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Supply chain management 101




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September 9, 2020 • 6PM EST

Why you should take this workshop

Making a consumer product for the first time? If you work in an industry like fashion, restaurant, beauty, or other consumer products, you'll quickly realize how important it is to understand how to get your product from an a pile of raw materials to a live product in the consumer's hands. That's called a supply chain! The supply chain represents the steps it takes to get the product or service from its original state to the customer. Taking the time to build a holistic perspective on supply chain management is crucial to becoming a successful company because an optimized supply chain results in lower costs and a faster production cycle. Join IFundWomen and Amanda Akseli, Lead of 3rd party manufacturing for planning at Unilever, for this instructive workshop on how to build and manage your supply chain. You will learn the tools you need to understand supply chain basics, you will learn how to effectively plan, source, and deliver your product, and you will learn which technologies you can leverage for top notch supply chain management.


  • Expert instruction from Amanda Akseli, Lead of 3rd party manufacturing for planning at Unilever
  • A template you can use to help plan your own supply chain management process
  • Access to the live replay in the IFundWomen Workshop Library

You will learn

  • The 4 pillars of a supply chain - plan, source, make, deliver
  • How to start building a supply chain process from scratch
  • How to optimize your supply chain to save resources
  • Technology programs and templates you can leverage to manage your supply chain

Course lessons

What is a supply chain

Learn the 4 pillars of the supply chain - plan, source, make, deliver and what you need to know for each. 

Why Supply Chain Management is important

Learn why supply chain management is important for your business and how it can help you efficiently allocate your resources.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Learn the hallmarks of what a supply chain looks like when its running efficiently and see firsthand examples of a what bad supply chain management looks like so you know what to avoid.

Building your supply chain from scratch

Learn how to build your supply chain from scratch and how to answer important questions around make your product, sourcing supply, customer service experience, logistics, and delivery!

Tools & Tech

Learn about the technologies you can leverage to help you manage your supply chain like SAP, APO, Kinaxis, or excel suite!

About the coach

Amanda Akseli is an experienced senior planning manager and the Lead of 3rd party manufacturing and planning at Unilever. After graduating from Ohio State University with a Chemical-biomolecular Engineering degree, she started her career off at Unilever as a demand planner and warehouse manager. Now with over a decade of experience in the industry, Amanda is a seasoned operations professional most recently developing, managing and executing project plans for total NA Foods Program a $1.7B business. 

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