Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success


Course name Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success
Institution Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business, Center for Supply Chain Research
Location USA, Pennsylvania
Language English
Contact information

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Course objective

Process and Tools for Supply Chain Success will improve your ability to: Plan supply chains on a global scale, Better measure and manage profits and costs, Better manage the physical flow of products, Improve the quality and dependability of products and services, Increase the speed of delivery and reduce waste, & Achieve rapid improvements in operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Sector Other
General course topics Variety/range of logistics topics in some detail
Specific course topics

Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success incorporates the standard supply chain processes of PLAN, SOURCE, MAKE, DELIVER, and RETURN—also known as the SCOR model—to introduce important technologies and methods that drive performance improvement at each action point. Tools for the PLAN process: Modeling and designing global supply chain networks, Assessing improvement opportunities using ABC analysis, Advanced supply chain planning tools (APO, APS, Inventory Optimization), Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR) & Public/private sector comparisons. Tools for the SOURCE process: Supplier relationship management and strategic procurement, Reverse auctions, Landed cost models.Tools for the MAKE process: Lean and Six Sigma in the supply chain. Tools for the DELIVER process: Warehouse management systems & Transportation management systems. Tools for the RETURN process: Closed-loop supply chains. Challenges of tool implementation. Challenges of tool implementation.

Total time commitment 40
Focus commodity Not indicated
Accredited No
Accredited by Other
Certificate name No
Degree name This course can count towards a Certificate in Supply Chain Management or a Certificate in Supply Chain Operational Excellence.
Attendance mode In-person
Incentives No
Incentives description


Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Program Manager
Pre-requisites No
Pre-requisites description


Course fee $4,200
Course fee description

Includes all instructional materials, private room accommodations, and meals.

Discount available Yes
Discount description

Fees vary. Lower fees exist for CSCMP members and Center for Supply Chain Research Corporate Sponsors. See website for more details.

Course included in analysis No
Additional comments

The program is likely accredited through the University. (This information is not specified.) The course is also cosponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

This course will be held November 4-8, 2013.

If this course is taken with Essentials of Supply Chain Management and Achieving Supply Chain Transformation a Certificate in Supply Chain Management will be rewarded.

If this course is taken with Demand-Driven Supply Chains: Using Lean Principles to Drive Innovation and Supply Chain Collaboration and Allignment a Certificate in Supply Chain Operational Excellence will be awarded.