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Certified Supply Chain Analyst

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Course Overview

This program is designed to provide you the opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of the body of knowledge relating to the basics of the supply chain. Foundational topics, theories, decision aids, strategies, etc. will be presented in a clear and concise manner. Specifically, some of the topics presented are Sourcing, the role of inventory in the supply chain, MRP, and Transportation. Beyond these specific supply chain topics, related issues such as Team dynamics, Sustainability, Lean and continuous improvement tools, will be presented. A CSCA designation demonstrates your expertise.

Key Takeaways

Provide attendee preliminary coverage of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for success regarding the supply chain
Provide attendee exposure to tools and techniques for solution to common supply chain problems
Preliminary knowledge, skills and abilities regarding the supply chain
Preliminary knowledge of tools and techniques for the solution to common supply chain problems

International Supply Chain Education Alliance
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ISCEA, The International Supply Chain Education Alliance, conducts many workshops to improve the knowledge of Manufacturing and Service industry professionals worldwide. ISCEA’s mission is to be a single source for Total Supply Chain Knowledge through Education, Certification, and Recognition. ISCEA is the developer of internationally recognized certification programs of Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM), Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), Certified Lean Master (CLM), and Certified RFID Master (RFIDSCM). ISCEA is the governing body for the Ptak Prize. ISCEA members hold mid to upper supply chain management positions in Global 2000 companies.

Course Outline

Part 1
Module 1: Overview
→ What is a Supply Chain?
→ Flows in a Supply Chain
→ Examples of Supply Chains
→ The Objective of a Supply Chain
→ Linking Financial Measures to Supply Chain Operation Measures
→ Revenues and costs
→ Strategy
→ Model for Strategic Fit
Module 2: Strategy
→ Typical Functional Strategies
→ Responsive versus Efficient
→ Push/Pull Versions
Module 3: Framework for Discussion
→ Sources of Costs and Revenues
→ Drivers of Supply Chain Performance
→ Information, Funds, and Product
→ Basic Model
→ Decision Issues
Module 4: Fundamental Issues
→ Demand Common Terms
→ Sales and Operations Planning
→ Forecasting
→ Supply Common Terms
Part 2
Module 5: Aggregate Planning
→ Objective
→ Required Information
→ Strategies
→ Methods
→ Examples
Module 6: Role of Inventory in the Supply Chain
→ Fundamental Issues
→ Inventory Types and Users
→ Categories
→ Functions and Costs
→ Performance Measures
→ ABC Analysis and Cycle Counting
→ Economic Ordering Quantity (EOQ)
→ Safety Stock
Module 7: Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
→ Basic Model
→ Inputs and Outputs
→ Gross and Net Requirements
→ MRP Management
→ Capacity Planning
→ Challenges
Part 3
Module 8: Sourcing
→ General issues
→ The Role of Sourcing in a Supply Chain
→ Benefits
→ Supplier Scoring and Assessment
→ Supplier Selection and Contracts
→ Design Collaboration
→ The Procurement Process
→ Sourcing Planning and Analysis
→ Making Sourcing Decisions in Practice
Module 9: Purchasing
→ Purchase Order
→ Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
→ Flow and Technology
Module 10: Manufacturing
→ Facility Layout Strategies
→ Manufacturing Strategies
→ Manufacturing Technologies Examples
Module 11: Transportation
→ The role of transportation in the supply chain
→ Modes of transportation and their performance characteristics
→ Design options for a transportation network
→ Trade-offs in transportation design
→ Tailored transportation
→ Making transportation decisions in practice
Part 4
Module 12: Warehousing and Distribution
→ Warehousing Activities
→ Warehousing and Storage Facility Layouts
→ Random Stocking
→ Customizing
→ Cross-Docking
Module 13: Sales Order Fulfillment
→ MRP Input and Output
→ Gross and Net Requirements
→ MRP Management
→ Legacy of Our Planning Processes
→ Demand Driven Requirements Planning
Module 14: Lean and Continuous Improvement Tools
→ What is Lean?
→ Characteristics of Lean
→ Origins of Lean
→ Tools & Techniques
→ Fishbone, Scatter Diagrams, 5Why’s, SPC, etc.
→ What is Six Sigma?
→ Six Sigma Project Team
→ Define-Measure-Analyze-ImproveControl (DMAIC)
Part 5
Module 15: Sustainability
→ What is sustainability?
→ Product life cycle considerations
→ Utilize a systems view
→ Goals for environmentally friendly designs
→ Guidelines for Environmentally Friendly Designs
→ Production process considerations
→ Environmentally Friendly Production Processes
→ Reduce, reuse, recycle
Module 16: Team Dynamics
→ Organizational Structures
→ Team Dynamics
→ Customer-Supplier Relationships
→ Manage Customer Relationships
→ Practices for Dealing with Customers
→ Collect Customer Information
→ Understand Customer Needs
→ Guiding Principles in Supplier Relationships
→ Practices for dealing with customers

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
→ Entry level supply chain professionals.
→ Organizations in need of a baseline common language for their supply chain team.
→ Individuals involved in supply chain improvement projects or systems implementation (eg. ERP, Lean, etc).
→ Proactive individuals looking to stand out in the eyes of recruiters or current employers.

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