Areas of Focus
SCL offers FREE one-hour webinars to learn more about topics covered as part of our Professional Education series. During these sessions, attendees have the opportunity to learn, ask questions, and meet our course instructors.
Note: SCL hosts research related seminars as part of its Interdisciplinary Research Center seminar series. Access available recordings of the SCLIRC presentations.
Past webinars on logistics topics hosted by SCL.
July 19, 2018
An overview relating to how to better strengthen preparation, planning, and execution activities involved with both simple and complex negotiations. High-level industry-based negotiation techniques and tools that can be used on the job or at home will be discussed as well as process and organizational tips you can count on to help you drive more effective negotiations for better business deals.
May 9, 2018
A high-level overview of the processes recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to complete a complex supply chain project using the methodology outlined their official publication, the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK).
April 11, 2017
An overview of the research of Dr. Benoit Montreuil, Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair and Professor and Co-Chair Supply Chain & Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech. Dr. Montreuil leads the International Physical Internet Initiative, engaging academic, industry and government leaders worldwide into research and innovation projects on smart, hyperconnected and sustainable logistics, supply chains, transportation, businesses and regions. He is also director of the Georgia Tech Physical Internet Center.
Presented as part of our SCL Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) seminar series.
October 7, 2015
Are you having difficulties aligning your supply chain metrics with your company's financial goals? This difficulty grows exponentially with ever more complex global operations and the use of external business partners. During this free one-hour webinar, learn how to tailor your metrics and measurement processes to focus on the most important aspects of operations that impact overall corporate goals.
September 16, 2015
An overview relating to the complexities of global trade, its impact on logistics, and key areas of concern for international logistics managers. Topics that are discussed include: Incoterms, global trade compliance, harmonized tariff schedules, US import and export regulations, US Free Trade Agreements, and supply chain security.
September 14, 2015
An introduction to using proven principles of lean management to cut waste and improve warehouse efficiencies. Based on the Lean Warehousing professional education course offered through the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, the presenters discussed:
September 25, 2014
The webinar discussed the importance of aligning supply chain metrics with a company's financial goals and tailoring metrics and measurement processes to focus on the most important aspects of operations that impact overall corporate goals.
August 13, 2014
The webinar introduced attendees to using proven principles of lean management to cut waste and improve warehouse efficiencies. Based on the Lean Warehousing professional education course offered through the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, Brad Bossence discussed: The key elements of lean thinking that should be used in the warehouse How to utilize lean tools to reduce waste in the warehouse How to operate a warehouse based on visual management and real time problem solving vHow to create collaboration between warehousing and other functional area
March 26, 2013
A overview of the Georgia Tech Health & Humanitarian Logistics certificate series. Presented by Dima Nazzal, Associate Director with the Georgia Tech Center for Health & Humanitarian Logistics and Director of Students Services for the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
February 28, 2013
Managing your warehouse by "ABC" analysis gets you the big obvious efficiencies, but do not overlook yet another level of efficiencies that is as large in aggregate. "ABC" analysis treats all SKUs as if they were one of three types, and otherwise identical within types. This made sense before computers, but makes little sense now when computers enable us to manage individual SKUs. Saving a centimeter here and five seconds there, when summed over many transactions and many pallets/cases/pieces, can add up to significant efficiencies!
October 10, 2012
Your facility layout has a major influence on your productivity and material handling costs. If you have not reviewed it lately, you may find good opportunities for improvement. Better layouts: reduce travel time to and from storage areas, shorten pick paths and improve picker productivity, improve space utilization, and improve utilization of specialized equipment. In fact, a good layout is the key to lean operations and effective material flow. Systematic Layout Planning (SLP) is a comprehensive, step-by-step method for planning any kind of warehouse or distribution center. Highly practical and easily-learned, we have taught this method to thousands of logistics professionals over the past 20 years. In this one-hour webinar, Lee Hales, President of Richard Muther & Associates, provided an overview of the SLP method and the below key aspects that are covered in detail as part of our Warehouse/Distribution Center Layout professional education course. Relationship charting - an essential step in layout planning Quantified flow diagramming and what it can show you How to estimate floor space required How to evaluate and select the best layout for your facility