3-day Training Hands-On Supply Chain Management
10
May
23
May

3-day Training Hands-On Supply Chain Management

10/05/2022 09:00 - 23/05/2022 17:00 Odisee Campus Brussels

In this  course we deal with the supply chain fundamentals that are required to effectively manage a supply chain.

When ?

  • 2022, May 10, 17 and 23
  • Venue: Odisee, Campus Brussel, Stormstraat 2

What ?

  • 3-day training course from 9 till 17h
  • Language: English, unless all participants speak Dutch
  • Bring your laptop!

Goals

  • Gain insights into the effective management of your supply chain
  • Prepare for the APICS CSCP and CPIM courses/ certification program
  • Hands-on Supply Chain Management Certificate
  • Expand your network and meet other supply chain professionals

 

Pricing

  • PICS–members/ Value Chain subscribers: 1030 € + 21% VAT
  • Non members: 1145 € + 21% VAT

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1 145,00 excl. VAT

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PICS-members
1 030,00 excl. VAT

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Program

Day 1

Part 1: Beer game & bullwhip effect

  • The Beer Game has historically been used to illustrate the operation of a supply chain. Besides illustrating the bullwhip effect, the beer game also shows the importance of coordination, cooperation and information sharing.
  • The beer game also illustrates how important it is to have an accurate forecast of demand. After all, the smooth operation of a supply chain depends on a good forecast.
  • Therefore, the first training session deals with the preparation of a good forecast. A case and a business game is used to transmit the necessary skills and insights.

Part 2: Forecasting.

    • The Beer Game has historically been used to illustrate the operation of a supply chain. Besides illustrating the bullwhip effect, the beer game also shows the importance of coordination, cooperation and information sharing.
    • The beer game also illustrates how important it is to have an accurate forecast of demand. After all, the smooth operation of a supply chain depends on a good forecast.
    • Therefore, the first training session deals with the preparation of a good forecast. A case and a business game is used to transmit the necessary skills and insights. Participants will experience how to implement simple forecasting models in MS Excel as well as advanced machine learning techniques in MS Azure ML.

Day 2

Part 3: Inventory Management

  • How much stock should a company have? When do you order and how much needs to be ordered? Excessive inventories result in working capital inefficiencies. Low stocks lead to lost sales and unhappy customers.
  • Different inventory models and important basic concepts are illustrated in an interactive manner using a business game in which the participants assume the role of an inventory manager.

Part 4: Distribution and sustainable logistics

Distribution is an essential part of supply chain management. Companies need to decide on how to efficiently transport goods to customers taking into account costs, speed, reliability and service level. This requires a profound insight into distribution networks and sustainable transport modes, their trade-offs with respect to KPIs, and the current opportunities offered by (horizontal) collaboration. These insights will be transferred through a highly interactive distribution game and a supply chain collaboration game.

Day 3

Part 5: Lean Supply Chains

  • Globalization with increased cost-consciousness among customers and supply chain partners necessitates to have some notion of the lean philosophy. It has proven to be a viable and popular approach for continuously improving operations and for sustaining competitiveness.
  • Any company, regardless of size, type and industry (also service and administrative environments) can benefit from lean implementations because principles like production flow, continuous improvement, eliminating waste, employee empowerment and standardization of work methods all facilitate a better value stream where the focus is on meeting customer needs. Theory and examples will be covered.
  • It will be clear that people, processes and tools/technologies should be balanced. Some state-of-the-art tools to promote lean systems are shown: process mining to easily detect flaws in supply chain flows, and simulation to detect the best solutions to put into practice.

Part 6: Synchronous Supply Chains

  • After highlighting the different buffer types that exist in any supply chain, we show that the overall system performance can be improved by synchronizing these buffers with the resources in the different stages of transformation.
  • The cooperation with different functional departments, the analysis of bottlenecks and the development of operational metrics (output, inventory, capacity, …) in addition to financial measures (profit, ROI, cash flow, …) are all key to success.
  • Insight into the dynamic supply chain relationships will be provided to enhance its planning. Various decision factors play a role: purchasing, inventory, capacity, batch size, order release, variability reduction, product portfolio, etc. The impact on KPIs, such as throughput, reliability and profit is verified by means of an interactive and competitive business game that simulates the tasks of a supply chain manager.
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