Finance, Business Acumen, and Supply Chain
To thrive during times of recession or rapid growth, employees at every level of the organization need strong business acumen, finance, and supply chain skills. Together, these skills help every employee make decisions in the best economic interest of your organization. Your team members can be highly regarded in their individual fields, but if they don’t have these skills, they’re limiting their potential as leaders while having a negative impact on the company’s strategic goals. The Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED) can help you develop finance, business acumen, and supply chain skills within all of your employees.
Demand Planning & Forecasting
Effective demand planning and forecasting produces more coordinated supply chain plans leading to consistently high customer service levels, smooth product delivery, and reduced productivity loss. This process is heavily reliant on an effective cross-functional team with access to reliable data.
Business acumen is more than simply reviewing financial statements. It’s a set of skills and knowledge that allows your employees to use financial statements as the building blocks of analytics, KPIs, and forecasting tools for future operations. Business acumen is a key component of strategic decision making.
Finance & Accounting
To be financially savvy, your leaders need to understand the connection between operations and financial performance, recognize their personal role in the financial performance of the organization, predict financial outcomes based on specific inputs, and incorporate financial impact into their decision-making process.
Finance for Non-finance Professionals
Successful companies build the financial acumen of leaders at every level. It is not the sole responsibility of the finance department or senior leaders to understand, interpret, and apply financial information. It’s imperative to recognize the value in developing this competency for leaders across every function.
Join us at the Fluno Center
In addition to our Custom Development Solutions, we offer more than 70 sessions of professional development programs at the Fluno Center in Madison, Wisconsin. These interactive, hands-on courses give your employees the opportunity to practice and develop their skills alongside a community of peers. Relevant courses include:
Instructors with Real-World Experience
Instructors for the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development blend world-class research with practical, real-world experience. Our instructors are hand-selected and continuously evaluated to ensure your modern learners leave the experience with practical skills they can implement immediately.