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Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)

 

Supply Chain Management Professional Level I Courses

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The Supply Chain Management School Course Categories
Professional Level I Professional Level II Professional Level III Electives
Course Schedule
 
FLG 100 | Principles of Inventory Management (PIM)

Course Description:  PIM is an Instructor-led course taught by certified American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) instructors and is designed to educate the logistics workforce on the basics of effective inventory management.

Target Audience:  GS-6 and Below; WG-6 and Below

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 24 [3 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 24
Delivery Method: Face to Face (FTF)
FLG 101 | Introduction to Integrated Funds Distribution, Control Point Activity, Accounting and Procurement (IFCAP)

Course Description:  This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the IFCAP system and how Level I Supply Chain Professionals utilize it in their assigned duties. Participants learn about the item requisition process within IFCAP.  Students are taught the roles and responsibilities of IFCAP users and the relevance of each of these roles to their job.  Students learn about management reporting mechanisms within IFCAP to assist with management of commodities and suppliers.

Target Audience:  GS-6 and Below; WG-6 and Below

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 16 [2 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 16
Delivery Method: FTF
FLG 102 | Introduction to Generic Inventory Package (GIP)

Course Description:  This course is a combination of FLG101 and FLG 102.  Collectively, these courses are designed to provide a basic understanding of the IFCAP system and how Level I Supply Chain Professionals utilize it in their assigned duties.  Participants learn about the item requisition process within IFCAP.  Students are taught the roles and responsibilities of IFCAP users and the relevance of each of these roles to their job.  Students learn about management reporting mechanisms within IFCAP to assist with management of commodities and suppliers.  These courses also introduce Level I Supply Chain Professional to the GIP system and how it is used throughout the inventory process.  Students learn the different types of GIP inventory and GIP stock levels.  Students are provided with the opportunity to experience setting inventory points, removing items from inventory, and creating a picking ticket in the GIP system through interactive exercises and simulations.  Students are further provided with an overview of GIP reporting to illustrate how daily tasks integrate into the overarching inventory process.

Target Audience:  GS-6 and Below; WG-6 and Below

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 40 [5 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 40
Delivery Method: FTF
FLG 103 | Introduction to IFCAP and Automated Engineering Management Systems/Medical Equipment Reporting System (AEMS/MERS)

Course Description:  This course is a combination of FLG 101 and FLG 103.  Collectively, these courses are designed to provide a basic understanding of the IFCAP system and how Level I Supply Chain Professionals utilize it in their assigned duties.  Participants learn about the item requisition process within IFCAP.  Students are taught the roles and responsibilities of IFCAP users and the relevance of each of these roles to their job.  Students learn about management reporting mechanisms within IFCAP to assist with management of commodities and suppliers.  These courses also provide Level I Supply Chain Professionals with an understanding of the AEMS/MERS system and how it is used to manage non-expendable property and equipment.  Students are taught the roles, responsibilities, and skills required to perform daily property and equipment management tasks.  Students also learn the concepts of complete and accurate data entry and AEMS/MERS record keeping through class education and exercises.

Target Audience:  GS-6 and Below; WG-6 and Below

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 24 [3 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 24
Delivery Method: FTF
FLG 105 |Introduction to Materials Management and Operations

Course Description:  Building on the supply chain fundamentals learned in FLG 107 Introduction to Supply Chain Fundamentals, students explore the relationships between inventory planning, receiving and internal distribution operations.  This course introduces industry and VA practices related to requirements and demand planning, inventory planning, receiving and distribution processes.

Target Audience:  GS-6 and Below; WG-6 and Below

Prerequisite[s]: FLG 107 | Introduction to Supply Chain Fundamentals
Instruction Hours: 32 [4 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 32
Delivery Method: FTF
FLG 106 |Introduction to VA Strategic Programs

Course Description:  The VA is striving towards transforming itself into a 21st century organization, and the VA strategic plan outlines how the organization will work together to accomplish this over the next five years.  This course provides an understanding of these strategic programs as they relate to supply chain management and the assigned duties of the VA logistician.

Target Audience:  GS-6 and Below; WG-6 and Below

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 16
Continuous Learning Points: 16
Delivery Method: Virtual
FLG 107 |Introduction to Supply Chain Fundamentals

Course Description:  This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the general principles and fundamentals of Supply Chain Management.  This course explores key roles and responsibilities, regulations and policies that govern stewardship, and guides students in the interpretation of metrics to evaluate performance.

Target Audience:  GS-6 and Below; WG-6 and Below

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 16
Continuous Learning Points: 16
Delivery Method: Virtual
CLC 108 | Introduction to Strategic Sourcing

Course Description:  This course is available online through the Defense Acquisition University (DAU)" External link to a government website.  The U.S. Department of Defense, like the rest of the Federal Government, is discovering how Strategic Sourcing can be a key enabler for achieving improved quality and cost related to the purchase of goods and services.  This course provides an overview of Strategic Sourcing concepts and techniques for helping organizations make the shift from tactical to strategic purchasing.

Target Audience:  GS-6 and Below; WG-6 and Below

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 5
Continuous Learning Points: 5
Delivery Method: Virtual
FLG 109 | Introduction to Business Skills

Course Description:  In this course, students learn the importance of expressing information effectively verbally and in writing.  Students learn how to prepare written documents with clarity and accuracy.

Target Audience:  GS-6 and Below; WG-6 and Below

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 24
Continuous Learning Points: 24
Delivery Method: Virtual
FLG 112 | Introduction to Lifecycle Logistics

Course Description:  This course introduces the technical and management activities associated with total lifecycle logistics support focused on the costs associated with maintenance operations, production and support and deployment planning.  Topics include strategies for achieving required performance capabilities while minimizing support costs, understanding the logistics footprint and providing the user with the resources to sustain the system.

Target Audience:  GS-6 and Below; WG-6 and Below

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 22
Continuous Learning Points: 22
Delivery Method: Virtual
VAAA-001 | The Customers’ Role on the Acquisition Team

Course Description:  This course is available online through the VA Talent Management System (TMS) and is an introduction to the Government Acquisition Process.  It serves as an overview for non-procurement personnel.  The intent is to familiarize and better prepare these individuals for work in Government procurements, and to acknowledge the importance of their role as members of the Procurement Team.

Target Audience:  GS-6 and Below; WG-6 and Below

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 7
Continuous Learning Points: 7
Delivery Method: Virtual – TMS ID:  VAAA 001
FLG 015 | Equipment Training for Custodial Officer

Course Description:  This is an online asynchronous course designed to address topics for Custodial Officers and their responsibilities for nonexpendable property.  The intent is to provide an overview of the accountability and responsibilities of the Custodial Official related to nonexpendable equipment, and the inventory process.

Target Audience:  Any person assigned the duties of Custodial Officer within the Department of Veterans Affairs

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 2
Continuous Learning Points: 2
Delivery Method: Virtual
FLG 010 | Accountable Officer

Course Description:  This is an online asynchronous course designed to address topics for Accountable Officers and their responsibilities.  The intent is to provide an overview of the responsibilities for the facility level Accountable Officer.  The responsibilities of every Accountable Officer are vast, and this training covers major areas such as classification of property, the Supply Fund, Equipment Management Program, and Report of Survey program.

Target Audience:  Any person assigned the duties of Accountable Officer within the Department of Veterans Affairs

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 2
Continuous Learning Points: 2
Delivery Method: Virtual