Executive Demand Planning

£795.00 + VAT

This course will look at the topic of demand in the context of the traditional planning loop (plan, do, act), emphasising the need to plan for demand to meet clear objectives. It will also incorporate measuring performance and taking action to get back on plan to meet those objectives.

1 DAY Course

Please email info@supplychainacademy.org.uk for course dates.

Overview

The need for understanding and leading change has never been greater. As organisations become leaner and more competitive, supply chains become more effective and integrated, and as information systems and communications become faster and more sophisticated it is vital that managers need to be able to lead and manage change at all levels in their organisation.

By the end of the course, participants will:
  • Why businesses change
  • How businesses are structured and change their structures
  • How the supply chain can operate and change effectively
  • How to diagnose the need for change
  • How to develop the vision and the plan
  • How change affects people and teams and how best to manage them through the change
  • How to measure success

Session 1

Understanding Change and why it occurs

  • What drives Change in Supply Chain Organisations
  • Different varieties of Change
  • The evolution of businesses and their structures
  • Leadership for Change
  • Culture and Power in Organisations
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Individual and Team Change – different approaches
Session 2

Diagnosis and Preparation

  • Diagnosing the need for Change
  • Hard and Soft Change
  • Kotter’s eight steps for Change
  • Creating the Coalition
  • Creating the Vision
  • Creating the Plan
  • Choosing the Agent for Change
Session 3

Making the Change

  • Avoiding conflict and building on progress through communication and feedback.
  • Managing the change at all levels, personal, team and organisational – different approaches, different strategies, Push/Pull, Levers for Change
  • Monitoring and managing staff morale, consultation and team building
  • Personal Transitions – how people respond to Change
  • Sustaining and managing the plan
  • Monitoring progress and adapting the plan
  • Conclusions
Executive Demand Planning
This course will look at the topic of demand in the context of the traditional planning loop (plan, do, act), emphasising the need to plan for demand to meet clear objectives. It will also incorporate measuring performance and taking action to get back on plan to meet those objectives.

This Master Class is designed for Executives who may be the business leader for following functions:

  • Demand Planning
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Sales, Business Development, and Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Finance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain Functions
  • Inventory Management
  • Procurement and Buying

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Convert data into actionable plans to ensure accurate, detailed and timely demand planning and forecasting
  • Overcome challenges in organisational forecasting using latest forecasting methods
  • Ensure effective stock management to save time and cut costs, and increase employee efficiency and customer satisfaction
Course Outline
  • The importance of demand planning and demand management
  • How to improve the demand planning process within your company
  • The importance of the forecasting process
  • Forecasting as part of demand planning
  • The fact that demand can be managed, influenced and adjusted
  • The relevant performance measures for demand management
  • What can be done to stabilise demand and better balance demand and supply?
  • How improving demand planning and demand management can improve overall business performance
  • Working with S&OP grids in both ‘Make to Order’ and ‘Make to Stock’ environments

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