Lead the pack in terms of understanding the impact of supply chain management decisions on your organization’s performance.
A company’s supply chain can be defined as the end-to-end system used to create value for end consumers. As such, it represents a highly strategic component in a company’s performance. Experienced supply chain managers are in high demand for their ability to sharpen an organization’s competitive edge.
Join the ranks of these experts by embracing best practices and broadening your knowledge of the field. Lead the pack in terms of understanding the impact of supply chain management decisions on your organization’s performance.
4 expert instructors, all HEC Montréal faculty members, plus leading industry guest speakers
Develop a more integrated vision of supply chain management within your organization.
Gain a detailed understanding of the overall supply chain process and its sub-processes.
Acquire tactical and operational skills to take advantage of uncertainty.
Manage supply chain complexities and risks with agility.
Better understand the impacts of the 4.0 revolution on supply chains, including robotics, automation and artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles, blockchains and big data.
IS THIS FOR YOU?
This program is for you if:
You work in a supply chain or service delivery sub-sectors (consultant, 3PL).
You wish to broaden your knowledge of the field.
Guest speakers committed to sharing their wide-ranging expertise with you.
Opportunity to draw inspiration from best practices in supply chain management.
Possibility of discussing and sharing your experiences with other supply chain professionals and managers.
The focus of supply chain management is:
Integration of an organization’s procurement, inventory management and distribution operations.
Cooperation among the various links in the chain (suppliers, manufacturers, carriers, distributors and retailers).
Development of innovative reverse logistics solutions (product recycling, waste management and materials recovery).
Coordination of activities that fall under an organization’s supply chain management umbrella.
Most world-class companies that have fared well in recent years owe at least a part of their success to the strategic reconfiguration of their supply chain. A recent survey informs us that this sector is in the midst of a dramatic change in Quebec. Despite this, the importance of logistics remains underappreciated and the benefits of supply chain integration, undervalued.
Day 1 Introduction
What is a supply chain and how has it changed over time?
Supply chain–related costs
Trends and issues
Day 2 Inventory management: Part 1
Michel Cloutier and Jacques Roy
Understanding the costs associated with inventory management
Prioritizing efforts more effectively to deliver better results
How much do you need to order to maintain maximum efficiency?
Inventory management: Part 2
When should you place your orders?
What safety stock level should you aim for to achieve the desired level of service?
Day 3 Downstream supply chain management
Practices: QR, ECR, CPFR, flowcasting
CPRF case (L’Oréal Canada)
International supply chain management
Stakeholders (freight forwarders and customs brokers)
Day 4 Procurement management and supplier relations
Strategic procurement decisions
Procurement of services
Selection and evaluation of suppliers
Supplier relations management
How to attract the best suppliers
Procurement best practices
Warehouse operations management
Opportunities for improvement
Preparing your orders more effectively:
Maximizing available space:
Selecting warehouse equipment
Some tips on expanding indoor space
Day 5 Transport
Various means of transportation
Criteria in selecting a carrier
Feasibility of operating your own fleet
Carriers and 3PLs
Logistics services providers and partnerships
Day 6 Supply chain continuous improvement
Sylvain Landry and Jacques Roy
How to manage supply chain performance:
Lean and kata
Analysis of total cost and network design
Understand tradeoffs between cost and level of service
Distribution network design
Recap and conclusions
Active participation and dynamic content, including discussions with and between participants