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Quinlan School of Business

Supply Chain Seminar Series

"I came into the Lean Supply Chain Seminar Series with one question. I came out with that question answered, but many more to ask of my senior leadership team. Excellent."
-Regional Supply Manager, Ball Horticultural Company,
February 2014

Join faculty and key industry professionals to expand your understanding of strategic supply chain management. Focus on current issues impacting your performance, to help your business run more efficiently, effectively, and ethically.

Upcoming Sessions

August 21, 2014
Risk Mitigation in the Global Supply Chain ($1,125)

November 20, 2014
Supplier Relationship Management in the Global Supply Chain ($1,125)

Class Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (a detailed schedule will be sent to all participants prior to the program.)

Program Fee: The fee listed above includes tuition, all program materials, continental breakfast and lunch on the day of class)

Location: Loyola's Water Tower Campus
1 E. Pearson, Chicago, Illinois 60611, conveniently located just off of Michigan Avenue

This program also can be conducted on site and designed around the needs of a group of managers from your organization.

For course consultation, please contact us at: 312.915.6761 or executive-ed@luc.edu.

Session 3 Overview: Risk Mitigation in the Global Supply Chain

Across business sectors, supply chains have grown in length and/or complexity, with inherent risk further exasperated by supply chain wide pressure to reduce inventories during the most recent economic down turn. Whether your company has moved to off-sourcing operations to reduce cost or are part of the trend to near-shore operations, supply chains are evolving and the risk associated with them are changing and becoming more top of mind with today’s executives. The increasingly global economy makes supply chains more distributed and complex in the following ways:

PwC’s (as well as others’) research show that enterprises that are exposed to a disruption in their supply chain suffer extensive reductions in shareholder value. Research indicates that a firm’s share values decrease an average of 7% after a reported disruption. And the average estimated loss in market cap of a Fortune 500 company after a reported disruption is $3.2B.

Risk in the supply chain is categorized into 4 main groups: (1) financial, (2) operational, (3) geopolitical, and (4) regulatory risks. Within these categories, the most significant supply chain risks include global governance failure, terrorism, extreme weather, major systemic financial failure, volatility of energy and agriculture prices, and resource supply vulnerability.

Supply Chain Risk Management is often viewed as an exercise in theory focused on the negative. The workshop highlights a strategic and practical approach to Supply Chain Risk Management, focused on benefits of building resiliency into your supply chain.

Key Benefits

During this program, participants will:

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Who Should Attend

The Supply Chain Seminar Series is designed for supply and value chain professionals who wish to improve their understanding of Risk Management. Specifically designed for senior management with Supply Chain, Financial, and/or Risk Management responsibility, sourcing and procurement teams, import/export managers, logistics managers, supply chain managers, material managers, and organizations with physical supply chains (manufacturers, distributors).

 This workshop is specifically designed for organizations ready to embrace practical Supply Chain Risk Management techniques to build resiliency in their supply chain for a competitive advantage.

To benefit most from this program and to foster a rich exchange of ideas among a diverse group of peers, participants should work in the supply chain and have several years of full-time work experience.

Experienced professionals who are currently in transition will also find this program valuable. The Supply Chain Seminar Series offers these individuals an opportunity to update skills, stay abreast of current trends in Supply Chain Management, and demonstrate to hiring managers a dedication to professional development.

Participants represent a wide variety of industries and organizations, including medium- to large-sized corporations, non-profits, government agencies, and small businesses.

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Program Learning Objectives and Content

Through instruction, discussion, small group activities, case study work, and interactive exercises, topics in this workshop will include:

Part 1: Review of the empirical evidence of the impact of supply chain risk

Part 2: Supply chain risk considerations across various industries (interactive, based on participant sector representation)

Part 3: Supplier risk within the supply chain (interactive case study)

Part 4: End-to-end supply chain risk simulation (interactive case study)

Part 5: Supply chain risk maturity framework and a call to action

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The Supply Chain Seminar Series is taught by leading instructors from Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, home of the nationally ranked part-time MBA program, and leading industry practitioners from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Loyola Executive Education faculty are in great demand as consultants to corporations, non-profits, and government agencies throughout the region and around the world. The faculty are skilled in making business concepts and skills readily understandable and immediately useful to you. To do this, they engage you in dialogue about your experiences and how what you are learning can be applied on the job. This makes the program personally relevant and focused on real-world results.

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Quinlan School of Business · 820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.7057 · quinlan@luc.edu

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