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.
LifeWay Christian Resources had tried to implement lean principles and tools since 2010, but like many other companies, faced change management challenges. Although leadership was supportive of lean initiatives, LifeWay struggled to get the whole organization on board.
On May 16th, 27 practitioners from around the world completed the professional certificate program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management at Georgia Tech, offered by the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (HHS).
The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) at Georgia Tech, the world’s largest supply chain and logistics research and education enterprise, recently opened an office on the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.
Tim Brown, Director of Professional Education with the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), speaks with SupplyChainBrain about Supply Chain Leadership training and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program SCL is involved with.
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute is teaming with Broward College to lead a consortium of 12 Universities and Colleges from across the country in a $25 million dollar grant to develop a set of eight industry recognized supply chain operations and logistics certifications.
With global trade likely to rise more than threefold to $27 trillion by 2030, logistics professionals are in high demand, according to Winning the Talent Race, a report by professional services firm PwC.
Being in this program has built my confidence up, actually. I’ve been doing these things, but in a different way. Now I know how to apply these skills to the civilian world. Having this additional certification in supply chain and logistics certainly adds to the marketability of my resume.
In one particular instance, our team identified an opportunity to improve the picking process. We had 35-40 pickers performing the same process in almost as many ways -- some ways effective and some not. We asked, "Why are we walking all over the warehousing picking every unit for one box, when we have a conveyor system that can bring the box to the pickers and eliminate the wasteful motion?" Through leader standard work, kaizen events, picking patterns, and other applications learned from SCL courses, our team was able to improve flat picking productivity from 50 units per hour to 130 per hour.
I actually attended this course at Georgia Tech and its the best informational course that I have attended in my whole career. This course with two others were so informative and we use them everyday in our 3PL warehousing and distribution practices. A++ in my book. Robert, Anna, and Brad were phenomenal teachers; they all really care about what they teach!
I am only halfway through the series and I am already able to apply the principals and tools I have learned back at my company. Amazing course, amazing instructors, amazing facility. Our entire executive team is going through the three course certificate program. I'm looking forward to finishing the program and being able to share my knowledge not only with those in my organization, but companies we service as well.
The Transportation & Distribution course in Savannah was a wonderful experience because the Savannah port tour brought the entire process to life. In the evenings sitting at the restaurant on River Street overlooking the river watching the large container ships heading out the sea was just amazing!