Supply Chain Management Professional Level III Courses - Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)
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Supply Chain Management Professional Level III 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 307 | Contracting and Procurement for Supply Chain Managers

Course Description:  This is a 24-hour, instructor-led course. This course prepares professionals to execute and lead the full lifecycle of the procurement process from the initial decision to buy through the final contract closeout. Students further their knowledge of the roles and responsibilities and required documents to support each phase of contracting.

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

Target Audience:  GS-12 thru 15

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 24 [3 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 24
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (FTF)
FLG 309 | Advanced Business Skills

Course Description:  This is a 20-hour virtual, instructor-led course. This course prepares the Level III Supply Chain Professional to lead cross-functional teams, supervise day-to-day functions of the organization, and conduct medium-range planning for the organization. Students will apply problem-solving and decision-making techniques to recommend and execute an appropriate course of action, and learn how to apply change management and communications strategies to implement these initiatives.

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

Target Audience:  GS-12 thru 15

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 20
Continuous Learning Points: 20
Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led (DBILT)
FLG 310 | Program/Project Management for Supply Chain Managers

Course Description:  This is an 8-hour virtual, instructor-led course. This course is designed to offer participants advanced knowledge of how to utilize program and project methodologies, documents, tools and techniques in their daily jobs as they interact with federal contracting and acquisition professionals. Execution of program management and the VA Enterprise Program/Project Management Manual (EP/PMM) principles are reinforced through a series of simulations that will draw from the advanced experiences of project managers in the Federal Government and specifically within the VA environment.

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

Target Audience:  GS-12 thru 15

Prerequisite[s]: FLG 210 | Intermediate Program/Project Management For Supply Chain Managers or any other FPM 200-series course or hold a FAC P/PM mid-level certification
Instruction Hours: 8
Continuous Learning Points: 8
Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led (DBILT)
FLG 312 | Advanced Lifecycle Logistics

Course Description:  This is a blended course with 6 hours of virtual, self-paced training and 16 hours of virtual, instructor-led training. This course is designed to build upon the topics of FLG 212: Intermediate Lifecycle Logistics and further develop knowledge of the importance and implementation of total lifecycle logistics. Students master the rules, regulations, processes and activities, and enhance their understanding of the relationships between total costs of ownership versus purchase costs. This course introduces students to the process of creating the “as is” model, identifying the “to be” state, and formulating action plans for total lifecycle logistics management.

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

Target Audience:  GS-12 thru 15

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 22
Continuous Learning Points: 22
Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led (DBILT) and Self-Paced (WBT)
FLG 313 | Lean Logistics

Course Description:  This is a blended course with 6 hours of virtual, self-paced training and 8 hours of virtual, instructor-led training. This course is designed to offer participants knowledge on managing a lean supply chain using non-traditional thinking processes. It provides VA Supply Chain Management employees information on how to recognize and eliminate wasteful activities in the supply chain in order to increase speed and flow. This course explains how to implement and sustain a lean transformation and use analysis to improve supply chain processes through a series of VA organization-specific scenarios.

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

Target Audience:  GS-12 thru 15

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 14
Continuous Learning Points: 14
Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led (DBILT) and Self-Paced (WBT)
FLG 320 | Operations Management for Healthcare Professionals (Capstone)

Course Description:  This is a 40-hour instructor-led course. This course offers the foundational graduate-level knowledge of operations and logistics management necessary to better understand and improve health care logistics. Topics include process analysis and management, overview of Lean Six Sigma (a process improvement methodology), forecasting, inventory management theory, and introduction to supply chain management. Students examine operations and logistics processes in healthcare and other settings.

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

Target Audience:  GS-12 thru 15; GS-11 with professional resume reflecting 5 SCM yrs. of experience

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 40 [5 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 40
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (FTF)
FLG 400 | Advanced Supply Chain Management Systems and VA Strategic Programs

Course Description:  This is a 32-hour instructor-led course. This course is designed to teach professionals to understand systems data integrity requirements, and understand, monitor, supervise and lead the organization in implementation of VA Strategic initiatives. Students are taught to analyze systems reports to identify process improvements and steps for implementing changes to gain efficiencies. Through course exercises, case studies, and simulations students apply skills to analyze IT system reports for completeness, accuracy, and quality. In addition they learn how to improve quality, increase client satisfaction, raise readiness, and utilize systems to drive effective supply chain management.

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

Target Audience:  GS-12 thru 15

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 32 [4 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 32
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (FTF)
FQN 408 | Strategic Sourcing

Course Description:  This is a 24-hour instructor-led course. This workshop consists of intensive hands-on learning where, under the guidance of a strategic sourcing expert, students will analyze actual government spending data to make strategic sourcing decisions. Just as government agencies are doing today, students will form collaborative teams to work through a comprehensive case study that guides them through the strategic sourcing process. Students will analyze the organization’s current spend strategy, assess and prioritize opportunities for savings, develop a strategy, and then implement that strategy. Finally students will establish processes to track and manage performance of their strategic contract. Following this course, students will be able to return to their agency confident in their ability to hit the ground running in a strategic sourcing initiative.

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

Target Audience:  GS-12 thru 15

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 24 [3 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 24
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (FTF)
Penn State Supply Chain Leadership Certificate
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FLG 316 | Developing Strategic Supply Chain Leaders

Course Description:  This is a 24-hour instructor-led course. This course is created for executives charged with the design and orchestration of complex supply chain systems. You will learn practices that enhance supply chain speed, flexibility, and competitive differentiation. You will also learn how to: develop supply chain systems that are aligned with organizational strategy and create competitive advantage, communicate initiatives and outcomes to the executive team or boardroom, compete on value-added factors other than product and price, and link customer needs and supplier capabilities.

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

Target Audience:  GS-12 thru 15

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 24 [3 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 24
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (FTF)
FLG 318 | Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

Course Description:  This is a 24-hour instructor-led course. This program is designed to equip supply chain leaders with the latest tools, concepts, and business practices for managing an environmentally and economically sustainable supply chain. Traditional supply chain fundamentals are necessary but not sufficient in understanding and strategically managing new risks and opportunities in the realm of sustainability. Driving this change is a combination of pressures from customers, suppliers, competitors, employees, regulations, and resource constraints.

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

Target Audience:  GS-12 thru 15

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 24 [3 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 24
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (FTF)
FLG 319 | Aligning Supply Chain Organizations

Course Description:  This is a 15-hour instructor-led course. This program covers improvement opportunities for internal process alignment as well as externally through key strategies between trading partners. Topics include: Concepts and challenges of supply chain alignment, Evolution of collaboration and its contributions to supply chain excellence, Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR), Successful sales and operations planning (S&OP), and Integrated business planning(IBP) and integrated business management (IBM).

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

Target Audience:  GS-12 thru 15

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 15 [2 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 15
Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (FTF)