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Supply Chain Project Management Fundamentals

Special Note

There are no sessions scheduled at this time. If your organization may be interested in hosting a private session of this course, please contact us. You can also visit the course listing within the Georgia Tech Professional Education website.

Course Description

Supply Chain Management projects can span a wide range of project types including supply chain strategy, network analysis, facility design build, supply chain technology selection and implementation, and continuous process improvement initiatives. This course provides an overview of project management methodologies as applied in the supply chain environment. Class discussion and projects provide an understanding of how fundamental project management approaches and industry best practices can be used to effectively manage the complexities. Supply chain projects typically require managing resources, stakeholder alignment, risk management, customer impact, and effective communication across many internal and external business partners.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those responsible for managing projects in the supply chain and logistics environment as well as those interested in learning about industry frameworks, best practices, and terminology in project management as well as supply chain management. This course is also appropriate for veterans and transitioning military personnel in that it provides a great environment for understanding how military planning and logistics skills can be transitioned to commercial application.

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for supply-chain projects.
  • Identify the critical path for a project from its network diagram.
  • Be able to form and deploy a supply-chain project team.
  • Understand how to assess, manage, and mitigate project risk.
  • Become familiar with tools and techniques to manage and communicate with stakeholders.
  • Properly monitor, control, and close the project.

What Is Covered

  • The impact of supply-chain projects
  • Leading project methodologies
  • Terminology and frameworks consistent with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Project requirements and expectations
  • Best practices from active project managers




  • Estimating cost, duration, and resources
  • Resource management and developing dependency diagrams
  • Traditional phases of a supply chain project
  • Developing the work breakdown structure for supply chain projects
  • Defining, assessing, and mitigating risk
  • Monitoring and controlling the project plan
  • Closing the project


Course Materials


  • Canvas Learning Management System - Visit to ensure the computer you will be using meets the minimum technical requirements to access online material and lessons associated with this course.
  • BlueJeans using both audio and video - Please visit​​​​​​ to ensure the computer you will be using is compatible.


  • A URL, username and password to access the online course material

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

For those interested in earning the Supply Chain Project Management Certificate, this course is the first of the four-course certificate program. To earn the certificate, participants must register and complete the following courses in the below sequence within four years, plus one elective.

  1. Supply Chain Project Management Fundamentals
  2. Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection & Management
  3. Supply Chain Project Management: Effectively Managing Transformation Projects

For a list of courses that can be used as electives towards this certificate, please visit the Georgia Tech Professional Education website.

Course CEUs

This course provides for 2.10 continuing education units (CEUs).

Course Instructors

Course Times

Online/Virtual-Instructor led 

On the first day, please log in at least 15 minutes before the class start time.

  • Day 1 - 4pm to 5pm ET
  • ​Day 2 - 4pm to 6pm ET
  • Day 3 - 4pm to 6pm ET
  • Day 4 - 4pm to 6pm ET
  • Day 5 - 4pm to 6pm ET
  • Day 6 - 4pm to 6pm ET
  • Day 7 - 4pm to 6pm ET

The online course involves some self-directed coursework accessible via the Georgia Tech Learning Management System.

  • Between April 6-12, 2022, Complete 1 hour of work
  • Between April 13-19, 2022, Complete 1 hour of work
  • Between April 20-26, 2022, Complete 1.5 hours work
  • Between May 4-10, 2022, Complete 1.5 hours of work
  • Between May 11-17, 2022, Complete 1.5 hours of work
  • Between May 18-24, 2022, Complete 1.5 hours of work

On the first day, please arrive 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day - 8am to 5pm
  • ​Second Day - 8am to 5pm
  • Third Day - 8am to 5pm

If you want to be a successful project manager, your knowledge needs to go beyond simply managing the supply chain.


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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