Effective Supply Chain Team Leadership

Best practices for supply chain team leadership

Program Description:

Research reveals that while many factors affect the success of work teams, the most powerful predictor of a team’s success is the capability of the team leader. The Effective Supply Chain Team Leadership seminar addresses the kinds of knowledge and skills a team leader requires to be effective from a relationship and task perspective. Participants will become familiar with a work team planning guide and how to use a comprehensive set of assessment tools to evaluate team effectiveness. The seminar includes lecture, exercises, and cases. Special emphasis is given to the issues that participants indicate they encounter when working on teams. The faculty instructor is a renowned thought leader in the field of procurement negotiation and supply chain management and is an expert in strategic sourcing, supply market intelligence, and supplier development. The instructor serves as a Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management and as an Adjunct Professor at the Supply Chain Management Research Group at the Manchester Business School. He is a globally recognized leader in the field, contributing regularly to the intellectual capital of Supply Chain Management. In this customized TNI seminar, supply chain professionals will learn how to be a more effective team leader. They will return to their jobs with a powerful set of tools that can immediately—and substantially—improve their job performance.

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  • Topics:
    • The Multi-Phase Model of Cross-Functional Teaming
    • Consensus Decision Making
    • Conflict Resolution Techniques
    • Effective Group Communication and Facilitation Skills
    • Providing Feedback to Team Members
    • Establishing Team Objectives and Goals
    • Project Management Techniques to Coordinate Team Tasks
    • Problem Solving and Decision Making Approaches
    • Creative Versus Critical Thinking Techniques
    • Tools that Support Decision Making
    • Work Team Planning Guide
    • Diagnosing Team Health Using Objective Measurement
  • Key Takeaways:
    • Facilitate the teaming process in your organization
    • Become an effective leader by incorporating hard and soft leadership skills
    • Facilitate team building with clear communication
    • Create an understanding of the important link between team leader effectiveness and team performance
    • Understand how to view teams as part of a process called teaming
    • Gain a working knowledge of the hard and soft skills that team leaders require to be effective
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