Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection and Management

Course Description

This course provides a deeper understanding of the PMBOK knowledge areas of project integration and procurement applied in the supply chain vendor selection and management process. 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 the knowledge, skills, and tools to ensure that you are selecting the right supply chain partners (including 3PL’s) based on your business goals. Emphasis is placed on understanding alternative techniques for supplier selection including applied quantitative decision making techniques.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Oct 30, 2018 Nov 1, 2018 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $1,950 18434
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
16359 Feb 23, 2016 Feb 25, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,950
16560 Oct 4, 2016 Oct 6, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,950
17430 Jan 31, 2017 Feb 2, 2017 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $1,950
17537 Mar 14, 2017 Mar 16, 2017 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $1,950
17623 Jun 13, 2017 Jun 15, 2017 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $1,950
17198 Oct 3, 2017 Oct 5, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,950
17643 Oct 31, 2017 Nov 2, 2017 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $1,950
18432 Apr 17, 2018 Apr 19, 2018 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $1,950
18433 Jun 12, 2018 Jun 14, 2018 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $1,950

Special Discounts

There are discounts available for this course. Please use one of the coupon codes below at checkout. Note: Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Alumni:  If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses or you are an alumni of the GT EMIL or MSSCE programs, you can receive 10% off of any LOG course – Use coupon code SCL-Alum

Member Organization: Members of certain organizations can receive 10% off of any LOG course (for information on member organizations visit: – Use coupon code SCL-Org

Certificate Participants: To receive a certificate course price of 17% off per course, you must enroll and pay for all courses required to earn a certificate – Use coupon code SCL-Cert

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the common types of supply chain selection projects
  • Ensure stakeholder alignment through the supply chain project lifecycle
  • Manage a supply chain selection project including defining operational requirements, the RFI/RFQ/RFP process, and selecting the right vendor
  • Use decision matrices to drive objective, consensus-driven selections
  • Understand the supply chain solution provider landscape and types of systems available on the market
  • Understand the best practices when selecting the right partners based on the PMBOK project Integration and Procurement Knowledge areas
  • Monitor and measure vendor performance as part of the selection process
  • Understand the legal and ethical considerations for vendor selection


  • Review of PMPBOK Focus Areas for the Course
  • Overview of Managing a Supply Chain Selection Project
  • The Role of Benchmarking in Evaluating and Selecting Solutions
  • Overview of the Third Party Logistics Provider Market
  • Overview of Supply Chain Solution Providers (WMS, TMS, OMS, ERP, etc.)
  • Evaluating Cloud vs. On-Premise Solutions and Pricing Models
  • Managing the Requirements Planning & Stakeholder Interview Process
  • Understanding RFP, RFI, and RFQ
  • Planning the Solution Evaluation and RFP Process
  • Managing the RFP Process
  • Defining Vendor Requirements
  • Application of Decision Theory and Matrices in Driving Consensus
  • Supply Chain Vendor Selection Best Practices
  • Common Pitfalls in Supply Chain Vendor Selection & Management
  • Supply Chain Selection Best Practices
  • Application of Decision Theory and Matrices in Driving Consensus
  • Contract Administration & Management
  • Legal & Ethical Vendor Management/Project Considerations


Required - Student to Provide

  • Laptop to be used during course


  • Notebook of slides, notes, exercises and project management tools and templates

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Tim Brown