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Basics of Supply Chain Management Training Course


Course Overview:

The world’s a supply chain; and it’s ripe for conquering by those with the right skills and credentials. Far-reaching issues — such as global expansion and sourcing, the rapid growth of multinational corporations and strategic partnerships, fluctuating gas prices and environmental concerns — dramatically impact every organization’s corporate strategy and bottom line. These emerging trends have made supply chain management a critical business field in the world today. As more and more companies realize the importance of their supply chain, they are competing to fill a growing number of positions from a limited pool of trained specialists — resulting in a massive shortage of qualified supply chain professionals across all markets and industries.


This course covers principles and techniques of effective Production Planning and Control. Combining lectures with a computer-based simulation allows delegates to put theory into practice. This unique “learning by doing” approach has proved highly effective in ensuring that knowledge is retained, understood and rapidly applied.


The course also addresses key behavioral and interpersonal issues that can make or break the effectiveness of production planning and control.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the keys to strategic supplier management

  • Develop Supply Chain strategies to support business strategies

  • Determine how to optimize inventory levels to meet service requirements

  • Reduce lead time.

  • Increase fill rates.

  • Improve supplier performance and accountability.

  • Improve customer satisfaction and customer relationships.

  • Understand the basics of inventory and forecasting technology

  • Learn how to develop metrics that synchronize supply chain and logistics metrics with key company financial metrics and goals.

  • Develop transportation and distribution strategies to support business strategies

  • Better manage total transportation spending

  • Understand and manage variability that impacts transportation

Who Should Attend?

  • Supply chain management professionals

  • Supply chain engineers and analysts

  • Inventory planners and analysts

  • Manufacturing and process engineers

  • Industrial engineers and systems analysts

  • Production and warehouse supervisors and team leaders

  • Operations managers of traffic, transportation, and/or warehousing

  • Supply chain engineers and analysts

  • Industrial engineers and systems analysts

  • Transportation managers and engineers

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management

  • Forecasting

  • Master Planning

  • Material Requirements Planning

  • Capacity Management and Production Activity Control

  • Inventory Fundamentals

  • Inventory Management

  • Physical Distribution

  • Quality Management and Purchasing

  • Just-in-Time Manufacturing

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