Moving From Generic To Spectacular: Recasting Your Lean Supply Chain From Efficient To Transformational!
Bob Sabath is a well-recognized management consultant. He is the former head of AT Kearney’s North American Supply Chain Group, followed by a similar role with Mercer/Oliver Wyman Operations Group. He has directed his own consulting firm for ten years. In each situation, his personal specialty has been solving the complex challenges of supply chain interfaces, those issues, and challenges between supply chain and strategy, technology, procurement, finance, and marketing. He is a pragmatist with a great sense of the practical, as well as an inviting sense of humor.
He has a BS (Industrial Engineering) from Purdue University and an MBA (Marketing and Operations Research) from the University of Chicago. He is a Fellow (and former National Chairman) of the Institute of Management Consultants (management consulting’s national certification body).
This session by expert speaker Robert Sabath will discuss the real world realities of coping with and leveraging the new realities of supply chain management. We will, review changing roles and expectations, share case examples and discuss the tools, technologies, and techniques to support them. Bob will highlight the realities, but he will focus on the practical examples, many case studies, and adaptable lessons, sprinkled with his very candid insights.
The examples and case studies that Bob will discuss include spectacular results, and occasionally dramatic failures, when new strategies, modified activities, and technologies were applied to supply chain positioning and operations at every level. Most importantly, Bob will focus his remarks on the new demands that supply chain management must respond to (without losing its traditional capabilities!) They include procurement and sales support, customer relationships, variable and focused service strategies, intimate interfaces with procurement, sales and manufacturing, and multi-dimensional segmentation of customers, geographies, seasons, promotions, product lines and groups, services, and much more.
Bob’s presentation is intended to help you evaluate the fit and forecast of challenges, concepts, and processes that you may be using or considering. He will suggest priorities for decision criteria and will identify red flag issues. He will suggest ways to become more sensitive to points that may be lurking within popular plans, suggestions, and intentions of popular fads, or cutting edge technologies that could potentially affect your operations.
You don’t have to look far to find the clear winners and, unfortunately, the obvious losers of the past few years. Both groups include recognized manufacturers, distributors, retailers and service providers. The lists are volatile, but we will discuss the tools that are available (and accessible) to accelerate as a winner or turn around like a loser
- Winners and Losers: Where are the differences?
- What is expected of today’s (and tomorrow’s) supply chain?
- Roadmap: Costs, efforts, changes, and benefits
- How well does a traditional supply chain fit tomorrow’s strategy?
- What else has to change? And how does it get justified and modified?
- How do we win without dropping the ball?
- Case examples and discussions of attendees’ challenges
Course Level - Advanced/Intermediate
Who Should Attend
Senior and functional officers of:
- Supply chain
Why Should Attend
If your company is similar to most others, it has focused on minimizing supply chain cost in order to achieve profit targets. Well, the times have changed: leaders are now using their supply chain to be the pivotal builder of dramatic top line and bottom line growth. Traditional operations managers may consider this an uncomfortable transition, but quite simply, it will be the difference between your dramatic success and long-term failure.
The good news is that all the efficiency improvements that you have implemented are still important. The additional news, however, is that in order to capture breakthroughs that are coming, mixed, new, and different priorities must be intertwined with the old. That means that the supply chain must help increase revenues, delight customers, win competitively, provide segmented and specialized service -- yet still tightly control costs.
If you are open to the new, strategic, multi-dimensioned supply chain and its dramatic influence on business success, this webinar is for you!