Class calendar for ISyE 6340, January-April 2017

Sites or visitors may reschedule on short notice so check this schedule frequently, and especially the morning before a site visit. Currently, the schedule is reasonably firm through January. (“TBA” = “To Be Announced”).
Date Topic Notes
Jan 08 No class GT closed on account of weather. Read general articles on supply chain and begin Travels of a T-Shirt... (see course syllabus)
Jan 10 Retail Visit to Walmart SuperStore. Bus departs at 0815. We expect to return by 1300. Read this and this in advance and watch this video.
Jan 15 No class GT holiday
Jan 17 No class GT closed on account of weather
Jan 22 No class IIE Career Fair. Email Pete if you would like to meet him during this time for advice on your resume.
Jan 24 Walmart Introduction to the class. Discussion of Walmart.
Jan 29 Retail: The end of the travels of a t-shirt Guest speaker: Eric Mungai on mitumba
Jan 31 Retail: The start of the travels of a t-shirt Guest speaker: Harvey Donaldson on cotton farming
Feb 05 Travels of a t-shirt, apparel supply chains Class discussion
Feb 07 Amazon DC Bus departs at 0730 and we expect to return by about 1500 (2-hour trip each way). Bring your own lunch and water for the trip back. Read Amazon's tour guidelines.
Feb 12 Class discussion Amazon fulfillment
Feb 14 Management beyond the numbers Pete Viehweg
Feb 19 Topic TBA
Feb 21 Warehousing: Service parts Visit to MSC: The bus leaves GT at 0845, returns around 1330. (It is required that we leave all phones, purses, jackets in the bus.)
Feb 26 Logistics hubs, trucking Page Siplon, CEO, TeamOne Logistics
Feb 28 Global supply chains at Cummins Avril Schutte, Global Programs and Engagement Manager
Mar 05 Warehousing: Medical Visit to Alcon DC. Bus departs at 0845h, returns by 1330h. Shoes must be lace-up, with rubber non-slip sole and must be totally enclosed in heel and toe.
Mar 07 Google's hardware supply chain Ninad Agarwal, graduate of our program. Read this in advance
Mar 12 MSC and Alcon Class discussion
Mar 14 LTL freight terminals John Bartholdi
Mar 19 No class GT spring break
Mar 21 No class GT spring break
Mar 26 The supply chain for office products Pete Viehweg
Mar 28 Caterpillar Buses depart at 0730, return around 1230. Expect a 1.5 hour trip each way.
Apr 02 Last mile delivery Professor Don Ratliff
Apr 04 Warehousing: Cold chain Visit to Walmart food DC. Read this in advance. Bus departs at 0815, returns by 1400. Bring photo ID, shoes with closed toes, warm clothes, and jacket (the ice-cream freezer is -30C).
Apr 09 Container shipping Stuart Sandlin, President of UASC North America. Class will extend to 1200.
Apr 11 No class Everyone is expected to attend MODEX at the Georgia World Congress Center. Travel on your own via, for example, MARTA
Apr 16 Intermodal rail Adam Lemarr, Director of Intermodal East, Norfolk Southern
Apr 18 Logistics software and entrepreneurship Dr. Bill Nulty, President and CEO of Scientific Logistics
Apr 23 Supply chain consulting Bruce Strahan, Crimson & Co
Apr 25 Semester review and discussion