No fads. No silver bullets. No acronyms or wishful thinking. Instead, the University of Wisconsin's "Supply Chain Leadership" course will show participants how to diagnose supply chain problems, quantify improvement opportunities, and lead improvement initiatives through data analysis and plain old-fashioned hard work.
Offered through the school's executive education program, the course will cover risk and uncertainty management, inventory optimization, and performance metrics as well as production strategies and information systems. It is designed to show participants how to diagnose the root causes of poor supply chain performance and develop methods for identifying disconnects between organizational structure and performance metrics.
The course, which will be held at the Fluno Center for Executive Education in Madison, Wis., will be offered five times during 2009: on Feb. 18-20, April 22-24, June 22-24, Aug. 19-21, and Oct. 12-14. For more information, visit http://exed.wisc.edu/supplychain.