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Supply Chain Academy Courses

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NLCCE members Supply Chain Academy have a number of courses to help fuel your supply chain business performance and growth.

Please see links below for more information and to book:

Introduction to Big Data

26th November 2019, 1-Day Course

No company should underestimate the importance of Big data. Companies gain an important competitive advantage over their competitors with the ability to capture store and analysis vast amounts of data. Therefore, it is imperative for supply chain professional to understand what big data is and how it can add value to a supply chain.

This course is for those who want to start thinking about how Big Data might be useful in their business or career. It introduces one of the most common frameworks, Hadoop, that has made big data analysis easier and more accessible — increasing the potential for data to transform our world.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

27th November 2019, 1-Day Course

Artificial intelligence technologies are designed to provide computer systems with human-like abilities of reasoning. It’s becoming increasingly prevalent in our everyday lives as we require to manage our precious time. However, we need to have a clear understanding of the underlying technologies and processes, as well as the benefits and limitations of potential AI solutions. This Introduction course aims at promoting an interest in the field of AI and the link to how it could work across your supply chain.

This course is designed to aid supply chain professionals understand the potential benefit and limitations of AI. Delegates do not require technical IT knowledge.


Introduction to Blockchain

28th November 2019, 1-Day Course

Businesses across the world are investigating how Blockchain technology may transform their supply chain. Blockchain has the potential to transform key industries, including financial services, utilities, Supply Chain (Logistics & Procurement). By demystifying blockchain technology, this practical introduction will help you get to grips with this exciting technology and understand its potential impact.

This Introduction to Blockchain course does not require technical IT experience or knowledge. It is designed to promote awareness of Blockchain and its applications within the supply chain industry.

Managing Director Program

23rd January 2020, 1-Day Course

This programme is for Managing Directors & CEOs of small to medium-sized business who wish to develop strategies to drive their firm’s success.  This programme helps the individual to develop a clear strategic business plan, and gives the confidence to clearly communicate, execute and monitor the plan.

The program is designed to ensure individuals are able to undertake a series of key reviews within their own practice and determine the necessary changes that must be affected in order to drive their firm and improve profitability.

Leading your Business and Supply Chain through Change and Disruption

4th February 2020, 3-Day Course

In most businesses, disruptions occur every day. To stay ahead, businesses must prepare for the disruptive change that might impact them or develop disruptions themselves through their own transformation.

As markets evolve and change, disruption to established working practice is inevitable. To keep pace with ever-changing needs, organisations must understand route-causes of disruption and embrace the need for change, by looking at the transition from the perspective of new opportunities, rather than mitigation of risk.

This two-day director masterclass is designed to empower leaders with the thought patterns and practical skills needed to take advantage of disruptive innovation through strategic design, rather than reactive process-management.

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