The Global Supply Chain & Logistics concentration provides select military officers and civilians with a strategic-level understanding of global supply chain and logistics concepts and prepares them for the most challenging senior positions within the Department of Defense (DoD), government agencies, and the private sector.
- This course will look at the supply chain and logistics network from the perspective of a strategic asset. The students will gain an understanding that global supply chains, not individual companies, are used to compete and defend against adversaries.
- This course provides students with a strategic-level understanding of integrated supply chains and logistics systems and prepares them to apply these concepts and practices across the entire enterprise of companies and organizations that make up the Global Supply Chain and Logistics ecosystem.
- This unique course prepares graduates for the most challenging senior positions within the government and the private sector.
- Students enrolled in the GSL program participate as a cohort in a robust and integrated program that examines Supply Chain concepts, practices, and operational challenges. During facilitated seminar meetings students discuss assigned readings, current events, and case studies.
- Students also gain perspectives of senior leader lecturers from industry and government; additionally, they visit firms and DoD organizations to discuss different perspectives and implementations of GSL and observe potential practices that can be applied to support logistics transformation and other high level programs.
- Apply a systematic approach to analyze and identify trends, challenges, risks, and processes through the lens of a changing global economy and its impact on national security, global trade, and the regulatory environment.
- Develop a deeper understanding of GSL issues and challenges with an emphasis on creating a strategy to enhance GSL resilience and the relationships with the private sector.
- Conduct a critical analysis of a GSL sub-domain (i.e., supply chain risk management, software supply chains, cyber) and present findings in a concise format.
- Develop a whole of government personnel cadre who understand global supply chain and logistics policy issues, operations, strategies, and are prepared to make policy recommendations to the leadership of their respective service or agency.
- Independent and group research projects to analyze the performance of public and private aspects of Supply Chain Management.
- Seminar sessions using case studies and experts from industry and government to examine the benefits of Supply Chain Management.
- Visits to firms and DoD agencies to discuss different perspectives and implementations of Supply Chain Management and the need for logistics transformation