Managing Supplier Risk

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About This Course

In this course, you will investigate the ability of your supply chain organization to minimize, react to and resolve disruptions in the supplier network. The experts will present a supplier failure scenario to prompt dialogue around recovery tactics. You will work together on the components of a continuity and resiliency plan, and reflect on how to transfer the learnings to your own organization to solve real business challenges. This is a one-week course that can be taken alone, in a larger bundle, or in a custom series designed specifically for your organization’s projected needs and unique business challenges.

Topics & Takeaways

  • Supply Chain Disruptions: Brainstorm and collaborate on how to respond to supplier disruptions
  • Mitigating and Managing Supplier Risk: Reflect on who the at-risk suppliers are in your supply chain and discuss risk levers in the supply base
  • Continuity and Resiliency in the Supply Base: Assess how well your organization does at managing and mitigating risk, draft a continuity and resiliency plan using a provided toolkit
  • Supplier Risk Reduction Tactics: Research a best in class supplier Code of Conduct, discuss technology and supplier risk management

Business Impact

  • Improved ability to recognize potential at-risk suppliers
  • Increased knowledge of how to mitigate and manage at-risk suppliers
  • Strengthened resiliency against unpredictable disruptions to your supply chain

Target audience

  • High Potential Leaders
  • Middle Managers addressing tactical concepts and application


  • 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

Chris Craighead

Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Course Features

100% Online Course Platform

30 Minutes Per Day

Leadership Coaching

World-Class Expert Teaching

Community of Practice

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