In our hyper-competitive world of international business, building, managing and sustaining a global supply chain is critical. Regular supply chain issues must be addressed in innovative ways. There are a number activities companies should focus on in order to optimize their supply chains. These include properly controlling costs, mitigating supply chain risk and complexity, pursuing cross-functional alignment, implementing green practices and attracting and retaining appropriate talent.
Although sound supply chain management practices are not always followed, crafting and executing a thoughtful supply chain strategy is critical–and the benefits are huge. A well-oiled supply chain can go a long way in enhancing global competitiveness and achieving higher profits. It could also be the difference between success and failure.
Date: May 13th, 18th, and 20th
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Where: University of San Diego
- Design and execute a sourcing strategy aligned with your firm’s needs
- Identify best practices and key performance metrics in managing your supply chain
- Develop a “green” supply chain strategy that makes financial sense for your firm
- Identify sources of supply chain risk and complexity and describe methodologies to mitigate
- Recognize the importance of supply chain innovation to a firm’s survival
Total Seminar Hours: 9
Joel Sutherland is managing director of the Supply Chain Management Institute and an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego. Previously, Sutherland was with Lehigh University and taught at the University of Southern California.