Hybrid Supply Chain Management Course - Boulder

This hybrid course includes 32 hours of instructor-led classroom sessions and a package of online tools that will arm you with the knowledge required to work more effectively with customers, suppliers, and coworkers.
October 03, 2017 | 8:30 AM MDT

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Hybrid Supply Chain Management Course - Boulder

This hybrid course includes instructor-led classroom sessions and a package of online tools that will arm you with the knowledge required to work more effectively with customers, suppliers, and coworkers.
January 25, 2018 | 8:30 AM MST

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Hybrid Supply Chain Management Course - Denver

This hybrid course includes instructor-led classroom sessions and a package of online tools that will arm you with the knowledge required to work more effectively with customers, suppliers, and coworkers.
March 01, 2018 | 8:30 AM MST

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Hybrid Supply Chain Managment Course

Instructor and Online Hybrid

This hybrid course includes instructor-led classroom sessions and a package of online tools that will arm you with the knowledge required to work more effectively with customers, suppliers, and coworkers.

Leveraging the emerging concept of the “flipped classroom,” this course is extremely effective in teaching participants the best practices and emerging trends in supply chain management.

A Complete Package

  • 32 hours of instructor-led education and discussion.
  • Group exercises providing the opportunity to compare your company with the concepts you are learning
  • Multiple rounds of The Fresh Connection, an interactive team-based business simulation where you will make strategic executive level decisions in a high-pressure environment.
  • Access to a package of online tools that will reinforce and enhance your learning.
  • A certificate of completion that you can frame and display for all to see.

What People Are Saying

"Just finished the Hybrid Supply Chain Management course and found that utilizing The Fresh Connection simulation was a really great way to retain and learn the impact of your decisions in a no risk environment. Great course!" - Larry Simon, Board of Directors, APICS Fox River Chapter

“The Hybrid Supply Chain Management course with The Fresh Connection brought a level of excitement to the classroom that I had never experienced before. I enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with my teammates and develop a strategy to save our failing company. It was an exciting way to learn about the best practices and emerging trends in supply chain management.” - Ally Conrad, Events Manager, Transformance Advisors

"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, VP of Operations, Zenith Fabricating

The Fresh Connection

The Fresh Connection is a team-based business simulation that provides an exceptional means for learning how to lead a business by practicing collaboration and consensus building:

  • Teams of four work together to save a failing company.
  • Each team member will select one of four functional roles: purchasing, operations, sales, or supply chain management.
  • Participants make strategic executive level decisions in a high-pressure real-life environment.
  • Every decision has trade-offs, both within and across the four roles.
  • Participants learn about best practices and emerging trends through hands on experience.
  • Collaboration and consensus building skills are developed as teams compete across multiple rounds.

The successful team will craft the best strategy and align all four functional disciplines. Winning is about generating the best ROI for the business while meeting your own Key Performance Indicators.

Learn more about The Fresh Connection.

What People Are Saying

“The best part about The Fresh Connection experience were the rapid-fire troubleshooting conversations with my teammates. We knew we were up against some very talented competitors, and that made us think hard and fast about solving the problems. Fixing supply chain issues has never been so much fun!” - Cate Lawrence, Principal, Lawrence Research Associates

"I was totally addicted to my role as VP of Sales and could not wait to collaborate with my teammates to improve our performance and beat our competitors; an educational experience that exceeded my wildest imaginations." - Mike Loughrin, CEO, Transformance Advisors

"The Fresh Connection (TFC) creates greater alignment and a deeper understanding in the world’s biggest and best businesses. In the Fortune Global 500, 40% of the top 100 manufacturing businesses are using TFC. In the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25, over 50% are using TFC." - Hans Kremer, Partner, Involvation Interactive

Package of Online Tools

The online tools are available 24 hours a day and include:

  • High definition audio visual presentations that cover key topics in supply chain management.
  • Concise articles on targeted topics that have been written specifically for this course.
  • Assignments providing you the opportunity to compare your company with the concepts you are learning.
  • Quizzes that help you determine your understanding of the concepts and mathematical formulas.
  • A final exam that demonstrates you are able to work more effectively with customers, suppliers, and coworkers.

What People Are Saying

"I recommend this supply chain management course to people, like me, that are senior operations leaders responsible for ensuring that their supply chain management processes are leveraging best practices and staying current with new developments and emerging trends." - Thom Mandl, President, Mount Sopris Instruments

"I really enjoyed the supply chain management course. 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

"The supply chain management course is much more relevant for today’s organizations than the courses I have taken in the past. The course provided me with the knowledge that organizations were asking for during my search for a new job." - Kristina Bozzer, Certified Lean Master

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone that comes into contact with customers or suppliers.
  • Anyone that impacts the flow of materials or information.
  • Those with experience seeking to learn about best practices and emerging trends.
  • Information technology professionals that build and support the systems used for managing a supply chain.
  • Those that will be part of improvement initiatives such a lean transformation or implementing an ERP system.
  • Those just getting started in the field of supply chain management.

What People Are Saying

"This comprehensive course provides the knowledge you need and also includes group exercises and assignments that get you started with your own program for improving supply chain management at your organization. The Fresh Connection business simulation provides an exceptional means for learning how to lead a business by practicing collaboration and consensus building. The quizzes and exams validate your learning and allow you to feel confident when working with customers, suppliers, and coworkers." - Mike Sheahan, Past President of APICS: The leading professional association for supply chain and operations management

"The Fresh Connection was a challenging test of decision making, commercial awareness, and learning agility that requires each individual to understand the impact of their role and actions on the profitability of the whole business." - Adam Lockwood, Supply Development Manager, Mars UK

"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, Board of Directors, APICS Fox River Chapter

Public Classes $1,590 per person

or $1,290 with earlybird registration.

Private Classes

Contact us to discuss bringing this course to your organization.

We can help educate your team and get everyone on the same page and pulling in the right direction.


Need help?

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