Supply Chain Reinvention - Finding More Value in Your Organization

Smeal College of Business

Smeal College of Business

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Who should attend

  • Senior Leaders who want to create a consistent foundation of supply chain strategy, language, and principles across their team.
  • Leaders in business units that interact and intersect with the supply chain
  • Newer and high-potential supply chain leaders
  • Managers addressing both strategic concepts and tactical application throughout the end-to-end supply chain.

About the course

Enhance your capacity for building alignment and collaboration as you learn a powerful methodology for leading contemporary supply chain organizations. Reflect on the people, processes, and technology that impact the supply chain and discuss potential areas for improving the synergy between them. Investigate the change leadership necessary to move your supply chain capabilities forward and ahead of your competitors.

Program Benefits

  • Accelerator courses - leverage the same expert instructors that you expect from the #1 ranked supply chain department in the country
  • Participate from any location – all you need is access to the internet and a web browser
  • Focus on learning tracks - select what aligns with your organizational responsibilities
  • Develop a new network - Connect live with supply chain experts and other participants from across the country - learn how others are addressing similar issues
  • Develop a new level of understanding – we help you make the connection between concept and application to deliver immediate impact in your workplace

Program Content

Week 1: Leading the Modern Supply Chain

Description

The winners in today’s business landscape are those who deliver superior products and services faster and more efficiently than their competitors. This one-week experience reveals current research that demonstrates that best-in-class supply chain organizations are flexible and work seamlessly across the entire supply chain, from their suppliers’ suppliers all the way to their end-users.

Topics & Takeaways

  • Alignment and Collaboration: consider the three-legged stool of People, Processes, and Technology; review the key dimensions of alignment and collaboration via a maturity model and matrix
  • Critical Success Factors: review McKinsey & Company research on key considerations and steps to building effective collaboration, watch a logistics case study and discuss similar opportunities in your organization
  • Playing the Role of the Conductor: reflect on how to capitalize on synergies between organizations, define gaps between alignment with your suppliers and customers, plan a road map from current to optimal performance
  • Change Leadership and Moving Forward: read Deloitte research about developing connecting behaviors between senior supply chain leaders and others; discuss the need for a strategic plan and a change management model

Business Impact

  • Identify opportunity gaps and develop a roadmap for improvement, using core principles of change management
  • Build a leadership mindset that enables performance improvement action
  • Gain the ability to assess the organizational maturity level of your supply chain and how to increase the use of success factors

Week 2: Finding Opportunities in Your End-to-End Supply Chain

Description

Having an end-to-end supply chain mindset opens up tremendous opportunities for your supply chain. This course will introduce you to the Penn State End-to-End Supply Chain Model®, an extremely helpful resource for organizations that are trying to better understand, analyze and improve their supply chains. You will have the opportunity to reflect on, and discuss the model and its implications, and consider your organization’s supply chain in the context of the following questions:

  • In what ways do you think this model may help organize your thinking regarding how to improve its functioning?
  • How can this model help you to communicate internally across departments, as well as across organizations that compromise your supply chain?
  • Which functions does your company perform?
  • Where are you in this supply chain?
  • Are you in multiple supply chains?

Topics & Takeaways

  • The 7 Principles of Supply Chain Management
  • Gartner Top 25 Supply Chains
  • The Triple-A Supply Chain
  • Logistics Expenditures – Micro and Macro Expenses
  • Sketching Your End-to-End Supply Chain

What You'll Learn

  • Deepen your understanding of your own supply chain’s challenges and opportunities and the issues and forces that shape the supply chains of today
  • Learn to perform an assessment from three tiers: an organizational level, a departmental level, and a team level, in order to get a comprehensive picture of where you and your firm currently operate
  • We introduce you to the Penn State End-to-End Supply Chain Model®, an extremely helpful resource for organizations that are trying to better understand, analyze and improve their supply chains. You will have the opportunity to reflect on, and discuss the model and its implications, and consider your organization’s supply chain in that context

Week 3: Supply Chain Alignment and Orchestration

Description

Enhance your capacity for building alignment and collaboration as you learn a powerful methodology for leading contemporary supply chain organizations. Reflect on the people, processes, and technology that impact the supply chain and discuss potential areas for improving the synergy between them. Investigate the change leadership necessary to move your supply chain capabilities forward and ahead of your competitors.

Topics & Takeaways

  • Alignment and Collaboration: consider the three-legged stool of People, Processes, and Technology; review the key dimensions of alignment and collaboration via a maturity model and matrix
  • Critical Success Factors: review McKinsey & Company research on key considerations and steps to building effective collaboration, watch a logistics case study and discuss similar opportunities in your organization
  • Playing the Role of the Conductor: reflect on how to capitalize on synergies between organizations, define gaps between alignment with your suppliers and customers, plan a road map from current to optimalperformance
  • Change Leadership and Moving Forward: read Deloitte research about developing connecting behaviors between senior supply chain leaders and others; discuss the need for a strategic plan and a change management model

Business Impact

  • Identify opportunity gaps and develop a roadmap for improvement, using core principles of change management
  • Build a leadership mindset that enables performance improvement action
  • Gain the ability to assess the organizational maturity level of your supply chain and how to increase the use of success factors

Experts

John Langley

Supply Chain and Information Systems Group Faculty Penn State Dr. Langley is a former President of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and a recipient of the Council's Distinguished Service Award. In 2007 he was recognized by the American Society of Transportation and Logistic...

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