Strategic Supply Chain Management

The University of Auckland Business School

The University of Auckland Business School

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Who should attend

Co-designed by the Centre for Supply Chain Management and leading NZ business executives, this dynamic programme actively develops mid-career professionals from various parts of the supply chain into strategic supply chain leaders.

About the course

The role of a supply chain leader is to align their organisation’s array of staff, suppliers, technology and process, and get the right products into the right hands at the right time.

In a world of increasingly dynamic and disrupted supply chains, companies need their supply chain leaders to develop the foresight, skill and agility to turn operational issues into strategic opportunities. A supply chain leader’s understanding of what is needed – and their ability to influence across the supply network – will be the key to company success in the future.

This experiential programme seeks to equip mid-career supply chain professionals to contribute at a strategic level to lead that alignment process. It is designed to be practical and relevant and give supply chain leaders the tools to contribute to C-Suite decision making, both functionally and across the business.

Programme content

To encourage you to think beyond Supply Chain and develop the strategic, whole-of-business mindset, some parts of Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5 will be delivered in a combined cohort of all C-Suite programme participants. The remaining time will be spent in your Supply Chain cohort.

Module themes:

Decision making in uncertain times Beginning your learning journey.

  • Defining the disruptive influences in your industry.
  • Learning approaches for decision making in different environments.

Aligning strategy to deliver value

  • Introduction to ‘end-to-end’ supply chain thinking.
  • Building a network of supportive leaders to sustain development.
  • How organisations create value. Where and how do they compete?
  • Understanding what corporate strategy means for supply chain strategy.

Collaboration and change

  • The changing nature of supply chains and the impact of new technologies.
  • Increasing business value through collaboration.
  • Managing change – interpreting the effects through power and influence.

Leading across the supply network

  • Leading collaboratively in an uncertain world.
  • Best practices that increase your leadership presence.

Roadmap for the future

  • Continuing to deliver value as a senior leader.
  • Bringing it all together.

Experts

Daniel Vidal

Dr Daniel Vidal is a general management consultant with strong hands-on systems and business strategy development experience gained in top international companies. He has an extensive consulting and advisory background with specific strengths in IT-driven transformation, strategy, business perfor...

David Robb

David is Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Auckland Business School. He has an Engineering Science degree from the University of Auckland, an MBA and PhD in Operations Management from The University of Calgary, where he ...

Tava Olsen

Before joining the University of Auckland, Professor Tava Olsen was Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis, which she joined after serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engine...

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