Competency development interventions are designed keeping in mind the strategic goals and ongoing learning and development needs of the organization. There is no single intervention that would meet all the requirements and every individual has a different style of learning. Therefore, a multi-layered and meaningfully structured development program is designed that provides sufficient resources, options and time to learn for each individual.
Depending on the desired outcome, any development initiative would be a combination of two or more of the following types of interventions:
Micro-Learning - It focuses on the "knowing" aspect of learning and delivered in small packets to avoid information overload. The key concepts are explained in a lucid manner, with examples, interactivity and videos to engage learners. It is like acquiring serious learning in a fun way.
Classroom Learning - Having acquired the understanding of the key concepts, the classroom based learning focuses on the "thinking" aspect including solving case studies and discussions. The learners are encouraged to discuss real life problems, their impact on the performance and finally formulate action plan to address problems.
Simulations - These are near real-life problems designed to address "applying" aspect of learning. We provide world class supply chain learning simulations, The Fresh Connection and SCM Globe, that act as sandbox for the application of the learning and building the confidence.
Peer to Peer Learning - After the learners go back to their world they will get opportunities to apply learning and crack different problems. The discussion forums provide a platform for the learners to share their experience and learn from each other without having to reinvent the wheel.
Coaching and Mentoring -This step focuses on the "developing" aspect of the initiative. The learners are assigned on-the-job projects with measurable impacts with in a time frame. However, in this journey, they are provided requisite coaching and mentoring by the internal and external experts to achieve desired outcomes.
Prior to designing the competency development interventions, the success criteria are agreed with the key stakeholders and impact assessment is done at the key milestones. Sufficient time gap is provided between different interventions to allow for the learning to sink in and ingrained in the demonstrated competencies.
Have you ever wondered how many people read and refer to the SOPs and manuals? Out of those who read and refer, how many really understand and apply in real sense?
eLearning is an excellent platform for training people on the processes, policies, tools, software and other operational aspects. Especially, when you have a large operational team spread over different geographies, it is not feasible and cost effective to get them in the classroom to learn. Such trainings can be extremely dull and boring that can actually put-off the learners.
eLearning allows the learner to learn at their own pace, at the time most convenient to them and in a manner that is independent of the style of the trainer. Learners may repeat the training number of times, without incurring any extra cost. New employees can be trained quickly without going through the learning curve and cost.
The Ultimate Value Chain Experience
The Fresh Connection: A Simulation that mirrors Real-World business situations
The Fresh Connection (TFC) delivers the ultimate value chain learning experience. Experience the power of true alignment and a well articulated supply chain strategy, supported by tactical skills and knowledge. Tear down functional silos and create the right cross functional mindset.
TFC presents a real life situation of a badly managed value chain that suffers from poor customer service, high inventory, wastage, obsolescence and high costs. On top of that frequent promotions and low forecast accuracy compound the problem. The end outcome is a NEGATIVE ROI.
This simulation has been used for experiential learning by more than 700 companies, 100 universities and 10000 participants across the world.
Why The Fresh Connection
Replace cross functional silos with Collaborative Approach
Apply Supply Chain Systems Thinking to manage cross-functional Trade-offs
Develop Value Chain Strategy aligned to overall Business Strategy
Align all the Value Chain Functions to one common strategy
Put strategy into action using robust Integrated Business Planning process
Develop advance decision making skills
The Fresh Connection Business Introduction
Fortune Global 500: 40% of the top 100 manufacturing businesses are using TFC
Gartner's Supply Chain Top 25: Over 50% are using TFC
Global top 10 of 3rd Party Logistics Providers: 40% are using TFC
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
HEAD DEMAND & SUPPLY PLANNING, GREATER CHINA REGION, NESTLE
This is a fantastic program to foster customer first mindset. Cross-functional participation helps teams to appreciate true benefits of Collaboration. Ashish with his experience across industry connects the training amazingly well with live examples. Since the program received an excellent feedback from the participants, we plan to cascade it further to our supply chain leaders.
Worth participating !
Should have attended to it much early in the career.
Great Programme !!!
Really good for Supply Chain Professionals and provide how to see Holistic View of end to end Supply Chain and what contribution you can do.
Was great to play the simulation. Helped me in understanding the business trade offs.These are a lot of decisions that should be considered from the organization point of view and not solely from functional lens. This was an exciting insightful and good learning experience specially for people doing a regular day to day job. The interface was easy to use & very powerful .
DIRECTOR SUPPLY CHAIN, PERFETTI VAN MELLE
CASTROL INDIA LIMITED
PLANNING HEAD, PERFETTI VAN MELLE
DuPont takes its employees out of their comfort zone
Canon makes Collaboration measurable
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Supply Chain Systems Thinking
Think and optimize end to end value chain
Manage cross-functional trade-offs
Align value chain to common goals
Foster collaborative decision making
You have developed a breakthrough product. You have identified the customers to get going. Congratulations - you have a Start-up!
The reality strikes when various dots between the idea and execution have to be connected. Most start-ups face challenges in handling the logistics of the products because they do not have economy of scale, therefore, not attractive to the professional logistics service providers as well as skilled workforce. The entrepreneurs end up spending most of time sorting logistics issues, while, business priorities suffer.
What if we take away your headaches of managing
the product logistics!
How do we make it happen?
Understand and map your business requirement, challenges and goals
Set logistics strategy and roadmap aligned to your business plan
Develop customized solution taking into account your customer service and cost objectives
Use latest technologies to provide you end to end visibility of your products in logistics
Explore possibilities of synergy and economy of scale with other startups who have similar requirement
Put in place the processes, KPIs and appropriate technology
Hire and deploy right skilled people to execute
Operate and manage your logistics with seamless integration with other source, make and sell processes
Jointly review the performance and demonstrate continuous improvement