SCL Course: Tactical Decision Making in Inventory and Supply Chain Management
Numerous tactical decisions must be made in the public and private sectors, e.g., in preparation or in response to one-time events as well as ongoing “routine” operations. Many of these decisions are concerned with the timely and efficient procurement, allocation, and distribution of resources (e.g. funds, supplies, staff) through a supply chain. This course will explore methodologies for tactical decision making including procurement and inventory policies, strategies for distribution and allocation of limited resources, and transportation decisions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Tactical & strategic members of governmental or non-governmental organizations or private sector
- Members of Foundations who support activities that involve logistics and supply chain management
- TITLES: Program Managers, Supply Chain Managers, Director of Operations, Disaster Relief Manager, Director of Logistics & Inventory, Logistics Officers
HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Optimize procurement decisions considering key factors affecting inventory policies such as lead time, variability, and product type (e.g., perishable goods).
- Compare and contrast inventory techniques for a single event versus ongoing operations.
- Evaluate resource allocation tradeoffs and develop policies for the allocation of scarce resources in alignment with the goals of the organization and the supply chain network.
- Develop resource allocation strategies in alignment with the supply chain network structure.
- Develop strategies for allocating resources incorporating the interdependencies of decisions across time and space.
- Provide immediate impact to their organization through learnings gained from applied and real-world case studies
- Discover current trends and procedures to help their organizations and team members get ahead and stay ahead of the curve
- Build a critical knowledge base to make tactical decisions around inventory management and distribution
- Deliver best-practices to measure and evaluate outcomes
- Ultimately transform the sector with increased capacity to participate in planning and strategic decision-making for effective supply chain management
WHAT IS COVERED
- Network design
- Resource allocation
ON-CAMPUS COURSE MATERIALS
- Readings, case studies, spreadsheet files and lecture slides
- Laptop with Microsoft Excel and wi-fi capability
This course is part of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certificate and Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management Certificate.
On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.
- First Day (9:00am-5:00pm)
- Second Day (9:00am-5:00pm)