Supply Chain Fundamentals - Supply Chain Management Business Context

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The course is designed to help people define and understand the various elements that constitute a supply chain; understand two building blocks of a supply chain in greater detail viz. Supply Chain Operations and Logistics.

Date:

To be announced

Course Venue:

Centurion Conference Centre

Cost:

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R 7350 excluding VAT

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Course Objectives

The course is designed to help people define and understand the various elements that constitute a supply chain; understand two building blocks of a supply chain in greater detail viz. Supply Chain Operations and Logistics.

It furthermore aims to define two distinct areas that are over looked within a supply chain but which are of great importance; Supply Chain Technology and Supplier Relationship Management, which includes the general procurement theme.

Understand and identify the different types of technology and where they are positioned within the Supply Chain Technology groupings.

You will learn

  • What logistics is and where it fits into the supply chain., 3PL vs. 4PL. The business imperatives - including consumer demand; make vs. sell and inertia vs. velocity., The dualistic process around forecasting, business alignment and measurement., How to position a commodity and supplier., How to define a market in terms of important criteria., How to classify a supplier relationship and the implications of different relationship types., The relationships and service level agreements required with suppliers and the main measurement criteria used for these agreements (what, how and why)., A high-level understanding of how software can play a role in enabling the Supply Chain and applying the technology selection process., Understand the impact of business processes on technology outputs (for example, incorrect master data)., Exposure to some of the Commerce Edge case studies as practical examples.

Who should attend

  • Junior and middle management operating within the supply chain realm including:, logistics, warehousing, sourcing, planning, production