Supply Chain Management Executive Education Workshops

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Interactive One-Day Workshop


$450 per participant

Save $50 with early-bird pricing.
Available until one month prior to workshop date.

UCF alumni, non-profit organization, and multiple-registration discounts also available. more info

What is your organization doing about Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Management is the systemic, strategic coordination of the traditional business functions within a particular company and across businesses within the supply chain, for the purpose of improving the long-term performance of the individual companies and the supply chain as a whole.

There are two major roles of Supply Chain Management:

  • A Physical Function – To convert raw material into goods, transport them from one point in the SC to the next point and ultimately to the consumer, managing time, cost and quality
  • A Market-Mediation Function – To insure that the variety of goods reaching the marketplace matches what consumers want to buy

Join us for an interactive workshop led by Dr. James Keebler and learn what leading companies are doing to improve their performance and profitability. Among the many opportunities you can take advantage of are these eight supply chain initiatives:

  1. Manage customer behaviors
  2. Manage product/service offerings
  3. Manage demand, not just the forecast
  4. Manage supply chain flows
  5. Replace assets with information and relationships
  6. Outsource non-core activities (buy versus make)
  7. Revamp planning and control systems
  8. Align recognition and reward systems


  • Supply Chain and Operations Managers
  • Manufacturing, Logistics and Engineering Managers
  • Presidents and Vice Presidents, CEOs, CFOs, and COOs
  • Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
  • Directors and Managers in other functional areas including R&D, Marketing, Sales and Finance


  • Understand what supply chain management is and why it is so important.
  • Learn what other organizations are doing that provides the most benefit in improving their competitive advantage
  • Working with a simple financial tool, discover the financial implications for changes in supply chain activities for your company.
  • Become a leader in business improvement and supply chain excellence.
  • Earn Continuing Education Units & 6.25 HRCI Credits



James S. Keebler, Ph.D., is an award winning scholar, educator and consultant in this emerging and vital business capability. He has over 25 years of practical experience in marketing and operations across several industries – food, pharmaceuticals, health care, electronics and consumer products. Dr. Keebler held senior management positions with The Pillsbury Company, Bergen Brunswig Corporation, and Digital Equipment Corporation. He worked for an international consulting firm and owned and operated two businesses. He served for five years as President of a Colgate-Palmolive subsidiary, and as vice president of an operating division. Dr. Keebler has lectured at Ohio State University, Penn State, University of Minnesota and MIT, St. Cloud State University, University of South Florida and Clayton State University. He earned an M.S. in Finance in 1976 and an M.A. in Management in 1979. He earned his Ph.D. in Marketing and Logistics from the University of Tennessee in 2000 and currently teaches in the UCF Executive MBA program.

Workshop Overview

Day 1 – Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • What is Supply Chain Management?
  • Understanding YOUR role in Supply Chain Management
  • What companies are doing to improve Supply Chain Management
  • Four initiatives that make a big difference
  • A Financial Tool you need to know and use
  • Group Exercise
  • Four more initiatives that produce big benefits
  • Summary and Take-Aways
  • Sharing your Plan for SCM
  • Wrap-Up



“Dr. Keebler’s Strategic Supply Chain Management class gave me tools that I was able to apply immediately in my business. His vast consulting experience and personal examples made the material easy to digest and enjoyable. If you are looking for a sound framework on which to build your Supply Chain Management strategy a workshop with Dr. Keebler is the perfect place to start.”

Holly Head, National Director of Broadcast & AV Sales, Accu-Tech Corporation

“Dr.Keebler’s Supply Chain Management session is definitely thought provoking and enables participants to use supply chain as a key driver for accomplishing core competencies in their business.”

Uma Sudhan, VP – Sales and Marketing, Valensa International