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This consortium-based program provides a comprehensive and holistic focus on capability development along multiple dimensions needed to drive supply chain leadership excellence--strategic thinking, operational excellence, business leadership and application competency. 

March 23 - 26, 2015 & April 27 - 30, 2015

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Georgia Tech
Scheller College of Business
800 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308

$6,700 per person
1-2 people from same company

$6,030 per person - save 10%
3-5 people from same company

$5,360 per person - save 20%
6 or more people from the same company, Georgia Tech alumni, military veterans, Georgia Tech faculty and staff

Fee includes welcome event, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, classroom material, wireless connectivity, class photo, Georgia Tech certificate and CEUs (excludes travel and accommodation).

Create Supply Chain Leaders of an organization's current and future senior leaders in the operations and supply chain area by:

  1. Accelerating improvement of their strategic, technical and business competencies
  2. Accelerating and advancing organizational leadership capabilities of these key personnel
  3. Enhancing their thought leadership and innovative thinking capabilities so as to think and act like supply chain general managers and orchestrators
  4. Providing a holistic understanding of the end-to-end supply chain, immediately applicable to their daily work and thought processes

This program is designed for high to mid-level directors and managers within the overall area of global operations and supply chain (procurement, sourcing, distribution fulfillment, manufacturing, logistics, demand planning, etc.)

Eight-day in-residency consortium based Executive Education program divided into two, four-day segments.

This program is offered at least two times a year, spring and fall.

Participants receive a blended learning experience (i.e., case studies, experiential, peer to peer, lectures, team activities, etc.).

Georgia Tech faculty engage participants in active discussion to leverage their knowledge and experience as building blocks in the learning process.

After the residency, participants work on applied/action learning projects. Project report-outs are conducted by the program participants at the conclusion of the program. 

Soumen Ghosh
Operations Management

Academic Director of supply chain excellence education programs for corporate customers at Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business, Dr. Ghosh provides consulting and training services to organizations around the world in areas of operations/manufacturing, supply chain strategy, and capability development. 

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The program boasts a world-class faculty from Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business, chosen for the depth of their knowledge, instructional and facilitation skills, and more importantly their real-world orientation.

They know that much of the learning comes from interchange and dialogue between participants. Our faculty are experts at guiding and facilitating classroom discussion to effectively link theory and practice, as well as promote collaborative learning. 

This program will be conducted under the academic direction of world-renowned thought leader Dr. Soumen Ghosh. 

A representative example of participants' 1st and 2nd residency weeks follows.

Company teams or individuals should bring a defined project to apply learning and achieve optimal return on investment. 

Learning objectives will be drawn from the content areas and program components identified below:


Session 1 overview

Session 2 overview

Developing a Supply Chain Leadership Mindset
This module demonstrates how supply chain managers must have a strong understanding of the end-to-end supply chain, possess the ability to identify opportunities for improvement, deliver strong operational results, build collaborative relationships with business partners, and develop their team's capabilities to enable the supply chain to support system growth.
Collaborating with Business Partners
This module explains that one of the key principles of the end-to-end Supply Chain is that managers cannot achieve their goals alone.  To build a competitive and growth enabled supply chain, you will need to develop relationships with suppliers, customers, logistics service providers, and manufacturing service providers.  The key to developing these critical relationships is the ability to understand your partners' business models, and seek ways to collaborate and achieve a “win-win” for both parties.
Demand Management
This module discusses the demand management processes needed to effectively determine and support customer demand. Successful managers must become customer-centric and demand-driven, appreciate the objective of good planning; take a deeper drive on forecasting and planning, and take action to put the demand management frameworks in place.
Inventory Management
This module explains how inventory is an asset that is equivalent to cash. Excessive inventory is a burden on the operation’s working capital.  If it sits too long, it can result in inventory write-offs.  Too little inventory can result in out-of-stocks and not fulfilling customer service requirements.  Inventory management is the set of processes that optimize the inventory levels to meet the customer service demands.
Supply Chain Segmentation
This module explains that to maximize profitability, managers must understand how segmentation works in their markets, then design their supply chain to fit the segments.  Effective segmentation represents a critical transformation for future competitive success.
Product Portfolio Management
This module examines processes that will help manage product portfolio lifecycles and assess the strategic fit, whether produced or sourced.
Sustainable Procurement
This module illustrates the importance of solid procurement strategy and provides a clear understanding of how Global Sustainable Procurement (GSP) supports the growth strategy, and how managers can take advantage of the support available to help control costs and build better relationships with other resources and external business partners.
Quality & Safety
This module demonstrates methods for creating a culture that emphasizes quality and safety and how this culture protects a brand, maintains consumer trust, and contributes to sound financial results.  With practice, workplace safety can be improved with little or no investment and forward-thinking safety methods.
This module includes ideas and practices for using resources efficiently and discusses steps to take in local work environments to achieve sustainability goals.  Learn from examples of audits and assessments you can perform in your workplace that could help to improve sustainability.
Supply Chain Risk Management
This module explains to managers about tools used to identify and analyze risks, as well as the tools for incident resolution, and assess the impact of risk events
Time & Resource Management
This module illustrates the value of supply chain metrics in helping managers to understand their performance.    Learn methods to identify gaps to drive continuous improvement, including  performance indicators, staffing optimization, and productivity optimization.

Contact us now to explore ways to customize this program for delivery at Georgia Tech’s Huang Executive Education Center, or your location. Our faculty and subject matter experts will work with your company to tailor a program to meet your unique needs.

Linda Read, Client Relationship Manager
Office: 404-385-0553
Mobile: 678-296-6529