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This consortium-based certificate 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. 

Consortium-Based Certificate Program


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

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 certificate 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.)

Five-day in-residency consortium based Executive Education certificate program.

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. 

$4,950 per person
1-2 people from same company

$4,450 per person - save 10%
3-5 people from same company

$4,200 per person - save 15%
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).


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. 

Strategic Thinking

Developing a Supply Chain Leadership Mindset:  Highlights the difference between good functional leadership and good end-to-end supply chain leadership.  The focus is on how to develop the fundamental capabilities needed to become an orchestrator of end-to-end supply chain performance as well as overall business performance, rather than just functional performance.

Competitive Business Strategy and Operations/Supply Chain Alignment:  Addresses how excellent business performance requires operations to be aligned with the organization's overall competitive business strategy, including understanding the organization’s competitive priorities, and recognizing how competitive business priorities should drive the supply chain operating model.

Supply Chain Segmentation:  Focuses on how to use the product portfolio to respond rapidly and effectively to different market needs by using the segmentation strategy. Effective approaches for creating segmented supply chains are addressed by aligning the supply chain operating focus with the specific market requirements and product characteristics.

Collaboration with Supply Chain Partners:  Addresses how to drive growth and profitability by creating strategic win-win collaborations with your business partners by establishing meaningful value-added relationships with them.  This entails understanding the business models of your key business partners and collaborating to build significant shared values.

Strategic Supply Chain Network Configuration:  Addresses how the overall supply chain network configuration should be strategically aligned with the competitive business strategy and supply chain operating focus.  Shows how optimal network configuration requires an end to end supply chain perspective that includes both strategic (configuration) as well as tactical (infrastructure) considerations.

Innovation and Design Process:  Provides an understanding of the tradeoffs between the mindsets and toolsets that drive innovation by being able to expand and contract the sphere of vision and change the field of view to unlock hidden potential when dealing with design problems, and intuiting implicit needs and hidden customer requirements that aren’t readily evident.

Demand Management and Sales & Operations Planning:  This module covers the key approaches in implementing an integrated demand management and response planning framework, including demand sensing and shaping, as well as insights into how to improve the S&OP process for more effective execution, so as to become a demand-driven enterprise.

Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Excellence:  Illustrates the importance of building a world-class supply management system, and provides a clear understanding of how strategic sourcing and procurement excellence facilitates growth, as well as help control costs and build better relationships with other resources and external business partners.

Operational Excellence

Effective Inventory Management:  Addresses how managing independent and dependent demand can be effectively achieved by increasing information accuracy in the planning system, linking decisions with good forecasting and inventory techniques, reducing variability and lead times to lower cost and increase service level, and standardizing processes to improve the planning system.

Distribution and Logistics Excellence:  Provides a thorough understanding of the influencing role of warehousing and transportation decisions within the supply chain, and how the strategic role of distribution centers and transportation planning have evolved to not only lower inventories and costs, while improving customer service levels, but also have a significant impact on business performance.

Driving Operational Excellence:  Focuses on driving manufacturing and operational excellence (OE) by enhancing the ability to manage the value creation processes efficiently and without waste, and addresses the application of a variety of principles, systems, and tools towards the sustainable improvement of key operational performance metrics.

Enterprise Profitability Analytics:  Addresses how companies can derive significant financial benefits and improved profitability by leveraging big data and advanced analytics to develop accurate and actionable insights into how different product and customer segments are differentially contributing to overall enterprise profitability.

Managing Performance – Financial & Non-financial:  Addresses how to create and analyze non-financial key performance indicators and link them directly to shareholder financial drivers such as organic revenue growth and return on investment.  Demonstrates why it is critical for operations leaders to understand and manage financial and operational performance at a firm-level.
Leadership and Management Development

Business Finance & Corporate Value Creation:  Provides the tools and techniques to be better business leaders, and make better financial and operating decisions that increase shareholder value, by being able to read, understand, and analyze finance and accounting information properly, evaluate capital spending proposals effectively, and learn the concept of cost of capital and how it impacts decisions.

Effective Communication:  Addresses learning how to deliver a message that is clear and resonates with listeners by organize presentations into three listener-centered points, and answer questions in a way that inspire confidence. Participants practice powerful techniques while being videotaped, and hone their skills through feedback from professional speaking coaches.

Effective Project Management:  Addresses how to effectively lead projects by understanding the “Worry Curve” and how to shift it, achieving success in all three dimensions of project performance, the project charter and why is one needed for every project, the project’s critical path and how to find it, and the key to maintaining the project end date in spite of frequent setbacks

Leading & Managing Change:  Addresses the drivers of change in an organization, the reasons for resistance and how to successfully lead change initiatives by learning the key characteristics change leaders need to demonstrate and how they can be developed to lead successful change initiatives.

Strategic Negotiation & Persuasion:  Provides the learning of key strategies and tactics for negotiating better agreements with partners to satisfy strategic and tactical performance goals by understanding the key issues in distributive and integrative negotiations. Participants practice the strategies and tactics in mock negotiations, which focus on how to find common goals and objectives when there are conflicts.

  • Effective Management of Supply Chain Risks
  • Creating Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Driving Innovation in Product Development
  • Driving Quality and Process Improvement
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Structuring and Facilitating Kaizen Events
  • Driving Pull Systems using Kanban Techniques
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making Skills

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, Associate Director Learning Solutions
Office: 404-385-0553
Mobile: 678-296-6529