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Supply Chain Project Management Fundamentals

Special Note

This course is offered in a virtual, instructor-led format spread out in two-hour increments over seven days (4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18) with some self-directed course work. While access to the online materials becomes available March 30, the first course session is April 6 via live webinar.

When available, the onsite/on campus version follows a consecutive three-day format.

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

OVERVIEW OF LEADING PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES & CERTIFICATIONS

TYPES OF SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECTS – PROCESS/FUNCTIONAL IMPACTS

PMBOK KNOWLEDGE AREAS IN CONTEXT OF SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECTS

  • 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

THE USE OF SOFTWARE TO SUPPORT PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Course Materials

Required

  • Canvas Learning Management System - Visit https://pe.gatech.edu/technology-requirements 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 https://bluejeans.com/111​​​​​​ to ensure the computer you will be using is compatible.

Provided

  • 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 Fees

Standard: $1,900.00, 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

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

Onsite/In-Person

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