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Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection & Management

Course Description

This course provides a deeper understanding of the PMBOK knowledge areas of project integration and procurement applied in the supply chain vendor selection and management process. To keep pace with the continuous moves toward outsourcing of operations and the advancement of technology, companies need to focus on selecting the right suppliers and partnerships to provide the most value to their customers and to remain profitable. This course provides the knowledge, skills, and tools to ensure that you are selecting the right supply chain partners (including 3PL’s) based on your business goals. Emphasis is placed on understanding alternative techniques for supplier selection including applied quantitative decision making techniques.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the common types of supply chain selection projects
  • Ensure stakeholder alignment through the supply chain project lifecycle
  • Manage a supply chain selection project including defining operational requirements, the RFI/RFQ/RFP process, and selecting the right vendor
  • Use decision matrices to drive objective, consensus-driven selections
  • Understand the supply chain solution provider landscape and types of systems available on the market
  • Understand the best practices when selecting the right partners based on the PMBOK project Integration and Procurement Knowledge areas
  • Monitor and measure vendor performance as part of the selection process
  • Understand the legal and ethical considerations for vendor selection

What Is Covered

  • Review of PMPBOK Focus Areas for the Course
  • Overview of Managing a Supply Chain Selection Project
  • The Role of Benchmarking in Evaluating and Selecting Solutions
  • Overview of the Third Party Logistics Provider Market
  • Overview of Supply Chain Solution Providers (WMS, TMS, OMS, ERP, etc.)
  • Evaluating Cloud vs. On-Premise Solutions and Pricing Models
  • Managing the Requirements Planning & Stakeholder Interview Process
  • Understanding RFP, RFI, and RFQ
  • Planning the Solution Evaluation and RFP Process
  • Managing the RFP Process
  • Defining Vendor Requirements
  • Application of Decision Theory and Matrices in Driving Consensus
  • Supply Chain Vendor Selection Best Practices
  • Common Pitfalls in Supply Chain Vendor Selection & Management
  • Supply Chain Selection Best Practices
  • Application of Decision Theory and Matrices in Driving Consensus
  • Contract Administration & Management
  • Legal & Ethical Vendor Management/Project Considerations

Course Materials

Participants receive a course notebook, an in-class software demonstration, and hand-out materials.

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

For those interested in earning the Supply Chain Project Management Certificate, this course is the second of the four-course certificate program. To earn the certificate, participants must register and complete the following courses in the below sequence within four years, plus one elective.

  1. Supply Chain Project Management: Fundamentals
  2. Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection & Management
  3. Supply Chain Project Management: Effectively Managing Transformation Projects

For a list of courses that can be used as electives towards this certificate, please visit the Georgia Tech Professional Education website.

Course CEUs

This course provides for 2.10 continuing education units (CEUs).

Course Instructors

Course Fees

Standard: $1,950.00, Alumni/Org Discount: $1,755.00, Certificate: $1,618.50 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).

First time attendees pay the listed Course Fee. If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses (or are active/retired military), you will receive a 10% discount when you enter the coupon code SCL-Alum on the "Check Out" page. If you register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate in one single transaction, you can receive a discount of 17% off each course by entering the coupon code SCL-Cert on the "Check Out" page. There are also discounts available for multiple-team member registrations or to members of certain organizations.

Discounts cannot be combined. For questions, call 404-385-8663 or send us an email prior to registration

The program fee for LIVE courses (non-online) includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks, parking, internet access, and all classroom materials.

If the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute must cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund. Georgia Tech, however, cannot assume the responsibility for other costs incurred. Due to program enrollment limits, early registration is encouraged. Registrations will be acknowledged by a letter of confirmation from Professional Education.

Course Times

On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • ​Second Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Third Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm

UPCOMING OFFERINGS

October 29, 2019 to October 31, 2019
Georgia Tech Savannah Campus

Join us in Savannah for our next Supply Chain Project Management Series offered throughout June!

If you want to be a successful project manager, your knowledge needs to go beyond simply managing the supply chain.

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Supply Chain & Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343