Social Media and Technology in the Supply Chain

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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

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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 are the requirements?

  • Students will only require access to a modern PC /Laptop/Tablet to engage for this course. The course has been design with practicality in mind. It does not matter if you are a season professional and or just embarking on your Supply Chain and Logistics Career.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will be able to understand the key communication enablers that are driving greater horizontal growth for: manufactures, retailers, suppliers, vendors, 3 party logistics providers
  • You will be able to put into context the impact of Social Media and New Technology on to the Global Supply Chain
  • You will understand the impact of Social Media and Technology on the Supply Chain
  • You will recognise how and why complexity is being embedded within the Supply Chain

What is the target audience?

  • This course is applicable to anyone who operates in; procurement, planning, operations, warehouse, distribution, wholesale, third party logistics and or undertaking academic studies. At whatever level you are operating, you will take away positive knowledge that you can use at your place of work or studies.
  • This course presents a framework in understanding how social medial and new technology is impacting on SC&L. Students will gain a detailed insight of key communications that are driving increased complexity throughout the end-to-end supply chain.
  • This course focuses and delivers real time experience on multiple functions within complex operations, which is being impacted and exacerbated by the integration of social media and new technology in Supply Chain & Logistic of today.
  • This course is providing the student with a practical understanding of the issues and challenges key stakeholders in the Supply Chain & Logistic face on a daily basis.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Course
Some information about me
00:31
Who is this course for
Preview
00:46
What you will get out of it
Preview
01:52
Course Landscape
Preview
01:08
01:37

What the student will need in terms of resources to complete the course

Conclusion S1
01:09
Section 2: Introduction to the complexity in the Supply Chain
01:37

What role Social Media is having in Supply Chain Complexity

Section 3: Complexity of Modes of Transport in the Supply Chain
00:18

Learn the 4 key types of Transport Systems used in the The Global Supply

03:01

Recognise the befenits of using Rail Freight in the Supply Chain

00:16

Understand the importance of Road Freight

02:34

Learn how social media and new technology is helping the management of road freight

00:44

Size matters, Ships are getting bigger, understand why

01:09

Learn the importance of cost to serve in freight shipping

00:47

Learn the importance of speed in the supply chain

Conclusion
01:55
What do you know about Modes of Transport
8 questions
Section 4: Complexity of Global Production in the Supply Chain
00:20

Recognise the challenges in Global Production within the Supply Chain

Consequences of Demand Chain on the Manufacturers
01:11
00:34

Realise how quickly change is happening with new technology

00:37

Understand the treat of product imitations in the supply chain

01:05

Geo-Political issues with Global Farming

01:37

Global importance but it has its challenges and this has an impact on the supply chain

00:34

Assess the consolidation of fashion manufacturing

01:17

Sustainable Fashion - the way ahead

00:38

Recognise the importance of BI through social media

00:35

Understand society has the same issues with food management as they do with drug manufactuers

01:02

Science behind simple marketing

00:22

Learn and understand why disruptive technology can be a threat

What do you know about Global Production
4 questions
Section 5: Complexity of the Integrated Distribution
Introduction
00:16
02:47

Understand time compression in the supply chain to be successful

01:08

Learn the importance of knowing staff holidays and the impact of weather on the Supply Chain

01:19

Recognise the critical importance of having excellent customer service

01:00

Understanding the processes of getting product to the market

01:05

Do not be affraid to challenge the normal way

01:09

Learn that the traditional methods of deliveries are constanly changing

01:59

Learn the real importance of the benefit drivers provide for a freight company

00:39

Recognise that having so many competitors in a market produces so much duplication and waste and cost to the environment

00:55

Can we continue to manage in the same way

01:59

Social Media has unintentionally develop a whole new industry

01:22

Working capital is a big feature within inventory management

The truth about collaboration
00:50
What do you know about Integrated Distribution
9 questions
Section 6: Complexity in Retail Sells
00:28

Retailing is becoming harder and harder, resulting in greater supply chain complexity. This course takes you through the key issues

01:24

A look at Radio Frequency Identification Data will change the way we shop

01:03

Examine the benefits of RFID's use in the future

01:20

Grocery shopping will never be the same again

01:42

The typical High Street is changing. Nothing stays the same. Technology is having an impact

00:59

New technology is driving society's mundane habits in all aspects in the way we conduct our lives

01:27

We now are able to work smart and not harder

00:13

A quick round up of assessing RFID and retail

What do you know about Retail Sells
7 questions
Section 7: Complexity of the simple Supply Chain
00:28

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

00:39

The main stakeholders in the supply chain are also facing continuous challenges to their operating models

01:22

Summary of the supply chain today

02:24

Stakeholder harmonisation is driving increasing complexity in the supply chain

02:37

Real time reporting driving and leading efficiencies in the end-to-end supply chain

02:10

If it can go direct it will

What do you know about the simple Supply Chain
8 questions
Section 8: Complexity of the Transport
03:08

Drivers are becoming a key crucial function within the distribution chain

01:13

We know where you are?

00:59

Economics of distribution is crucial, can they make a profit?

01:40

Can we work differently….Yes we can!

What do you know about Transport in the Supply Chain
3 questions
Section 9: Types of Warehousing
00:16

Warehouses are not just 4 walls and a ceiling they serve different purposes. A quick overview

02:35

Strategic - v - Tactical Locations the key implications on the cost to serve

01:13

A warehouse is just not 4 walls

01:48

The cost of managing such a facility

00:52

Maximising space and resources is now really possible with real time information based on trust.

00:13

Physical, financial, regulatory and compliance security are key to manage such facilities

00:58

Order sizes are becoming smaller, need to accommodate agility and resilience in warehouse design

What do you know about the Types of Warehousing?
6 questions
Section 10: Warehouse Architecture
06:39

We introduce the commercial need to understand how we design our operations in the warehouse

00:41

Velocity in operations. Need to optimise performance

00:27

Space has a cost, can you afford such a luxury

00:21

More product with less space, but at more physical cost

00:35

Moving to automation ideal for bulk picking

02:26

Know your numbers is to know your business operations

00:22

Each SKU has its own home

00:31

Each SKU can be roam the warehouse locations

00:53

Warehousing can be said to be the engine room of the supply chain. Here we review the course and its key topics

What do you know about Architecture within Warehousing
1 question
Section 11: Warehouse Optimisation
00:13

It can be expensive to heat and manage "air" empty space is a cost to the supply chain. We review its importance

00:30

Automation is great but can be very expensive the operational process has to be thoroughly engineered

01:40

When you have automation velocity of operations become attainable and scalable

01:39

You can drive positive economics in to operations as easy as driving a loss. Design and knowing the outcomes is key

01:34

The humble label is a key enabler for efficiency understand why

00:33

The exponential rise in parcels due to e-commerce has created its own challenges, we review some of the key issues

00:50

A product that is made for social media

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Instructor Biography

Nigel Devenish, Supply Chain and Logistics Career Professional

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.

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