Areas of Focus
SCL offers a comprehensive professional education curriculum in Supply Chain & Logistics. Select any of our two to four-day courses from our Management Series for an in-depth knowledge of a specific topic or enroll in one of our online/hybrid Fundamentals series courses for an education on a series of topics with a broader logistics focus.
Our courses are taught by acclaimed individuals drawn from academia and professional practice. Attend to learn from and interact with industry leaders and other class participants, while growing your professional network.
Two to four-day courses designed for mid-career supply chain professionals (from senior analysts through directors) that provide in-depth knowledge of a specific topic. Courses are arranged around themes and certificates. Click here for more information on this series.
Developed to provide participants with both a solid cross-domain understanding of supply chain, as well as an opportunity to expand knowledge in specific domains or techniques of interest. Gain essential industry skills to advance your career and start applying practical knowledge, tools, and techniques immediately at your organization. The flexibility of the certificate allows participants to broaden their skills and knowledge base while also achieving a specific noteworthy career accomplishment – obtaining a Georgia Tech Professional Education Certificate. Each course can applied towards earning a Supply Chain Management Certificate.
Must take a total of four courses to earn the SCM Certificate. Participants must take either Transportation & Distribution Planning OR Tactical Decision Making in Inventory and Supply Chain Management, OR Inventory Planning & Management. Participants may choose 3 remaining courses from SCM, or 1 SCM course plus any two remaining courses from the DOAD, SDP, LSCP, SCPM or Supply Chain Fundamentals certificate series.
Formulated to arm Distribution Operations professionals to stand out in their careers as experts in facility operations improvement. Emphasis is placed on topics such as: Systematic Methodologies to Facility Layout; Quantitative Analysis of Needed Facility Capabilities; Lean Warehousing Concepts; and Rigorous Tradeoff Analysis of Labor, Equipment, and Facility Alternatives. Develop critical skills needed in both designing new facilities and reengineering a wide variety of existing distribution facility types.
Take four courses in four years to earn the DOAD certificate. Required courses include: Engineering the Warehouse, Lean Warehousing, and Warehousing/Distribution Center Layout. Participants may choose Material Handling 101, Plan for Every Part (PFEP) and Total Cost Management or one course in the SCM, SDP, LSCP, SCPM, or Supply Chain Fundamentals series for their elective.
Developed to provide participants with a solid understanding of the important techniques and components associated with integrated supply chain planning. Core techniques, tools, and best practices are conveyed through the courses. The program is beneficial to individuals with broad planning responsibilities as well as individuals with more focused areas of concern. Take all 3 courses in one week!
Take all four courses within four years to receive your Supply and Demand Planning Certificate. Required courses include: World Class Sales and Operations Planning, Integrated Business Planning, and Supply Chain Risk Management. Participants may choose one of the following as their elective: Inventory Planning & Management; Tactical Decision Making in Inventory and Supply Chain Management; Demand-Driven Supply Chain Strategy; Defining and Implementing Effective Sourcing Strategies; Measuring and Managing Performance in Supply Chain and Logistics Operations; any Supply Chain Fundamentals course; or any LSCP courses.
Individuals who can manage complex supply chain projects & programs are in high demand. These courses help prepare students for project management certification while going beyond that – in preparing students for the complexities of managing projects in the multi-functional supply chain environment. Participants learn techniques to be successful in key areas such as: vendor selection and management, change management concepts, and cross-organization collaboration.
Take all four courses within four years to receive your SCPM certificate. Required courses are SCPM Fundamentals, SCPM: Vendor Selection & Management, and SCPM: Effectively Managing Transformation Projects. Participants may choose any one course in the SCM, DOAD, LSCP, Supply Chain Fundamentals or SDP series for their elective.
Designed to prepare sourcing, planning, and procurement professionals to lead their companies in successfully navigating the complexities, risks and rewards of the modern global sourcing environment. Emphasis is placed on topics such as negotiation skills, bid package development, supplier selection and contracting excellence. Develop critical skills required to identify, implement, and manage opportunities to reduce the total landed cost of materials. Gain understanding of negotiation philosophies and personal negotiation styles. Streamline executive communication to articulate milestone activities and gain leadership support. Take all 3 courses in one week!
Take four courses within four years to receive your Procurement & Supply Management certificate. Required courses are Essential Principles of Negotiations, Bid Package Development & Supplier Selection and Contracting Excellence. Participants may choose Measuring and Managing Performance in Supply Chain and Logistics Operations, Demand Driven Supply Chain Strategy, Transportation and Distribution Planning, Lean Leadership for the Supply Chain Professional (Online), Lean Warehousing, Warehouse/Distribution Center Layout, or Engineering the Warehouse as an elective. Or, any one course in the Supply Chain Fundamentals or Supply Chain Project Management series.
Designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, industry, and military who are active participants in humanitarian relief operations. New logistics concepts and strategies will help you improve decision making in preparedness, response, and system design. Courses are a blended format combining face-to-face instruction with online interactive tools. Each course can be applied towards earning a Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (HHSCM) Certificate.
Designed primarily for entry-level and supervisory level positions in supply chain management. The courses are also appropriate for executives new to supply chain or a specific supply chain domain, veterans seeking entry into commercial opportunities, and individuals re-entering the job market and seeking a refresher on supply chain topics.
These courses are offered in a self-paced online format and in a hybrid format. The hybrid format requires students to meet at intervals on the Georgia Tech Savannah Campus. At this time, there are no hybrid sessions scheduled. (See Georgia Tech Professional Education registration website for specific dates/times updates).
These certificates are designed for those who want a solid understanding of supply chain fundamentals and logistics fundamentals who may be new to certain supply chain domains. The goal of the program is to support workforce readiness and upward mobility for entry-level and supervisory level associates.
Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate: Must take 4 SCF online courses: Required course: Supply Chain Management Principles. Choose 3 SCF courses from the following: Customer Service Operations, Supply Management & Procurement, Demand Planning, or Manufacturing & Service Operations.