WHY, WHAT, and HOW of Strategic Planning

Three-Part Online Course

Publish Date: November 10, 2014 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Change Management, Cost Management, CQO, Strategic Sourcing | Formats: eLearning Course

Member Price: $147 | Non-Member Price: $297
CPE Credit: 3

Overview

The role of the supply chain is more important in healthcare than ever before due to the rising economic challenges that are faced today under healthcare reform.  The C-Suite is looking to the supply chain to address specific issues lead the way.  Demonstrate how your department can contribute to the hospital’s bottom line with a well thought out and expertly implemented strategic plan. 

This three-part eLearning course focuses on WHY strategic planning is important, WHAT a supply chain strategic plan should include, and HOW to implement a new supply chain strategic plan at your organization.

  • Strategic Planning 101: Why is a Strategic Plan Important?
  • Strategic Planning 201: How to Develop a Strategic Plan
  • Strategic Planning 301: Implementing a Strategic Plan


This content is also available in on-demand recording format.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Strategic Planning 101: Why is a Strategic Plan Important?
    • Identify why a strategic plan is important.
    • Recognize the role of supply chain managers.
    • Discover what strategic plans should include.
    • Examine strategic plan models such as vision-based and issue-based strategic planning.
  • Strategic Planning 201: How to Develop a Strategic Plan
    • Examine the components of a Supply Chain Strategic Plan.
    • Differentiate between strategy and tactics.
    • Discuss the steps to undertake in strategic planning.
    • Identify the process of developing a Supply Chain Strategic Plan.
    • Recognize the elements/characteristics that make an effective plan.
    • Learn how to proceed with the development of each element. 
  • Strategic Planning 301: Implementing a Strategic Plan
    • Review components of a Supply Chain Strategic Plan.
    • Recognize the importance of presenting and selling the Supply Chain Strategic Plan.
    • Examine several case studies.
    • Prepare to implement a strategic plan