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Supply Chain Leader
Development Program

Why Choose this Training Course?

This Supply Chain and Leadership Development program aims to raise the awareness of the Supply Chain and to encourage effective, collaborative methods of leadership and management. This comprehensive two-part training course helps delegates to work in their organizations and leverage the potential of team members. Delegates will be exposed to focus on developing Supply Chain skills, making the Supply Chain work for them in their organisations as well as understanding procurement and the effect of inventory on costs. 

The second module of the course explores strategies for building a team of strong professionals who will support each other, deal with tough problems efficiently, and take accountability. This training course focuses on tactful leadership practices that are effective in any business.

This training course introduces delegates to the variety of skills needed to be successful and also offers a comprehensive overview of good management practice offering a compendium of ideas which will impact your practice immediately.

This AZTech training course will feature:

  • Understand the principles of a Supply Chain
  • Learn about Supply Chain trends and the need for innovation
  • Appreciate the Supply Chain challenges that exist in organisations
  • Develop strategies for becoming lean and green
  • Appreciate the importance of procurement and inventory
  • Leadership styles and transformation  
  • How to build strong collaborative team work
  • Develop strategies for using personal leadership power and building strong, mutual influence relationships within organization
  • Using the performance management process profitably
  • The 4D Management model:  direct, delegate, develop and deliver

The Structure

This comprehensive training course consists of two modules which can be booked as a 10 Day Training event, or as individual, 5 Day training courses.

Module 1 - Understanding the Supply Chain

Module 2 - Developing the Skills of a Supply Chain Leader  

The Course Content

Module 1: Understanding the Supply Chain

Day One: An Introduction to Supply Chain

  • What is the Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Stages
  • Supply Chain processes
  • Supply Chain trends and the need for innovation
  • Supply Chain challenges
  • Local to Global to Local


Day Two: Sustainable Supply Chains

  • Towards a sustainable Supply Chain in organisations
  • Customization, Servicing and Green
  • Lean and Green advantages
  • Role of logistics service providers
  • Transport hubs and horizontal collaboration
  • Measuring Supply Chain performance


Day Three: ICT in Supply Chains

  • Supply Chain ICT innovation
  • ERP systems
  • Forecasting
  • Decision making using ICT
  • Using ICT to reduce costs
  • Applying e-Procurement business processes


Day Four: Procurement and Inventory in Supply Chains

  • Principles of Procurement
  • Cost reduction initiatives
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Principles of inventory positioning
  • Using EOQ to manage stock levels
  • Determining safety stocks


Day Five: The Supply Chain in Reality

  • Constructing business plans to improve the organisational processes
  • Understanding and addressing global difficulties
  • Risks in the Supply Chain
  • Appreciating the needs of the supplier
  • Improving relationships internally and externally


Module 2: Developing the Skills of a Supply Chain Leader

Day Six: Understanding Supply Chain Leadership Principles

  • Principles of effective leadership
  • Appreciate own leadership strengths and limitations
  • Types of leadership styles: controlling & empowering styles
  • Balancing conflicting stakeholder demands
  • What does your organisation want from you?
  • Leadership behaviour flexibility


Day Seven: Personal Effectiveness, Motivating and Setting Objectives

  • Understanding yourself and the Supply Chain environment
  • Motivating colleagues
  • Setting personal and team objectives
  • Managing performance
  • Finding and using time effectively
  • Building morale to achieve goals


Day Eight: Communication, Influence and Conflict Management

  • Communication channels
  • The importance of effective listening skills in the Supply Chain
  • Techniques to manage your emotions
  • Persuasion and negotiation: the keys to personal influence
  • How to manage conflict assertively


Day Nine: Building High Performance Teams

  • How high-performing teams work
  • Identifying Team Roles
  • Teams in Practice: Team Building Exercise
  • How to achieve team cohesiveness
  • Identifying members’ developmental needs
  • Building and Sharing a Supply Chain Vision


Day Ten: Empowering Others to Succeed

  • What does an empowering leader do?
  • Tips for empowering employees
  • How to delegate successfully
  • Strategies to become an empowering leader
  • Empowerment in conflict management
  • Developing an action plan

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion will be awarded to delegates who attend and complete the training course

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