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Instructor-led Online Course
This course runs from March 7-April 4, 2008.

This course is an introduction to the supply chain concept - exploring the management of supply chains to improve your organization's overall supply efficiency. Other concepts include the definition of supply chains; an overview of methods, processes, and systems used in the operation of supply chains; and the applications of methods, processes, and systems to improve supply chain performance.

ISM provides online courses that are facilitated by proven subject-matter experts. These courses require 10 or more participants and run four weeks in length with defined timelines in which work must be completed. Instructor-Led courses have defined start and end dates, and include online interaction with the course instructor and other participants. Although individual and team activities are included, these courses are offered in an asynchronous format which allows access to the content any time day or night. Participants should plan to devote 4 to 6 hours per week working on their coursework.

#3787 Supply Chain Management

Week I. Supply Chain Structure

  • Define the general concept of Supply Chain Management
  • Identify the objectives and characteristics of Supply Chain Management
  • Identify supply or input links in a generalized supply chain
  • Identify internal links in a generalized supply chain
  • Identify distribution or output links in a generalized supply chain
  • Describe how supply chain links are interconnected
  • Describe how the actions of individual links can affect other links

Week II. Supply Chain Process

  • Identify the major concepts, methods, processes, and systems in the supply side of a generalized supply chain
  • Describe major supply side concepts, methods, processes, and systems
  • Identify the major concepts, methods, processes, and systems in the internal phase of a generalized supply chain
  • Describe major internal phase concepts, methods, processes, and systems
  • Identify the major concepts, methods, processes, and systems in the distribution side of a generalized supply chain
  • Describe major distribution side concepts, methods, processes, and systems

Week III. Supply Chain Analysis

  • Analyzing and improving supply chains
  • Analyze the objectives of supply chain links to improve supply chain performance
  • Contrast potential objectives of both supplying and purchasing organizations on the supply side of the chain
  • Analyzing and improving supply chains through selection of suppliers and sources of supply
  • Describe the concept and main objective of time-based strategies

Week IV. Supply Chain Improvement

  • Planning, implementing, and maintaining supply chain improvement
  • Explain how to plan supply chain performance improvement
  • Describe the role of performance indicators in monitoring the progress of supply chain improvement
  • Describe how to generate activity which actually improves the performance of key supply chains
  • Describe how to assure continuing efforts toward supply chain performance improvement

Non-Member Price: $595.00
Member Price: $495.00

About the instructor:
Stephanie Coleman, C.P.M.
Director of Purchasing - Cognisa

Stephanie Coleman has been in the supply chain management profession for over 19 years. The majority of her career has been with BellSouth in Atlanta, where she held a variety of hands-on and leadership positions. She has handled procurement for all types of products and services, developed procurement and integrated supply chain strategies, provided leadership to procurement consolidation across the BellSouth subsidiaries, led ERP and e-procurement projects and developed and led supplier alliances. Currently, she is the Director of Purchasing for Cognisa Security, a commercial security firm, where she is developing purchasing strategy, policies and sourcing programs for an organization that previously had no purchasing function at all. She is also participating in developing global sourcing programs with other Securicor (Cognisa's parent firm) family companies.

Stephanie received her B.S. in Mathematical Economics at Wake Forest University and her M.S. in Strategic Management from Georgia State University.

Stephanie has been a presenter at many professional conferences including ISM's International Purchasing Conference and Supply Management Conference, The Conference Board's Annual Purchasing Conference, CAUCUS and ASQCP's Conference on Reengineering Procurement. She has been published in both InfoEdge and Electronics Buyer News and is a faculty member for the University of Phoenix Online.

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