Using I.T. To Match Supply & Demand with Supply Chain Strategy

£1,499.00 + VAT

This course is part of our five day director programme. This course can be booked individually or as part of the 5 day package.

Please email for course dates.



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
Using I.T. To Match Supply & Demand with Supply Chain Strategy
Using Information Technology to match Supply and Demand

Leveraging information technologies to match supply and demand. Manage supply chain flows including forecasting inventory management and supply chain analytics. 

Supply Chain Strategy:

-Get the best out of your supply chain

Maximising value from supply chain partnerships.

Explore the value of external relationships and understand the value of coordinating supply chains. 

Supply chain management is becoming increasingly important for organisations and, at the same time, more and more challenging for the individuals responsible. Globalisation is leading to lengthening supply chains, often associated with greater vulnerability to interruptions and delays.

After this course, participants will gain new insights into the use of Technology around developing effective supply chains to achieve competitive advantage.

You will have an increased understanding of the impact of supply chain management with supplier relationships and how this can affect costs and financial performance.

Thought Leadership Content:

  • Developing supply chain strategies within volatile environments
  • New approaches for improved supply chain performance through technology
  • Supply Chain Risk Management and creating resilient supply chains
  • Understand the impact of supply chain strategies on Planning, Sourcing & Procurement, the manufacturing environment, the delivery operations and reverse logistics
  • Specific discussions on Global Sourcing, Inventory, warehousing, Demand planning and forecasting, Performance measurement Customer profitability analysis and cost-to-serve, supply chain strategy in the boardroom.

Wednesday Night:  Peer Networking & Dinner with theme:  ‘Effective Decision Making in the Supply Chain’ 

1 Day Course

Part of a 5 day Programme

Share This