University of Southern California

The Financial Implications of Global Supply Chain Management Certification Course
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:30pm


Popovich 104, University Park Campus

The content of this course explores the causal relationship between the execution of global supply chain strategies and a company’s financial results. Presented from a global perspective, participants will analyze the ties between landed cost controls, lead-time rationalization and inventory management, and the results found on an organization’s balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement.

Through the study of successful supply chain practices and the application of timeless financial ratios to real-world examples, this program creates tangible links between supply chain execution and financial performance. Designed for both operational and finance professionals, topics to be analyzed include:

  • Financial analysis in the Age of Globalization -The Cash-to-Cash Cycle
-KPI’s for global operations
-The DuPont Formula
  • The Operating Cycle
-Asset management
-Financial metrics & global supply chains -The financial impact of outsourcing -Analysis of financial reports
  • Examples & best practices

Taught by:
Daniel L. Gardner is founder and president of Trade Facilitators, Inc., a Los Angeles based supply chain training and consulting firm. Prior to founding TFI in 2007, Mr. Gardner spent 23 years in the Third Party Logistics business where he held CEO-level, as well as other senior management positions with entities that include Ocean World Lines, Fritz Companies and DHL Global Forwarding.

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