Achieve Demand & Supply Planning Excellence

Raise the bar with proven industry-leading practices in demand, inventory & supply planning.

Supply Chain Business Institute to run Demand & Supply Planning Excellence courses in Melbourne and Sydney – limited places – book early to avoid disappointment.
This practical 2 day course aims to give participants an understanding of the techniques and tools required to take their demand, inventory and supply planning capabilities to the next level and deliver “best in class” performance.

 The course aims to:

  • Educate in the principles of forecasting & inventory management
  • Provide a ‘how to’ framework for their application
  • Explore the pros and cons of different forecasting & inventory management approaches
  • Assess the impact that improved forecasting & inventory management can have on business  performance
  • Discuss successful implementation approaches
  • Identify opportunities for participants to apply the knowledge they have gained in the course     within their organisations
Course dates:
Melbourne                      October 22 & 23
Sydney                            October 29 & 30

About the Trainer – Luke Tomkin
Luke has worked with companies at both the strategic and operational level to deliver results in the areas of Supply Chain Network design, Demand and Supply Planning, Inventory Optimisation, Customer Service delivery and Financial Planning. Past and present clients include Officeworks, Mitre 10, Corporate Express, CSR, Quicksilver, Super Cheap Auto and Wesfarmers.
With a strong focus on supply chain strategy, system reengineering, optimisation & integration and organisational structure & change management, Luke has had notable achievements including the delivery of a $20m inventory reduction whilst increasing service levels for a retail client with $500m in annual sales and 250+ stores. He also led the redesign and implementation of a demand planning process for a major FMCG, taking service levels from less than 90% to above 98% within 18 months.

Luke brings extensive training experience to the course, having run S&OP workshops across Australia, New Zealand & Singapore. He has also delivered Supply Chain Management training to executive level audiences and delivered Masters Courses within Monash University’s Post Graduate Program.
Luke holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, and has authored a series of articles in Industry journals on Demand Planning in a retail environment.

About SCBI
The Supply Chain Business Institute is a professional development organisation delivering premier Supply Chain Education and Training.  It was created in response to a market need for quality instructor-led courses in the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics space that empower professionals with the knowledge, insights and tools to take their supply chains to the next level.
The Institute has partnered with supply chain consultants, GRA to deliver Courses and offerings that have been built up using the experience and insights gathered from over 30 years industry experience with 200+ organisations over multiple industries. Together with GRA, we have ensured our short courses not only contain best practice material but also have real world applicability.
SCBI works closely within the industry to ensure that all courses are up-to-date and relevant

To register please contact:
Phone +61 3 9013 7224

About GRA - GRA is one of the largest specialist Supply Chain consulting companies in Australia and are experts in supply chain strategy, planning & execution.

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