Retail Supply Chain Essentials
Retail Supply Chain Essentials introduces the elements of efficient retail supply chains including key management levers and performance indicators. These will be illustrated using examples and case studies from high performing retail supply chains highlighting factors that are common and the linkage between overall corporate strategy and supply chain performance. Differences between high performing companies (e.g., Inditex(Zara) and H&M) and between success and failure (e.g., Ocado and WebVan) will be discussed with the participants to illustrate the concepts. Implications for retail supply chains from changing technology and lessons learned in appropriately harnessing technology will be addressed.
Ecommerce and OmniChannel Supply Chain Basics
Ecommerce and OmniChannel Supply Chain Basics builds on the Retail Supply Chain Essentials module with a focus on the supply chain requirements for a successful Ecommerce model. Unique aspects to Ecommerce supply chains such as rapid delivery to individual locations, high return rates, manufacturer to customer direct shipments, etc. will be highlighted. The challenges of integrating Ecommerce with an existing physical store network will be discussed
Supply Chain Finance and the Business Model
The relationship between physical supply chains and financial flows is becoming both more complex
(with globalization) and relevant to the business (with the financial and credit crises). This module will emphasize the role of financial control and the integration of appropriate financial strategies into supply chain decision making. Inventory strategy, total landed cost and optimal commodity procurement are some topics that will be covered. The relationship between response time and the financial metrics of the business will be addressed.
Data Analytics for Retail Supply Chains
Data Analytics for Retail Supply Chains introduces the rapid growth of technological capability for advanced data analysis in the retail industry. The challenges faced by most companies in actually integrating this data analysis and the resulting information flow into their operational and strategic decision making will be discussed. New sources of data and the opportunities for leveraging existing data for particular businesses will be illustrated.
Case Study Discussions and Industry Expert Presentations
The executive presentations will be made by mid-level operational executives (VPs, Directors) who can provide insight into operational issues and challenges in their respective retail environments.