Global Food Supply Chain Risk and Blue Ocean Strategy Using Supply Chain Management: 2-day In-person Seminar

By: Tom Craig, Consultant, LTD Management Inc.
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Global Food Supply Chain Risk
Day 1 – Monday, June 8, 2015, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM BST

Course Description:

Global food supply chain risk is about more than data analytics!

The food supply chain begins in fields and runs through processors and into warehouses in the destination countries. It includes all types of foods–agriculture, meats, and sea foods in all ways—fresh, live, chilled, frozen, and more.

Our seminar is unique in that we know supply chain management and can discuss what food supply chain risk is and how to understand it. This includes logistics and trade. We will discuss what food supply chain risk is, causes, the supply chain risk model, methodology, data analysis and analytics, data sources, risk identification, validation, and assessment.

Not understanding the complexity and number of stakeholders/participants of the global food supply chain creates risk.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what a food supply chain is?
  • Understand the risks created by the current incomplete of the food supply chain
  • Understand risks created by the current awareness of the logistics elements of a supply chain
  • Understand the gaps in risk responsibility with the current global food supply chain perception
  • Realize about the many stakeholders and participants in the global food supply chain
  • Recognize causes of risk
    • Usual ones
    • Logistics
    • Trade
    • Company internal
  • Discover the supply chain risk model
  • Find about data analysis and analytics
  • Learn food supply chain risk identification
  • Understand risk validation
  • Ascertain risk assessment

Areas Covered in the seminar:

  • How many view supply chain risk
  • Real food supply chain
  • Logistics infrastructure
  • Logistics service providers
  • Causes of supply chain risk
  • Food supply chain risk model
  • Methodology for risk detection
  • Risk analysis and analytics
  • Data sources
  • Mapping
  • Risk identification
  • Root causes
  • Risk and reality validation
  • Risk assessment

Who will Benefit:

The seminar should be attended by key personnel in government agencies, importers, exporters, agriculture and related businesses, manufacturers, supply chain management, operations, procurement, risk/insurance, CEOs, CFOs, trading firms, and logistics service providers.

  • Government agencies involved with food safety
  • Retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers
  • Presidents of supply chain, trade
  • Vice presidents of supply chain, trade and finance
  • Business owners
  • Supply Chain Personnel
  • All Clinical Professionals
  • Research chemistry and biochemistry
  • Finance
  • Personnel involved in Trade and Logistics from pharma and drug companies
  • Manufacturing, and controls
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Quality assurance
  • Marketing, Business development
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Purchasing, Procurement, Supply management and Logistics
  • Warehouse management
  • Transportation & Logistics Regulator
  • Managers of supply chain and trade
  • CEO
  • Presidents
  • VP/Director of Supply Chain & Materials Management
  • Quality / Operations VPs / Directors
  • Third-party logistics providers (3PLs)
  • Logistics service providers
  • Those with an interest in learning how to advance principles in their organizations’ quest compete globally through excellence in Supply Chain Management.
  • Consultants

Topic Background:

Many discussions of supply chain risk do not deal with the actual supply chain-despite the name supply chain risk. As a result, they do not address and overlook important risk areas. It also creates gaps in responsibilities. They take broad or narrow perspectives. They may focus on assets. Or they use something like a picture of a ship to show the supply chain. You cannot understand and detect supply chain risk if you do not know supply chains. The reality is that a risk has been created in the supply chain by the limited way the global food supply chain is defined and recognized by many.

The impact of supply chain risk can be dramatic. From health and well-being for consumers through to business notoriety can occur. It can occur for reasons that are often discussed. There are also logistics factors, supplier issues, trade problems, and even internal company reasons.

The business world is global and interconnected for customers, suppliers, and competitors. There are many stakeholders and participants. A single international shipment may have 17 firms involved.

The World Bank understands supply chain risk. The risk affects all companies-from multinationals to small-medium enterprises around the globe.

Supply chain risk cannot be mitigated until it is first identified, validated, and assessed. That is the foundation of any risk management program.

Blue Ocean Strategy Using Supply Chain Management
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM BST

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Course Description:

Ask yourself-

  • Has your company basically become a commoditized business?
  • Do you have a business strategy? Or do you just react to what competitors do or what customers demand?
  • If you have a strategy, how well is it working?
  • Is your strategy about more than the competition?
  • Are you just another firm competing against others?
  • What separates you from the competition?
  • What do your customers think of you?
  • Is your supply chain a “one-size-fits-all”?
  • Do you do multichannel? If not, why?
  • How well do you do it??
  • Do you do e-commerce?
  • Do you do it as having a website and shipping out orders?
  • Do you want to alter your business and your industry?

