1 day, 6.5 Instructional Hours
6.5 PDHs (Professional Development Hours for Engineers)
This course will assist in the evaluation and understanding what digital supply chain management (DSCM) is, its benefits and how to move towards implementation of DSCM. This course will distinguish valuable and relevant technologies from industry buzzwords, allowing participants to better understand the potential power of integrating DSCM to their business. Using real world examples and tools, this course will provide insight and tactics to begin the evaluation and implementation of DSCM. This course will benefit participants by determining their current adoption of digital supply chain, their readiness to implementing digital supply chain management, and discuss barriers to utilizing digital supply chain tools and technologies.
- Small and medium-sized manufacturers will be able to apply Industry 4.0 and digital supply chain management concepts, practices, and technology applications to their manufacturing operation where relevant and aligned with their strategic objectives.
- Leadership in manufacturing operations will be able to recognize the potential benefits of pursuing digital maturity in their operation while also understanding the necessary investment of time and resources to achieve it.
- Small and medium-sized manufacturers will be able to distinguish the difference between buzzword-jargon and real, tangible, relevant technologies to improve their operation without being intimidated.
- Small and medium-sized manufacturers will be able to identify which areas within the supply chain they are more mature and areas where they may be less mature or deficient in their path to the digital supply chain
Who Should Attend?
This course was designed with Small to Mid-size Manufacturers (SMM) in order to assist in the evaluation and understanding what Digital Supply Chain is, how it benefits SMMs and how to move towards implementation of DSCM.
Students are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel installed.
*This material was produced under a grant from the U.S Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in support of its MEP Digital Supply Chain Network (MDSCN)