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Supply Chain Leader Development Program

This team-based 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. 

Supply Chain Leader Development 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 consortium 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 Executive Education program well-suited for teams of 2 or more participants from the same company.

Participants receive a blended learning experience (i.e., case studies, experiential, peer to peer, lectures, team activities, etc.).

After the residency, participants have the option to work on applied/action learning projects – project report-outs are conducted by the program participants at the conclusion of the program. Georgia Tech faculty engage participants in active discussion to leverage their knowledge and experience as building blocks in the learning process.

Spring 2019

$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

Cost includes welcome event, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, classroom material, wireless connectivity, class photo, Georgia Tech certificate upon completion of optional project, and CEUs (excludes travel and accommodation).

To participate in this program, please contact Tammie Long, Client Relationship Manager, at .

Anticipated Faculty

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. 

Soumen Ghosh

Professor of Operations Management and 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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Karthik Ramachandran

Dr. Karthik Ramachandran is an Associate Professor of Operations Management at Scheller College of Business. He obtained his Ph.D. in Operations Management and M.S. in Operations Research from the University of Texas at Austin. He was also a Research Associate at the University of California, San Diego. His areas of interest and research include New Product Development, Operations Strategy, and Behavioral Operations. His research has appeared in journals such as Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production & Operations Management, and IIE Transactions.

Vinod Singhal

Dr. Vinod Singhal is a Professor of Operations Management at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research has been extensively cited in the media including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Economist, Fortune, Smart Money, CFO Europe, Financial Times, and Daily Telegraph. Vinod is a departmental editor of Production and Operations Management, Associate Editor of Management Science and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and member of the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions and Quality Management Journal. He has served on the Board of Examiners of the Georgia Oglethorpe Award, Bell South’s President Quality Award, and the Baldrige Board of Examiners.

Ravi Subramanian

Dr. Ravi Subramanian is Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. Ravi's research interests are at the intersections of operations/supply chain decisions and environmental sustainability, with recent interests in societal sustainability and healthcare operations. His research has been published in Journal of Industrial Ecology, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and has been cited in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Reuters, and Yahoo Finance, among others. Ravi received the inaugural Paul Kleindorfer Award in Sustainability in 2012, which recognizes “young scholars who have distinguished themselves through the breadth and innovativeness of their scholarly work on questions related to sustainable operations and the social and environmental impact of business.” Ravi serves as a Department Editor for the Sustainable Operations Department at the Production and Operations Management Journal.

Venkat Venkateswaran

Dr. Venkat Venkateswaran is a Lecturer in Operations Management at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. Dr. Venkateswaran has been active in consulting and for the last four summers has been doing research at the Air Force Labs in Rome, New York, on the Visiting Faculty Research Program. Prior to academia he was for several years a Principal Technical Staff Member at AT&T Labs in Holmdel, New Jersey, in the Operations Research Department.

Atalay Atasu

Dr. Atalay Atasu's research focus is on sustainable operations management, and his interests include product recovery economics, extended producer responsibility and environmental regulation. His research appeared in Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Industrial Ecology, and California Management Review. He is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award (winner 2007, runner up 2014), Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Award (2012), and Paul Kleindorfer Award in Sustainability (2013). He serves as a senior editor for POMS' Sustainable Operations, and Industry Studies and Public Policy Departments.

Manpreet Hora

Dr. Manpreet Singh Hora is an Associate Professor at Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Hora has published in journals such as Management Science, Journal of Operations Management (JOM) and Production and Operations Management (POM). His research awards include the Chan Hahn Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management and his work has been covered by NPR, CNN Money and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. He serves as a Senior Editor for the POM journal and an Associate Editor for JOM. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Hora worked at Deutsche Bank in various capacities in Singapore, New York, and London.

Beril Toktay
Beril Toktay holds the Brady Family Chair and is Faculty Director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Professor of Operations Management and ADVANCE Professor. Her primary research areas are sustainable operations and supply chain management. Professor Toktay's research has been funded by several National Science Foundation grants and has received distinctions such as the 2010 Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence. Her research articles have appeared in refereed journals such as Management Science, M&SOM, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management and Industrial Ecology. She was formerly Associate Professor of Operations Management at INSEAD.
Program Module Descriptions
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 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 Strategy for Market Advantage:  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.

Demand Management: Sensing & Shaping:  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.

Managing Performance: Financial & Operational:  Addresses how to create and analyze 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.

Supply Chain Strategy: Highlights the necessity for alignment between an organization’s competitive and supply chain priorities---imperative for a company to make informed trade-offs. Addresses how supply chain priorities should drive supply chain operating models and lead to tailored practices in executing an organization’s supply chain.

Managing Supply Chain Risk: Focuses on how supply chain risk events impact a corporation’s financial performance. Addresses what promotes good risk management, how to embed risk management into existing management routines, and how proactively managing supply chain risks can help achieve an organization’s business objectives.

Sustainability Strategies for Supply Chains: Exposes participants to forward thinking on sustainability as a strategic supply chain imperative in resource-constrained environments. Looks at the effect of resources dynamics on sustaining profitability, and how environmental regulation targeting natural resource sustainability affects the bottom line in the very short run.

Operational Excellence

Managing Inventory, Capacity, & Variation:  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 Supply Chain 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.

Managing Performance: Non-Financial & Operational: Focuses on the critical need to understand and manage financial and operational performance from an organization’s perspective, including the impact of tradeoffs. Illustrates why alignment between activities/metrics in the supply chain function act as an enabler to facilitate financial performance and are critical to ensure proper supply chain performance.

Custom Program Options

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.

Enterprise Profitability Insights:  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.

Strategic Negotiation Skills:  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.

Brian Jennings
Office: 404-894-0038