NUTC Gives Academic Support to Supply Chain Management Consortium

Bret Johnson

Associate Director Bret Johnson represented NUTC at a kick-off workshop for Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, and Coordinating Supplies (LINCS) in Supply Chain Management (SCM) project hosted by Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Over the duration of the project, LINCS consortium members will develop and implement eight structured educational programs covering key aspects of Supply Chain Management specifically designed to meet the needs of the industry and enhance the knowledge and skills of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)-eligible workers and other members of the communities served by represented institutions.

Also in attendance at the workshop were subject matter experts in transportation, supply chain, logistics, and program delivery from Columbus State Community College, Essex County College, Florida State College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harper College, Long Beach City College, Rutgers University, San Jacinto Community College, St. Petersburg College, and Union County College.

The consortium partners discussed program goals, proposed certificate modules, timelines, and compliance procedures during the two-day workshop to develop and launch eight certificate programs in: Warehouse Operations, Transportation, Supply Chain Principles, Order Fulfillment & Customer Service, Inventory Management, Procurement, Demand Planning, Management and Service Operations. In break-out sessions, workgroups consisting of a subset of consortium-partner colleges and universities were established for curriculum development for each subject matter area.

In year one of the project, NUTC will provide curriculum development support to the Inventory Management and Transportation certificate programs. An Academic Advisory Council and independent Industry Organization will guide and validate the development of all certificate programs. The community college members of the LINCs consortium expect to launch the first four certificate programs by fall 2014. 

For more information about the LINCS SCM Consortium, click here.

LINCS SCM Consortium