in Supply Chain Management

  •  Introduction to Risk & Risk in Supply Chain Management
  • Managing risk through commercial relationships
  • Quality & Risk
  • Just In Time
  • Supplier Appraisal & Risk
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

 Day 5 – Risk in Supply Chain Management

  • Risk and Project Management
  • Risk in the Public Sector
  • Managing Risk through Contracts
  • Terms & Conditions of Contract
  • Contract Management
  • Insurance
  • International Purchasing & Logistics
  • Developing a Risk Aware Culture & Managing Stakeholders


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