Leading the Modern Supply Chain

The winners in today’s business landscape are those who deliver superior products and services faster and more efficiently than their competitors. This one-week experience reveals current research that demonstrates that best-in-class supply chain organizations are flexible and work seamlessly across the entire supply chain, from their suppliers’ suppliers all the way to their end-users.

Topics & Takeaways

  • The 7 Principles of Supply Chain Management: assess your organization’s end-to-end orientation against proven benchmarks, discuss the potential impact of the principles, start the course simulation
  • Issues and Forces that Shape the Supply Chain: assess your three supply chain A’s framed by Harvard professor Dr Hau Lee, read a supply chain case study, continue the simulation exercise
  • Lessons from the Top 25: learn about “the language of the business”, the implications of logistics costs, the financial impacts of supply chain management, and the elements of being a Top 25 supply chain
  • Seeing Your End-to-End Supply Chain: continue the course simulation, use the supplied toolkit to sketch your supply chain through the lens of one product or component, read about the SCORR model

Business Impact

  • Clarity of purpose and use of common vernacular within and across all the elements of your company’s existing supply chain
  • The ability to apply an end-to-end framework to your unique supply chain components
  • Benefit from case study and simulation findings to deepen your understanding of your own supply chain’s challenges and opportunities

Target audience

  • Senior Leaders who want a framework for teaching their team about an end-to-end mindset
  • Leaders in business units that interact and intersect with the supply chain
  • Newer supply chain leaders


  • 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

Dr. John Langley
Clinical Professor of 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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  • Leading the Modern Supply Chain
    January 14 — January 18, 2019