Sample Program Schedule

The following is a sample schedule for a typical two-day seminar covering a broad set of topics in integrated supply chain management. Sessions with "(also available online)" have similar material available online (click those links to preview the related online courses at Supply Chain Online).

Time Day One Day Two

8:15 - 10:00

Supply Chain Management
and E-Business

(also available online)

Information Management

Supply Chain Integration

Logistics and E-commerce


(also available online)

Information Distortion: Bullwhip Effect

Counter Strategies

Information Integration

Continuous Replenishment
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00

Design for
Supply Chain Management

(also available online)


Problem Diagnosis

Inventory Rationalization

Alternative Actions

Benefits and Costs

Roles and Responses of Product Design Teams


What To Source and What Not To Source

Managing Sourcing Risks

Models of Supplier Relations

Supplier Relations and the Internet
12:00 - 1:15

1:15 - 2:45


"Slicing" the Supply Chain

Re-Integrating the Value Chain

Role of E-Business


Supply Chain
Performance Measures
(also available online)

Alignment of Metrics To Your Business Strategy

Service Metrics

Asset Metrics

Time/Speed/Flexibility Metrics

Link to Financial Metrics

"Good" and "Bad" Metrics
2:45 - 3:15 Coffee Break

3:15 - 4:45

Use of
Analytical Models

Types of Supply Chain Models

Organizing to use Modeling Tools

Benefits of Implementing Analytical Tools

Matching Supply Chain
Strategies to Needs

(also available online)

Framework to Classify Supply Chain Strategies

Successful Practices for Efficient, Mass Customizing Supply Chains

E-Fulfillment Challenges

E-Inventing Supply Chain Processes