13 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018

Course Introduction

Data Analytics enables companies to simplify data and gain deeper insights into their business operations to improve operational efficiency, increase revenue and gain competitive advantages. Increasingly, companies are making use of Data Analytics to make better-informed business decisions. Data Analytics can help your company remain competitive by helping you better understand your business, anticipate untapped opportunities and even suggest actions that best suit your company based on forecasted scenarios.

In Supply Chain Management, there are three different application levels of Data Analytics:
  • Descriptive Supply Chain Analytics - describes current business situation based on historical data. This involves basic query, reporting and visualisation of data.
  • Predictive Supply Chain Analytics - mining of historical data to indicate patterns of future situations and behaviours.
  • Prescriptive Supply Chain Analytics - making use of the results of Predictive Analytics to suggest actions that take best advantage of the predicted scenario.
This Supply Chain Analytics Master Class equips participants with the knowledge of the latest Supply Chain Analytics technologies and analytics skills via hands-on lessons, with the use of actual business data. The practical sessions will help participating companies better understand their businesses and develop data-driven solutions to improve productivity and customer service satisfaction.

Course Fee

Full Course Fee S$2000 + GST per participant
Singapore and Permanent Resident $642* (including GST) per participant
Nett course fee (after 70% course fee subsidy from the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

18 Sep 2018 - 19 Sep 2018

Course Introduction

Industry 4.0 is here and it is fundamentally transforming the traditionally discrete and siloed supply chains into dynamic and interconnected supply networks. Such a paradigm shift has a significant impact on the flow of information and materials at the supply chain, enterprise and shopfloor levels, and compels companies to re-think the way in managing inventory.

In this two-day masterclass, SIMTech, together with iCognitive, will lead you through the necessary steps to effectively manage inventories at all levels of their product structures, i.e. raw materials, in-transit inventories, WIPs and finished goods, in the Industry 4.0 working environment. These include but not limited to the following considerations: 
  • How to position strategic inventory and optimise inventory level within a supply chain network?
  • How to engage collaborative inventory planning and execution to deal with inventory dynamics in a digital supply chain to achieve inventory investment goal? 
  • How to improve demand satisfaction of the supply chain through end-to-end visibility for stakeholders by exploiting advanced ICT technologies?
  • How to systematically implement a resilient and responsive inventory network in today's dynamic business world? 
The training will be complemented by case studies, exercises, and discussions involving participants' actual challenges.

Course Fee

Full Course Fee S$1800 + GST per participant
Singapore and Permanent Resident $500* (including GST) per participant
*After course fee subsidy from the Workforce Singapore (WSG) Agency

29 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018

Course Introduction

Do you regularly see losses in sales due to stock-outs? Does your organisation run into the problem of low or even zero inventories for popular items? Is your company keeping excess inventory of slow-moving products? These are some of the many problems faced in many industries. Aligning the company's strategic planning and operational excellence is one key area that determines the success of a company. Many leading companies have implemented best practices of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) to address these challenges. S&OP is a process that equips senior management with the ability to manage the company's business on a continuous basis. This is achieved by integrating sales and marketing plans for existing and new products while managing the supply chain, thus aligning the company's strategic plans with its business operations. This two-day interactive Master Class will equip participants with the required knowledge of the S&OP process and the practical pointers to easily implement it in their organisations. The Master Class will cover all key components of the S&OP process - its mechanics, reports, roles and responsibilities as well as the KPIs to be measured. It will also share insights, experiences, case studies, tools and practical tips extracted from companies which have implemented S&OP.

How Does This Master Class Benefit the Company?

Implementing S&OP improves company performance by:
  • Increasing Sales
  • Reducing Operational Costs
  • Improving Working Capital
Course Fee

Full Course Fee S$1800 + GST per participant
Singapore and Permanent Resident $577.80* (including GST) per participant
Nett course fee (after 70% course fee subsidy from the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Dr John Paul is an expert in Supply Chain Management and Operational Improvement for Manufacturing and Services with over 30 years of experience. He is a Certified Prosci® Change Management Practitioner, and a Certified CIPM, CISCM Instructor.

He is currently the Managing Director of iCognitive, a dynamic, innovative consultancy company offering Excellence in Supply Chain services with a successful worldwide client base which includes Emirates, Al-Nahdi in the Middle East, Thales, Orange (formerly France Télécom), L’oreal in Europe; Fonterra, BAT (British American Tobacco), SFI (Singapore Food Industry), and Huntsman Textile in SEA; and in China, Coca-Cola, Shanghai Electric, Mengniu, Huawei, and Saint Gobain, etc.

In his previous position with the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), he had successfully implemented Supply Chain Management for local SMEs, PLEs and MNCs such as Philips CFT, Stamford Press, Sony, Venture Manufacturing, PETRONAS Oil Business, MINDEF, etc. Before joining SIMTech in 1997, John had managed several Strategic Supply Chain Management projects in Europe, e.g. Digital Equipment Corporation Europe, Danzas, DHL Europe, DuPont and Thomson.

John has written numerous articles on Supply Chain Management and has been lecturing in different Universities (Paris 12, ISLI - Kedge in France; Nanyang Technological University, and ESSEC Asian Campus in Singapore).

From 1990 to 1995, John was the President of the Society of Logistics Engineers Paris Chapter. Since 1999, he is the founder and current Secretary of SEA Chapter of the APICS Supply Chain Council and a member of the Technical Development Committee. He is the sole certified SCOR workshop instructor in South East Asia region. He is the Chairman of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Asian Chapter.
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