Health Supply Chain Capacity Development (Middle East: Dubai)
Monday, 16 February 2015 at 09:00 - Friday, 20 February 2015 at 17:00 (EET)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What is the course about?
Supply chain capacity development (SCCD) is crucial to meet the growing demands on aid delivery and for health system strengthening. SCCD is a complex and costly undertaking, which requires skills and knowledge beyond operational supply chain expertise. It is no longer about forecasting or procurement for the next campaign, or fire-fighting stock-outs; it is about systemic thinking all the way to the last mile. Therefore, a holistic approach is necessary to bolster and connect the efforts of supply chain actors working on various activities at different levels of the system. The course covers five modules from introduction to SCCD concepts, to a complete Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.
Who should attend?
- Senior managers, decision and policy makers, programme managers, supply chain professionals (logistics/supply officers) from public and private sectors, technical assistance providers who want to engage in meaningful SCCD action, as well as students who want to learn more about the SCCD tools and techniques
- If you are seeking a good understanding of the overall SCCD process that breaks the silo mentality, struggling to build a compelling case for your SCCD programme or want to make informed SCCD decisions that lead to greater SCCD programme impact – this course is for you.
- Understand the distinction between technical assistance and capacity development, and learn to apply other common SCCD terminology in the right context;
- Discover what key enablers make supply chains functional, and how to approach SCCD from a systemic perspective to make most of your investment;
- Acquire a winning mind-set for embarking on SCCD reforms, and learn to proactively detect the early warning signs of failing SCCD programmes;
- Understand how to manage the entire SCCD programme cycle for successful and sustainable outcomes, following the SCCD 'Plan-Do-Check-Act' approach.
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Appreciate the role and importance of capacity development, including HR, in supply chain performance and how to assess and target capacity to supply chain type and needs;
- Use data collected and collated to advocate for appropriate organisational resources to be invested in the supply chain function.
Day 1: Introduction to Supply Chain Capacity Development
- SCCD terminology
- Systemic view to SCCD & the Guiding Principles
- The SCCD cycle overview: Plan-Do-Check-Act
- Introduction to SCCD program tools
- Early warning signs of SCCD program failure
Day 2: Planning
- Needs assessment
- SCCD goals, objectives, activities & tasks
- Governance framework; HR & financial inputs
- Managing the 7 SCCD program risk areas
- Stakeholder convening process
Day 3: Execution
- Familiarization with the SCCD marketplace
- Third party contracting
- Managing action plans & work plan change process
- Minimizing change resistance
Day 4: Assessment
- Meaningful SCCD program reporting
- SCCD Program Gate Review process
- Tackling complex SCCD program challenges
- Key enablers and common pitfalls with assessment
Day 5: Adjustment
- Program evaluation
- Considerations for post-program sustainability
- Learning matters: documenting & sharing lessons learned
- Making even more of it: SCCD and profile building
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PSA (Pamela Steele Associates Ltd) is an international management consultancy based in the UK, specializing in supply chain management in the international development and humanitarian sectors. We are dedicated to raising the quality of our clients' supply chain operations to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and increase programme impact to the benefit of our clients and their beneficiaries.