Supply Chain Excellence Begins With An Educated Workforce

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To excel in today’s globally competitive market, employees in supply chain are required to understand not only their individual role, but also their role in the end-to-end process. Supply chain organization in most companies include people with varying levels of skills and experience from recent college graduates to experienced workers with more than 30 years in supply chain management. At every level, there are inevitably going to be people that are open to new ideas and others that are more reluctant to change. To advance a company to greater levels of supply chain maturity, everyone must be on the same page with cross-functional alignment.

Employee and organizational skill sets need to be assessed in order to uncover gaps that might jeopardize supply chain transformation and success. A foundational level of knowledge helps ensure that employees have the proper background and understanding so they are equipped to perform their roles effectively and make daily decisions that have an impact on things like inventory and service levels.

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Our Training Approach & Methodology

AVATA’s training approach is based on the fact that training is a critical element in the overall change management aspects of a successful transformation. Specifically the communications and understanding of a company’s culture, training needs, and audience will ultimately drive the overall experience and adoption. Further, AVATA’s training follows a “train-the-trainer” approach which motivates solution ownership, knowledge transfer, and higher adoption.

AVATA’s training methodology is structured yet flexible to fit your organization. During the assessment stage, we gather information and work to identify key learning objectives, the target training audience, and areas of risk. Information gathered while assessing training needs will be used to format an overall training strategy and detailed design for the training. AVATA has a substantial amount of training capital developed through years of delivering training programs to Oracle, Oracle Partners, clients, and industry events. We will utilize these tools to build specific training materials for your organization. Following each training session, attendees will complete an online anonymous survey to provide candid feedback so the training can continue to evolve.

 

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Supply Chain Education

AVATA offers different types of supply chain education that can be customized based on a company’s objectives and requirements. Supply chain education can be combined with software specific training on Oracle Supply Chain Planning modules in order to create a solid foundation for implementation and transformation projects. Our educational options can include the following:

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  • Process and Supply Chain Focused
    • Basics of Supply Chain Management Concepts
    • Business Processes and Metrics
    • APICS Exam preparation
  • Demand & Supply Planning
    • Demand Forecasting & Demand Planning
    • Master scheduling, Finite production scheduling
  • Inventory Management
    • Segmentation, ABC analysis, Safety stocking Strategies, etc.
  • S&OP Executive Coaching & Advisory
  • Sourcing and Purchasing
  • Distribution & Logistics Strategies

Customized Training

AVATA offers clients a professional level of training that is rich in content, as well as tailored to their specific supply chain needs. The AVATA training curriculum follows either a Management Consulting or Implementation Services path, or we can develop a hybrid approach to meet your organization’s needs.

Our training and education goal, guided by Oracle Supply Chain, is to create self-sufficient individuals by providing the knowledge required to convert existing work activities to the new work processes. We help to create a hierarchy of knowledge leaders by developing employees into Super Users/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) that enhance your company’s organizational development efforts.

We utilize a blended learning approach that calls for several different styles of training. Our training techniques and materials delivered will be catered to your organization’s needs, ultimately focused on enabling individuals to perform the best in their job roles. Depending on your organizations business and budgetary requirements, our services can either be bundled into one comprehensive long term solution, or individual components can be chosen to provide you with more specific support when necessary.

Executive Coaching

Our team has been there before. We can help provide guidance.

The success of a supply chain transformation project is dependent on leadership from the top levels. New processes and tools require executives to juggle people, relationships, organization and behavioral change in new ways. The AVATA team works with companies of all sizes across a variety of different industries to assist them in reaching their strategic objectives.

Management Consulting Training

  • S&OP/IBP Executive Coaching & Advisory
  • Process and Supply Chain Focused
  • Basics of Supply Chain Management & Execution Concepts
  • “APICS” CPIM Exam preparation
  • Demand Forecasting & Demand Planning
  • Master Scheduling, Finite Production Scheduling
  • Inventory Management (Segmentation, ABC Analysis, Safety Stocking Strategies)
  • Sourcing and Purchasing
  • Customer & Supply Chain Segmentation
  • Distribution & Logistics Strategies

Implementation Training

Professional training is offered for specific Oracle Supply Chain applications and can be delivered in a variety of formats and styles based upon our clients’ needs and objectives.

  • Demantra DM, AFDM, S&OP, Statistical Tuning
  • Demantra Predictive Trade Planning (Promotion & Funds Management)
  • Global Order Promising (GOP)
  • Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP)
  • Rapid Planning (RP)
  • Strategic Network Optimization (SNO)
  • Advanced Planning Command Center (APCC)
  • Production Scheduling (PS)
  • Collaborative Planning (VMI, CVMI, iSupplier, CPFR)
  • Inventory Optimization (IO)
  • Manufacturing Operations Center (MOC)
  • Spare Parts Planning (SPP)
  • Distributed Order Orchestration (DOO)
  • Transportation Management (OTM)
  • Global Trade Management (GTM)
  • Warehouse Management System (WMS)

No matter what your requirement, you can be assured that we will tailor a solution that meets your needs and delivers measurable results, helping your teams to increase efficiency themselves.

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