DATE: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2024
TIME:10:30am to 12:00pm
WHERE: Virtual
COST: Free!


In collaboration with the seven Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs), this Supply Chain 101 program is available free of charge, exclusively for Pennsylvania manufacturers.

It is not uncommon for small to mid-sized businesses to get tangled up in inventory and supply chain issues. The supply environment has run in a steady state for decades; however, a new paradigm has emerged. This course helps manufacturing leaders to understand and become proficient in inventory & supply chain management.

Why Supply Chain 101?

This course provides participants with a high-level knowledge base of and the ‘must have’ processes for successful execution of inventory & supply chain management. Participants will learn the components that come into play and understand how to link them to their company’s strategic, operating, and tactical plans. The course will incorporate examples of how real businesses have applied these processes. Participants will also learn methods of sales and capacity management, inventory planning and supplier scouting and screening techniques to meet customer expectations and financial obligations.

What You’ll Learn

This course will help participants to:

  • Articulate and understand the components of supply chain planning
  • Understand and apply the principles of demand & capacity planning
  • Learn how to create risk & cost-based controls for effective inventory management
  • Experience creating and using inventory & supply chain key performance indicators
  • Perform supply chain mapping
  • Learn best practice Supplier Scouting techniques
  • Learn what implementing a formal Inventory Management and Supply Chain program entails


Please contact Robin Keller @ to register for this training!