Supply Chain Management

Course Length:
1 8-Hour Day
Price: $325.00

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As companies adopt a "Lean" approach to operations and outsourcing becomes a critical success factor, more attention is focused on managing the Supply Chain. Today's competitive environment pits not Company against Company, but Supply chain against Supply Chain. Close relationships, trust, reduced transaction costs and shorter time in meeting customer demands are the keys to successful management of the Supply chain.

Course Overview

This Supply Chain Management course will focus on the changing nature of the buyer-seller relationship, the need to focus on fewer, more reliable suppliers, and ways to develop close ties among the members of the Supply Chain. Students will learn an objective method to evaluate Supply Chain costs that includes not just dollar cost, but total cost of ownership including quality, reliability, and inventory costs. The course will also identify the steps involved establishing a Certified Supplier Program that safely eliminates may of the non-value added steps involved in an adversarial buyer-supplier relationship.

Who Should Attend

Business Process Owners, Quality Supervisors, Department Heads, Quality Management Personnel, Internal Auditors, Operations Managers, Inventory and Production Managers, Distribution, and Logistics Managers.


Cypress Group team members have experience in all facets of the business process, as well as information technology applications designed to intelligently support the decision-making process. This combination of disciplines allows us to clearly understand the needs of our clients and translate those needs into the solution that best fits their technological and financial goals. John J. Boyle, CPIM, CIRM, is President of Cypress Group. John's 30 years of experience include assignments in Production Control, Marketing, and Management Information Systems.   John holds a BBA in Management and an MS in Industrial Management. Joan M. Gladky, CPIM, Adjunct Professor at Stony Brook University and Managing Director of the Cypress Group, a management consulting and training organization. Joan began Cypress 25 years ago to help clients become more competitive.  Her expertise is in Supervisory Skills, Quality Improvement, implementing ISO 9001-based Quality Management Systems, AS9100, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Office and business process improvement. Cypress helps clients become more competitive. Joan holds a BS in Computer Science, an MBA in Management and is a frequent speaker at professional organizations.


Center for Corporate Education at Stony Brook University
Research & Development Park • 1000 Innovation Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6044
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