Learn about blue ocean strategy—not doing what everyone else is—using supply chain management. Benefits are-

  • Understand the new business disruptor
  • Able to become a leader with growth and margins
  • Able to lead in opportunities that will expand geographically and across industries and markets
  • Able to create competitive differentiation (separate yourself from the herd of competitors)
  • Understand the new e-commerce and its immediacy
  • Know how to become good at multichannel

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how firms provide the supply chain service they want, not what customers want
  • Learn how firms all provide the same supply chain service and that is Red Ocean Strategy
  • Understand that the one-size-fits-all supply chain does not work for multichannel sales
  • Realize Blue Ocean Strategy opportunities with multichannel, e-commerce, global and competitive differentiation
  • Understand reasons what is not working
  • Understand blue ocean strategy — what it is and how it works
  • Understand what leaders are doing
  • Understand multichannel
  • Understand new e-commerce
  • Understand all this is not just for retailers (manufacturers and wholesalers should act)
  • Know your monolithic supply chain operation and its problems
  • Understand the immediacy requirement for the new e-commerce
  • Know what is required for your supply chain to lead and support blue ocean strategy
  • Segregate your supply chain for maximum effectiveness for each channel
  • Understand inventory positioning
  • Compress cycle time

Areas Covered in the seminar:

  • Blue ocean versus red ocean
  • Differentiating your business to customers and from competitors
  • New e-commerce
  • Importance of immediacy for e-commerce orders by delivering of orders within 48 hours of order placement
  • Multichannel success
  • Competitive differentiation
  • Global potential
  • Expansion
  • New supply chain
  • Integrated process
  • Technology
  • Outsourcing

Who will Benefit:

  • Those who are tired of doing the same thing as they struggle to compete and separate from the competition
  • B2B and B2C industries
  • Retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers and should include senior executives.
  • Presidents of supply chain, trade
  • Vice presidents of supply chain, trade and finance
  • Business owners
  • Supply Chain Personnel
  • Finance
  • Marketing, Business development
  • Purchasing, Procurement, Supply management and Logistics
  • Warehouse management
  • Transportation & Logistics Regulator
  • Managers of supply chain and trade
  • CEO, Presidents
  • VP/Director of Supply Chain & Materials Management
  • Operations VPs / Directors
  • Third-party logistics providers (3PLs)
  • Logistics service providers
  • Consultants
Global Food Supply Chain Risk
Day 1 - Monday, June 8, 2015, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM BST
  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM: Registration
  • 9:00 AM: Session Start Time

Course Outline:
  • Supply chain as general discussed and presented
  • Present global food control/safety activity
  • Real-world supply chain
    • Product supply chain
    • Information supply chain
    • Scope
    • Components / steps
    • Cool logistics
    • How supply chains operate
  • Causes of supply chain risk
  • Vulnerabilities in the actual supply chain with-
    • Many participants and stakeholders
    • Logistics infrastructure
    • Logistics service providers
    • Intermediaries
    • Movement
    • Storage
    • Trade
    • Incoterms
    • Company practices
    • Time
    • Where of food supply chain risk
    • How of food supply chain risk
    • Inherent
  • Impact of food safety problem
    • Public health
    • Financial
    • Recovery
  • Model for supply chain risk
  • Methodology for risk detection
    • Macro
    • Granular
    • Data analytics and analysis
    • Aggregate
    • Segregate
    • Interdependencies
    • Data sources
    • Mapping
    • Big data—and more
    • Domain expertise
    • Real supply chain
  • Risk identification
  • Risk validation
    • Reality validation
  • Risk assessment
  • Next steps
  • Questions?
Blue Ocean Strategy Using Supply Chain Management
Day 2 - Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM BST

Course Outline:
  • Your business
    • Commoditized
    • Differentiation
    • Your strategy
    • Reactionary
    • Competition
    • Your customers view
  • Your supply chain
    • Monolithic / one-size-fits-all
    • Cost versus service
    • How well it operates
  • Multichannel/Omnicommerce
  • E-commerce (and vs brick and mortar warehouses and stores)
  • Strategy development
  • Strategy execution
  • Change and new opportunities
  • Blue ocean strategy
    • What it is
    • Examples
  • Multichannel
  • New E-commerce and its important Immediacy
  • Global expansion
  • Competitive differentiation
  • New supply chain
    • Versus brick and mortar distribution centers
    • Customer service
    • Inventory positioning
    • Cycle time compression
    • “Delivery”
    • Technology
    • Process
    • Design
    • Segmentation
    • Purchasing
    • Outsourcing
  • Innovation implementation curve with leaders and laggards
  • Questions?

Meet Your Instructor

Tom Craig
Consultant, LTD Management Inc.

Tom Craig, a real-world supply chain and logistics consultant and professional provides cutting-edge supply chain management consulting with LTD Management. He develops solutions that work for clients-- manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, global, domestic, importers, and exporters.

He has written over 70 articles on supply chain management and logistics. In addition, he has spoken at conferences worldwide, including England, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, UAE, Panama and Nigeria--and conducted a master class program in supply chain management in China for Chinese companies. He is on the advisory board of the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society in Singapore.

He also provides consulting for 3PLs and other logistics service providers. Develop and execute strategy, create value proposition/unique selling proposition, positioning, and service / market segmentation that improve customer retentions, increase margins, and grow the business.

Practical supply chain experience with major corporations, including General Electric, Abbott Laboratories and 3M.

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