We lose 40% of our labor dollars, direct and indirect, because our employees don’t know, or don’t work to, the supply chain strategy. It isn’t because they don’t want to or can’t, but because they don’t know where “North on the Compass” is for their organization’s supply chain, they are making decisions that don’t support or align with our strategies. Supply chain strategy and management is more than just buying, making, and shipping. It is the integrated effort to have the right product, for the right customer, at the right quantity, at the right price, at the right time, in the right place, and in the right condition. How many of us can actually say we do this successfully, consistently, and profitably?
- Upon completion of this training, participants should be able to:
- Understand how to create a supply chain strategy
- Recognize the importance of translating your business strategy into your supply chain strategy
- Identify how to align your daily work in support of your organizational and supply chain strategy
- Construct a consistent set of supply chain decisions
- Understand how to make good decisions when faced with the inevitable tradeoffs in the supply chain
- Apply a process framework in making aligned and supportive decisions as well as leading collaborative efforts