Supply Chain Leadership for Competitive Advantage

The Supply Chain Leadership track will equip you with the tools to recognize and prioritize opportunities, analyze their potential for competitive advantage, understand threats from competitors, and to execute strategies to achieve organizational excellence. Our signature course in both Supply Chain and Leadership combined will develop your confidence to make Supply Chain management a competitive advantage for your organization and maintain that status in the future. Whatever your role or level of experience, we expect that you will find the lessons valuable and applicable to your leadership in the years to come.

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Supply Chain Leadership for Competitive Advantage

Overview

The Supply Chain Leadership track will equip you with the tools to recognize and prioritize opportunities, analyze their potential for competitive advantage, understand threats from competitors, and to execute strategies to achieve organizational excellence. Our signature course in both Supply Chain and Leadership combined will develop your confidence to make Supply Chain management a competitive advantage for your organization and maintain that status in the future. Whatever your role or level of experience, we expect that you will find the lessons valuable and applicable to your leadership in the years to come.

Current Offerings

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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.

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: Strategic Leadership Within Your Supply Chain Organization

Description

In Strategic Leadership Within Your Supply Chain Organization, you will have the opportunity to explore ways to build the capacity of your supply chain organization in the service of a long-term strategic vision. These are critical leadership skills that will help you build organizational excellence. Whatever your role or level of experience, we expect that you will find the lessons valuable and applicable to your leadership in the years to come.

  • Topics & Takeaways
    • People, Processes and Technology
    • Effective Leadership Requires Vision
    • Supporting the Supply Chain Team
    • Engaging and Inspiring Others
  • Business Impact
    • Assess current leadership capabilities and develop the necessary supply chain leadership competencies
    • Document ideas for an area of improvement and formulate ways to implement the plan

Week 2: Defining Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain

Description

Throughout this course, you will focus on becoming catalysts for change as you seek to create a best-in-class supply chain that gives your organization a clear and sustainable edge over your competitors.

Before you can begin the change, however, you must determine what you will change. We will focus on identifying, leveraging, and prioritizing opportunities in your supply chain that offer the possibility of creating a competitive advantage for your organization in the future.

  • Overview & Business Impact
    • Assess which areas of your supply chain offer the most opportunities for improvement.
    • Identify specific opportunities and begin collecting data to determine how much potential value those opportunities could yield.
    • Learn how to prioritize strategic opportunities and consider the resources that would be necessary to pursue the opportunities you have identified.
  • Topics & Takeaway
    • The 7 Principles of Supply Chain Management
    • ABC or Pareto Analysis
    • Technology in the Supply Chain
      • Warehouse Management Systems
      • Transportation Management Systems
      • Demand Planning Software
      • Distribution Network Strategy
    • “Office Pride” Case Study

Week 3: Supply Chain as a Competitive Advantage

Description

Focus on exploring both opportunities and risks within your supply chain as compared to the supply chains of your competitors. Discuss competitive levers such as having both a Customer Lens and a Bottom-Line Lens, and your circle of influence on each. Discuss how to close gaps and avoid threats within your industry and use matrices to diagram innovations that will gain you the competitive edge your organization seeks.

  • Topics & Takeaway
    • Competitive Levers: discuss where your competitors excel and how to close the gap, learn about your circles of influence, rank the different types of supply chain strategies
    • Competitive Threats: watch examples of threats between brands, read about counterfeiting, and discuss common threats and opportunities
    • Innovation and the Triple Bottom Line: learn how to seek win-win solutions, read about product, service, and process innovations, and diagram your supply chain using a provided innovation matrix
    • Opportunity Analysis: use a provided template to identify Context, Scope, Scale, Risks, Rewards and discuss the analyses with cohort members
  • Business Impact
    • Improved understanding of how your supply chain compares to those of your competitors and how that should guide your actions as an individual and an organization
    • Increased awareness of threats to your brand and how to proactively address them
    • Clarity on the risks, rewards, and scale of opportunities to outpace competitors
  • What You’ll Learn
    • You will have the opportunity to explore ways to build the capacity of your supply chain organization in the service of a long-term strategic vision. These are critical leadership skills that will help you build organizational excellence.
    • You will focus on becoming the catalyst for change as you seek to create a best-in-class supply chain that gives your organization a clear and sustainable edge over your competitors.
    • We will focus on identifying, leveraging, and prioritizing opportunities in your supply chain that offer the possibility of creating a competitive advantage for your organization in the future
    • Focus on exploring both opportunities and risks within your supply chain as compared to the supply chains of your competitors. Discuss competitive levers such as having both a customer Lens and a bottom-Line Lens, and your circle of influence on each.
    • Discuss how to close gaps and avoid threats within your industry, and use matrices to diagram innovations that will gain you the competitive edge your organization seeks

Date

Learning Path

Date/Time

11/2/20-11/20/20

Supply Chain Leadership for Competitive Advantage

 

Week One Live Event

Strategic Leadership Within Your Supply Chain Organizations

11/6/20

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Week Two Live Event

Defining Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain

11/13/20

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Week Three Live Event

Supply Chain as a Competitive Advantage

11/20/20

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Value For You and Your Organization

Faculty

Expert executive faculty who have led significant change within the private and public sectors will provide models and frameworks to help you transform vision into and action plan for results.

Customize This Program

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Additional Details

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Discount Rates

  • 20%: In-Person delivery, or Live Remote delivery with 20+ participants on same invoice (Contact us to register your group)
  • 10%: Live Remote delivery

Eligibility

Tuition discounts are available for:

  • DoD or government employees
  • Penn State alumni
  • Individuals who commit to earning a Professional Certificate
  • Teams of three or more attending from the same organization
  • CSCR Corporate Sponsors and other affiliated groups (with valid discount code)

After registration, you will receive access to your personal learning portal. There you can find the following information:

  • Pre-program assignments, which prepare you for the program before the start date
  • A list of program faculty and fellow registered participants
  • Travel coordination and support, if applicable

Transfers

If an accepted Penn State Executive Programs applicant finds it necessary to transfer to another session of the same program, one transfer will be allowed with no charge if arranged more than six (6) weeks prior. Additional transfers, transfers to a different program, or transfers arranged less than six (6) weeks prior incur a charge of 10% of the current program fee.

The sponsoring company may identify a replacement candidate, but the replacement candidate must be accepted for the program through an admissions review.

Refunds

The following refunds will apply for withdraws if Penn State Executive Programs is notified in writing within the time period stated:

  • Full refund with notification received more than six (6) weeks prior to start of the program
  • 50% refund with notification received between two (2) and six (6) weeks before the start of the program.
  • No refund with notification received two (2) weeks or less prior to the start of program.

Note: The registered participant or their agent must confirm all notification of withdrawals, transfers and substitutions in writing. If written notification is not received, the full program fee will be assessed.

Cancellations

The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges by airlines or travel agencies. In the case of postponement, as an alternative to a refund, program fees may be transferred to another session of that program.

If you have any questions or concerns about our cancellation policy, please contact us to discuss further.