Thriving in a World of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply Chain Disruption Masterclass Series

Thriving in a World of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply Chain Disruption Masterclass Series

Business Success in the Age of Disruption

This is a brand new full-day Masterclass for senior executives and business decision makers, based on cutting-edge research on disruptive technology, contemporary business models and organisational structures.

Attendees will learn how to mitigate risk and empower their organisations for success in the new era of digital business. Sean Culey is a recognised authority on business transformation, a regular keynote speaker at leading business and supply chain conferences and has published numerous articles on the subject as well as his new book, 'Transition Point: From Steam to the Singularity', which was released in January 2019.

Masterclass Dates and Agenda

Thriving in the Digital Age: How to Create an Aligned, Engaged and Innovative Organisation


In this world of ever increasing change and digital disruption, the so-called ‘VUCA’ environment, the need to be able to move and adapt at pace has never been more pressing.

Yet many companies are still struggling with the challenge of getting their organisation to operate as one behind a clearly defined and compelling strategic direction, and as a result are caught in a short-term focused doom loop of cost-cutting, employee disengagement and limited innovation. Their lunch is about to be eaten by nimbler, more hunger and infinitely more agile competitors. Fifty years ago, the life expectancy of a firm in the Fortune 500 was around 75 years. Today, it’s less than 15 years and declining all the time. Companies such as Kodak, Blockbuster, RIM, Woolworths, Radio Shack and Yahoo were all once household names but now reduced to case studies of how not to run a business.

But does it have to be this way?
Are the old style companies cursed to fail, or can they make the leap from Good to Great in the 21st Century? If so, how? In this new Masterclass (available as a 1 or 2 day overview, or a 3 or 5 day company specific workshop)  international Business and Value Chain Transformation expert Sean Culey will go help you understand:

  • The oncoming wave of disruption abut to hit businesses
  • Why the Future is Personal, Automated and Local
  • Why old school management doesn’t work anymore
  • How to segment your business models and value chains around customer delight
  • How to create Value Propositions that excite and engage
  • The blockers to long-term transformation
  • How to break down functional silos and develop a customer-centric culture.

It also includes lessons on how to develop and retain constant strategic line of sight, that create engaged employees and bring all of this together in a way that empowers your organisation to win in the 21st Century.

About Sean Culey


“I had the pleasure of working with Sean on a number of different projects. His knowledge and understanding of supply chain best practice is second to none, and uses this knowledge to help businesses extract maximum value out of their SAP enabled supply chains. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.”

Peter Dent
Business Improvement Specialist
Transformation & Turnaround

“Sean presents a fascinating and compelling picture of the end-to-end supply chain of the future, from raw material extraction all the way through to the creation of new channels to market. He draws on real-life applications to demonstrate that innovation and disruptive technologies are already being leveraged in different sectors and geographies, and highlights the potential impact this may have on the world of work. The end result is a new and scary awareness that the future is already here, but not yet evenly distributed.”

Professor Alan Waller OBE
International President
of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Sean has great commitment and integrity. I have had the pleasure of working with him in the Leadership team of the Supply Chain Council. Sean was a person that could be relied on - always. Furthermore, his ability to participate and add value to the content of the work was exceptional. He continues to give generously of his time and knowledge. I am honoured to have worked with Sean and trust that I will be able to continue to do so.”

Alyda le Hane
Regional Director SDi Africa and Middle East

“Sean is a highly accomplished management consultant with an in-depth knowledge of supply chain and a passion for business. I have had the pleasure of working with Sean for 4 years, where he has provided a range of services to myself and my team at BAE Land Systems; from leadership and SCOR training, to SAP advice and strategic support. Sean is a true professional, will always go the extra mile, and is a pleasure to do business with. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any business wishing to use his services.”

Gavin Hartland
Head of Supply Chain Development
BAE Systems

“I recruited Sean and his team to help improve the control of the SAP enabled Supply Chain within a c£500m turnover Defence business. Sean rapidly understood the root causes of the issues we were facing, and what processes, roles, responsibilities, and systems activities were needed to resolve them. When others would have simply gone for the quick win and addressed the symptoms, Sean was passionate about resolving the root cause by transforming the behaviours and capabilities of our teams, focusing our efforts on delivering greater value to our customers. Although working in one or two pilot areas, the enthusiasm and commitment that he and his team created carried over to other parts of the business, and we developed a 'self-help' culture, with best practices being shared from team to team. The starting point for our stakeholder community was more anti-change than any I have encountered in 28 years of business consultancy but I can honestly say that I have never seen any change programme develop the degree of 'pull' from a user community that was ultimately generated on this project. A phenomenal behavioural and attitude turnaround! Throughout the engagement Sean acted with integrity, passion and strived for excellence in what was at times a difficult and very challenging working environment”

Dawn Dobson
Programme Manager
NHS Shared Business Services

“Having coached Sean on Business Presentation Skills I was struck by his detailed knowledge of the pitfalls of major implementations, his understanding of the cultural issues involved in any major capital expenditure programmes and his ability to cut through to the heart of the matter. Here is a consultant who is trustworthy, valid and focussed on the clients best interests - a rare breed!”

Mike Sullivan
MSA Mike Sullivan & Associates

Business Transformation Services


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