Course Title

MGMT 4900 – Logistics and Supply Chain Management Capstone

Collaboration Overview

I am looking for a partnership with a business that is willing to bridge the gap between conceptual learning and experiential learning.  Often, students may understand concepts based on what they learn in books, but it is the hands-on process that gives students the ah-ha moment of understanding.  I would like for my students to think outside of the box and come up with new and innovative ideas to solve problems within the logistics and supply chain management field.  I want a company that is open to new ideas and is willing to pose questions and guidance that will give the students an area to practice what they have learned. Why should you choose us?  That is easy.  We are a relatively new program (2 1/2 yrs old), and we have students who are eager to show what they have learned throughout their degree.  My teaching philosophy compares logistics and supply chain to a chessboard.  Pieces may be contained in a square (box), but they are not limited to the square.  By moving outside of the box, they can achieve the goal of capturing the king.  That is, logistics and supply chain management.

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Engagement Format: Live Case

Think "Hackathon" or Case Competition with a whole class of students! This learning format allows educators to deliver experiential learning to students at scale. Students are often split into groups to work on a live case (or a series of cases) from a real host company that directly relates to key learning objectives.

Timeline & Next Steps

  • October 29, 2019

    Collaboration request published. Companies may express interest in participating.

  • November 11, 2019

    School faculty will begin interviewing interested companies and discuss project ideas.

  • December 11, 2019

    Final date for companies to express interest in participating.

  • December 28, 2019

    School faculty and project champion finalize project charter, legal documents, and background materials.

  • January 11, 2020

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.

  • May 4, 2020

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.

Project Inspiration

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Account Management

Process Overview / Mapping
Software Suite Recommendations
Process Optimization

Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategy Development
Requirements Planning
Evaluation and Recommendations

Customer Service

New Business Opportunity Assessment
New Product/Service Development
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Data Management

Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization

Growth Strategy

Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes

International Affairs

Expansion Planning
Cultural Assessment
Strategic Entry

Legal, Regulatory, Compliance

Impending Regulation Assessment
Legal Documents & Legal Structure Audit
Prospecting Legal Firms


Branding Strategy/Redesign
Social Media Optimization
User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing

Mergers & Acquisitions

Prospecting Acquirer Targets
Establishing & Validating Valuations
Researching Potential Acquisitions


Process Design Review
Scalability Assessment
Inter-Departmental Efficiency Assessment

Org Culture, D&I

Diversity Assessments
Inclusion Protocols
Training & Development

PR & Communications

PR Strategy Consulting
Communications Planning
Messaging & Tone Advancement

Product Design & Development

User Testing/Interviewing
Requirements Planning
Product Development/Extension

Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain

Sourcing & Distribution Analysis
Inventory Management
Distribution Optimization

Quality Control

Process Mapping & Checking
Document Validity Verification
Data and Fact Checking

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Growth Analysis
Valuations Assessment
Financial Performance Analysis​

Research & Development

Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
Partnership & Channel Mapping

Sales & Business Development

New Business Opportunity Assessment
Market Testing
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Software Design & Development

MVP Design & User Testing
Systems Integration
Technology Roadmap Planning

Talent Management

Talent Competency Mapping
Training & Development Curriculum Design
Talent Satisfaction Assessments

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Academic Program Details

SchoolGeorgia Highlands College
CourseMGMT 4900 – Logistics and Supply Chain Management Capstone
Graduate / UndergraduateN/A
Students EnrolledN/A
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*N/A

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Business Services
Requested Company Size
  • Small Business
Duration8 weeks (03/02/2020 - 04/25/2020)
Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count8


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