Optimize Your Supply Chain Using a Systems Approach.

Stay Current.
Interested in learning about leading-edge trends in global supply chain management? 

Solve Problems.
Would you welcome a hands-on approach to solving critical supply chain issues in your organization? 

Build Your Network.
Would you benefit from interacting with mid- and senior-level supply chain executives, managers, and consultants from leading organizations such as Accenture, Bank of America, Boeing, Corning, Dell, GE, Grainger, HP, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Stanley Black & Decker, and Johnson & Johnson?

Registration for 2022 is now closed. Check back for updated information on our 2023 seminar. 


2022 Program Dates, Format & Costs

Dates & Format

The Supply Chain Optimization Executive Seminar will take place during two, 4-hour and 30 minute sessions from 1-5:30 pm EST, for a total of nine hours. 

2022 Seminar Dates: Thursday, August 4 and Thursday, August 11

The format was created with working professionals in mind, featuring:

  • live online meetings
  • team and hands-on activities in a virtual environment including negotiation exercises
  • networking opportunities with industry professionals and seminar faculty
Cost to Attend

2022 Cost to Attend: $1,495 per person 

  • Clarkson University alumni receive a 10% discount
  • Three or more employees from one corporation or business receive a 10% discount
  • Corporate sponsors (five or more employees attend) receive a 20% discount
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Supply Chain Optimization Executive Seminar Overview

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The Supply Chain Optimization Executive Seminar is 100% online over the course of two weeks.

Participants can follow up their learning and practice process through Clarkson's MS in Supply Chain or one of our three MBA programs.

The main learning objectives and outcomes of the seminar are to provide an overview of current and emerging trends and proven strategies to optimize the supply chain by utilizing a systems approach.

This seminar was designed for mid to senior-level managers, consultants, and executives involved in sourcing, manufacturing and operations, distribution, logistics, information systems, marketing, and customer service.

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Supply Chain Optimization Topics Covered

Emerging Trends in Supply Chain Management
  • Current challenges facing supply chain managers
  • Systems / holistic view of the supply chain
  • "Best in class” in supply chain management
  • Principles of supply chain management
  • Typical dilemma faced by supply chain professionals
  • Buzz group discussion
  • Major challenges in supply chain integration & possible solutions
  • Emerging trends & major takeaways
Measuring Supply Chain Financial Performance
  • Financial performance and value drivers
  • Linking supply chain management & financial performance
  • Financial impact of working capital reductions
  • Buzz group discussion
  • Emerging trends & major takeaways
Negotiations and Relationship Management in the Supply Chain
  • Creating & claiming value in supply chain negotiations
  • Negotiation planning
  • Negotiation exercises
  • Emerging trends & major takeaways 
Coping with Supply Chain Disruptions by Utilizing Mitigation Strategies
  • Recent disruptions in global supply chains
  • Mitigation strategies versus contingency planning
  • Recommended mitigation strategies
  • Buzz group discussion
  • Emerging trends & final thoughts
Group discussion & networking
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The primary objective is to provide the seminar participants with the opportunity to network and share possible solutions to current challenges in the supply chain. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and knowledge to provide examples of situations where some of the ideas discussed in the seminar have already been applied or situations where the ideas can effectively be applied. The seminar faculty and participants will serve as consultants and provide feedback and recommendations.
Upon completion, participants will be issued a verified credential that can be added to their CV and professional profiles.