When looking throughout the Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing (direct material) is new to many companies. Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is of increased importance (outsourcing relationships and supplier relationships are very dynamic.) One of the most important things to understand is the variety of options that are available on how to source and procure effectively and figuring out that approach without the proper framework can be difficult. The framework and step-by-step approach are addressed in the Strategic Sourcing Short Course.
Dale Atkins, one of the course directors, has been associated with the material handling industry for 25 years. As a researcher and previously the Associate Director of the Material Handling Research Center and The Logistics Institute, he has worked as a liaison between Georgia Tech and hundreds of industries over the last two decades. He has been a Course Director for related short courses for the last 20 years. The other course director, John White, is the Managing Officer of Adjoined Consulting's Strategy Services Practice. He has been consulting in the Products industries for over 15 years. His areas of expertise include supply chain strategy, supply chain planning, supplier relationship management, strategic sourcing, network strategy, inventory management, distribution operations strategy, operations re- engineering, facility and material handling system design, re-engineering, facility and material handling system design, warehouse management systems, and distribution operations implementation.
To register or for more information on this course, please visit our website at http://www.tli.gatech.edu/education/lps/2005/ss/ or contact The Logistics Institute at (404) 894-2343. About The Logistics Institute.
The Logistics Institute (TLI) was established in 1992 as a resource for coordinating all logistics-related activities on Georgia Tech's campus. TLI's nationally recognized Leaders in Logistics is comprised of more than 20 corporations and government agencies that partner with the Institute to fund research and educational programs. Through the support of this partnership, TLI advances logistics research, education, and practice, with an emphasis on supply chain design, transportation planning, and e-commerce logistics