Executive Development Program

Overview

Managing complex supply chains in an uncertain environment is the focus of this program. In this rigorous and challenging program, you will learn about strategies/tactics for supply chain coordination, demand management, supply network planning, product design, and sourcing strategies.

Through interactions with eminent scholars in the field, you will compete in a set of online simulations (games) directed at enhancing your implementation skills. The program will also include panels with industry/academic experts to highlight the learning inherent in the program.

Key Benefits

The overall goal of the program is to demonstrate the value of supply chain analytics in a competitive setting. Through team exercises, the participants will recognize the value of collaborative efforts.


“SCM Analytics: Gaming the Supply Chain” is an informative course for individuals highlighting the role and value of data analytics in a supply chain environment—utilizing data to demonstrate potential improvement opportunities in product availability, sales predictability and overall process efficiency. The course also introduces participants to the complexities and connections in a modern supply chain.”
analyst for a major grocery chain
“My organization sent two people to the “SCM Analytics: Gaming the Supply Chain” Program and I was very pleased with the results. Both participants returned with questions we hadn’t previously asked, challenged the status quo and improvements were implemented within months.”
VP of operations for a distributor

Who Should Attend

  • Mid-level executives
  • Supply Chain Planners
  • Sourcing/Distribution Consultants/Analysts

Program Details

Module 1

Focus: Manage a domestic supply chain for a short-life cycle product.

Length OF Module: 8 hours

Key Issues Explored:

  • Demand Forecasting (Seasonal Demand).
  • Installation of Additional Capacity
  • Managing Operations through batching/Managing Inventory through order point systems
  • Selection of Product Delivery (Transportation) Modes for satisfying customer demand.

Module 2

Focus: Manage an international supply chain for a short-life cycle product.

Length OF Module: 8 hours

Key Issues Explored:

  • Demand Forecasting (Seasonal Demand; Random Demand; Causal Demand; “Pulse” Demand).
  • Demand driven Supply Chain Network Planning— where to build and install capacity; where to build distribution centers?
  • Managing Operations through batching/Managing Inventory through order point systems (for each node in the supply chain network).
  • Selection of Product Delivery (Transportation) Modes for satisfying customer demand (for each distribution node in the supply chain network).

Module 3

Focus: Information Sharing/Coordination within a Supply Chain

Length OF Module: 4 hours

Key Issues Explored:

  • Illustrate the “costs” of supply chain decisions with no information sharing/coordination.
  • Examine how these “costs” are lower with information sharing/coordination.
  • Extend the analysis to integrate supply/communication lead times.

Module 4

Focus: Design, Forecasting, Sourcing, and Operational Decision Making in a Multi-Product/Service Supply Chain

Length OF Module: 4 hours

Key Issues Explored:

  • Product Design (feasibility, margin, and demand impact)
  • Demand Forecasting (exploring trade-offs between lost sales and excess inventories)
  • Supplier Sourcing Strategies (single versus multiple supplier selection and how this impacts costs, supply lead times, and quantity disruption)
  • Operational Decision Making (exploring feasibility of revising supplier contracts, acquiring additional demand information, and responses to market trends).

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Full Breakfast
  • Session A: Introduction to Simulation/Game
  • Session B: Supply Chain Analytics
  • Lunch
  • Session C: Supply Chain Simulation/Game
  • Session D: Debrief
  • Dinner

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College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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