New 2019 Courses 

Exciting news! We’re currently upgrading our course content and are excited to be bringing new and improved best-practice Supply Chain Planning courses to you in 2019.

We’ll keep you updated on our progress and look forward to sharing our new 2019 course dates with you a little later this year.

If you have an immediate requirement, please feel free to get in touch, we can certainly assist in offering a custom course for you and your organisation.



Our Supply Chain Professional Development Program Courses offer a true end to end supply chain training experience. Select from any of our Courses or complete all 4 Courses to earn your Mastery in Supply Chain Management.


Course 1: Supply Chain Strategy & Design

Course Overview                                                                                                    

This 2 Day Course will explore how Supply Chain Strategy & Design supports business strategy & the customer value proposition. This will be done by exploring various supply chain structure and flow options along with the organisational capabilities required to successfully operate these supply chains. In addition we will look at analytical tools and techniques that will allow you to optimize and design your supply chain network at the lowest cost whilst maintaining service levels.

Key Topics
  • When and why to optimise supply chain networks
  • What to consider when designing supply chain networks
  • Which supply chain network model best suits your requirements
  • Establishing current performance
  • Benchmarking and gap analysis
  • How to design and optimise a supply chain network
  • Practical optimisation, simulation and planning tools
  • Simulation and modelling
  • How does outsourcing affect optimal network decisions
  • Supporting systems and technology
  • The Financial Drivers
  • Implementation & Change – making it happen
Key Learning Objectives
  • To understand how reducing the costs in a given network – depending on the constraints placed on the network, can provide companies with expected savings over their supply chain networks in the range of 5 -15%
  • Learn how improving your customer service offering by better locating facilities and inventory across the network, companies can expect to see improvements in both their customer service levels and against their market service offering
  • Ensure your supply chain network meets your strategic requirements for a given time horizon and set of assumptions
  • Learn how to identify the risks associated with the implementation of a supply chain strategy and increase stakeholder confidence in the solution

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Course 2: Sales & Operations Planning

Course Overview

This 2 Day Course will explore how effective Sales & Operations Planning processes can provide alignment and integration of organisational functions to support the business strategy. We will also explore the tools and techniques required to make Sales & Operations Planning an intrinsic part of business planning, and how to deliver “best in class” performance across the whole organisation.

Key Topics
  • Integrated Business Planning using S&OP techniques
  • S&OP Meeting Framework
  • Meeting Input, Agenda & Outputs
  • Demand Planning
  • Supply Planning
  • Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Performance Management and S&OP
  • S&OP Policies
  • How to get Executive Support
  • Systems & Technology
  • The Financial Link
  • Implementation & Change – Making it happen
Key Learning Objectives
  • Understand how to define the strategic and tactical aims of businesses and, in particular, participant’s businesses
  • Discover the most suitable and context appropriate performance measures, policies and processes
  • Learn how to structure S&OP processes (with S&OP manuals, meeting agendas and action checklists) that are aligned with the business’ requirements and goals. Practical exercises will enable participants to start the planning process for their organisation during the course
  • Learn how to build the relevant S&OP policies required to support and manage the entire process
  • Understand how to configure systems and improve data quality, as appropriate, to better support the S&OP process and performance measures
  • Walk through a phased implementation approach during which a ‘pilot’ S&OP is used to test the efficacy of the process and to gain stakeholder buy-in
  • Learn how to integrate training and education for the organisation and other key change management processes in the S&OP to ensure it sticks
  • Explore strategies to ensure sustainability through the use of executive level KPIs and techniques including coaching and mentoring for the organisation once the S&OP process becomes operational.

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Course 3: Demand & Supply Planning Excellence

Course Overview

This 2 Day Course will review the fundamental levers for optimising service levels, inventory costs and inventory levels as well as forecasting techniques and strategies for different inventory types. In addition, we will review the techniques and tools required to take forecasting and inventory management capabilities to the next level and achieve Demand & Supply Planning excellence.

Key Topics
  • Fundamentals
  • Methodologies
  • Inventory, Service & Cost Optimisation
  • Demand Planning
  • Supply Planning
  • Performance Management and S&OP
  • Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Planning Processes & Organisational Structure
  • Systems & Technology
  • Simulation and Modelling
  • The Financial Link
  • Implementation & Change – Making it Happen
Key Learning Objectives
  • Understand how to improve forecast accuracy and optimise inventory
  • Learn how to segment inventory and assign appropriate management techniques
  • Discover forecasting techniques and strategies for different inventory types and planning horizons, such as budgeting versus replenishment
  • Understand the fundamental levers for optimising service levels, inventory costs and inventory levels
  • Learn how to calculate inventory related costs, optimal replenishment cycles and statistical safety stocks
  • Review related key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Learn how to make the S&OP process more effective by applying advanced demand planning techniques
  • Understand different implementation considerations and approaches
  • Learn how you can conduct an opportunities assessment for your business

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Course 4: Logistics Planning: Warehousing & Transportation

Course Overview

This 2 Day Course will review the methodologies, best practice processes and relevant technologies that help manage Warehousing and Transportation costs whilst driving service improvements. In addition, we will also review the impact of effective warehouse design and the techniques and tools to take Warehousing & Transportation operations to the next level and deliver “best in class” performance.

Key Topics
  • Best practices in Warehouse Management & Operations
  • Best practices in Transportation Management
  • Pros & Cons of Warehouse Layouts & Designs, Fulfillment Methods and Transportation modes
  • Cost & Service Drivers
  • Labour, Staffing & Safety
  • Insourcing vs. Outsourcing and how to optimise returns from 3PL Relationships
  • Transport & Warehouse Management Systems
  • Benchmarking, KPIs & other Analytical Tools
  • Risk Management & Legal obligations
  • Sustainability and other Trends & Developments
  • Implementation & Change – Making it happen
Key Learning Objectives
  • Learn how you can utilise the right fulfilment method to support your organisational strategy and customer service offer
  • Understand how optimising Warehousing & Transportation operations will balance Cost & Service
  • Review effective warehouse designs & operations, and how to select an appropriate layout
  • Understand how better functioning facilities can be designed to provide more efficient operations and quicker inventory turnarounds
  • Understand different transportation types and their pros and cons
  • Learn how to manage bottlenecks and constraints through better planning, visibility of information and risk management
  • Learn how you to leverage the right technology
  • Discover optimal staffing strategies
  • Understand the key drivers and concepts for 3PL tendering & management
  • Explore Benchmarking, KPIs & other Analytical Tools
  • Learn additional initiatives to drive further improvement
  • Understand how to better manage risks including safety, loss control and bottlenecks

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Achieving your Supply Chain Mastery

Complete all 4 Courses to obtain your Supply Chain Mastery

By completing your end to end Supply Chain Training not only will you have received practical best practice training that can be applied immediately, you will also receive:

  • Mastery Certificate
  • Peer recognition via Press Releases and Social Media
  • Invitation to key Industry network events
  • SCBI Certified – you will be officially registered for proof of achievement

Who should attend?

  • Procurement/ Purchasing /Sourcing Managers
  • Financial Controllers
  • General Managers & Chief Executive Officers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Inventory Managers
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Distribution Managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Demand Planners
  • Supply Planners
  • Production Planners


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"I would recommend the 'Demand & Supply Planning Excellence' Course as one that provides both foundational and best practice insights and methods that are relevant to both those working within the planning and replenishment fields as well as those in mid to to senior management roles across finance, merchandise, logistics, marketing and manufacturing", Freedom Furniture


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