Even if you only have a week to spare for educational endeavors next month, you can still fit in two courses. The University of Tennessee's Center for Executive Education will offer back-to-back two-and-a-half day programs on supply chain management the week of Sept. 11. "Logistics and Operations in the Supply Chain" begins on Sept. 11, followed by "The Lean Enterprise in the Supply Chain," which starts on Sept. 13.
The Logistics and Operations course teaches strategic management thinking in logistics for companies with global operations. Students will learn to analyze operations and logistics problems from both a functional and an enterprise perspective. Topics include network design, strategic supplier network development, safety stock, distribution strategies, and operations management in warehousing and transportation.
The Lean Enterprise course focuses on rate-based planning—coordinating procurement, production and distribution across organizational boundaries and lean manufacturing methods. It includes a simulation that compares lean manufacturing with traditional batch and queue production.