A highly interactive training course on

Supply Chain Best Practices

Concepts, Application & Risk Management
Coventry Academy -  Supply Chain Best Practices

Course Schedules

 08-12 Jul 2024
 26-30 Aug 2024
 07-11 Oct 2024
 06-10 Jan 2025
 24-28 Feb 2025

Training course overview

A supply chain is a network of organisations that are involved in the different processes and activities that produce value in the form of services and products though upstream and downstream activities to the ultimate consumer. This Coventry Academy training course will examine supply chain management as the integration of all business processes across the supply chain looking at strategic, tactical and organisational levels. This exciting training course will enable delegates to return to their organisations and implement ideas to make significant cost savings in a number of different areas of their business.

What are the goals?

By attending this Coventry Academy training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the Process of Supply Chains Within Their Organisations
  • Determine the Best Strategy for Inventory Management
  • Identify Cost Savings Through Changes to Processes
  • Recognise Risk and the Methods to Reduce it
  • Understand the Principles of Finance and Cash Flow

Who is this training course for?

This Coventry Academy training course is suitable for middle and senior managers who have responsibility for operational areas in the organisation, as well as consultants and professionals who support them. For example:

  • Operational Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Board Level Executives and Non-Executives

Course Outline

Day One: Understanding the Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Definitions
  • Supply Chain Models and Types
  • Types of process frameworks
  • Defining performance gaps
  • Customers, competitive advantage and demand
  • The Global Supply Chain
Day Two: Unlocking your Cash: Inventory Management and Optimization
  • Types of inventory
  • Applying procurement strategies that maximize inventory turns
  • Speeding the cash-to-cash cycle time
  • The financial justification for change
  • Supplier relationship management: strategies, approaches and tools
Day Three: A New Paradigm for Outsourcing
  • Is your relationship transactional or outcome-based?
  • Defining desired outcomes that are measurable
  • Developing an effective outsourcing contract
  • Designing a pricing model that incentivizes desired behaviours
  • Evaluating cost/service trade-offs
Day Four: Identifying Supply Chain Instabilities and Risks
  • Internal supply chain risks
  • PESTLE and external risks
  • Risk management principles
  • Evaluation and prioritisation of risks
  • Contingency and risk management planning
Day Five: Rethinking the Supply Chain and Improving your Results
  • Rationale and approach to performance management
  • Identifying, defining, and tracking your metrics
  • Incentives and continuous improvement
  • Re-engineering supply chains end to end to minimise risk
  • Organisation development

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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