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

 

Supply Chain Management Professional Elective 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 010 | Accountable Officer

Course Description:  This is a 2-hour virtual, self-paced course. This course is 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, Self-Paced (WBT) – TMS ID: FLG 010
FLG 015 | Equipment Training for Custodial Officer

Course Description:  This is a 2-hour virtual, self-paced course. This course is 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 the 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, Self-Paced (WBT) – TMS ID: FLG 015
FLG 125 |Forklift Operator Safety Training

Course Description: This is a 16-hour instructor-led training. This course provides trainees with forklift truck specific topics such as its basic controls, purpose of operations, limitations, safe operation, vehicle stability, vehicle inspection, maintenance, refueling, recharging and proper parking. Trainees will also learn workplace specific subjects on pedestrian safety, assessing danger in the workplace, risk analysis, work coordination, warning and signage precautions, driving on different surfaces, stability of materials transported, stacking and de-stacking, working in restricted and tight areas, performing work at hazardous location, working in different weather conditions, and working in different work environments. The course will contain OSHA requirements, standards and forklift operation. These important subjects are critical for successful completion of the forklift certification course.

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

Target Audience: GS 1-6; WG 6 and below. However, this course is open to all grades

Prerequisite[s]: None
Instruction Hours: 16 [2 Class Days]
Continuous Learning Points: 16
Delivery Method: Face to Face (FTF)
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)
 
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)