Course: Value Chain Analysis

Value Chain Analysis is the process of examining all handoffs as a product is assembled and delivered.
Course Outline:
  1. Value Chain "Choke Points"
  2. Identifying Inefficiency in the Value Chain
  3. Value Chain Optimization Techniques


  • Value Chain Mapping: 
    In this exercise, the class maps several of their own spend items to trace the value chain and identify points of inefficiency.

Expectations Upon Completion:

  • Capability to assess total costs introduced by the value chain
  • Skills to identify supplier techniques that add cost
  • Ability to apply common strategies to eliminate "choke points"
  • Knowledge to evaluate how supplier footprints develop over time
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