ACS Supply Chain Training

All courses are tailored to individual client needs.

An example of an ACS course is 'Understanding motivation and behaviour in the Supply Chain.' This explores the motivation of the various parties in the supply chain using a tool called the Strength Deployment Inventory®.

The Strength Deployment Inventory® is a learning resource that has been proved to be effective in building strong relationships worldwide for more than 25 years. It enables everyone to understand the reason why people do things rather than just observe and react to what is done. More than this, the SDI ® identifies for individuals their personal strengths and motivations and how these relate to those of their colleagues – whether things are going well or badly. It demonstrates how to use these strengths effectively to improve working or personal relationships with others.

SDI® is not a test which may list behavioural types and is not an instrument for selection. It is an inventory, which provides invaluable information on what motivates a person under two conditions; when everything is going well and when you are faced with conflict or opposition. This is vital information because it means we can understand why certain people have the impact on us they do and how we may be impacting on them! Furthermore, we learn how to recognise the real issues in relationships and how to tailor our language accordingly to communicate in more flexible and effective ways.

Recognising and dealing with inter-personal conflict is a crucial element in all relationships but especially within teams. The SDI ® provides insights into how to recognise the first signs of conflict in others and shows how to respond appropriately to resolve the dispute before it gets out of hand or unwittingly causes further antagonism.

ACS Supply Chain are now accredited by Personal Strengths Publishing to run the SDI®. The SDI® and Strength Deployment Inventory® are protected by worldwide copyright and is registered to Personal Strengths Publishing Inc.  For further information on SDI see the PSP web site at