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Strategic Adoption of Disruptive Supply Chain Technologies

Date:   Aug 29, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020
Time:   8:30 AM
Location:   Virtual Delivery

CPD:     5 Credits
Price:     Member: $425

Non-member: $495


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Important Notes:  
GREEN Initiative!  

Printed workshop materials will no longer be provided.  Participants could print materials as needed.

The workshop materials will be sent to participants "electronically" prior to the workshop delivery date.

Course Overview


The Case for the Strategic Adoption of Disruptive Supply Chain Technologies:

Today’s organizations are constantly trying to design a smarter supply chain. A resilient supply chain needs to adopt disruptive technologies so ut can can scale up or down to meet new demand as customer needs change. These smart supply chains will be more reliable and more capable to build trust between you and your customers.
The adoption of disruptive supply chain technologies is a priority to enable cost savings, innovation, supply certainty, and excellence. Successful supply chain design requires selecting the right suppliers with the right capabilities, and disruptive technologies to offer the buying organization a competitive advantage edge.

From robotics to the Internet of Things, from blockchain to artificial intelligence, from autonomous transportation to additive manufacturing, disruptive technologies are helping companies to remake their integrated supply chains to be more sustainable and more efficient.
This situation is helping define a new type of competence that will differentiate the successful companies in the global market. The companies that focus on the adoption of disruptive supply chain technologies will benefit from a new and sustainable competitive advantage.

Key Learning Outcome(s):


 At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

1. Understand and define the concept of innovative disruption
2. Describe the strategic differences between the traditional methods for crafting SC function strategy and the unexpected disruptive innovations that shape SC function strategy
3. Review the main disruptive technologies of the future
a. Autonomous Transportation
b. Additive Manufacturing
c. Internet of Things (IOT)
d. Blockchain
e. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
f. Industry 4.0
g. Etc.
4. Become familiar with the Strategic Choice Cascade with Supply Chain Focus (SCCSCF)
5. Apply the SCCSCF to their own organizations to build a sustainable supply chain competitive advantage


About the Instructor:

Mr. Dan Georgescu currently works as the Supplier Technical Assistance Resident in Global Purchasing for Ford Motor Company
of Canada. He is in charge of supplier development for the over 1,000 suppliers of the Oakville Assembly Complex.
Mr. Georgescu is teaching in the BBA / MBA programs at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University
and in the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business at Your University.

Mr. Georgescu is SCMA’s Principal Education Strategy consultant, the chair of the
Academic Content Review round table, the Chair of SCMA’s Instructors Development
Education Committee, one of the educational developer of the SCMAO’s SCM Diploma in Procurement and SCM program, a member of the Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering Program Advisory Committee at Sheridan College, and a member of
the National Accreditation Review Panel of the Canadian Sector Council for Supply Chain of the Canadian

Mr. Georgescu published "Making Supply Chain Design the Rational Differentiating Characteristic of the
OEMs" in the International Journal of Production Research on February 23, 2007. His research interests
are Knowledge Propagation in the Value Chain and Supplier Development as a Sustainable Competitive

Mr. Georgescu graduated with the Gold Medal for Academic Excellence from the Wifrid Laurier Supply
Chain Management MBA program in 2006. He holds a Master of Science degree; he is a certified Six Sigma
Black Belt, and a Professional Engineer.


Refund and Cancellation Policy: 


  • Registrants will receive a full refund to courses cancelled by Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute.
  • Registrants who have received written acceptance into a course and provide written notice to Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute of their withdrawal from the course 14 days or more prior to the first day of class, will be provided a full refund. After 14 days prior up to 2 days prior to the start of the class, Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute will refund half the course registration fee. After the 2- day period, refunds will not be granted.


Due to unforeseen circumstance if Supply Chain Canada - Alberta Institute cancels an event all registrants will be offered the option to transfer the registration to a future event or receive a refund.

Please send cancellation request, questions or concerns to Millete Gutierrez (



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