This two-day course will help you teach participants:
- Define supply chain management and logistics
- Explain the vertical integration and virtual integration models
- Understand the stages in the basic supply chain flow
- Identify participants in the supply chain
- Recognize supply chain drivers and ways to optimize them
- Align supply chain strategy with business strategy
- 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 (3PL’s), insourcing processes, developing sustainable and eco-friendly strategies, leveraging process improvement strategies, and adopting new techniques
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
The beginning is always a good place to start. Right here students will learn about the terms that arise from a definition of logistics and supply chain management. Also covered here are related regulations and resources.
The Evolution of the Supply Chain
This session gives students a look at the vertical and virtual integration models for supply chains. The focus then shifts to anticipated changes in supply chains.
The Basic Supply Chain Structure
This session delves into the structure of supply chains. Students are shown the links in a chain, participants in a supply chain, how to design a supply chain, and it wraps up with a look at the bullwhip effect.
Supply Chain Drivers
This is where students will learn about some key drivers that impact the efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains. Also covered in this session is a discussion of transportation methods.
Aligning Your Supply Chain with Business Strategy
Covered in this session are ways to identify your market and how to look at your role in a supply chain. Also touched upon is how to analyze the data you’ve uncovered and the next steps to identify where you want to be.
Managing Supply Chain Risks
This session gives students a chance to consider supply chain risks and ways to manage them.
Tracking and Evaluating Supply Chain Data
This session tackles data head-on and looks at ratios and formulas, benchmarking, the SCOR model, the Balanced Scorecard, and supply chain management dashboards.
Troubleshooting Supply Chain Problems
Here, students are given tips and methods on how to pick up on signs of trouble in a supply chain and supply chain best practices.
Sharing Supply Chain Activities
This is the session that addresses outsourcing, insourcing, offshoring, and reshoring. It also covers third- and fourth-party logistics providers, as well as ways to build partnerships within a supply chain.
Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies
Students are introduced to sustainability as it relates to supply chains in this session and how to reduce their supply chain’s impact on the environment.
Applying Lean Techniques to the Supply Chain
Lean techniques are useful for a supply chain and students are given a grounding in this topic here as well as how to apply Lean practices to a supply chain.
The Future of Supply Chain Management
It’s always good to consider the future of any industry your students are involved in and this session looks at the top trends in supply chain management.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.