Supply Management is the process of managing flows of goods, services knowledge and resulting finances.
The goal of this course is to have candidates appreciate the procurement process and how it fits into the overall field of Supply Management. The procurement process extends well beyond the boundaries of the procurement department. For instance, senior management will be heavily involved in selecting supply partners. Similarly design departments will be heavily involved in selecting key technologies, which will have major implications in selecting suppliers. However, in most organizations the procurement department plays an integral role in all major procurement activities, in either a lead, or supporting role.
This course develops the tactical aspects of procurement. It intends to provide information and techniques to allow junior to intermediate procurement staff to work more effectively. For those not currently working in a procurement role, the course may prepare you for a move to such a role, or may just allow you to work more effectively with procurement staff.
13 sessions-once per week for 3 hours
Supply Chain Management (SCM) has been defined in many ways by many different people and organizations. Essentially SCM boils down to ensuring that your customer needs are satisfied through effective management of processes and activities, from the sourcing of materials and services, through the conversion/production phases, then finally to the customer through a distribution network.
The goal of this course is to have candidates appreciate the big picture of SCM and recognize that through its evolution SCM has driven significant value and competitive advantage to those organizations that expend efforts in their SCM activities.
Participants will learn the advantages and limitations of the four modes of transportation: road, rail, air and water, as well as intermodal transportation. Topics covered include the role of freight forwarders, brokers and integrated transportation companies. This course will introduce participants to transportation documentation and allow them to experience basic load planning. Participants will gain an overview of contracts, insurance, customs clearance and letters of credit. The fundamentals of Incoterms 2000 and their impact on buyer-seller responsibility for transportation will also be examined.
Operations Management is the art and science of ensuring that goods and services are created and delivered successfully to customers. This course will cover the basic and essential aspects of this field of study at the tactical level. A calculator will be required for some of the lessons.
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