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Supply Chain Optimization for Leaders

May 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Competition is no longer between companies; it’s between supply chains. The volatile economy means that manufacturers have to be much more agile, flexible and responsive to external pressures.

This overview demonstrates the benefits of a Supply Chain Optimization program:

  • Lower Costs
  • Better Delivery
  • Increased Quality
  • Competitive Edge

Objectives of the Program:

  • Introduction to a constraints-based approach of supply chain optimization
  • Review key elements required for optimization of the supply chain
  • Demonstrate the destabilizing effects of dependence, variation, lack of supply chain visibility and forecast inaccuracy
  • Provide an understanding of the supply chain optimization process
  • Introduction to a road map intended to guide companies towards improved collaboration and supply chain integration

This working session is comprised of the following key educational items:

  • Examine the strategic implications of a poorly functioning supply chain
  • Contrast (or compare) the attributes of supply chain development vs optimization
  • Overview of supply chain fundamentals
  • Introduction to application of Constraint Theory to supply chains
  • Interactive simulation demonstrating the Bullwhip Effect on supply chains
  • Introduction to the MEP Supply Chain Optimization methodology and roadmap
  • Discussion of supply chain successes and lessons learned.

Who Should Attend:

Manufacturing leaders interested in learning how to create a stronger base of manufacturing through Supply Chain Optimization. Operations Managers, Financial Managers, Program Managers, Product Managers, Procurement and Supply Chain Managers

What Will You Gain:

You will understand the advantages of incorporating a strategic approach to supply chain management, and how it can positively impact local and state communities as well as to create a national economic value through increased competitiveness.

Workshop delivered by Supply Chain expert Dr. Stephan Brady!  Click here for Bio.

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Program supported in part by DIAP BRE Implementation Funds.


May 16, 2018
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Covation Center


Videon Central
2171 Sandy Drive
State College, PA 16803 United States
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