It used to be that making products and delivering service was the number one concern of most companies, but these days, that's no longer enough. Companies are now expected to become creators of value. At the same time, a relentless focus on time, cost, and quality has heightened the need to coordinate with business partners around the world in order to meet and exceed customers' expectations.
To help professionals succeed in this brave new world, a group of professors from Arizona State University (ASU) have developed a course called "Essentials of Supply and Logistics Management." The course focuses on an integrated approach to managing resources and partnerships in order to meet customers' needs on a timely basis, with relevant and high-quality products that are produced and delivered in a cost-effective manner. The course also looks at how to manage supplier relationships and develop sourcing strategies as well as how to design logistics networks and select providers.
The course runs from Sept. 23-25 on ASU's campus in Tempe, Ariz. The first two and a half days will be devoted to discussions of topics like cost management, risk management, supply chain dynamics, and information technology. During the afternoon of the third day, participants will have a chance to take part in a simulation designed to incorporate the lessons from the entire program.
For more information, visit http://wpcarey.asu.edu/exec/.