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Continuing education is important not only for personal career development but also for learning new supply chain strategies and tactics. Here are a just a few examples of upcoming professional education programs around the world.
ROI for RFID
Six years after Wal-Mart issued its mandate, the question still remains: Are companies really getting a return on investment from radio frequency identification (RFID)? Representatives from Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Jones Apparel Group will talk about what they have experienced with their RFID implementations at the two-day forum "Item-Level RFID—The Road to ROI."
The retailers' presentations will highlight their RFID tests and implementations, the results of their testing, and the data surrounding their findings. This event will also report on how itemlevel RFID can help improve loss prevention, inventory accuracy, and cycle-count accuracy as well as reduce out-of-stocks.
Program: Item-Level RFID—The Road to ROI
Sponsor: CSCMP, University of Arkansas, and Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS)
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Dates: October 27-28, 2009
Get a solid foundation
Before you can build a great supply chain, you must have a clear understanding of the principles of supply chain management. CSCMP's "Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management" workshop will provide those new to the field with that foundation.
This course will help participants understand how the different components of the supply chain work together. Participants will learn the basics of transportation, procurement, manufacturing, inventory management, warehousing, and reverse logistics. Case studies, a group project, and a networking reception will give attendees opportunities to learn time- and money-saving techniques not only from the instructors but also from each other.Program: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management Sponsor: CSCMP
Locations and Dates: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: October 5-6, 2009; Lombard, Illinois, USA: November 9-10, 2009
Building winning global supply chains
Creating a winning supply chain has become a bigger challenge for executives in today's turbulent markets. IMD's six-day program on "Managing the Global Supply Chain" is intended to help supply chain, sourcing, and operations executives overcome those challenges.
Participants will get a better understanding of the role of complexity in extended supply chains and find ways to innovate and collaborate with partners and third parties. They will also learn how to leverage the power of organizational networks, recognize opportunities for aftermarket services, and manage internal change.Program: Managing the Global Supply Chain
Sponsor: International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Dates: November 8-13, 2009
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