The successful management of extreme market and demand volatility has become the new mantra of supply chain managers around the globe. Macroeconomic cycles of growth, contraction and recovery have become erratic, making reliable end-to-end supply, logistics, inventory and demand planning increasingly challenging. In this increasingly globalised and interconnected competitive environment, Supply Chain and Logistics Operations must be able to face challenges that require a holistic and coordinated end-to-end overview.
The course will help companies and their employees identify the probable threats and opportunities in their supply chain network.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on the integrated purchasing, logistics, materials and supply chain management system
• Identify the integration between the various elements in the supply chain process
• Use the procurement excellence model to benchmark the organisation against best in class
• Employ the application of the integrated purchasing model and the event-process model for managing demand
• Develop strategies for successful global supply chain management
• Optimize the supply chain
• Apply systematic techniques on logistical and transportation planning methods
• Discuss logistics and transport including the essence of logistics, the three logistics options, transport process and transport management environment
• Carryout the planning process and forecasting logistics demands
• Illustrate the visual network model and identify the flexibility and responsiveness in operational logistics
Who should attend
This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and consideration of mastering contract preparation, negotiation and administration techniques for commercial employees, contracts engineers and procurement officers with a precise look to understand the strategic role of negotiation skills in order for them to maintain high standards in contract, procurement, negotiations and administration and learn how to handle disputes and claims.
Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Definition – Basic Concepts – Logistics vs. Supply Chain
Characteristics of a Logistics System
Responsiveness – Flexibility
Transport Cost Concepts, Elements & Principles – Strategic Transport Planning from a Logistics viewpoint – Safety in Transportation & Logistics – The Transport System – The Transport process – The Transport Management environment
Warehousing – Inventory Management – Materials Management
Private vs. Professional carriers – Fleet Management – An overall approach to outsourcing Management
Logistics Planning at different levels – The Visual Network – Introduction to Value Chain Management – Forecasting Demand
Procurement vs. Purchasing – The Procurement Excellence Model – The Demand Driven Organization – The Event Process Model
Supply Chain Management Systems
ERPs vs. Supply Chain Management Systems
This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as presented on the next column based on percentage of the total tuition hours:
Workshops & Work presentation
Case Studies & Practical Exercises
Videos, Sofware & General Discussion
The course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons with no prior notice to participants.