Cash Flow Management
(Executive Officers)
1 day

The objective is to provide you and your staff the tools required to develop Performance Metrics that align with Order-to-Cash cycle time reduction.  This class will utilize RAM Software to establish current performance against Six (6) Metrics; Free Cash Flow (FCF); Discounted Cash Flow (DCF); Cash Flow from Operations (CFO); Unlevered Free Cash Flow (UFCF); Levered Cash Flow (LCF); and Cash Flow from Finance Activities.

(Sales Managers, Operations Managers)
3 days

This class is performed as a workshop methodology to demonstrate actual Sales & Operations Planning activities. Participants will be instructed on the proven methodologies used by RAM Management Group consultants. Upon completion of this education class, participants will be capable of facilitating Sales & Operations Planning meetings.

Transportation Management 101
(Warehousing, Transportation and Logistics Analysts, Purchasers, Supervisors and Managers)
1 day

This class will help all of your employees involved directly or indirectly with transportation and distribution functions to understand transportation terms, equipment, services and the related pricing models standard to the industry. Grounding the participants in the basics enables them to more effectively understand and utilize the correct service and mode to move freight. This is critical for purchasing professionals attempting to negotiate the correct service at the best price, analysts trying to justify and improve costs as well as those moving freight off the docks or planning and managing the transportation for the company.

3 Pillars of Successful Transportation Management
(Supply Chain, Logistics and/or Transportation Managers and Directors)
3 days

This class allows companies to realign philosophies turning traffic departments into transportation management areas of expertise, thus moving logistics from a cost to a competitive advantage. We will focus in depth on the three critical areas of a truly managed transportation program: Carrier Management, Operations Execution and Settlement & Reporting. We will discuss why EACH of these areas are critical and how to implement them effectively in your company. This will also include discussions on related roles, processes and technologies surrounding them. Note 1 day seminars on each of these functions are individually available as well.

Transportation Management System
(Supply Chain, Logistics and/or Transportation Managers and Directors)
1 day

Almost 70% of shippers today have no automation supporting the management of their transportation processes. There are huge opportunities to reduce headcount and cost while increasing accuracy, speed, analytical capabilities and scalability through automated transportation management. Also, with the launch of the Software as a Service (SaaS) models now available, TMS’ can be implemented quickly with no capital outlay at a fraction of the cost of previous server based purchased license models. We will discuss types of Freight management, procurement and transportation technologies available, models of implementation, typical features of service and the challenges/benefits of a project like this.

Warehouse Management 101
(Supply Chain, Logistics, Warehouse Supervisors and Managers)
1 day

The purpose of this training is to help all of your employees in related fields understand the basic processes, functions, philosophy and related equipment and technologies available for solid warehousing and inventory management. We will discuss inventory Receipt, Storage, Management, Pick, Pack and Shipping. We will talk briefly about controlled distribution, transportation management, Materials handling equipment and systems available to improve inventory accuracy, damage control, turn rate, just in time delivery, etc.

Process Simulator Seminar
(Lean Engineers, Lean Mfg. Managers, Materials Managers)
2 day

This one day class will instruct you on how simulation can improve your mission critical business processes. Upon completion of the class, you will gain the knowledge to use simulation technology to visualize process flow and current state value stream maps. With scenario based, future state modeling, you will be able to impact costs, improve cycle times, reduce bottlenecks, optimize resources, better control variability prior to implementing change in the physical environment.

ERP Executive Overview
(Steering Committee, Project Sponsors, Project Managers)
1 day

The executive Overview is a one-day session explaining the details related to implementation an ERP System. This course is mandatory for all Project managers and will review the objectives of the implementations project. Review of the entire ERP Software application will be completed throughout this one day class. This will include evaluation of specific company objectives, specific environmental factors and resources required to ensure a successful Implementation project.

ERP Project Implementation Planning
(Project Managers, Core Team Members)
2 days

This class will perform actual project management activities to prepare for the initiation of a project charter, project plan, and timeline. This course is mandatory for all project managers and recommended for team members not previously experienced with project planning activities. Hands-on workshops will be conducted on appropriate project planning software application tools.

Supply Chain Management
(Master Planners, Material Planners, Production Schedulers, Buyers)
4 days

This course is a combination of knowledge transfer and consulting activities perform to evaluate the proper Supply Chain Management methods required to improve material throughput within your manufacturing organization. The participants will be lead through an actual consulting evaluation event that will identify opportunities for improvements throughout the supply chain. Areas of assessment include the entire supply chain process from Sales & Operations Planning to Strategic Sourcing. The use of small group team dynamics is utilized during the workshops.

Materials Management
(Materials Managers, Purchasing Managers)
2 days

Like Supply Chain Management course, this high-level education class demonstrates the methodologies used during the process improvement activities. This course is performed for top level management personnel and includes a process improvement workshop demonstration for one process area.

Procurement Strategies 
(Purchasing Managers, Materials Managers)
2 days

The Procurement Strategies course, is a high-level class which demonstrates the methodologies used for Supplier Relationship Management. This course is performed for top level management personnel and includes a SRM workshop demonstration for one supplier.

Supplier Relationship Management (Buyers, Sourcing Specialists)
4 days

The Supplier Relationship Management class is a detailed review of principles and practices of SRM. These process areas include Product Design, Strategic Commodity Review, Supplier Sourcing, Supplier Selection , Supplier Approval, Long-term Agreements (LTA), Purchase Order Execution, Supplier Collaboration and Performance Measures. The work shop for this course will include an evaluation of current methodologies used and improvement recommendations.

Quality Management
(Quality Managers, Engineers, Buyers)
2 days

During this 2 day event, RAM Supply Chain consultants lead your associates through intensive Black-Belt instructions. Certification classes are available upon request.

Inventory Management
(Material Planners, Production Schedulers, Buyers)
2 days

The Inventory Management class includes a demonstration of methods used to improve inventory accuracy. upon completion of this course, companies have demonstrated improvements of more than 95% inventory accuracy!

Resource Planning 
(Master Planners, Material Planners, Production Schedulers, Buyers)
3 days

The Resource Planning class provides the capability to develop schedules to meet forecast and actual customer demand. Master Schedules are created for individual end-items, assemble-to-order modules, and/or families of make-to-stock products. Multi-level planning bills will be constructed to support effective planning of any product mix. Forecasts, customer orders, and user controlled planning parameters are used in generating an actual schedule. Trial Master Schedules will be used for load simulation Resource Planning allows selective commitment of trial master schedule orders to drive Material Requirements Planning.