Supply Chain Leadership Academy | Course

Improving Supply Chain Agility

Enabling Flexible and Responsive Supply Chain Operations

This course illustrates why agile companies achieve faster time to market, higher productivity in front-line sales staff, and spend more time on value-adding activities such as innovation, customer interaction, and problem solving. Additionally, agile organizations recognize that individuals who care about their work and have meaningful interactions with fellow colleagues will outperform any process, tool, or workflow. Participants will have the opportunity to share insights around the strengths and weaknesses within their organization’s supply chain, and discuss how to build agility into the culture of their team. They’ll also explore the different dimensions of agility and gain an understanding of how flexibility and responsiveness play a role in achieving agility.

This course features:

  • 30-45 minutes of activities a day
  • One 60-minute virtual live event
  • Moderator support of questions, comments, and group engagement
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Learners Will:

  • Gain an understanding of why agility is critical for business success
  • Discover the 5 Dimensions of Supply Chain Agility
  • Identify opportunities and share action plans for improvements
  • Discuss ways to leverage their organization’s culture to create agile collaboration

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Authors

Steve Tracey

Executive Director of the Center for Supply Chain ResearchTM and Penn State Executive Programs, and Professor for the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department within Smeal College of Business

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