Supply Chain Management

+Alignment Program

Our comprehensive program provides your team with all the tools and knowledge required to align your supply chain.

We significantly improve your ROI by compounding the synergistic effects of four critical components working together.

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+Methodology

We help you begin your supply chain alignment program with assessments of your processes, people, and partner relationships.

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+Education

We leverage powerful concepts such as “the flipped classroom” and The Fresh Connection business simulation.

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+Coaching

We teach your team how to fish, let them practice fishing, provide suggestions, and then get out of the way.

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+Community

Our supply chain alignment program depends upon the power of a community to drive the sharing of best practices and adoption of emerging trends.

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+Putting it all Together

We have assembled all the components which provide an incredibly effective means for aligning your supply chain.

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+SAP APO

As a niche core competency, we can help you get the greatest ROI from an investment in the SAP APO suite of supply chain management tools.

We can help you develop and manage a new implementation or assess a current implementation that is not delivering the value you expected.

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Supply Chain Management

Alignment Program

Our comprehensive program provides your team with all the tools and knowledge required to align your supply chain. We significantly improve your ROI by compounding the synergistic effects of four critical components working together.

  • Assessments: We assess your processes, people, and partner relationships to determine your best opportunities for improving performance and succeeding with your strategic initiatives.
  • Education: We provide exceptional educational events that provide your team with knowledge of those best practices and emerging trends that you can use. We leverage powerful concepts such as “the flipped classroom” and The Fresh Connection business simulation.
  • Coaching: Our experts provide guidance at the critical milestones. We help you organize for success, select the right projects, assess your progress, and help you align your supply chain.
  • Community: The power of multiple organizations leveraging the same comprehensive program allows everyone to share best practices and seek help from others who have overcome similar challenges. Our community is actively collaborating to incorporate emerging trends into our program and share knowledge of best practices.

While each of the above four components provides great value, it is the synergy between them that allows our comprehensive program to be much greater than the sum of the parts.

Supply Chain Improvement Program

As a result, your ability to align your processes, people, and partners is far better than any alternative approach in the market today.

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“Quinlan Executive Education has appreciated the opportunity to partner with the Transformance Advisors team in the design and delivery of a highly customized supply chain management program for one of our corporate clients. Their deep industry expertise led to learning experiences that were relevant, practical, and immediately implementable for the participants.” – Catherine Jones, Director of Executive Education, Loyola University Chicago

Methodology

We help you begin your supply chain alignment program with assessments of your processes, people, and partner relationships:

  • Our comprehensive supply chain audit will investigate your critical processes from suppliers to customers.
  • Our planning assessment will analyze your processes in terms of alignment with the ideals of High Flexibility Scheduling as practiced by sustainable organizations.
  • Our supply chain management knowledge assessment will evaluate the knowledge of your people and identify opportunities for improvement.

We analyze the results of these assessments with a sharp focus on your strategic initiatives./p>

From there, we work with you to identify and implement improvements with an emphasis on 90-day projects.

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“Mike Loughrin is a true supply chain expert and has the rare ability to combine technical solutions with improved business processes. He consistently delivers innovative solutions. His ability to immerse himself in the business allows him to provide sound guidance and results. Mike is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him.” – Erin Bunkley, Director of Demand Management, Warner Home Video

Education

A critical component of our supply chain alignment program is providing your team with knowledge of those best practices and emerging trends that you can use. We leverage powerful concepts such as “the flipped classroom” and The Fresh Connection business simulation.

We have a number of courses covering supply chain management, supply chain leadership, and targeted topics such as Sales & Operations Planning and Going Physical Free.

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“The Hybrid Supply Chain Management course with The Fresh Connection provides a holistic approach to learning in a way that pushes an organization to be collaborating and working together to maximize customer satisfaction and return on investment.” – Tony Tills, Director of Operations, Zenith Fabricating

“Mike Sheahan is an informed and engaging instructor with highly appealing and affable manner who leads and mentors with a style best described as quiet, but forceful urgency. He is well-versed on such subjects as lean transformations and supply chain management.” – Kent R. Vincent, Managing Principal, IS & R Services

Coaching

Our approach to coaching your team is to provide knowledge and guidance at critical milestones in the journey. We teach your team how to fish, let them practice fishing, provide suggestions, and then get out of the way.

Beyond the coaching provided during individual projects, we also help you during the other phases of your journey. We help you:

  • Establish your alignment initiative
  • Organize for success
  • Launch your alignment initiative
  • Conduct value stream assessments
  • Conduct knowledge assessments
  • Join the community of leaders
  • Monitor progress
  • Make course corrections
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“Mike Loughrin’s leadership of the demand planning project team allowed us to meet our objectives. I highly recommend Mike as a world class consultant able to help organizations with the challenges of improving the performance of their supply chain management processes.” – Kirk Fife, Senior Director, Levi Strauss & Co.

“Bob Forshay showed our team how to break down the process obstacles. We reduced order fulfillment cycle time from four days to two hours, reduced rework, reduced inventory, improved revenue, and increase flexibility for meeting increased customer demands.” – Tim Swette, OEM Account Director, McDATA

Community

Our supply chain alignment program depends upon the power of a community to drive the sharing of best practices and adoption of emerging trends. Public courses, tours, networking, and our Transformance Communiqué provide the opportunity to learn from other organizations which are taking on similar challenges.

The structure of our educational events actively promotes the sharing of ideas by all participants. Leveraging group exercises and open discussion, participants learn how to improve their own understanding while also providing suggestions to their classmates.

Opportunities also exist for advanced levels of engagement whereby members of the community can host a tour, contribute to course development, present at a networking event, and showcase a success story in the Transformance Communiqué.

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“The Supply and Value Chain Center of Loyola University Chicago is pleased to partner with Mike Loughrin and the team from Transformance Advisors. Their expertise in supply chain management and lean transformations brings great insight, perspectives, and thought leadership to our advisory board.” – John A. Caltagirone, Founding Director, Supply and Value Chain Center, Loyola University Chicago

Putting it all Together

We have assembled all the components which provide an incredibly effective means for aligning your supply chain.

  • We assess your processes, people, and partner relationships to determine your best opportunities for improving performance and succeeding with your strategic initiatives.
  • Our focus on education leverages powerful concepts such as “the flipped classroom” and The Fresh Connection business simulation.
  • Our coaching approach includes a detailed road map designed to empower your people with the tools they need while providing guidance at critical milestones. We teach you how to fish and then step back.
  • Our community of like-minded organizations provides access to others that are taking the same journey. Soon enough, you will be able to contribute in a manner that improves the community and increases the value you receive.

We can help you assess the performance of your supply chain and develop an improvement road map to develop employee skills, improve processes, and implement technology solutions.

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“I really enjoyed the supply chain management program from Transformance Advisors. It was great to step back from the daily grind to learn about best practices and then challenge ourselves to apply the concepts in our organization.” – Sandy Rose, Planning Manager, APW Wyott

Create a Core Competency

It’s time to build a core competency in supply chain management as a fundamental element of a sustainable lean organization.

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Our experts will help you and your team quickly identify opportunity areas and gain the knowledge required to align your organization and integrate with your customers and suppliers.

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“I really enjoyed the Hybrid Supply Chain Management course. I found it both challenging and fun. The combination of handouts, readings, and quizzes coupled with the benefits of The Fresh Connection created the best method of learning I have ever experienced.” – Larry Simon, Senior Instructor/Consultant, APICS Fox River

What More?

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