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Education and Facilitation

Building Knowledge and Advancing Capabilities

Supply Chain Storyteller combines practical expertise with established training and frameworks to deliver educational workshops, and facilitate strategy sessions and events. As an accredited partner of VCARE Academy, the world-renowned and internationally recognized certification provider, Supply Chain Storyteller provides the following classes and more.

Master Class

Collaboration among Sustainability, Procurement and Supply Chain

  • Understand what sustainable procurement contributes to all that are involved

  • Develop a sustainable procurement process for the organization and collaborative processes for all participants

  • Organizing the procurement process around organizational sustainability and ESG

  • Joint reporting to stakeholders and the International Sustainability Standards Board

Program Objective

Sustainable procurement is the practice of making buying decisions that meet an organization's needs for goods and services in a way that is good for both the organization and society as a whole, minimizing its impact on the environment and the stakeholders involved in the organization's sustainability program. Sustainable procurement’s role in a sustainable corporation is expanding beyond cost savings to a program that provides optimization to drive strategy, innovation, collaboration, and organizational sustainability in an effort to increase overall business value.

Module 01

Programs Operated Separately

1.1 Sustainability use in procurement

1.2 Underuse of sustainability by suppliers

1.3 Storytelling in corporate sustainability

1.4 Understanding organizational sustainability

1.5 Moving to mandatory sustainability

1.6 Planning for compliance and success

Module 02

Collaboration Improves Effectiveness

2.1 Understanding sustainable procurement

2.2 Changes in organizational sustainability

2.3 Suppliers accountable for sustainability

2.4 Integrate and collaborate

2.5 Self-declaration of integrated program

2.6 Self-determination for operational success

Master Class

Supply Chain Sustainability with Circularity to Drive Profitability

  • Effectively use Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) to find sustainable targets in your value chain

  • Organizational process maps to define your circularity target and processes at the job level for repeatable results and cross-functional teams to get the most out of the targets

  • Measure success with the quality matrix approach

  • Circularity maximizes the value generated by the supply chain

Program Objective

Circularity is a methodology to reduce risk by eliminating waste and pollution in your supply chain. Circularity is above lean, superefficient supply chains by removing unnecessary inputs to the products and services, thus increasing profits and contributing to a more resilient supply chain. Therefore, it is critical to understand circularity and the work you can do today on your supply chains; it is meant for tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 suppliers and manufacturers alike.

Module 01

Creating Circularity

1.1 Introduction to circularity

1.2 Life cycle thinking (LCT)

1.3 Introduction to the process mapping approach

1.4 Developing process maps

1.5 Establishing job-specific KPIs

1.6 Implementation of a maturity matrix

Module 02

Bringing Circularity to Organizations

2.1 Creating a cross-functional team

2.2 Target ranking to find the highest priorities

2.3 Imbedding sustainability into the organization’s 

2.4 Quantifying the value created

2.5 Competition as an order qualifier

2.6 Circularity as your order winner

Master Class

Implementing 3PL and 4PL Strategies in the Value Chain

  • Learn how 3PL and 4PL service providers can strengthen an organization's supply chain.

  • Determine whether utilizing a 3PL or 4PL is the right decision for your business

  • More than 50% of 3PL business partnerships result in failure or dissatisfaction for both the customer and the 3PL organization. This program provides a proven framework for implementing a successful partnership with a 3PL service provider

Program Objective

In an increasingly challenging overall market situation, it is difficult for any organization to anticipate and accommodate all internal expertise. Outsourcing logistics allows an organization to concentrate on its core strengths rather than manage non-core yet crucial operations. This program introduces the concepts of third-party logistics (3PL) and fourth-party logistics (4PL) and how they improve an organization's overall supply chain and market competitiveness. If an organization decides to utilize a service provider, a proven implementation strategy for a 3PL is provided.

Module 01

Understanding 3PL and 4PL Services

1.1 An introduction to third-party logistics (3PL)

1.2 Third-party logistics (3PL) services

1.3 An introduction to Fourth-party logistics (4PL)

1.4 Differentiation between a 3PL and a 4PL

1.5 Boost the responsiveness of the supply chain

1.6 Analyzing the selection between a 3PL or a 4PL

Module 02

Implementing a 3PL Service

2.1 Creating a business case

2.2 Statement of work (SOW)

2.3 Developing metrics

2.4 Sourcing and selection

2.5 Implementation and integration

2.6 Management of the provider

Master Class

Supply Chain Framework and Strategy

  • Demonstrates what best practices are and how they should be applied in the supply chain.

  • The supply chain's critical components are explained as follows: plan, source, make, deliver, and return.

  • Developing end-to-end supply chain operations.

Program Objective

It's no secret that the field of supply chain management is thriving. Businesses all around the world have changed their strategies and, more crucially, globalization and competition have forced businesses to rethink how they operate profitably. It's a supply chain strategy that impacts every aspect of our lives, from our cars to our clothes to the food we eat. Today, the supply chain is as important as sales, marketing, and finance in many businesses. This is because there is a lot of variation in consumer demand, and products are available at a lower cost.

Module 01

Upstream Supply Chain

1.1 Introduction to supply chain management

1.2 Supply chain players

1.3 Inventory planning in supply chain management

1.4 Demand planning in supply chain management

1.5 Sourcing and purchasing in supply chain management

1.6 Tactical and strategic sourcing

Module 02

Downstream Supply Chain and Customers

2.1 Make in supply chain management

2.2 Materials requirements planning

2.3 Deliver in supply chain management

2.4 Deliver components

2.5 Customer service in supply chain management

2.6 Managing key customers

Work through complex supply chain challenges with customized training and facilitation services that unlock the supply chain’s potential to generate enterprise value.

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