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 seminars as part of its SCLIRC Seminar Series. Click here to access available recordings of those presentations.
Past webinars on logistics topics hosted by SCL.
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.
March 2, 2017
The webinar is a high-level overview of the concepts behind building a Plan for Every Part (PFEP), one of the most effective ways to create standardization in an ordering and delivery process to optimize material flow. The use of PFEP can provide breakthrough results in working capital improvement, inventory right-sizing, on-time-delivery, manufacturing throughput, and cost reduction.
January 13, 2016
The webinar focused on why and how to implement milk run strategies to support the lean supply chain operations - both in manufacturing and distribution, and how the efficient flow of inbound materials through your supply chain can have a significantly positive impact on cost, quality, service, and delivery to your customer.
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 4, 2015
The presenter discussed how today's supply managers are finding that they need to do much work in terms of conceptualizing, designing, and implementing initiatives that may be effective globally. He also discussed the risks inherent in sourcing globally. The session also provides an overview of our "Effectively Managing Global Supply and Risk in an Increasingly Complex World" course hosted.
April 30, 2015
A discussion relating to the three cornerstones for effective supply and demand planning: Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) - how to optimally reconcile demand and supply through a collaborative shaping process; Integrated Business Planning (IBP) - how to maximize the profit contributions of customers and products; and Supply Chain Risk Management - how to protect the capability to meet customer demands and generate expected financial operating performance. The webinar provided an overview of these advances and how they enable companies to address today's realities by making smarter decisions that drive significant competitive advantage. The webinar also provides a preview of the courses that make up our Supply and Demand Planning Certificate. Presented by Richard Sharpe, SCL instructor and president of Competitive Insights and Bryan Garland, consultant at OM Partners.
February 18, 2015
Supply chain management and logistics encompasses all the activities involved in getting products to consumers including planning, storing, moving, and accounting for inventory. Inventory availability is the most important aspect of customer service, and the cost of inventory is one of the most important entries on a company's balance sheet. The webinar discussed maintaining levels of inventory necessary to provide customer service while minimizing inventory resulting from poor supply chain management.
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 19, 2014
The webinar discussed why and how to implement lean logistics to support the lean supply chain operations - both in manufacturing and distribution, and how the efficient flow of inbound materials through your supply chain can have a significant impact on cost, quality, service, and delivery to your customer. With continued pressures from globalization, market volatility, and innovation expectations, companies are extending their reliance on lean principles to outside the four walls of the manufacturing facility. Lean inbound logistics requires strategic coordination to synchronize suppliers, transportation providers and multiple supply chain partners. And like all complex multi-party operations, the road to improvement will have its challenges. Such hurdles could include balancing inventory cost with transportation cost, the lack of leadership understanding and support, and the realities of incumbent manufacturing and procurement contracts and systems.
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
July 16, 2013
The webinar discussed key aspects of strategic planning for major capital investments and a systematic, step-by-step planning process from network optimization and site selection to facility layout, material handling and building design. The webinar also provided a brief summary of the topics and concepts covered during the 4-day course taught through Georgia Tech's Professional Education program.
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