Supply Chain Management Executive Education

Module 3: Supply Chain Collaboration

Marquette University's Center for Supply Chain Management is pleased to launch the third of three Supply Chain Management Executive Education modules: Supply Chain Collaboration.

Date & Time

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Friday, February 28
Times TBA


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7311 W Green Tree Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53223



Objectives and Benefits:

  • Identify gaps between strategic decisions, tactical
    policies and operational capabilities.
  • Learn how sales and operations planning works
    and fits with master scheduling.
  • Integrate capacity-constrained production control
    rules with inventory policies to achieve a stated
    customer service goal.
  • Discover best practice demand planning and
    forecasting methods.
  • Learn how to drastically reduce forecast

Targeted Issues

  • Demand planning
  • Collaborative planning
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Customer service
  • Financial justifications

Course Instructors

  • Dr. James A. Rappold
  • Pedro Rodriguez

About the Instructors:

Dr. James Rappold is the president of Supply Chain Sciences, Inc. a supply chain management consultancy and developer of advanced decision support software. Dr. Rappold was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business and College of Engineering where he also served as the program director of supply chain executive education. He has published research articles in Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and other academic journals. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He holds a BS in Industrial Management and Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS and PhD in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University

Pedro Rodriguez is the managing director of Supply Chain Sciences, Inc. Mr. Rodriguez is the former Director of Global Materials Planning at Rockwell Automation based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin responsible for over $500 million in global inventory. Pedro has led teams in procurement, strategic sourcing, operations, materials planning, logistics, and supply chain lean six sigma in the automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment and automation industries. He has also served as an engineering officer in the Spanish Merchant Marine. He has taught executive education programs at the UW-Madison, Lehigh University, and Rollins College. Pedro holds a BS in Marine Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, and MS in Industrial Engineering and MS in Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

For additional information about this course and updates on dates and locations for the two additional modules - (Supply Chain Optimization and Supply Chain Collaboration) to be offered in 2020, please visit Marquette University Center for Supply Chain - Executive Education or contact the Marquette University Center for Supply Chain Management at (414) 288-7089.