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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Supply Chain & Logistics Management: the International Impact & Returned Values

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Oct 20—24, 2019
5 days
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
USD 4200
USD 840 per day

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About the course

This seminar is aimed at both suppliers and buyers who need an overview of the key issues and drivers involved when viewing supply chains from a logistics/demand point of view. It examines what logistics and supply chain management are fundamentally about and the key aspects established are that time is cash; movement to the customer is all that adds value, working with all involved pays, and that having to look outside of the box is fundamental. It will also explore how to change current methods and activities so that benefits are obtained.

Throughout the seminar the rules for Effective Supply Chain Management are identified and discussed; along with relevant case studies and Best Practice guidelines.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Give knowledge of effective logistics and supply chain management practices
  • Analyze and examine current operations
  • Make organizational improvements

Course Outline

Day One:

UNDERSTANDING WHAT SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

  • Definitions of logistics and Supply Chain management
  • The interrelations and connections of Buying, Making, Moving, and Selling activities
  • History and the development
  • A view of the future

KEY ASPECTS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

  • The cost/service balance
  • Customer service principles
  • Lead times throughout the supply chain
  • Adding value
  • Production options/changes
  • Trade off opportunities

Day Two:

THE BENEFITS OF ADOPTING A SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY

  • Understanding the sub functional conflicts
  • Benefits within and between functions taking a supply chain view of total acquisition costs
  • Accepting that competitive advantage comes from the Supply Chain

Day Three:

WHY A SUPPLY CHAIN APPROACH WILL CHANGE TRADITIONAL WAYS

  • Looking at demand amplifications, and the "Forester" effect,
  • Appreciating the effects of uncertainty and unresponsiveness
  • Seeing how we currently manage the supply chain
  • Changing the way we manage the Supply Chain for effectiveness

Day Four:

IMPACTS TO THE SUPPLIER/CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS

  • Practical effects on lot sizes/order quantities
  • Reducing costs
  • Sharing developments
  • Eliminating internal and external barriers
  • Interfacing versus integrating relationships

Day Five:

IMPLEMENTING A LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT APPROACH

  • The changes needed with suppliers and customers.
  • The changes need to internal organization and management practices
  • Potential action needed
  • The "doing nothing" future, with “lessons from experience”
  • Guarding against futures of higher stock levels and competition gains
  • Breaking down traditional silo/closed management

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for all Supply, Buying, Purchase, Logistics, Materials and supply Chain Professionals, those who need to develop their understanding of Logistics and Supply Chain Management as well as those who are looking for business gains and benefits from managing their supply chains more effectively.

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