Successful Supply Chain Management
Successful Supply Chain Management

Workshop Overview

Globally we are going through a period of significant turmoil with ongoing cost pressures on businesses. Never before has it been so important to optimise the supply chain for balancing costs through efficiencies and ensuring availability and supply.

Through the workshop you’ll learn how to leverage the key levers throughout the supply chain to ensure success. How to get the most from collaborative relationships with retailers to deliver the expectations of your business and the retailers.

Across three virtual training sessions, you will get to hear the latest principles and best practice, and get to practice applying the principles, working in groups with peers from other businesses, to develop deeper knowledge and skills.

This workshop is suitable for those who are new to supply chain or may have some experience under your belt but want to deepen your knowledge. You might even be in a commercial role but keen to learn how a strong supply chain can give you a competitive advantage.


The online training session will be delivered by our industry experts in high energy, bite-sized sprints.

Day 1
Duration: 2hr 15mins
An efficient supply chain

Understand the relevance of the different supply chain levers and their impact on efficiency

The role of the end-to-end supply chain in optimising on shelf availability and sharing of latest best practices

Day 2
Duration: 2hr 15mins
Setting up for success

bullet pointGet to understand the critical measures and KPIs for a successful supply chain

bullet pointConsidering internally the role and responsibilities across your business in efficient supply chain management

Day 3
Duration: 2hr 15mins
Collaborative partnerships

Developing and managing collaboration with your key retailers and building partnerships

Understanding the needs of the retailer and building win-win tactics

Developing a back to work action plan

Day 1
Duration: 2hr 15mins

Supply chain levers and industry trends

The latest developments and best practice case studies on:



Planning and responsiveness

Day 2
Duration: 2hr 15mins

Meeting expectations and measuring success

On shelf availability - the ultimate measure of success

How your customers measure success

The role of different functions and how you fit in

Day 3
Duration: 2hr 15mins

Supply chain engagement and win-win partnership

The benefits of collaboration

Types of partnerships/engagement

Action plan

Learning outcomes

Understand how businesses are building resilient supply chains for the current turbulent market and future challenges.

Gain a greater understanding of the end-to-end supply chain.

Understand the supply chain from a retailers point of view and their supply chain strategies and expectations.

Understand and enhance collaboration and growth, use it to drive competitive advantage.

Who is it relevant for

Those embarking a career in supply chain or wanting to build a deeper understanding

Those working in commercial sales, who want an understanding of the end to end supply chain


Very useful, provided a different perspective on the future of supply chain collaboration.

It covered all the areas that I wanted to review and allowed me to see where our business could get to.

Meet the trainer

Carl McInerney, Head of Commercial & Supply Chain Solutions

Carl is an experienced consumer goods practitioner who has worked across the end-to-end value chain in commercial and operational management. Carl’s background prior to joining IGD includes senior operational roles with Bass Brewers, Fuller Smith & Turner and Asahi and heading up customer logistics and marketing operations teams at Coca-Cola. Carl’s experience covers transforming supply chain collaboration, leading high growth commercial strategies and developing operational excellence.

Carl McInerney, Head of Commercial & Supply Chain Solutions, IGD

Book your virtual place today!