Unless you're new to the field, you've undoubtedly heard more than one supply chain presentation about the importance of managing the flow of goods, information, and cash. But chances are, you found yourself wishing you knew more about the cash part.
The staff at Vanderbilt University's Executive Development Institute has put together a course to address that very need. That seminar, "Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers," promises to teach participants how to go behind the numbers, extract vital information from financial data, and use it to improve decision-making, performance, and profits.
During the seminar, which is co-sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, participants will learn how to measure financial performance and analyze financial statements. They will also be taught the skills needed to apply managerial and financial accounting principles, evaluate product and customer profitability, and measure department performance.
The program takes place on the school's Nashville, Tenn., campus from Feb. 11-13. For more information, visit www.owen.vanderbilt.edu.