Supply Chain Management Professional Level II Courses - Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)
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Supply Chain Management Professional Level II Courses

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The Supply Chain Management School Course Categories
Professional Level I Professional Level II Professional Level III Electives
Penn State Supply Chain Certificates
Operations Management Leadership
 
FLG 202 | Intermediate Supply Chain Management Systems

Course Description:  This is a 32-hour instructor-led training. This course takes a comprehensive look at the expendable (EX) and non-expendable (NX) inventory management systems and tools within the context of Cost, Quality, and Outcomes, the Healthcare industry-standard currently being adopted by the VHA Supply Chain. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools and reports can be used to: improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain, enhance the overall data quality of VHA’s records, and aid in the accurate accountability of supplies and equipment. VHA Policy and requirements are interwoven throughout the course content. Classroom activities using reports generated from VHA’s inventory management systems give students the opportunity to have hands-on experience with EX and NX Inventory Management Report analysis, while encouraging critical thinking skills when developing corrective strategies to maintain VA’s high level of customer service. Real-world examples and engaging discussions also round out the course lecture.

Please note: GS-12 and above and all WS Grades holding a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of SCM experience are exempt from the prerequisite requirement

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: FLG 102 or FLG 103
Instruction Hours: 32 [4 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 32
Delivery Method: Face to Face (FTF)
FLG 203 | Intermediate Materials Management

Course Description:  This is a 32-hour instructor-led training.This course explores more advanced relationships between inventory planning, receiving, and internal distribution operations. It includes industry and Veterans Affairs (VA) common practices associated with requirements and demand planning, inventory planning, receiving, and distribution processes. Students compare current site operations with industry best practices. It prepares students to analyze, apply, and implement planning processes to make decisions on constraints that may affect source of supply and space. Students further their awareness of end measures of success, including forecast accuracy, fill rate, supplier performance, lead performance, stock-outs and backorders, inventory turns, and obsolescence.

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 32 [4 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 32
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (FTF)
FLG 206 | Intermediate VA Strategic Programs

Course Description:  This is a 25 hour virtual, instructor-led course. This course further explores the VA Strategic Plan and focuses on how to successfully enforce the concepts, policies and procedures related to supply-chain focused VA strategic initiatives and programs. Students learn how to manage the implementation of these programs, contribute to process improvement efforts, and coordinate team and individual activities in support of these initiatives.

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 25
Continuous Learning Points: 25
Delivery Method: Virtual, Instructor-Led (DBILT)
FLG 207 | Intermediate Contracting and Procurement

Course Description:  This is a 3 hour virtual, self-paced course. In this course students will learn about the roles and responsibilities and required documents to support each phase of contracting. Students will also learn about the characteristics of different contract types such as commodities and services contracts.

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 3
Continuous Learning Points: 3
Delivery Method: Virtual, Self-Paced (WBT)
FLG 208 | Intermediate Strategic Sourcing

Course Description:  This is a 4 hour virtual, self-paced course. Building off of CLC 108: Introduction to Strategic Sourcing, the intermediate course offers students the skills needed to support the development of acquisition vehicles and methodologies to support routine and surge requirements. Students are introduced to the concepts of business case analysis (BCA) and the integrated enterprise system supply plan documents for the purposes of strategic sourcing, and where/how to find required information to create these plans.

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 4
Continuous Learning Points: 4
Delivery Method: Virtual, Self-Paced (WBT)
FLG 209 | Intermediate Business Skills

Course Description:  This is a blended course with 2 hours of self-paced training and 16 hours of virtual, instructor led training. This course introduces students to concepts and techniques for inspiring, influencing, and guiding others toward the accomplishment of goals and assigned duties. Students learn techniques necessary to conduct effective meetings and develop effective communications strategies for stakeholders.

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7-11; WG 7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 18
Continuous Learning Points: 18
Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led (DBILT) and Self-Paced (WBT)
FLG 210 | Intermediate Program/Project Management for Supply Chain Managers

Course Description:  This is a 12 hour virtual, instructor led course. This course is designed to introduce the concepts of program and project management in the context of logistics execution. This course introduces Supply Chain Professionals to project management principles including designing, developing, scheduling, managing, and implementing projects and resources.

