Supply Chain Management: Strategy and Planning for Effective Operations
Integrate Strategy, Planning, and Operations
Create opportunities for revolutionizing your operations through increased efficiencies in the design and management of your supply chain. In this program, faculty present state-of-the-art models and practical tools for supply chain management and multi-plant coordination.
You will learn effective logistics strategies for companies operating complex networks and be inspired to integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system to increase service levels and to reduce costs. The effective management of facilities, inventories, transportation, information, outsourcing and strategic partnering to improve operational performance are presented with real-world case studies. Each participant receives the book, Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation.
Operations Management Week You may combine this program with our Science of Lean Six Sigma Operations program in Operations Management Week. When taken consecutively, these programs are offered at a 10-percent discount and provide an executive summary of the innovative approach to operations management used in the highly-acclaimed Kellogg MBA program.
If you are a senior or mid-level manager or consultant responsible for domestic and international supply chain and logistics systems, this program is designed for you.
Operations, purchasing, inventory control, and transportation managers who want to ensure smooth production with as little inventory as possible, high customer service levels, and low system-wide cost are encouraged to attend.
You will also benefit from this program if you are a manager who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the role supply chains play in a company’s overall business strategy.
In this course, you will:
Learn to design supply chains that improve supply-chain profitability
Use product design, strategic sourcing and contracts to most efficiently match supply and demand
Build and maximize supply-chain coordination and collaboration
Identify supply-chain risks and design risk mitigation strategies
Explore purchasing, production and distribution strategies for a global environment
Managing Inventory and Designing Logistics
Identify performance drivers; impact of product life-cycle characteristics on the make/buy decision
Reduce and control demand variability through product design, postponement and delayed differentiation
Supply Chain Coordination and Integration
Discuss bullwhip effect, push versus pull and distribution strategies; impact of demand variability, lead times, and centralized decision making; role of the Internet in improving supply chain integration
Professor Sunil Chopra: How market uncertainty and globalization impact supply chain models
What Past Participants Say
"I was able to immediately apply the learning obtained in this program to my global project. After re-evaluating the strategy, the project became profitable with almost no capital investment, an ROI in less than a year." - Engineer Coordinator-International Projects, Alberto Culver Company
"Excellent high-level view of what supply chain is, how it works, and where improvement opportunities reside." - Senior Consultant, Kepner-Tregoe, Inc.
"[This program] connects supply chain strategy to overall business strategy." - Director of Operations, Vision Point of Sale
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