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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.
Take the next step toward excellence
Ready to take that next step toward supply chain excellence? CSCMP now offers an intermediate workshop that will guide you in crafting a supply chain strategy that can help your company achieve its overall business objectives.
“Strategic Supply Chain Management: Concepts and Applications” will cover how different elements of the supply chain interact. It will also help participants collaborate more effectively with colleagues outside of supply chain functions and communicate supply chain solutions and value to senior leadership. You’ll work in groups on case studies and exercises, and the sessions include real-world examples from recognized experts in the field. Instructors will also answer your questions about specific industries or geographic issues.
PROGRAM: Strategic Supply Chain Management: Concepts and Applications
LOCATION: Lombard, Illinois, USA
DATES: February 10–11, 2010
Get a global view of supply chain managementIf your supply chain is global, then your executive education course should be as well. INSEAD is an international graduate business school with campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi. Its five-day Supply Chain Management Program, held in Singapore, will address the three principles that underpin supply chain success: value, alignment, and sustainability. The program will help you identify which activities create value for your customers, which technology and incentives can be used to align processes, and which risks could threaten the sustainability of your supply chain.
PROGRAM: Supply Chain Management Program
DATES:April 26–30, 2010
Adapt to changing conditions
Best-in-class companies are always looking ahead and continuously adapting their supply chains to match changing market conditions. In the “Achieving Supply Chain Transformation” executive education course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the critical elements of adaptive supply chain management through a business model called pico. This business model involves optimizing three metrics simultaneously: predictability and response time, cash-to-cash cycle time, and revenue and margin contribution.
Designed by Penn State’s Executive Program and the Smeal College of Business Center for Supply Chain Research, this course can be taken toward one of the university’s three professional certificates in supply chain management. “Achieving Supply Chain Transformation” is cosponsored by CSCMP.
PROGRAM: Achieving Supply Chain Transformation
SPONSORS: Penn State University and CSCMP
LOCATION: State College, Pennsylvania, USA
DATES: March 22–26, 2010 and September 13–17, 2010
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