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Distribution Operations Analysis and Design Certificate

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Distribution Operations Analysis and Design Certificate

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Establish your expertise in facility operations improvement with our Distribution Operations Analysis and Design Certificate. You’ll learn how to scientifically design, analyze, and operate facility and warehouse layout to optimize output, reduce operating costs, and upgrade customer responsiveness.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements
  • Certificates must be completed within 6 years; courses completed more than 6 years ago may not be applied toward certificate.
  • All courses applied to a certificate program must be taken from Georgia Tech.
  • This certificate does not require an application.
How it works

Your path to achievement is easy! Most certificate courses are offered in classroom locations around the U.S. You can also inquire about training at your location.

Cost

  • Course load determines the cost of a certificate program.
  • Calculate your total by identifying the courses needed and tallying individual course fees. Some programs offer discounts for course bundling.

Registration

  • Select a certificate program, review the requirements, and determine your timeline for completion.
  • Add courses to your shopping cart for purchase as you are ready to take them, or as a bundle if desired.
  • Proceed to checkout to complete your registration. We accept multiple forms of payment including credit card, purchase order, a private loan (upon request), and VA benefits for certain programs.

Completion

  • Certificates must be completed within six years.
  • After successful completion of most individual courses, a Certificate of Course Completion will be sent.
  • After successful completion of all required courses, request a transcript and program certificate audit.
  • Upon verification, GTPE will email your transcript and mail your Certificate of Program Completion. Some programs host a certificate award ceremony during the final course.

Once you earn your Georgia Tech Program Certificate, tout your success on your resume and LinkedIn profile, share with your employer, and celebrate an important career growth achievement!

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Why Choose a Certificate?

Why Choose a Certificate?

Professional Certificates are ideal for developing new skills and building deep expertise in a specialized area to update your professional profile, advance your career, or broaden your knowledge base.

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Who Should Attend

This certificate is designed for distribution operations professionals, industrial engineers, systems analysts, supervisors, managers, and team leaders of warehouses, logistics and supply chain planners and leaders.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn to maximize warehouse operations.
  • Discover how to design and redesign facilities to increase performance and reduce costs.
  • Develop lean warehousing principles to enhance business activities.
  • Taught by Experts in the Field
  • Grow Your Professional Network

Course Offerings

  • Special Discounts: Register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate and receive a discount of 17% off per course. Enter coupon code SCL-Cert at checkout. Returning students of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses or alumni of GT EMIL and MSSCE programs are eligible to receive a 10% discount. Enter coupon code SCL-Alum at checkout. Members of certain organizations are eligible to receive a 10% discount. Enter coupon code SCL-Org at checkout. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Requirement A
Warehouse/Distribution Center Layout (LOG 3010P)

A well-planned warehouse layout will help you reduce operating costs by improving warehouse processes and inventory control. In this course, you will learn to apply field-proven techniques, which focus on layout planning, methods selection, space optimization, and material handling to mak...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 13, 2020 - OCT 15, 2020
    Register by OCT 13, 2020
    Atlanta, GA
    $2,500
Engineering the Warehouse (LOG 3130P)

The requirement for high levels of customer service, increasing numbers of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), and high labor costs have dramatically increased the complexity of warehouse operations. It is no longer sufficient to manage a warehouse based on a simple, arbitrary “ABC” classificatio...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • MAR 24, 2020 - MAR 26, 2020
    Register by MAR 24, 2020
    Atlanta, GA
    $3,750
Lean Warehousing (LOG 3160P)

This course will demonstrate how warehouse operations are a key enabler to a successful supply chain implementation and the starting point for a transformation. It is critical to manage safety, quality and efficiency. Learn to leverage the lean supply chain modifications to improve custom...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 7, 2020 - APR 9, 2020
    Register by APR 7, 2020
    Savannah, GA
    $3,000
  • OCT 20, 2020 - OCT 22, 2020
    Register by OCT 20, 2020
    Savannah, GA
    $3,000
Requirement B (Choose One or More)
Special Note

Your choices from Requirements A and B must meet a minimum of four courses and 5.2 CEUs to earn the certificate. Click here to see a list of current course CEUs.

Material Handling 101: Fundamentals, Analysis and Selection (LOG 3083P)

This course provides an introduction to the field of material handling, including systems analysis, equipment selection, and the relationship of material handling to other activities and operations of the industrial plant or warehouse. It is also an excellent refresher course for those who wan...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • FEB 25, 2020 - FEB 26, 2020
    Register by FEB 25, 2020
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,500
Transportation and Distribution Planning (LOG 3120P)

Effective planning of transportation and distribution networks has become more complex. This change is driven by increasing customer requirements; the expansion of global sourcing, security, and regulatory requirements; volatile fuel costs; and more. In this course, you will gain an under...

