(4 days)


The supply chain is a crucial part of any business’ success. Optimizing the flow of products and services as they are planned, sourced, made, delivered, and returned can give your business an extra competitive edge.  


DLE and its training partners, Professional Education Seminars (PES) and SAXON Management and Training Services (SAXON), have joined forces to establish a 4-day “Introduction to Supply Chain Management Training” course.  This cutting-edge instructor led training will introduce you to the basic concepts of supply chain management, including the basic flow from end-to-end, core models, supply chain drivers, key metrics, benchmarking techniques, and ideas for taking your supply chain to the next level.  Our teaching methods include experiential learning activities (case studies, discussion, and team-based exercises), and the course culminates with a Management Challenge where the teams present solutions to supply chain problems to their senior management on the last day.  


What Will Students Learn?
  • Define end-to-end supply chain management and logistics

  • Explain the vertical and virtual integration models

  • Identify participants in the supply chain

  • Recognize supply chain drivers and ways to optimize them

  • Align supply chain sourcing and strategy with business strategy

  • Inventory Management tools and techniques along with Warehousing fundamentals

  • Determine what metrics to track and how to benchmark the related data

  • Troubleshoot basic supply chain problems

  • Identify ways to develop your supply chain, such as using third-party logistics providers, insourcing processes, developing sustainable and eco-friendly strategies, leveraging process improvement strategies, using software to enhance productivity and adopting new techniques


What Topics are Covered?
  • Getting Started

  • The Evolution of the Supply Chain

  • The Basic Supply Chain Structure

  • Supply Chain Drivers

  • Aligning Your Supply Chain with Business Strategy

  • Inventory Management and Warehousing

  • Managing Supply Chain Risks

  • Tracking and Evaluating Supply Chain Data

  • Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Planning best practices

  • Troubleshooting Supply Chain Problems

  • Sharing Supply Chain Activities

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

  • Applying Lean Techniques to the Supply Chain

  • The Future of Supply Chain Management