Course Description

World-Class Integrated Business Planning provides a holistic view toward supply chain performance and supports effective supply chain management. You’ll learn how to handle the challenges of today’s operating environment with “Big Data,” best practices in building a cost-to-serve solution, and analytics that create actionable insights for developing smart strategies for financial improvements. Best practices will be applied in an interactive exercise using the results from the latest innovative software.

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Financial Officers, Supply Chain, Finance, Marketing or Sales Executives (Managers, Directors, VPs, EVPs)
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Managers, Consultants, Supervisors, Planners, and Engineers
  • Supply Chain Education and Human Resource Management personnel
  • Inventory Planners
  • Procurement and Sourcing Analysts and Managers
  • Transportation Planners, Managers, and Engineers

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the steps needed to build a cost-to-serve model tailored for their company’s operating environment.
  • Champion the need for cost to serve analytics for cross-functional activities.
  • Distinguish the value of cost-to-serve analytics in developing specific strategies and measuring their impact.

What Is Covered

  • The value of cost-to-serve analytics to find significant financial improvement opportunities
  • Ways to overcome challenges of building and using a cost-to-serve model
  • Examples of how companies have built and used cost-to-serve analytics
  • The best practices to uncover actionable insights
  • The value of analytics to increase profitability and decrease costs by developing and implementing targeted operating strategies 
  • How decision makers can make smarter decisions and create laser-specific strategies using detailed and actionable performance insights