SC Customized Education

Center for Supply Chain of Excellence Customized Education & Training

The NCSCE is offering customized education and training certification taught on-site or off-site for clients. These courses can be custom tailored to your company's specific needs. Our academic and professional experts will meet with you to discuss a program outline. In today's supply chain climate it is important that your company employees know the various functions of supply chain management so they can understand what each department is doing and more importantly, why they are doing it. The NCSCE can tailor these programs from two to eight hours depending on your preferences. Please email Gerry Catalano at or call 716.286.8173 to schedule a consultation.

We currently are offering five seminars

This program is designed for those working in logistics, operations, manufacturing, inventory control and supply chain management functions wanting to get a full perspective on warehousing issues and opportunities.

Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Management concept continues to evolve, encompassing logistics, procurement, and production. Understand the basic ideas, key principles and philosophies that make SCM a cohesive business discipline. What does it take to use SCM to help your firm gain a competitive advantage?

Purchasing and Supply Management

As Supply Chain Management evolves so does the level of emphasis and awareness that spotlights procurement both in terms of responsibility and from an organizational perspective. Learn about this along with supplier evaluation, ethics, negotiating, international sourcing in a world economy, and the sourcing of services. In this short course see what is expected of Purchasing to be a meaningful contributor to the overall success of the organization.

Warehousing is an old function...sometimes regarded as a necessary evil but stilla significant cost and strategic opportunity for most companies. This one day course will explore the following topics:

The class will get an understanding of how the national strategy on import shipments has shifted from collection of duties to protection of Americans and what importers have to do to comply with the latest customs directives. On exports we will outline Harmonized Tariffs and how they are used.

There will also be a focus on international logistics and differences between modes of transport in cost, convenience and liability.

Inventory Management and Warehousing

The second largest cost element in supply chain logistics is inventory management. Managing inventories effectively is often overlooked in business because inventory carrying costs such as obsolescence, storage, and the opportunity cost of money are indirect costs. Furthermore, the ambiguity about who is responsible for inventory often frustrates good inventory management. This short course is designed to ensure that participants understand the cost impact of inventory management in the supply chain and provide an understanding of basic tools to better control inventory costs.

International Logistics

Import & Export are important facets of the US economy and continue to expand at much faster rates than domestic business. Unfortunately international has unique complexities which create special rules, regulations and requirements. This course will focus on how a company can cope with import & export. Among the topics covered:

Transportation and Freight Management

The largest cost element in supply chain logistics is freight transportation. As costs rise, it becomes more important to understand the fundamentals of freight transportation markets and how corporate traffic management can be managed for greater efficiency.

One Hour Corporate Briefings

Jack Ampuja has worked with Fortune 500 firms and presented to groups large and small, locally and nationally. He is an experienced manager, educator and consultant. He brings this experience and knowledge to his presentations and can answer many of your questions about the latest trends in supply chain management. He is available to do one-hour briefings to executive teams on a variety of supply chain topics--including "Logistics Trends," "International Supply Chain management, "Collaborative Purchasing," "Outsourcing," "Strategic Inventory Management," and "Customer Service Measurement."