With the right education – from CEO level down –organisations can improve their supply chain’s operational effectiveness and responsiveness and successfully deliver their customer value proposition.
Supply Chain Management is a valuable tool for companies competing both locally and globally, where companies are striving to deliver high quality products at a competitive cost.
Because the supply chain has become more strategic, specialist supply chain skills can deliver a competitive advantage, and as such, the market for these skills is becoming increasingly competitive.
At a top level, companies now face increasing pressures in the form of global competition, increasing customer service expectations and new and more complex patterns of demand and supply. These challenges alone drive the need for sophisticated tools and approaches that provide the visibility to identify opportunities and manage and mitigate risks in the supply chain.
Supply Chain education presents a growing opportunity in both the Australian and global marketplace, with Supply Chain professionals being brought to task on the successful, timely and most cost effective way of delivering products and services to the customer.
Through its training and education program GRA strives to deliver a forum for effective Supply Chain education that supports best practice and provides knowledge and insights to:
GRA offers a range of training and education services to its clients by partnering with the Supply Chain Business Institute (SCBI), a professional development organisation that delivers premier Supply Chain education and training. Together with SCBI, GRA offers a suite of education offerings that include:
In addition to Supply Chain Seminars, Short Courses, Workshops, Tailored Training and Executive Symposiums, GRA also actively promotes supply chain education through the authoring of content, with regularly published whitepapers and articles that focus on real supply chain business issues, emerging technologies and best practices.
In previous years, GRA has sponsored and participated in the Supply Chain Management Executive Development Programs with both Monash University and the University of Melbourne and has guest lectured ‘Managing Supply Chain Inventory’ and ‘Network Modelling & Optimisation’ courses within Monash University’s Supply Chain & Logistics Masters Program in the School of Business & Economics. GRA is a frequent presenter at leading industry events.
With insights gathered from over 30 years industry experience and 200+ organisations over multiple industries, GRA’s supply chain education and training offerings provide Big Picture strategy down to how to implement and the know-how to deliver company-wide value from the supply chain.
"After undertaking a broad diagnostic, GRA identified some great opportunities for our business. The GRA team worked effectively with management to prioritise the key areas of focus in terms of inventory reduction, freight cost optimisation, distribution network structure and broader organisational processes such as S&OP."
– Andrew Coventry, Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd