Aligning Supply Chain Organizations

This Penn State Executive Program provides you with ways to ensure your supply chain strategies and processes align with organizational priorities. Coordinate key initiatives among trading partners. Topics include: planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR); sales and operations planning (S&OP); integrated business planning (IBP) and integrated business management (IBM).

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  • Aligning Supply Chain Organizations
  • 2019-04-02T00:00:00-04:00
  • 2019-04-03T23:59:59-04:00
  • This Penn State Executive Program provides you with ways to ensure your supply chain strategies and processes align with organizational priorities. Coordinate key initiatives among trading partners. Topics include: planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR); sales and operations planning (S&OP); integrated business planning (IBP) and integrated business management (IBM).
  • When Apr 02, 2019 to Apr 03, 2019 (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • Where University Park, PA
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Session Date: April 2-3, 2019

A joint venture with the Penn State Smeal College of Business' Center for Supply Chain Research™.

EARN A CERTIFICATE
Complete multiple supply chain offerings from Penn State Executive Programs to earn a professional certificate.

Program Objectives

This program focuses on the critical need for alignment as a facilitator for supply chain success. Of greatest importance are: 1) alignment between supply chain and organizational objectives; 2) alignment between function and process areas within the supply chain; and 3) alignment between organizations and their suppliers, customers, and key supply chain partners.

Primary topics include:

  • Concepts and challenges of supply chain alignment
  • Evolution of collaboration and its contributions to supply chain excellence
  • Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR)
  • Successful sales and operations planning (S&OP)
  • Integrated business planning (IBP) and integrated business management (IBM)
  • Industry case studies on strategic supply chain partnerships
  • Trading partner collaboration and the state of logistics outsourcing
  • Executive perspectives on supply chain collaboration
  • Revisiting challenges of supply chain collaboration

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for individuals responsible for coordinating efforts to align supply chain and organizational strategies, supply and demand, and supply chain and trading partners across multiple firms. It would also benefit those who manage key external resources that are essential to the success of any supply chain (e.g., transportation, warehousing, 3PL/4PL, information technology, etc.).  The program is particularly useful for providers of logistics services who may choose to attend along with customers with whom they aspire to have better organizational alignment and improved business relationships. This course is an option for those pursuing a Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Leadership.

Program Benefits

Aligning Supply Chain Organizations will improve your ability to:

  • Leverage supply chain relationships and use the power of collaboration to increase profits, reduce costs, and improve visibility
  • Execute better supply chain performance through information sharing and the meaningful use of shared information
  • Smooth fluctuations in demand and synchronize supply with demand signals
  • Enhance customer service, reduce stock outs, and improve product line ROIs
  • Implement proven collaborative methodologies like CPFR, S&OP, and IBP/IBM within your organization
  • Develop productive trading partner relationships and strategies
  • Access, analyze, and understand disparate data sources and emerging trends in product management
  • Understand how to successfully implement supply chain strategies relating to collaboration, alignment and synchronization

Program Content

Delivery is balanced between in-depth discussion and action-learning exercises to drive home concepts and facilitate immediate application upon return to the organization.  Topics include:

Alignment and Synchronization with Supply Chain Partners

  • Managing supply chains in the 21st century
  • Building and maintaining trust in a business partnership
  • Leveraging people, processes and technology for supply chain success
  • Change management mandates for an organization
  • Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR)

Internal Collaboration

  • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and implementation priorities
  • Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and Integrated Business Management (IBM)
  • Concept of Consensus Forecasting
  • Coordinated demand and supply planning

Integrating Internal & External Collaboration

  • Practical insights from industry leaders
  • Industry case study to understand trading partner collaboration

Challenges of Supply Chain Alignment 

  • Identifying and understanding key issues and challenges relating to supply chain collaboration and alignment
  • Revisiting challenges of Supply Chain Alignment to assess progress made toward insight and resolution
  • Benchmarking your firm's alignment for integrated business performance

This program awards 1.5 CEUs. Penn State Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available based on a standard of one unit per ten hours of classroom instruction.

PENN STATE EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS VOICES
“As the leader of the Global Supply Chain function, I'm better prepared to develop collaboration processes with internal functions and customers....The course provided more insight on the +/- of doing things correctly with a strong consideration to change management issues.”
- Pedro Menendez, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, USG Corporation

Faculty

Faculty Director

Dr. C. John Langley Jr., Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of Development for the Center for Supply Chain Research, Penn State

Faculty Leaders

Ms. Siobhan O'Bara, Senior Vice President, Industry Engagement, GS1 US

Mr. Steve Tracey, Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Research™; Executive Director, Penn State Executive Programs;  Professor of Practice - Supply Chain & Information Systems, Penn State

 

Reservations

Our enrollment coordinator will be happy to hold a seat for you in this program. A reservation does not commit you to the program until you register online. Questions? Please call 800-311-6364 or 814-865-3435

Related Programs

This course is an option for those pursuing a Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Leadership. Participants must take two others in the series to complete the Certificate:

Programs may be taken in any order over any period of time. An Executive Programs representative will be happy to help you select the appropriate program for your current level of responsibility.

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Fees

NEW TIERED PRICING! We have modified our rates to provide you with a choice in accommodations. The new program fee of $2,150 covers tuition, materials, lunch, breaks, and a group dinner. You may select our traditional meals and lodging package (for the Nittany Lion Inn or The Penn Stater as program dictates) for an additional $400. If booking your own hotel, you are responsible for your lodging, travel to and from the program, and "on your own" dinners.

Active military personnel, PSU alumni, and teams of three or more attending this program from one company are eligible for a 20% program discount.