Leading the Modern Supply Chain

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About This Course

The winners in today’s business landscape are those who deliver superior products and services faster and more efficiently than their competitors. This one-week experience reveals current research that demonstrates that best-in-class supply chain organizations are flexible and work seamlessly across the entire supply chain, from their suppliers’ suppliers all the way to their end-users.

Topics & Takeaways

  • The 7 Principles of Supply Chain Management: assess your organization’s end-to-end orientation against proven benchmarks, discuss the potential impact of the principles, start the course simulation
  • Issues and Forces that Shape the Supply Chain: assess your three supply chain A’s framed by Harvard professor Dr Hau Lee, read a supply chain case study, continue the simulation exercise
  • Lessons from the Top 25: learn about “the language of the business”, the implications of logistics costs, the financial impacts of supply chain management, and the elements of being a Top 25 supply chain
  • Seeing Your End-to-End Supply Chain: continue the course simulation, use the supplied toolkit to sketch your supply chain through the lens of one product or component, read about the SCORR model

Business Impact

  • Clarity of purpose and use of common vernacular within and across all the elements of your company’s existing supply chain
  • The ability to apply an end-to-end framework to your unique supply chain components
  • Benefit from case study and simulation findings to deepen your understanding of your own supply chain’s challenges and opportunities

Target audience

  • Senior Leaders who want a framework for teaching their team about an end-to-end mindset
  • Leaders in business units that interact and intersect with the supply chain
  • Newer supply chain leaders


  • 5 daily lessons, approximately 30 minutes of activities in each of the first four days
  • 60 minute virtual live event with Expert Faculty on the capstone day
  • Expert Guide support of questions, comments, and group engagement and collaboration
  • Active participation – devoting your time to structured dialogue, private reflection, and deliberate practice will increase your knowledge and takeaways
  • Practical application – you can directly try and apply what you learn each day
  • Expert Faculty

    John Langley

    Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management, Penn State Smeal College of Business

    Course Features

    100% Online Course Platform

    30 Minutes Per Day

    Leadership Coaching

    World-Class Expert Teaching

    Community of Practice

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