Supply Chain Alignment and Orchestration

Created in partnership with: John LangleySteve Tracey


Enhance your capacity for building alignment and collaboration as you learn a powerful methodology for leading contemporary supply chain organizations. Reflect on the people, processes, and technology that impact the supply chain and discuss potential areas for improving the synergy between them. Investigate the change leadership necessary to move your supply chain capabilities forward and ahead of your competitors.

Topics & Takeaways

  • Alignment and Collaboration: consider the three-legged stool of People, Processes, and Technology; review the key dimensions of alignment and collaboration via a maturity model and matrix
  • Critical Success Factors: review McKinsey & Company research on key considerations and steps to building effective collaboration, watch a logistics case study and discuss similar opportunities in your organization
  • Playing the Role of the Conductor: reflect on how to capitalize on synergies between organizations, define gaps between alignment with your suppliers and customers, plan a road map from current to optimal performance
  • Change Leadership and Moving Forward: read Deloitte research about developing connecting behaviors between senior supply chain leaders and others; discuss the need for a strategic plan and a change management model

Business Impact 

  • Identify opportunity gaps and develop a roadmap for improvement, using core principles of change management
  • Build a leadership mindset that enables performance improvement action
  • Gain the ability to assess the organizational maturity level of your supply chain and how to increase the use of success factors

Target audience

  • High Potential Leaders
  • Senior Leaders addressing advanced and strategic issues within the supply chain


  • 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

John Langley
Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management, Penn State University
Steve Tracey
Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Research™ and Executive Programs, Penn State University

Additional Material

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  • Supply Chain Alignment and Orchestration
    December 7 — December 11, 2020
    Capstone: Live Event December 11, 2020 12:00 pm ET