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Upcoming Sessions
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Introduction to International Logistics and Compliance (LOG 3121P)

This course is designed to provide learners with an understanding of the complexities of global trade, its impact on logistics, and key areas of concern for international logistics managers. Key topics that you will investigate in this course include Incoterms, global trade compliance, harmoni...

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Upcoming Sessions
There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
Principles of Transportation Management (LOG 3122P)

This course prepares you for the basics of transportation operations and analysis. Throughout the course, you’ll review the key elements of transportation such as modes of transportation, transportation procurement, cost minimization techniques, the role of ports in global logistics, and...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 21, 2020 - APR 23, 2020
    Register by APR 21, 2020
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
  • NOV 3, 2020 - NOV 5, 2020
    Register by NOV 3, 2020
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
Demand Driven Supply Chain Strategy (LOG 3140P)

As supply chain (SC) executives become more instrumental in supporting long-term strategic objectives for their firms, they need to complement traditional SC operational knowledge with a more strategic view of their role in delivering aligned results to the business. This course addresses this...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 27, 2020 - OCT 30, 2020
    Register by OCT 27, 2020
    Atlanta, GA
    $3,500
Lean Inbound Logistics (LOG 3161P)

The efficient flow of inbound materials through your supply chain can have a significant impact on cost, quality, service, and delivery to your customer. With continued pressures from globalization, market volatility, and innovation expectations, companies are extending their reliance on lean ...

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Upcoming Sessions
There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
Integrated Business Planning (LOG 3162P)

This course provides a holistic view of corporate profitability and supports effective complexity management. Learners will discover the challenges of today’s operating environment with big data, cross-functional consensus, and strategies that impact profitability. Gain an understanding o...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • JUN 2, 2020 - JUN 3, 2020
    Register by JUN 2, 2020
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,200
Supply Chain Risk Management (LOG 3163P)

In today’s global economy, operating risks are increasingly on the minds of executives. The specific context of operating risk can range from general areas of business continuity to the effects of natural disasters. In this course, you will gain a solid understanding of supply chain risk ...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • MAY 14, 2020 - MAY 15, 2020
    Register by MAY 14, 2020
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,200
World Class Sales and Operations Planning (LOG 3164P)

This course focuses on defining, executing, and improving the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process. Learners will be introduced to the appropriate stakeholders of S&OP, the importance of S&OP to corporate performance, S&OP cadence, and the use of decision support tools ...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • MAY 11, 2020 - MAY 12, 2020
    Register by MAY 11, 2020
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,200
Supply Chain Fundamentals: Warehousing Operations (LOG 3180P)

This course is structured to prepare entry-level and supervisory-level employees in warehouse operations with a fundamental understanding of the supply chain. You will review the physical, technological, process, and safety considerations of warehouse/distribution operations. Additionally, you...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • JUL 1, 2019 - JUL 1, 2020
    Register by JAN 1, 2020
    Online
    $350
Supply Chain Fundamentals: Supply Chain Management Principles (LOG 3181P)

Gain a solid foundation in the basics of supply chain and its roles within organizations. This course reviews supply chain management and the various domains within supply chain, such as customer service, manufacturing and service operations, order management, procurement and supply manag...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • JUL 1, 2019 - JUL 1, 2020
    Register by JAN 1, 2020
    Online
    $350
Supply Chain Fundamentals: Transportation Operations (LOG 3182P)

This course prepares you for the basics of transportation operations and the role of transportation within an organization’s overall supply chain. The course includes review of the key elements of transportation such as modes of transportation, transportation technology, company roles an...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • JUL 1, 2019 - JUL 1, 2020
    Register by JAN 1, 2020
    Online
    $350
Supply Chain Fundamentals: Customer Service Operations (LOG 3183P)

Be more effective in your entry-level or supervisory roles in customer service and order management! This course prepares learners for all aspects of customer service operations. Gain a solid understanding of the role of customer service within an organization’s overall supply chain. Disc...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • JUL 1, 2019 - JUL 1, 2020
    Register by JAN 1, 2020
    Online
    $350
Supply Chain Fundamentals: Supply Management and Procurement (LOG 3184P)

This course prepares you in the basics of supply management and procurement operations and the role of procurement within an organization’s overall supply chain. You will discover the key elements of sourcing and procurement, including strategic sourcing, supplier management, negotiations...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • JUL 1, 2019 - JUL 1, 2020
    Register by JAN 1, 2020
    Online
    $350
Supply Chain Fundamentals: Demand Planning (LOG 3185P)

