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Supply Chain Project Management: Fundamentals

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.

How You Will Benefit

  • Identify the business processes and functional organizations impacted by specific types of supply chain projects
  • Understand the leading project methodologies and why complex supply chain projects require elements from each to be successful
  • Understand the components of Project Management Book of Knowledge and how they can be applied in the supply chain environment
  • Define project requirements and expectations for supply chain projects
  • 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
  • Properly monitor, control, and close the project

What Is Covered

  • Overview of Leading Project Management Methodologies & Certifications
  • Types of Supply Chain Projects – Process/Functional Impacts
  • PMBOK knowledge areas in context of Supply Chain Projects
  • Overview of PMBOK knowledge areas in context of Supply Chain Projects
  • Overview of Business Process Analysis and the SCOR model
  • Defining the Project & the Effective Supply Chain Project Manager
  • Why Supply Chain Projects Fail
  • Defining Supply Chain Project Requirements, Teams, Roles & Responsibilities
  • Traditional Phases of a Supply Chain Project
  • Developing the Work Breakdown Structure for SC Projects
  • Review of the Supply Chain Work Breakdown Structure
  • The use of Software to Support Project Management
  • Estimating Cost, Duration, and Resources
  • Resource Management & Developing Dependency Diagrams
  • Defining, Assessing, & Mitigating Risk
  • Monitoring & Controlling the Project Plan
  • Closing the Project

Course Materials

Provided

  • Notebook of slides, notes, exercises and project management tools and templates

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 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
  • Third Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm

UPCOMING OFFERINGS*

February 4, 2020 to February 6, 2020
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

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