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Master a global view of supply chains

Creating and implementing a sound supply chain strategy is a complex challenge; the need to create a sound global supply chain strategy only magnifies that challenge. Georgia Tech designed its "Global Supply Chain Strategy" executive education course for supply chain professionals who are preparing themselves and their companies for broader and more challenging responsibilities in global supply chain management. Participants will learn how to manage and understand key global supply chain processes as well as the risk factors that affect them.

They will also develop a deeper understanding of how to manage relationships with global supply chain partners, including logistics service providers. CSCMP is a co-sponsor of this event and members receive a discount.

Program: Global Supply Chain Strategy
Sponsors: Georgia Institute of Technology Supply Chain & Logistics Institute and CSCMP
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dates: June 8-10, 2010

The theory behind your practice

Many supply chain and logistics managers have learned about their field of expertise from doing their jobs day in and day out, not from sitting in a classroom. Knowing the theory and principles of the logistics discipline, however, can sometimes help you take your supply chain and logistics performance to the next level. Michigan State's "Supply Chain Logistics Management" course is geared for experienced executives who have not had the benefit of formal logistics training. Attendees will learn to identify and understand the logistics and supply chain trade-offs associated with global operations. CSCMP is a co-sponsor of this program.

Program: Supply Chain Logistics Management
Sponsors: Michigan State University and CSCMP
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Dates: May 9-14, 2010

Real-life supply chain stories

You can hear about real-life supply chain practices at the three-day certificate program offered by Rutgers Business School's Center for Supply Chain Management and co-sponsored by CSCMP. Many of the presenters are senior corporate supply chain executives with extensive practical experience.

They and other lecturers will cover the major aspects of supply chain management, including strategy, sourcing and procurement, logistics, operations, and organizational alignment. Participants will learn the principles of supply chain management strategy and how to link supply chain management to their overall business strategy. They also will study how to track supply chain performance and best manage both internal and external relationships.

Program: Strategies for Designing and Leading Your End-to-End Supply Chain
Sponsors: Rutgers Business School and CSCMP
Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
Dates: June 16-18, 2010

CSCMP, ICOR offer online courses

CSCMP has partnered with The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR) to create one of the world's first e-learning courses on supply chain risk management. "Supply Chain Risk Mitigation" is an introductory course that focuses on ways to create risk mitigation strategies that add resiliency without increasing operating costs. The course runs over a two-week timeframe. Participants can review the course instructional material when it is convenient for them and then participate in an online discussion.

This is just one of several online classes that CSCMP has organized. CSCMP has also designed a course on RFID essentials and has partnered with Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management to create one on Six Sigma methodology. More information about the risk management class and other online education opportunities can be found at

Program: Supply Chain Risk Mitigation
Sponsors: CSCMP and ICOR
Location: Online
Dates: May 10-21, 2010

Learn to be lean

"Applying Lean Principles Across the Supply Chain" introduces a systemic approach for applying lean thinking to supply chain challenges. This executive education course from Penn State University (co-sponsored by CSCMP) offers practical, hands-on insights from industry leaders such as Kraft Foods and Dell. Participants will learn lean principles and tools that can help them achieve greater supply chain speed and efficiency. They will also discover how to extend these practices beyond their enterprises to suppliers and customers.

Program: Applying Lean Principles Across the Supply Chain
Sponsors: Pennsylvania State University and CSCMP
Location: University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Dates: June 7-11, 2010 and November 29-December 3, 2010

A better way to outsource

Instructors at the University of Tennessee promise that their "Vested Outsourcing" course will fundamentally change your approach to procuring outsourced services such as third-party logistics, supply chain management, information technology support, and facilities management.

Today, most companies approach their outsourcing relationship from a transactional perspective; they purchase activities or transactions from their suppliers. But the concept taught in this course—"performance-based outsourcing"— looks at how to create an outsourcing agreement that focuses on results instead of on activities. Attendees will leave the class, which is co-sponsored by CSCMP, well-grounded in a five-step process and best practices for implementing a performance-based outsourcing agreement.

Program: Vested Outsourcing
Sponsors: University of Tennessee Center for Executive Education and CSCMP
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Dates: June 8-10, 2010 and October 26-28, 2010

Learn best practices from the best

Participants at CSCMP's new Process Standards Workshop will leave the course armed with more than 300 supply chain best practices culled from leading companies such as Coca-Cola, Cummins, International Paper, and Welch's. Better yet, they will know how to benchmark their current performance against these industry leaders. Participants will learn how to evaluate the risks and rewards of potential supply chain initiatives and how to identify improvements that will increase financial performance.

Instructors will cover how to assess a process, decide which parts need to be improved, develop a roadmap for improvement, create an implementation plan, and build a business case for the initiative. As part of the registration fee, attendees receive the newly published second edition of CSCMP's Supply Chain Management Process Standards book.

Program: Process Standards Workshop
Sponsor: CSCMP
Location: Lombard (Chicago), Illinois, USA
Dates: May 13-14, 2010 and November 11-12, 2010

Bridge the gap between action and strategy

When CSCMP created its Strategic Supply Chain Management Workshop, the organization wanted to help supply chain managers bridge the gap between managing the functional elements of their supply chains and creating and implementing an optimal supply chain strategy. The course's lectures, presentations, and exercises focus on what makes a successful strategy: understanding each supply chain partner's needs, strengths, and weaknesses as well as how these competencies can best be aligned.

This course is designed for general managers and supply chain directors, particularly those who have multiple functional responsibilities.

Participants will work in groups to examine case studies and exercises, exploring the breadth of the supply chain and its relevance to overall business. They will hear specific, real-world examples from recognized experts in the field. The sessions are interactive, and instructors are prepared to answer questions about specific industries and/or geographic regions.

Program: Strategic Supply Chain Management
Sponsor: CSCMP
Location: Lombard (Chicago), Illinois, USA
Dates: April 12-13, 2010

Creating a coherent supply chain picture

Having a coherent vision of what effective supply chain management entails can help your company achieve its strategic goals. The Ohio State University, working in partnership with Cranfield University, has created an executive education course on supply chain management that provides a framework that can help guide your efforts. This framework, created by The Global Supply Chain Forum, consists of eight essential supply chain processes: customer relationship management, supplier relationship management, customer service management, demand management, order management, manufacturing flow management, product development and commercialization, and returns management. This course is co-sponsored by CSCMP.

Program: Supply Chain Management: Processes, Partnerships, Performance
Sponsors: The Ohio State University, Cranfield University, and CSCMP
Locations and Dates: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA: April 19-23, 2010
Cranfield, England, U.K.: May 10-14, 2010

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