Global Supply Chain Management

Best practices for managing a global supply chain

Program Description:

Globalization is a reality and supply chain professionals are the pivotal facilitators who can make or break international relationships. The Global Supply Chain Management seminar provides insight into the key trends in global transit, demonstrating the drivers and trade-offs of sourcing decisions. It will define potential risks and rewards of sourcing from low-cost countries. Participants will discuss issues related to the practice of sourcing, manufacturing, transporting, and distributing products outside of the US. Special focus will be paid to China and customized case studies will be examined for experiential learning. The faculty instructor for this seminar is a seasoned supply chain professional with more than 30 years of experience working with manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and third-party service providers in the automotive, paper, pharmaceutical, and consumer packaged goods industries, among others. He is an early adopter of lean supply chain methodologies and has based his numerous successes on the salient philosophy that waste can and must be eliminated to increase the bottom line. He is now the managing director of the University of San Diego’s Supply Chain Management Institute where he is building a bridge between academia and private interests for collaboration on progressive supply chain management studies. This customized TNI seminar will demystify global supply chain management, delineating its risks and rewards, and offer best practices and tools participants can immediately benefit from upon returning to the workplace.

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  • Topics:
    • Globalization and Sourcing Priorities
    • Decision-Making for Optimal International Account Management
    • Working with China
  • Key Takeaways:
    • Gain perspective to make foreign sourcing successful
    • Be prepared to create positive change
    • Know the variables and understand how to manipulate situations to your benefit
    • Learn the risks and rewards of foreign sourcing
    • Understand global trends and their significance on your business
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