Areas of Focus
SCL offers a comprehensive professional education curriculum in supply chain and 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 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 minimum of 4 courses and a minimum of 5.2 CEUS to earn the SCM Certificate. Participants may take all 4 courses from SCM, OR choose at least 2 from SCM, plus any 2 remaining courses from the DOAD, SDP, PSM, LSCP, SCPM, HHSCM or SCF 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.
Must take a minimum of 4 courses and a minimum of 5.2 CEUS to earn the DOAD Certificate. Required DOAD courses include: Engineering the Warehouse; Lean Warehousing; and either Warehousing/Distribution Center Layout OR Warehousing/Distribution Center Layout and Material Handling (Online). Participants may choose Material Handling 101, PFEP & Total Cost Management or one course in the SCM, SDP, LSCP, PSM, SCPM, or Supply Chain Fundamentals series for their elective.
Designed for experienced business professionals who perform (or want to perform) data analyses of any form in the area of supply chain. Content is tailored to those who seek to get more from their supply chain data, people with tools that are no longer enough, and those want to become a change agent who tackles strategic supply chain goals and performs leading edge analytics projects to address the full complexity of their organizations supply chains.
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.
Must take a minimum of 4 courses and a minimum of 5.2 CEUS to earn the SDP Certificate. Required SDP courses include (Must choose a minimum of 2): World Class Sales and Operations Planning, World-Class Cost-To-Serve Best Practices (or Integrated Business Planning), and/or Supply Chain Risk Management. Participants may choose elective(s) from the following: Inventory Management and Resource Allocation in Supply Chains; Demand-Driven Supply Chain Strategy; Measuring and Managing Performance in Supply Chain and Logistics Operations; Transforming SC Mgt & Performance Analysis; Lean Leadership for the SC Professional; Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; or any Supply Chain Fundamentals online course.
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.
Must take a minimum of 4 courses and a minimum of 5.2 CEUS to earn the SCPM Certificate. Choose at least two from SCPM Fundamentals, SCPM: Vendor Selection & Management, and/or SCPM: Effectively Managing Transformation Projects. Participants may choose any other 1-2 course(s) in the SCM, DOAD, PSM, 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.
Must take a minimum of 4 courses and a minimum of 5.2 CEUS to earn the PSM Certificate. Required courses are Category Management and Sourcing Leadership, Contracting and Legal Oversight and Essentials of Negotiations and Stakeholder Influence. Participants may choose one remaining course from the Supply Chain Fundamentals or Supply Chain Project Management series or Demand Driven Supply Chain Strategy, Measuring and Managing Performance in Supply Chain and Logistics Operations, Lean Leadership for the Supply Chain Professional (Online), Lean Warehousing, Warehouse/Distribution Center Layout, Engineering the Warehouse, Transportation and Distribution Planning, APICS CSCP Boot Camp or APICS CTLD Boot Camp.
Designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, industry, and military who are active participants in humanitarian relief operations. Learn new logistics concepts and strategies to help you improve decision making in preparedness, response, and system design through face-to-face instruction and online interactive tools.
These self-paced online courses are 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.
The SCF courses are offered in a self-paced online format. The courses can also be offered in alternative formats (in classroom, onsite, hybrid) and as custom, tailored offerings to meet your company’s specific employee training needs.
The 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.
Logistics Fundamentals Certificate: Must take 4 SCF online courses: Required course: Supply Chain Management Principles. Choose 3 SCF courses from the following: Warehousing Operations, Customer Service Operations, Inventory Management or Transportation Operations.
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.