The EMIL-SCS Program Welcomes the Class of 2013 to Residence I in Atlanta

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The Executive Masters in International Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy (EMIL-SCS) program recently welcomed their 10th cohort, the class of 2013, to the Georgia Tech campus March 18-30, 2012 for the first of five residences.  During Residence I, the most academically challenging of the five residences, students took classes taught by faculty in the #1 ranked Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), as well as from top executives and experts in the field.During the first week, the class received instruction in:
  • Inventory management taught by Amar Ramudhin, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management and Technology at Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), and Don Ratliff, executive director of SCL. 
  • Supply Chain Strategy taught by Ed Frazelle, founding director of SCL and President and CEO of Logistics Resources International. 
  • Supply Chain Finance taught by Stephen Timme, president of FinListics Solutions and CFOEd courseware.
  • Introduction to Revenue Management taught by Robert Phillips, professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Business School and author of Pricing and Revenue Optimization.
In between week one and two, the class took a break from their studies and attended an Atlanta Hawks game. During the second week, the class covered:
  • Revenue Management taught by Anton Kleywegt, associate professor in ISyE.
  • Analytics and Variability taught byJim Dai, Edenfield Professor in ISyE, and John Vande Vate, executive director of EMIL-SCS.
  • Outsourcing and Third Party Logistics taught by Chris Norek, senior partner at Chain Connectors Inc., Bruce Oswald, director of corporate transportation for Newell Rubbermaid, and Tom Toberman, regional director for Schenker Logistics Inc. and member of the 2013 EMIL-SCS class.
The lecture portion of the residence concluded with a discussion on identifying and developing personal skills and strengths with Karla Brandau, practice leader at Improving Human Capital, LLC.Before returning home and back to work, the class formed into teams for their Global Supply Chain Project. With the guidance of John Vande Vate and Greg Andrews, managing director for EMIL-SCS, the class formed six teams that range in industries from retail to motor oil and lubricants.  When the class meets again for Residence II, the Global Project Teams will provide a project update, and will continue to present their updates at each residence thereafter.  The class will meet again June 10-22 for Residence II in Europe. For more about the EMIL-SCS program, visit


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  • Created By: Ashley Daniel
  • Created: 05/08/2012
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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