The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) at Georgia Tech, the world’s largest supply chain and logistics research and education enterprise, is pleased to announce a sourcing and procurement short course will be offered in Brunswick, Ga., on June 23-25, 2015, in conjunction with the Brunswick & Glynn County Chamber of Commerce.
The course, Defining and Implementing Effective Sourcing Strategies, is intended to provide sourcing, procurement, and supply chain professionals with the skills needed to be effective in strategically sourcing materials and components worldwide. The course is part of a three course sequence in SCL’s Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management Certificate program.
With the recent opening of a SCL office at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, SCL is positioned to offer the Coastal Empire tailored workforce development courses, online training, supply chain short courses and executive seminars. Additionally, the Savannah office will serve as a mechanism for dialoging with local businesses regarding challenges that can be addressed as student group projects or research engagements.
“With ongoing record-breaking port activity, the substantial capital investment in port capacity enhancement, continued strong growth in global trade, and the widening of the Panama Canal, the Coastal Empire is poised for a continued run of strong supply chain and logistics employment growth,” said Tim Brown, managing director of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute. “The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute is doing its part to prepare the region for continued success by providing a means for the workforce, at all levels, to continually enhance their supply chain and logistics skills.”
Going forward, SCL will be offering Coastal Empire businesses with programming related to sourcing and procurement, international logistics and compliance, and lean logistics, among others at its Savannah office location. Programs may be public offerings, custom courses, or a hybrid. For more information, please visit www.scl.gatech.edu.
For information on the upcoming sourcing course offered in Brunswick, please visit pe.gatech.edu/scl-sourcing.
ABOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS INSTITUTE:
The Supply Chain and Logistics Institute is a unit of the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. The Stewart School is the largest industrial engineering program in the United States (more than 60 faculty members, 1,500 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students). For 25 consecutive years, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Stewart School as the best undergraduate and graduate industrial engineering program in the United States.
ABOUT GEORGIA TECH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, offering professional master's degrees, short courses, and certificate programs to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. Programs are available at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, and worldwide through a variety of formats. In addition to professional course offerings, the division manages meeting and event facilities, and administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language programs. Last year alone, Georgia Tech Professional Education served individuals representing more than 3,000 companies, with an enrollment of more than 26,000.