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Supply Chain Analytics for Business Results

Date:   Nov 10, 2020 - Dec 10, 2020
Time:   3:30 PM (EST)

Supply Chain Analytics for Business Results  

The world economy today is continuously and rapidly changing. Globally, customer demands are becoming more dynamic and customers are looking for better quality products and services at a more affordable cost. Data-driven decision making has become the need of the hour for improved and optimized business efficiencies. According to Deloitte, 79% of organizations with high performing supply chains achieve revenue growth that is significantly above average and one of the key enablers is Supply Chain Analytics which will bring effectiveness in the business operation through data-enabled decisions.

The Supply Chain Analytics for Business Results is a 15-hour live, virtual, and practical training delivered by Dr. Prashanth H Southekal (profile below), Managing Principal of DBP-Institute. This training will equip participants with key supply chain analytics concepts and skills. Dr. Southekal has trained over 1250 professionals world over in data and analytics for organizations such as SAS-Institute (Canada), Suncor Energy (Canada), General Electric (India), DataVersity (US), University of Calgary (UoC, Canada), IE Business School (Spain), SP-Jain School of Management (India), NTPC (India), Riversand Technologies (US), GAIL (India) and Plains Midstream (Canada).

Learning Objectives

The way data is collected and used in SCM mean that manufacturers are looking for professionals who can understand, analyze, and use the data for improved business performance. Supply Chain Talent of the Future: Findings from the Third Annual Supply Chain Survey, points out the need for SCM talent with different skill sets than what was needed in the past. A majority of supply chain executives as reported by Forbes consider big data analytics a “disruptive and important technology, setting the foundation for long-term change management in their organizations.”

In this backdrop, this training is designed for Supply Chain Professionals and builds on one’s technical and managerial competencies. Participants will learn real life examples on how data analytics can be applied to various areas of supply chain from transportation, facilities, inventory, information, and procurement. This training has a strong focus on the application of data and insights for supply chain business performance. This training has 3 key learning objectives.

1. Understanding Data Analytics, Business Data and Business Systems in the context of Supply Chain Management (SCM)

2. Learning key strategies to acquire quality data for Data Analytics in SCM

3. Applying Data Analytics techniques, deriving insights, interpreting the results, and communicating the insights derived to senior management and stakeholders.

Training Methodology

This training uses field-tested business analytics tools and techniques. The training material is constantly updated to match the latest trends and industry best practices as Dr. Southekal trains over 50 professionals every month. This training uses a variety of approaches including live lessons, classroom discussions, videos, group activities, pre-class readings, case studies, individual exercises, and guest speaker(s).
Dr. Prashanth Southekal often invites guest speakers to his courses to give the attendees a better and a bigger picture of the course. This is not guaranteed; but every effort will be made by Dr.Southekal to bring them to the class. Previous guest speakers in Southekal’s course included senior leaders from VISA, Nike, Oracle, SAP, Gartner and more. The cost of bringing the guest speakers will be borne by Dr. Southekal.
Participants with at least 75% attendance and complete both of the assignments will be awarded a digital Certificate of Achievement from DBP-Institute and Supply Chain Canada as evidence of the course mastery. Post training, Dr. Southekal is always available for any short discussion with the students via email, LinkedIn, phone, or video conferencing tools.


Dr. Prashanth H Southekal is the Managing Principal of DBP-Institute, a Data Analytics Consulting and Education company based in Calgary, Canada. He brings over 20 years of Information Management experience from companies such as SAP, Shell, Apple, P&G, SAS and General Electric. In addition, he has trained over 1200 professionals world over in Analytics, Data Products, and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). He sits on the Advisory board of SAS (Western Canada), Evalueserve (Switzerland) and Grihasoft (India). He is the author of 2 books - Data for Business Performance and Analytics Best Practices. and is an adjunct faculty of Data Analytics at the University of Calgary (Canada) and IE Business School (Spain). Dr. Southekal holds a PhD from ESC Lille (FR) and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management (US). In addition, he is PMI-PMP, APICS-CPIM and Lean Six Sigma (LSS) certified

Those who complete the course will receive a digital badge from Supply Chain Canada and SCMPs will earn 10 CPD credits (we kindly ask members to enter their activity independently following this course).

Dates: November 10, 2020 to December 10, 2020

Time: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST

Location: Zoom video conference platform


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