Whatever your current position employed within SC&L function, this course will give you a practical understanding of the impact of social media in the supply chain and its consequences.
it addresses the multiple issues social media and new technology generates in the supply chain and logistics markets (“SC&L”).
It addresses the communication issues affecting and impacting on distribution road, air, sea and rail, that is applicable to manufacturing, production and retail.
I have incorporate my practical real time experience, giving you real time comprehension of operations in SC&L.
This course is structured in 18 sections with 135 lectures and should take students about 4.5hrs to complete.
If you are working in SC&L in roles such as; procurement, operations, distribution, sales and marketing, distribution, freight management and manufacturing functions - this is a course for you
What role Social Media is having in Supply Chain Complexity
Learn the 4 key types of Transport Systems used in the The Global Supply
Recognise the befenits of using Rail Freight in the Supply Chain
Understand the importance of Road Freight
Learn how social media and new technology is helping the management of road freight
Size matters, Ships are getting bigger, understand why
Learn the importance of cost to serve in freight shipping
Learn the importance of speed in the supply chain
Recognise the challenges in Global Production within the Supply Chain
Realise how quickly change is happening with new technology
Understand the treat of product imitations in the supply chain
Geo-Political issues with Global Farming
Global importance but it has its challenges and this has an impact on the supply chain
Assess the consolidation of fashion manufacturing
Sustainable Fashion - the way ahead
Recognise the importance of BI through social media
Understand society has the same issues with food management as they do with drug manufactuers
Science behind simple marketing
Learn and understand why disruptive technology can be a threat
Understand time compression in the supply chain to be successful
Learn the importance of knowing staff holidays and the impact of weather on the Supply Chain
Recognise the critical importance of having excellent customer service
Understanding the processes of getting product to the market
Do not be affraid to challenge the normal way
Learn that the traditional methods of deliveries are constanly changing
Learn the real importance of the benefit drivers provide for a freight company
Recognise that having so many competitors in a market produces so much duplication and waste and cost to the environment
Can we continue to manage in the same way
Social Media has unintentionally develop a whole new industry
Working capital is a big feature within inventory management
Retailing is becoming harder and harder, resulting in greater supply chain complexity. This course takes you through the key issues
A look at Radio Frequency Identification Data will change the way we shop
Grocery shopping will never be the same again
The typical High Street is changing. Nothing stays the same. Technology is having an impact
New technology is driving society's mundane habits in all aspects in the way we conduct our lives
We now are able to work smart and not harder
A quick round up of assessing RFID and retail
It is interesting when you ask people in the industry are you in supply chain or logistics many will not understand the key difference. This course takes you through this with some great examples
The main stakeholders in the supply chain are also facing continuous challenges to their operating models
Summary of the supply chain today
Stakeholder harmonisation is driving increasing complexity in the supply chain
Real time reporting driving and leading efficiencies in the end-to-end supply chain
If it can go direct it will
Drivers are becoming a key crucial function within the distribution chain
We know where you are?
Economics of distribution is crucial, can they make a profit?
Can we work differently….Yes we can!
Warehouses are not just 4 walls and a ceiling they serve different purposes. A quick overview
Strategic - v - Tactical Locations the key implications on the cost to serve
A warehouse is just not 4 walls
The cost of managing such a facility
Maximising space and resources is now really possible with real time information based on trust.
Physical, financial, regulatory and compliance security are key to manage such facilities
Order sizes are becoming smaller, need to accommodate agility and resilience in warehouse design
We introduce the commercial need to understand how we design our operations in the warehouse
Velocity in operations. Need to optimise performance
Space has a cost, can you afford such a luxury
More product with less space, but at more physical cost
Moving to automation ideal for bulk picking
Know your numbers is to know your business operations
Each SKU has its own home
Each SKU can be roam the warehouse locations
Warehousing can be said to be the engine room of the supply chain. Here we review the course and its key topics
Professionally: My career is rooted in the supply chain and logistics (“SC&L”), specifically within Third Party Logistics (“3PL”) supporting various market verticals; pharmaceutical, grocery retail, apparel, health, paper, technology manufacturing, and general goods. Including very large warehouse management, inventory, shipping and distribution. I have held very senior roles including; commercial, operations, and solution engineering design and account director, for international SC&L operations supporting global brands. 5 years ago I started my own consultancy - the catalyst for change was to help individuals, companies and organisations deal with the dynamic complexity within the SC&L. I have a strong interest in Systems, Process and Communications in SC&L.
I see continuity and change as a ‘constant' feature in SC&L. Where conventional forecasting, planning, and analysing methods struggle to deal with the industry’s increasing complexity, brought about by the advance in today's new media and technology. I have published various trade papers and regularly appears as a speaker for events. I also provides public and in-house certificated training courses for international training companies.
Personally: My infectious enthusiasm sustained by a large engine that drives my desire to constantly improve people, systems, processes and cost to serve in SC&L. Having worked across cultures and countries, I have developed a highly effective operational antenna and communications tool-set. I believe that most people go to work in SC&L want to do well. Often low self-confidence and or lack of employee esteem is more often a result of poor and or inadequate training, knowledge, skills and local leadership. Allied to the preservation of traditional operational orthodox systems and processes, anchored within a rigid silo driven hierarchy. Most people, I believe, who exist in such organisations, see themselves within a business system over which they have little influence. They tend to see their responsibilities as limited to the boundaries of their position or function. In today’s technology advanced SC&L is reeling from the impact of “Disintermediation of Information”, and is having far reaching consequences, within organisational structures and real-time operational processes. I'm now committed to consulting, advising, supporting, training, mentoring, and educating the most treasured of all company assets…Its people.
Nigel’s Mission:Within the SC&L industry all too often, team leaders, supervisors, junior and senior managers including executive boards, seek only to repair or ameliorate the symptoms of operational / commercial failure. This short term reprieve inevitably develops in to a longer term volatile issues. My mission through my on-line training programs is to simply aid the practical knowledge and learning experience for those engaged in the SC&L operations. That meaningfully advances individual and team knowledge in real time on their execution of systems, processes, cost to serve, and operations management wherever people work in the SC&L.
What I believe: My operational strap line is“if you know your numbers, you know your business”. As today's global society’s move increasingly to a transactional economy, this can tend to reinforce individualistic cultures operating within SC&L organisations. Whenever a company or an aspect of the operation fails, people are inclined to point to specific events to explain the “causes” of non-compliance; product problems, inept managers, loss of key people, poor distribution, unexpected unplanned aggressive completion, loss of loan facilities and business downturns etc. I believe the SC&L industry is now more about horizontal growth and interdependent interconnected processes, functions, management and leadership. My courses are expressively designed to explore all these issues.
What will the students glean from Nigel:The constant repetitive commercial and operational issues crystallised my thinking in that I wanted to share, my practical, commercial and operational knowledge for the next generation of SC&L professionals. All my courses are populated with useful practical tips amassed over many years, which will help the students in their modern day workplace. Today’s problems have been created by yesterday’s solutions……. Technology is advancing but the SC&L industry appears to repeat the same mistakes. My advice will help students navigate the pitfalls.