Education & Training

Education & Training

Your Success is Our Goal

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.  At every level, there are 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 training and education.

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 impact company performance.

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:

  • 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 and tailored to your 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 with a goal of enabling employees to perform their job roles.  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.

Management Consulting

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.

Implementation Services

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.  After implementation, our priority is to make sure end-users know how to do their jobs and administrators can maintain the systems.

“I was very impressed with AVATA’s experience and their approach to being more than just a traditional system integrator – they were committed not only to implementing the platform, but to helping us with training and education.”


~ Ken Au, Global Director of Demand Planning, Hitachi Vantara