SMT Seminar 3: Business Planning
*NEW* When you click 'REGISTER', you will be asked to provide contact details and your province of residence. For international Candidates, please select 'International' as your province. You will then receive an email from your selected provincial institute with the registration and payment link.
Synchronous via Zoom with one time option:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Central Time
Both direction and destination are critically important for organizational success. As the rate of change within the operating environment increases, following yesterday’s procedures becomes risky. An organization must continuously formulate and implement new strategies.
This seminar is structured to introduce the various elements required for successfully preparing a business plan. The flow of the seminar will begin by addressing the purpose and scope of business planning and thereafter incorporating its interrelation to supply chain and financial management requirements.
Upon completion of this seminar candidates should be able to:
- Define strategy
- List and describe the role of strategy relative to the organizational hierarchy and alignment through the hierarchy
- Discuss two models used to describe business-level strategy
- List and describe the steps within strategy formulation including situational analysis tools such as SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunities and threats) and Porter’s 5
- Identify the critical success factors of the implementation plan, including financial budgeting
- Describe supply management’s role within the strategic process
What is the asynchronous learning?
Asynchronous learning is a form of online, self-study and is designed for those who prefer to work at their own pace, while meeting submission deadlines as defined in the course overview. Learners will not have live, scheduled meetings or classes, but will participate via our learning management system, Brightspace (D2L), where information, ideas and learning experiences can be shared. Learners will also have access to an instructor.
What is synchronous learning?
Synchronous learning, previously known at Supply Chain Canada as virtual, instructor led. Learners will have live, scheduled classes via Zoom with the instructor and fellow classmates. This format is designed for those looking for an interactive learning experience, and to network with other participants. Learners will have readings and assignments to complete outside of class time that will facilitate the weekly class discussion. Participants are expected to remain up to date with the deadlines provided. Please NOTE the time zone in which you register for synchronous courses.
What if I have to cancel my registration?
Please review the cancellation policy included within the registration and payment link.
How will I access my course materials?
All learning materials will be accessed via your Supply Chain Canada (member) portal.