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Analytics, Transportation Logistics the Topics of New Executive Education Offerings at Penn State

Registration is open for two new executive education programs in supply chain management through Penn State Executive Programs. Both programs, covering topics related to business analytics, transportation, and logistics, are slated for the first week of June at Penn State’s University Park campus.
March 20, 2014

Registration is open for two new executive education programs in supply chain management through Penn State Executive Programs. Both programs, covering topics related to business analytics, transportation, and logistics, are slated for the first week of June at Penn State’s University Park campus.

The Supply Chain Analytics program provides hands-on training in aggregating and interpreting big data related to logistics and supply chain functions. Participants will learn how to use this data to evaluate and improve operations effectiveness in their organizations.

“By providing programs that meet these needs, we know our program participants will leave with knowledge, skills, and tools that will have immediate and impactful results on their organizations.”

The Transportation Operations and Sourcing program provides a foundational understanding of how to effectively manage transportation operations—the second largest expense in the supply chain after cost of goods sold. Participants will learn how to evaluate transportation options, increase service levels, and reduce related costs.

These two new programs were developed in response to extensive research conducted by Penn State Executive Programs showing that supply chain managers and executives needed professional development in analytics and transportation.

“Our clients and our market research told us that the need for understanding in big data and transportation are growing, and we wanted to be able to meet that need,” said Jeffrey L. Spearly, senior director of learning and development for Penn State Executive Programs. “By providing programs that meet these needs, we know our program participants will leave with knowledge, skills, and tools that will have immediate and impactful results on their organizations.”

Programs were developed and will be delivered in collaboration with the Center for Supply Chain Research and its executive director, William “Skip” Grenoble. The CSCR is a leading forum for connecting industry leaders and academics in the area of supply chain.

The new programs round out a series of seven programs offered in supply chain management. Certificates in Supply Chain Management and Leadership may be earned by completing a number of courses.

For more information on open-enrollment offerings from Penn State Executive Programs, visit www.smeal.psu.edu/psep/open.

Penn State Executive Programs also offers open-enrollment programs in leadership and strategy, business and enterprise architecture, and finance. For a full 2014 program schedule, visit www.smeal.psu.edu/psep/open.

About Penn State Executive Programs
As part of the Smeal College of Business, Penn State Executive Programs builds leadership and organizational capabilities to address pressing business challenges. Open-enrollment programs for executives are offered in areas such as strategy and leadership, supply chain management, and finance. Penn State Executive Programs also partners with major multinational organizations to deliver customized learning solutions. Learn more at www.smeal.psu.edu/psep.

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