CILT Module DIP16 Supply Chain Flow Planning

OVERVIEWThe aim of this optional unit is to cover the main principles, concepts and practices of planning supply chain material flows. The unit deals with the issues of identifying the demand for products and then balancing this with the appropriate supply. The key issues involved with determining the level of demand are addressed. Aspects of supply planning are then explored highlighting the need for different strategies for different products. The use of inventory to balance the flows between supply and demand is then covered, together with the management issues surrounding the attainment of a consensus supply chain plan. A key element throughout is the development of repeatable, cross-functional processes. Finally, the opportunities of collaboration are covered.
DURATION6 x 3 hours
DELIVERYVirtual workshop
Work-based activities, including presentations, group work and case studies
  • Know how to calculate a consensus forecast with cross-functional components.
  • Understand the different demand forecasting techniques.
  • Understand the segmentation factors that determine supply chain combinations.
  • Understand the strategic requirements of the supply chain.
  • Understand the factors that affect the positioning of inventory within the supply chain.
  • Understand the development of business rules to manage inventory at each stock point.
  • Understand the factors involved in sales and operations planning.
  • Understand the need to aggregate demand to assess supply requirements by location.
  • Understand the need to conduct a “What if?” analysis to develop plan sensitivities.

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