Distribution, Logistics and Total Supply Chain

In highly competitive markets where end users hold the ultimate bargaining power, the final cost and price of the product is the greatest leveraging factor for market share. Effective procurement and sourcing management techniques are extremely critical in ensuring ongoing competitive advantage for organizations.  There are many drivers that make current day sourcing strategies complex and the needs for the procurement function are changing. Difficulties arise in evaluating suppliers not just on the base cost but also the entire spillover effect on the entire organization’s processes.  The training event will focus on the most realistic and practical tools available for industry practitioners in the region. The key focus on technical aspects focuses on strategic delivery for attaining high quality yet cost competitive materials and services for optimum operational processes.  The specialized training module also addresses the latest trends in global sourcing and supplier/procurement techniques and strategies.

  • Utilizing accurate and technical supply analysis methods for bottom line savings
  • Evaluating tools and techniques available to develop and enhance procurement strategies
  • Measuring Total Cost of Ownership of supplies/services acquired over long periods
  • Anticipating and mitigating risk successfully in low-cost sourcing areas
  • Reengineering spends management processes for maximum efficiency
  • Discovering current and future challenges and trends of global sourcing in Asia
  • Overcoming the challenge of fluctuating commodity costs via effective supplier selection techniques
  • Assessing the performance of suppliers through effective evaluation strategies
  • Improving supplier relationship management for streamlining processes and enhancing overall delivery
  • Developing relationships with current suppliers to improve operational collaboration

This event will provide you with strategic skills to forecast demand and optimize your inventory to enhance your ROI and bottom lines:

  • Repositioning your cash flows to increase liquidity and improve your cash ratios
  • Incorporating Lean into your supply chain to enable smart and cost-effective inventory management
  • Prioritizing your inventory to effectively manage non-moving inventory
  • Adding mathematical rigor to your inventory management to manage it more efficiently and smartly
  • Assessing how Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) works for your organization and how it can add value