[Postponed] Achieving Supply Chain Excellence [Training School]

  • When:
    Thursday, 19 July 2018, 8:45am - 12:00pm
  • Where:
    British Chamber Shanghai - We suggest that you enter the ZhangYuan community from the north gate on Taixing Lu (near Wujiang Lu)., 上海英国商会 (建议从泰兴路上的张园入口进入)
    No.9, Sub-lane 56, Lane 590, Weihai Lu, Jing'an District
  • Price:
    Members: ONE training credit, or RMB 800. Non-members: RMB1,280. (This is a pre-paid event.)

*Please kindly note that this training has been postponed. New date will be released soon.*

RSVP: Nathalie.Xu@britishchambershanghai.org (Click here to learn more about the Training Credits)

This half-day workshop will be useful to employees working in the supply chain, such as demand planners, inventory planners, production schedulers, inventory specialists, supply chain managers and buyers, as well as other functions related to the supply chain function, such as sales, project managers, production managers, and etc.

The workshop challenges participants in a Supply Chain Excellence business simulation (competition). Attendees will be grouped into teams and each team manages their own value chain and experience the consequences of their decisions.

Main learning objectives of the training

  • Understand how decisions affect inventory, profit and customer satisfaction.
  • Be able to interpret ”signs & symptoms” of potential problems and take preventive measures.
  • Be proactive rather than reactive.
  • Improve collaboration across functions, and break down silos.
  • Understand the drivers behind inventory.
  • Realise the importance of information transparency through the entire supply chain.
  • Get an insight in some best practices within Supply Chain Excellence.
  • Experience a number of typical challenges in a safe environment, to become prepared for challenges in the real world.
  • Realise the opportunities for improvements –and have the desire to make a difference.

Simulation overview

  • The participants take the role as the Supply Chain Planning Team in a fictitious company called PartnerStock. The company has high inventory levels that are increasing over time.
  • They handle daily challenges and implement preventive measures, and they need to make priorities on how to best use limited resources to deal with situations that occur in the supply chain.
  • The goal is to minimise inventory, while at least maintaining current levels of customer satisfaction and gross profit. There is competition between the teams and a winner at the end.
  • The simulation is run in three rounds and after each round, a debrief is conducted to highlight key learnings. This is a facilitator-led discussion about the drivers behind the simulated situations and the actions taken to address the problems. Participants discuss and reflect upon key insights.

RSVP: Nathalie.Xu@britishchambershanghai.org (Click here to learn more about the Training Credits)

Location of the British Chamber Shanghai Office - we suggest that you enter the ZhangYuan community from the north gate on Taixing Lu (near Wujiang Lu)

New office map - Jun

Cancellation Policy: Please note that if you need to cancel this booking, we must receive your cancellation by email no less than 48 hours in advance of an event. If we do not receive the cancellation notice by this time, the Chamber will have to charge you the full-price for the event, as this is necessary to cover costs automatically incurred by the Chamber on the registered attendees’ behalf.

Speaker Introduction

Vivien Newrzella

Vivien is a strong intercultural communicator with specialised knowledge in business in China. Before joining Celemi in 2017, she headed the Training & BD department at her previous company. She has extended experience facilitating and training employees in sales and executive functions across industries such as – hospitality, food & beverage, healthcare and professional services.

She has been living in Shanghai since 2014 and has engaged with the community as a speaker at the German Chamber of Commerce and as a guest lecturer at Tongji University.                                                                    

She holds seminars in English and German as well as understands enough Chinese to respond to questions from the audience. 

Event contact

Nathalie Xu