An organization's success depends on the principles of effective supply and demand. Gain knowledge of the basics of demand planning and the role of demand planning within an organization’s overall supply chain. This fundamental course includes presentations of the key elements of dem...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • JUL 1, 2019 - JUL 1, 2020
    Register by JAN 1, 2020
    Online
    $350
Supply Chain Fundamentals: Inventory Management (LOG 3186P)

This course covers the basics of inventory control and management operations and the role of inventory management within an organization’s overall supply chain. You will learn the key elements of inventory control and management, including inventory cost components, types and uses of inv...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • JUL 1, 2019 - JUL 1, 2020
    Register by JAN 1, 2020
    Online
    $350
Supply Chain Fundamentals: Manufacturing and Service Operations (LOG 3187P)

This course prepares you for the basics of manufacturing and service operations and for your role within an organization’s overall supply chain. The course includes presentations of defining the role of manufacturing and service operations, linkages between market requirements and the sel...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • JUL 1, 2019 - JUL 1, 2020
    Register by JAN 1, 2020
    Online
    $350
Supply Chain Project Management Fundamentals (LOG 3210P)

Supply-chain management projects can span a wide range of project types: strategy, network analysis, facility design and build, technology selection and implementation, and continuous process improvement initiatives. In this course, you will gain an overview of project management methodologies...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • FEB 4, 2020 - FEB 6, 2020
    Register by FEB 4, 2020
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,950
Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection and Management (LOG 3211P)

To keep pace with the continuous moves toward outsourcing of operations and the advancement of technology, companies need to focus on selecting the right suppliers and partnerships to provide the most value to their customers and to remain profitable. This course provides a deeper understandin...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 14, 2020 - APR 16, 2020
    Register by APR 14, 2020
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
  • OCT 27, 2020 - OCT 29, 2020
    Register by OCT 27, 2020
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,950
Supply Chain Project Management: Effectively Managing Transformation Projects (LOG 3212P)

Complex supply-chain transformation requires managing resources from many different departments. The supply-chain project manager must ensure internal and external stakeholder alignment, mitigate large amounts of risk, and implement communication, risk mitigation, and change management plans t...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • NOV 9, 2020 - NOV 11, 2020
    Register by NOV 9, 2020
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,950
Bid Package Development and Supplier Selection (LOG 3700P)

Bid Package Development and Supplier Selection is designed to deepen your knowledge base of core activities in the procurement and supply management function. The program covers the sourcing process, specifications gathering, common bid package alternatives, cross-functional collaboration...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • MAR 30, 2020 - MAR 31, 2020
    Register by MAR 30, 2020
    Savannah, GA
    $1,200
Contracting Excellence (LOG 3701P)

Contracting Excellence provides you with a holistic and integrated understanding of contract law, contract types, key industry standard contract terms, and contract structure to improve your confidence when creating or modifying contract documents. The program is geared to reinforce stand...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • MAR 31, 2020 - APR 1, 2020
    Register by MAR 31, 2020
    Savannah, GA
    $1,200
Essential Principles of Negotiations (LOG 3702P)

Essential Principles of Negotiations level-sets your understanding of negotiation influence and strengthens preparation, planning, and execution activities involved with both simple and complex negotiations. The program includes industry techniques and tools for traditional supplier negotiatio...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 2, 2020 - APR 3, 2020
    Register by APR 2, 2020
    Savannah, GA
    $1,450
Lean Leadership for the Supply Chain Professional (LOG 4002P)

Transforming an organization from traditional thinking to "lean thinking" requires leadership. The core focus of this course builds upon your knowledge of strategic and tactical implementation of the lean supply chain, and aims to build you into a lean leader. This is critical in ord...

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Upcoming Sessions
  • JUL 1, 2019 - JUL 1, 2020
    Register by JAN 1, 2020
    Online
    $600
Inactive Courses

The following courses are no longer offered but may still be applied if completed within the six-year rule:

  • Strategic Planning of Supply Chain Facilities (LOG 3093)
  • Inventory Planning and Management (3 Day) (LOG 3110R)
  • Measuring and Managing Performance in Supply Chain and Logistics Operations (LOG 3112P)
  • Plan for Every Part (PFEP) and Total Cost Management (LOG 3602P)
  • Lean Essentials for the Supply Chain Professional (LOG 4000P)
  • Lean Implementation for the Supply Chain Professional (LOG 4001P)
  • Defining and Implementing Effective Sourcing Strategies (LOG 4510)
  • Effectively Managing Global Supply and Risk in an Increasingly Complex World (LOG 4511)
  • Leveraging Supply Management Tools and Techniques to Improve Performance (LOG 4512)
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