Supply Chain Management Programs
Through our Center for Supply Chain Management, we are able to offer programs that allow every member of the supply chain industry significant opportunities to improve both corporate profitability and return on assets.
Advanced Product Safety Management
The overall goals of the course are to assist safety professionals in the development of tools and techniques to improve their ability to support their companies. Follow-up programs in the future will offer updated information about changes in the product safety profession and regulatory environment. This first level certification will establish basic rules and generally accepted processes in the product safety field. Once codified, they can be improved and amended to recognize changes in regulation and knowledge.
Business Analytics is the art of analyzing business data for decision making. In the context of supply chain management (SCM), business analytics is about combining supply chain related data and solve specific SCM problems. An example of such problem is finalizing a location of a new distribution centre by analyzing the variables - city population, cost of living, proximity to suppliers, customers, ports, and airports.
Change Management Program
As organizations constantly change and adapt to remain competitive, they need better strategies for managing change. This workshop will cover the concepts of managing planned change, the main “derailers” of change efforts, and how to make change more successful in organizations.
Integrated Supply Chain Management Program
The Integrated Supply Chain Management Certificate Program (ISCM) offers comprehensive management development techniques/tools for professionals involved in inventory management, purchasing, warehousing/ transportation, project management, lean principles in the overall supply chain pipeline. This certificate program is designed for those who have at least three years of experience in any of the functional areas of supply chain management.
Lean Logistics Program
Top goals of Lean Logistics are to eliminate waste, decrease work-in-process inventories, and, in turn, decrease process and manufacturing lead-times; ultimately increasing supply chain velocity and flow. Supply chain velocity and flow is paramount to Lean Thinking as the ultimate goal of Lean is to improve organizational effectiveness and profitability.
Managing Inventories for Increased Profitability
Inventory management is a science primarily about specifying the shape and percentage of stocked goods. It is required at different locations within a facility or within many locations of a supply network to precede the regular and planned course of production and stock of materials.
Negotiation occurs in business, non-profit organizations, government branches, legal proceedings, among nations, and in personal situations such as marriage, divorce, parenting, and everyday life.
Project Management Program
The supply chain environment is complex (many moving parts, many organizations) and successfully implementing change in such an environment requires greater clarity, forethought, planning and oversight in execution. Supply chain management strategies involving change are often implemented through projects.
Risk Management Program
The Risk Management Program identifies, assesses, and prioritizes risks through coordinating an economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities.
Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management
Strategic sourcing is an institutional procurement process that continuously improves and re-evaluates the purchasing activities of a company. Procurement is the acquisition of goods, services or works from an external source. It is favorable that the goods, services or works are appropriate and that they are procured at the best possible cost to meet the need of the purchaser in terms of quality and quantity, time, and location. Corporations and public bodies offer define processes intended to promote fair and open competition for their business while minimizing exposure to fraud and collusion.
Sales and Operations Program
The S&OP planning includes an updated forecast that leads to a sales plan, production plan, inventory plan, customer lead time (backlog) plan, new product development plan, strategics initiative plan and resulting financial plan.
Supply Chain Management 101
The major objective of this workshop is to introduce basic supply chain tools that have been used in industries, public sectors, health care areas and other fields. It has been known from various research studies that strategic use of supply chain tools has a significant impact on financial statements. This workshop attempts to demonstrate the link between successful use of supply chain principles and tools and financial performance of firms.
Supply Chain Trade Operations
International trade is the exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories. In most countries, such trade represents a significant share of gross domestic product (GDP). While international trade has been present throughout much of history (see Silk Road, Amber Road), the economic, social, and political importance has increased. Industrialization, advanced transportation, globalization, multinational corporations, and outsourcing are all having a major impact on the international trade system.
Transportation and Warehouse Management
Transportation is the movement of goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicle and operations. Transportation infrastructure consists of the fixed installations necessary for transport, including roads, railway, airway, waterways, canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehousing, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations) and seaports. Terminals may be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance.
Variability in Supply Chain Program
In this course, we examine the influence of variability throughout the supply chain, from its impact on simples processes to its effect on complex networks.