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Make stronger connections
Are you trying to get the various supply chain functions within your company to work better together? Or are you trying to strengthen relationships with your external trading partners? The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business' weeklong "Supply Chain Management Program" provides a framework that may help.
The course focuses on how to implement The Global Supply Chain Forum Framework, which consists of eight key processes: customer relationship management, supplier relationship management, customer service management, demand management, order fulfillment, manufacturing flow management, product development and commercialization, and returns management. The program also includes a session on the Global Supply Chain Forum Partnership Model that is being used by major companies to guide relationships with key customers and suppliers.
Program: Supply Chain Management Program
Sponsor: The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
Locations and dates: Cranfield, England: October 10-14, 2011; Columbus, Ohio, USA: October 31-November 4, 2011
Improve your supply chain strategy
True supply chain excellence is achieved by identifying the right core competencies for your company and understanding how those competencies can be aligned in a coherent supply chain strategy. How you can achieve this complicated and important task is the focus of CSCMP's "Strategic Supply Chain Management" workshop.
This intermediate-level course is valuable both for leaders in supply chain management and for those outside the supply chain (such as engineering, finance, sales, marketing, facilities, and manufacturing) who want to use their company's supply chain to achieve a competitive advantage.
Program: Strategic Supply Chain Management
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dates: November 7-8, 2011
Change your outsourcing practices
A relatively new concept, "vested outsourcing" seeks to change how companies pay for third-party services. Instead of paying for the completion of activities (such as fulfilling an order), vested outsourcing focuses on paying providers for overall performance (delivering the full order on time to the customer at the correct location). Proponents of "vested outsourcing" say that it offers lower costs for the company, better margins for the provider, and improved service to the customer.
But is it right for your organization? Find out at the University of Tennessee's "Vested Outsourcing" Executive Education class. Learn how to apply a five-step process and best practices for implementing a performance-based outsourcing agreement. The course can also be tailored to a specific company's needs and presented onsite at that company's offices. The course is co-sponsored by CSCMP.
Program: Vested Outsourcing
Sponsor: University of Tennessee Center for Executive Education
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Dates: November 8-10, 2011; January 31-February 2, 2012; May 1-3, 2012; November 6-8, 2012
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