Develop the key skills & knowledge-base in your supply chain network to work effectively in today’s globalised environment
Global supply chain network professionals are increasingly recognising that one of the keys to building a successful and sustainable global model is to develop ever deeper levels of cultural knowledge and fluency within the organisation. They recognise that it is critical to make cross-border and multicultural interpersonal working relationships as effective as possible and that to achieve that aim they need to factor in the local business cultures of the myriad of places they liaise with.
Supply chain network professionals have to manage these cultural differences within a framework of contractual rights, obligations and responsibilities to both customer and logistics service providers as well as internally within their own organisation. They have to ensure that recognition, rewards and incentives are aligned to cultural expectations in order to ensure the desired behaviours.
Drawing on a lifetime of practical experience, Global Supply Chain Management has developed a comprehensive suite of training programmes specifically aimed at supply chain professionals who work in a global supply chain environment. These training programmes are designed to be of immediate, practical benefit and will address the key dilemmas faced by the client. We provide a safe environment to help supply chain professionals hone and sharpen their skills. The training facilitators are all seasoned operators with decades of global experience to draw upon – experience they are keen to share with your team. We do not talk theory, we talk practice and directly relate the impact of international cultural differences to the day-to-day reality of supply chain.
How we can help
We help our Global Supply Chain network clients tackle both strategic and day-to-day operational issues by helping develop the key skills and knowledge-base needed to work effectively in today’s globalised and immensely competitive SCM environment
Typical Issues explored include
- Effective cross-border communication
- How to recognise what ‘good’ looks like in an unknown territory
- Differing attitudes to contractual arrangements
- Time-scales, planning and deadlines
- Leading people from a distance
- Understanding how my own culture might be part of the problem