Supply Chain Collaboration & Alignment


Course name Supply Chain Collaboration & Alignment
Institution Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business, Center for Supply Chain Research
Location USA, Pennsylvania
Language English
Contact information


1-800-311-6364 or 814-865-3435


Course objective

This program covers improvement opportunities for internal process alignment as well as externally through key strategies between trading partners. Topics include:

-Successful sales & operations planning (S&OP)

-Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR)

-Industry case study on strategic partnerships

-Outsourcing and third party logistics providers

-Executive perspective from major consumer products companies such as Hershey, Whirlpool, and Penske.

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

External Collaboration

-Managing supply chains in the 21st century

-Building and maintaining trust in a business partnership

-People, processes, and technology

-Change management mandates for an organization

-Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)

Internal Collaboration

-Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Principles

-Concept of Consensus Forecasting

-Coordinated demand and supply planning

Integrating Internal & External Collaboration

-Practical insights from industry leaders

Self-Assessment Tool

-Identifying and understanding key issues relating to supply chain collaboration and alignment

-Benchmarking your firm\'s alignment for integrated business performance

Total time commitment 40
Focus commodity Not indicated
Accredited No
Accredited by Not indicated - please contact the course host for this information.
Degree name This course can count towards 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 $3,600
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.

This program follows Essentials of Supply Chain Management on October 7-11. Attend both programs back-to-back and take 20% off the programs fees!

3PL SPECIAL: Third-party logistics providers may attend with one or more customers and receive 30% off for a program fee of $2,520 each. This limited time offer is valid for the May 2013 session only. You must call our enrollment coordinator at (814) 865-3435 to reserve your seats at this special rate.

Course included in analysis No
Additional comments

Course dates: Oct 14-17, 2013.

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

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