Strategic Sourcing for Improved Performance

Created in partnership with: Chris Craighead


Take a critical look at distribution network strategy in order to uncover the possibilities in your organization. Join your cohort in exploring the factors and stages of a distribution network strategy and apply possible solutions to a simulated case study, learning what takeaways will be useful in your leadership role.

Topics & Takeaways

  • Sourcing for Performance: identify critical leadership skills for more effective sourcing
  • Sourcing Strategies: apply the content to develop insight on how to improve your organization’s sourcing
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization: explore the balance between value and risk
  • Strategic Sourcing and Competitive Advantage: reflect on your company’s competitive initiatives, discuss how customer demands will change in the future and how that will alter the competition

Business Impact

  • Improved alignment with supply chain partners
  • Demonstrated understanding of supplier relationships and production needs

Target audience

  • High Potential Leaders
  • Middle Managers addressing tactical concepts and application


  • 5 daily lessons, approximately 30 minutes of activities in each of the first four days
  • 60 minute virtual live event with Expert Faculty on the capstone day
  • Expert Guide support of questions, comments, and group engagement and collaboration
  • Active participation – devoting your time to structured dialogue, private reflection, and deliberate practice will increase your knowledge and takeaways
  • Practical application – you can directly try and apply what you learn each day

Expert Faculty

Chris Craighead
Affiliated Faculty in Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Upcoming CorpU Open Offerings

You can take advantage of CorpU right now by joining leaders in a mixed company setting. Join us for a high-impact week with 30-minute daily online lessons, interactive discussions, and a capstone event with our expert faculty.
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  • Strategic Sourcing for Improved Performance
    November 9 — November 13, 2020
    Capstone: Live Event November 13, 2020 12:00 pm ET