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Defence Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics Management Techniques

May 4, 2017 - May 5, 2017


Day 1 of the workshop will cover various tactical and application applied strategies in Supply Chain management capabilities and getting the best tender outcomes using the Military approach so a faster, smarter Supply Chain Purchasing steps can be employed to get the best outcomes. This will be followed by workable examples that SCM can use to control and manage suppliers.

Day 2 of the workshop will cover recovery and employment of tactics to be used after lessons learned are applied from past Supply Chain related activity then applied to measure and neutralise Supply Chain Risks, which are associated with strategic sourcing, supplier breakdowns and transportation route risks. The end aim of the workshop will be to provide solutions to deal with all the critical dependencies of a Supply Chain so that a suitable capability response can be planned, implemented and executed.


USD300.00 worth of takeaway excel templates for use in (KPI building, Sales planning, Project Timeline Planning, Quick Use Gantt Charts, A ROICost Savings Estimate via Process Automation with 3PL Warehouse Manager

Key Takeaways from Attending This Workshop:

  • Better management of Supply Chain capabilities.
  • Apply better Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (PSM) Tactics.
  • Gain better knowledge on the plan, source, make, deliver and return method to monitor suppliers more diligently.
  • Master the eight step approach used by Military to better manage Supply Chain Risk.
  • Have access to the Armed Forces master-list of supplier risks.
  • Have a better understanding on Critical Dependencies and how to define the procurement amount and better manage the order lead times.
  • Apply decision authority to ensure transportation and transportation routes are efficient and effective.
  • Used well tried and tested Military steps to gain a better system view to identify shipment consolidation opportunities.
  • Apply risk management and risk mitigation strategies using strategic, tactical and operation techniques to avoid disruptions in their Supply Chains.

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Transportation Managers
  • Supply Chain Modellers
  • Procurement Staff
  • Inventory Personnel
  • Government Supply Chain Personnel
  • Transport Personnel
  • Ship Management Personnel
  • Merchandisers
  • Freight forwarders and Freight Personnel
  • Airline Supply Chain and Freight Operational Personnel
  • Private companies involved in Goods Movements
  • Manufacturers involved in Moving Goods
  • Contractors involved in Supply Chain Operations
  • Anyone else involved in the daily operation or management of Supply Chains

Course Trainer is the IABFM director of Procurement and Supply Chain Practice and sits on the Board of the Australian Branch of the International Academy of Business and Financial Management. He is also actively involved at IABFM in improving existing training programmes and developing new programmes in areas such as Procurement, Supply Chain and Human Resource Policies. He has delivered CIPP, CIWP, CHRM training programmes in a number of countries including Australia, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kenya, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Zambia, China, Ghana and Namibia.

He holds a DBA in Business and Marketing, and acts as a PhD supervisor for a number of university doctorate candidates in Asia. He has an extensive educational background in operating adult education programmes in fields such as international business, human resources management, marketing, procurement, logistics, warehouse and supply chain management for the Australian Institute of Export, Swinburne University, Griffith University, Swinburne University and the North Western Christian University among others. In addition to this he has more than 19 years of experience, in providing public procurement and supply contracts in Hong Kong, where he has worked with and assisted various departments of the HKSAR Government. He has also been identified as a respected specialist in consulting and assisted in a number of start-up cooperation’s for Europe based companies, who wish to set up businesses or trade with private and state owned enterprise companies in PRC China. 

He holds a voluntary role as the Vice Chairman of Training for the South China Institute of Supply Chain Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and has a seat on the board with other respected professionals and academics, whose role is acting as a think tank for innovation and improvement in areas of Supply Chain and Procurement. 

His latest ventures involved creating a training and coaching program which uses supply chain software to train supply chain personnel how to set up a real-time supply chain models then run the models through a simulation, to analyse them and optimise the operation to improve its overall performance, by applying planning and development strategies. This programme is effective in getting supply chains to run lean and efficient. He has also authored a book entitled "How to Avoid Being Burnt by the Dragon or Eaten by the Tiger," which addresses the pro’s and con’s of doing business in Asia, and is now in the process of completing and publishing a second book in Modern Procurement Methods.  

List of publications written by Course Trainer:

  • How to Avoid Being Burnt by the Dragon or Eaten by the Tiger (Published 2014)
  • What Happens When Talented People Leave (The Gain Drain) 2014
  • Four Reasons to use Simulations for Supply Chains 2015
  • Modern Procurement Methods (Undergoing Editing for Publication) 2016
  • Angola Cooperative Case Study 2016
  • S and J Trading Case Study 2016

Case Studies:

  • Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM)
  • Using the PSM adopted and utilised by the Airforce and applying it to a Value Chain
  • Using Technology such as RFID and Bar Coding to track complete movements of goods to achieve real time information dominance

SPECIAL Case Study Exercise: Military Supply Chain Disruptions can occur at any time. Delegates will discuss a recent case where expensive Singaporean military vehicles were seized in Hong Kong. This case study exercise will discuss and examine why and when politics go sour.

Game Exercise: The Bullwhip Effect (Delegates will alter their Supply Chain Demands to alleviate the uncertainty of non – supply)

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Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
392 Havelock Road, Singapore 169663


May 4, 2017
May 5, 2017


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