The Mpower Group, a leading global Supply Chain consultancy is excited to announce its partnership with Saint Louis University’s Center for Supply Chain Management. From this partnership, we are launching an Executive Webinar Series: From a Necessary Cost to a Competitive Weapon – Transforming your Supply Chain to meet Tomorrow’s Challenges! Aimed at current and emerging leaders and executives, this webinar series is a highly interactive virtual discussion and workshop to focus not only on identifying challenges but also developing solutions.
Our Next Webinar is On Thursday, October 6, 2016
Now that we understand that Supply Chain must redefine the function and its’ role, in Session Two we will explore what needs to change and how to do it:
- To make change happen you need to know your starting point. We will introduce the elements of a Transformation Blueprint and a Maturity Model which will be used to assess where you are.
- To move to a competitive differentiator (the top level of the maturity model) you MUST change who you consider to be a stakeholder (internal AND trading partners), the way you engage with those stakeholders (focus on their Decision Drivers) and your approach to collaborating and working with your trading partners.
- As a strategic business partner / internal consultant Contracting must bring together their internal partners with their customers / suppliers to create alignment and match risk between the two parties and not just the price risk.
Making the change happen will require a heavy dose of change leadership which may be the biggest challenge for your group. Your role as a change leader requires you to have radically different competencies as well.
We will explore the following questions:
- How to change the role of the Supply Chain function and how it can be a competitive differentiator?
- After assessing the above, where are you today and what must you do to transform?
- How do you make the transformation happen?
- What are the specific elements that you must focus on:
- What are the business benefits associated with the change?