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Understanding the Impact of Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain

Special Note

Course dates for 2019 to be determined.

Course Description

Supply Chain and Logistics (SCL) are undergoing a significant transformation as new technologies are being developed and deployed that bring increasing insight and opportunities to improve operations, reduce cost and insure compliance. In this course you will learn about how the Digital Transformation Imperative is enabling significant changes to SCL with the application of new digital technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT). Exercises and demonstrations help reinforce the concepts presented in the lectures.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for non-technical corporate management, as well as business, operations, and Supply Chain & Logistics professionals. Example titles include: chief supply chain officers; vice presidents, directors, and managers of: supply chain, logistics, procurement, manufacturing, sales operations, business transformation, customer service and fulfillment; company owners, and consultants.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the terminology of the digital transformation.  Lead management level conversations with IT, Engineering and Operations leaders and external vendors
  • Add value to your company’s current and future IT vs OT convergence initiatives by  leveraging this knowledge to impact change within your current or future position(s)
  • Become familiar with the IOT ecosystem and its overall end to end architecture 
  • Understand the breadth, scope and value of data science and analytics impact on SCL and the business
  • Learn to align corporate SCL business objectives to an enterprise digital strategy
  • Utilize the digital transformation SCL playbook provided as a part of this class that enables students to apply what they have learned in their own professions.
  • Identify strategic partners who add value to your corporate initiatives
  • Digital transformation impact on your organizations
  • How to identify and contribute to the Digital Transformation Imperative
  • Key IoT market trends
  • The name, purpose and functions of the components within digital SCL and IoT transformation
  • How the DNA of IOT can make impact and applies to SCL
  • Digital management strategies to reduce cost, risk and maximize efficiency 
  • How to generate business operations efficiency using new digital transformation tools
  • The value of OT/IT convergence
  • The value and role of security 
  • The value and role of analytics

What Is Covered

Market Trends

  • Data Explosion, Consolidation, Autonomous
  • Data as a valued resource – analyze, trend, decide
  • Connected vs. Smart vs. Autonomous

What is the Digital Transformation? Why is it here?

  • Drivers of Digital Transformation
  • Information Technology vs. Operational Technology (including challenges)
  • New Emerging Technologies (AI, RTOS, FuSa, Security, 5G, etc)

What is the DNA of IOT?

  • Devices, Networks and Applications
  • Edge vs. Fog vs. Cloud Computing
  • Recent SCL innovations and resources

End to End Architecture of SCL Transformation and Strategy

  • Sensors, Devices, Edge/Fog computing, Networks, Clouds, Security, Data Warehousing and Analytics

Organization Impacts (IT, Ops)

  • Where and how you make improvements in your organization

Security Threats and Challenges

  • Solutions, including Block Chain

Analytics Impact on SCL

  • Why is analytics the key your success?
  • Pre-requisites and steps to leverage an analytics driven business

Ecosystem (Solution Providers, Equipment Builders, Technology Providers, Consortia's)

  • What standards are being set: technology and SC&L processes

SCL strategies and resources for Digital Transformation and IOT

  • Planning your SCL Digital Transformation (lab exercise)
  • Summarize and review SCL playbook of resources: vendors, suppliers and centers of knowledge

Course Materials

Participants receive a course notebook.

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

No prerequisites. This course is part of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certificate.

Course CEUs

This course provides for 1.40 continuing education units (CEUs).

Course Fees

Standard: $1,950.00, Alumni/Org Discount: $1,755.00, Certificate: $1,618.50 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).

First time attendees pay the listed Course Fee. If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses (or are active/retired military), you will receive a 10% discount when you enter the coupon code SCL-Alum on the "Check Out" page. If you register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate in one single transaction, you can receive a discount of 17% off each course by entering the coupon code SCL-Cert on the "Check Out" page. There are also discounts available for multiple-team member registrations or to members of certain organizations.

Discounts cannot be combined. For questions, call 404-385-8663 or send us an email prior to registration

The program fee for LIVE courses (non-online) includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks, parking, internet access, and all classroom materials.

If the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute must cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund. Georgia Tech, however, cannot assume the responsibility for other costs incurred. Due to program enrollment limits, early registration is encouraged. Registrations will be acknowledged by a letter of confirmation from Professional Education.

Course Times

On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • ​Second Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm


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Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343