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Supply Chain Management

This Supply Chain Management course is designed to assist those who are or will be involved in Supply Chain, Materials and Purchasing management to gain an in depth knowledge of the role, requirements and best practice currently in place within leading industrial companies.

Product Code:
1 Day
09:30 - 16:30
Cost Includes:
Training course materials and after-training support
Contact Name:
Ann-Marie Ni Dhonnacha
X €375.00
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The aims of the course are to enable participants to acquire a broad knowledge of the supply chain field; namely to think strategically and critically about supply chain management and the key concepts involved within leading industries / sectors. To form a strategic focus and the ability to apply these best practice examples and learning at an operational level within organisation.

Introduction to Supply Chain Management

  • History and foundations of SCM
  • Development
  • Demand vs. Supply

Context Specific supply chain

  • Identifying the context
  • Framework
  • Supply Chain positioning

Strategy Development

  • Strategic planning for purchasing and supply
  • Designing supply chain objectives
  • Components of supply strategy

Strategic Purchasing and Supplier Management

  • Development of purchasing
  • Main elements of purchasing
  • Buying’s role within the firm
  • Variables in supplier assessment

Global Supply Chains

  • Issues in GSCM
  • Designing global supply chains
  • Potential problems and solutions

Relationship Management

  • Types of relationship
  • Strategies for successful relationships
  • Transforming supply chains to adding value

Trends in modern supply chain management

  • Outsourcing
  • Lean and Agile supply chains
  • Kanban’s & VMI purchasing
  • ERP, SAP, Oracle etc…

Relationship Management

  • Types of relationship
  • Strategies for successful relationships
  • Transforming supply chains to adding value

SCM performance analysis & evaluation

  • Supply chain reporting
  • Best in class analysis
  • Defining KPI’s and metrics

This Supply Chain Management training programme may be beneficial to supply chain managers, materials managers, materials and production planners, or anyone looking to get a better understanding of what supply chain management entails. It would also be useful to those who wise to move into a career in supply chain management who may not have practical experience within this field.

Classroom based, instructor lead, practical hands on course.

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