Please note: GS-12 and above and all WS Grades holding a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of SCM experience are exempt from the prerequisite requirement

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: FPM 120 (FED) or any other FPM 200-series course
Instruction Hours: 12
Continuous Learning Points: 12
Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led (DBILT)
FLG 211 | Quality Assurance, Risk Management, and Manual Supply Operations

Course Description:  This is a 32-hour, instructor-led course. In this course students will learn about the different aspects of the quality assurance program as they apply to products and equipment. The course also instructs students on how to develop and organize a risk management plan for the logistics organization measuring risk, determining the effects, mitigating outcomes and managing the overall risk avoid and/or minimize damage and loss.

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 32 [4 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 32
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (FTF)
FLG 212 | Intermediate Lifecycle Logistics

Course Description:  This is a blended course with 7 hours of virtual, self-paced training and 8 hours of virtual, instructor led training. In this course students will gain further understanding of the importance and implementation of total lifecycle logistics rules, regulations, processes and activities, and explore more advanced relationships between total costs of ownership versus purchase price. In this course, students identify, analyze, and illustrate the steps required to develop action plans for total lifecycle logistics.

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 15
Continuous Learning Points: 15
Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led (DBILT) and Self-Paced (WBT)
FLG 215 | Leadership in Logistics

Course Description:  This is a blended course with 12 hours of virtual, instructor led training and 6 hours of virtual, self-paced training. This course prepares the Logistics Professional to participate in teams, propose communication and knowledge sharing, apply government and VA policies and procedures, and act as a SCM role model. Students will apply problem-solving and decision-making techniques to real world supply chain scenarios. This course will also provide the opportunity to interpret data.

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 18
Continuous Learning Points: 18
Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led (DBILT) and Self-Paced (WBT)
FLG 220 | Return On Investments (ROI) Fundamentals

Course Description:  This is an 6 hour virtual, self-paced course. This course outlines the basic ROI methodology and demonstrates why measuring return on investment (ROI) is such a valuable process. Students will learn to apply ROI techniques to Supply Chain solutions, link project objectives to business results, and develop evaluation plans for projects. Additionally, students will learn how to use ROI to measure the contribution of programs, satisfy client needs, enhance program success, and build respect with stakeholders.

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 6
Continuous Learning Points: 6
Delivery Method: Virtual Self-Paced (WBT)
 
Penn State Supply Chain Management Certificate
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FLG 217 | Essentials of Supply Chain Management

Course Description:  This is a 24-hour, instructor-led course. This program offers the foundational understanding to manage effective supply chains. Learn common terminology, inventory methodologies, distribution concepts, and service performance. Topics include: A holistic approach to managing your supply chain to avoid functional pitfalls, perspectives of how to minimize supply chain costs while maintaining or improving customer service, concepts of pooling, and postponement.

Please note: Other Government Agency students are exempt from prerequisites courses

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: FLG 202 Intermediate Supply Chain Management Systems
Instruction Hours: 24 [3 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 24
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (FTF)
FLG 218 | Achieving Supply Chain Transformation

Course Description:  This is a 24-hour, instructor-led course. The program delivers an in-depth understanding of adaptive supply chain management through the Pico business model. Participants will learn a step-by-step methodology of strategies and techniques for supply chain innovation and transformation. Topics include: complexity drivers and implication to supply chains, leadership for transformation, dimensions of high-performing operating models, and case studies in transformation.

Please note: Other Government Agency students are exempt from prerequisites courses

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: FLG 202 Intermediate Supply Chain Management Systems
Instruction Hours: 24 [3 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 24
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (FTF)
FLG 219 | Processes & Tools for Supply Chain Success

Course Description:  This is a 24-hour, instructor-led course. This course provides insight through the lens of the SCOR® (Supply-Chain Operations Reference) Model. Participants will become familiar with tools, techniques, and approaches to define, analyze, and implement improvements for major functions and process areas within the supply chain. Topics include: supply chain management and SCOR® Model perspective, planning and demand-driven processes for supply chain success, and design and simulation of global supply chains.

Please note: Other Government Agency students are exempt from prerequisites courses

**All students are required to complete the administered exam(s) during the course**

Target Audience:  GS-7 thru 11; WG-7 and Above; All WS/WL Grades

Prerequisite[s]: FLG 202 Intermediate Supply Chain Management Systems
Instruction Hours: 24 [3 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 24
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (FTF)