Ashford University Supply Chain Management Training Paper


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I am currently in the process of pursuing the credits listed below. I have been instructed by my Advisor to submit a credit rationale paper to Ashford University and then formally register for the credit through the PLA Information Center student portal. The credit rationale paper should be 4-page paper that summarizes what I learned from the training that was completed and how the following listed below are being applied to my current job (Supply Chain Management) and what I have learned from that training today.

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COURSE DISCRIPTION I am currently in the process of pursuing the credits listed below. I have been instructed by my Advisor to submit a credit rationale paper to Ashford University and then formally register for the credit through the PLA Information Center student portal. The credit rationale paper should be 4-page paper that summarizes what I learned from the training that was completed and how the following listed below are being applied to my current job (Supply Chain Management) and what I have learned from that training today. *SEE attached certificates Introduction to IFCAP and GIP may be eligible for 2 elective credits Introduction to Materials Management may be eligible for 2 elective credits Intermediate Quality Assurance and Risk Mgmt may be eligible for 2 elective credit Also, 1. I have added numerous bullets below that you can use for the scope of Inventory Management. I have also added a resume shell if you need to use it to create this project. 5 • Manages the lifecycle of non-expendable assets • Analyzes data to include projected lifecycle, down time, repair rates, lost workload, cost, depreciation, trade-in value and other factors which impact procurement decisions; • Computes requirements for equipment inventory items; • Develops and supports the creation of acquisition strategies and standardization initiatives to acquire and purchase high-tech, high-cost medical devices, surgical equipment devices and major classes of materials; • Supports customers and acquisition personnel in developing requirements, utilizing mandatory sources and standardization of sources; • Conducts data/information analysis for acquisition planning associated with materials and/or capital equipment; • Researches alternative sources for equipment procurement; • Determines the best purchasing and payment method to utilize; • Analyzes and advises the customer on equipment purchase recommendations; COURSE DISCRIPTION 5 • Corresponds with procurement officials, vendors, project engineers and other stakeholders to resolve issues, such as inspections, installation, training and deployment of equipment; • Manages and controls all inventory transactions for non-expendable medical equipment requests and transactions; • Uses automated property management systems to manage the facility property accountability program, create equipment records, research discrepancies, conduct inventories, bar code equipment and manage turned in excess property. • Conducts data/information analysis for acquisition planning associated with durable medical equipment. • Plans and reviews all inventory processes, functions, and related systems. • Coordinates with various program managers regarding sources of supply and acceptable solutions. • Makes numerous daily contacts with various people to pro-actively plan, coordinate work or advise on efforts. • Identifies and rectifies inventory management issues. • • Makes emergent procurement decisions. Inventory Management and Control: • Responsible for the management and control of an assigned class of expendable material; • Serves as the point of contact for the coordination of material support and resolution of logistic problems; • Conducts forecasting and quantitative analysis; • Conducts spot checks; and complies with special requirements for emergencies and sensitive equipment; • Implements federal and agency programs for the return and reutilization of medical supplies; • Coordinates disposal of surplus or excess supplies; • Participates in root cause analysis process; • Performs other related duties as assigned. COURSE DISCRIPTION FLG-102 Introduction to IFCAP and GIP Fundamentals of System Sustainment Management provides a broad overview of the role of the life cycle logistician during the sustainment phase of a weapons system's life cycle. Modules cover logistics/supply-chain management concepts, maintenance processes, end-to-end distribution, best commercial practices as applied to weapon systems sustainment, performance metrics, partnering/alliance opportunities and experiences, performance-based support, enterprise business environment and opportunities, and reduction in life cycle/total ownership costs. FLG-105 Introduction to Materials Management LOG 211 builds on the Supportability concepts presented in LOG 201, Product Support Strategy Development, Part B. Designed as the lynchpin course for the instruction of Supportability Analysis, LOG 211 uses a notional scenario to engage Life Cycle Logisticians and other career field workforce students within the Systems Engineering process to ensure that design characteristics such as Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) and Affordability are included as system performance requirements, and that the system is concurrently designed, developed and acquired with the optimal Product Support infrastructure and resources. FLG-211 Intermediate Quality Assurances and Risk Management In addition, LOG 211 provides detailed process-oriented instruction in specific Supportability Analysis techniques and tools. Its instructional methodology uses Student Exercises and Gaming and Simulations focused on selected subsystems and components to illustrate the influence of Supportability principles and the outcomes of its trade studies in maturing both the system design and its sustainment infrastructure while achieving Affordability. The use of Supportability Analysis tools and the Logistics Product Database is reinforced throughout the course as an integral part of the Systems Engineering and Product Support processes, and as key enablers to achieving program Sustainment Key Performance Parameters, Key System Attributes (KSA), and Affordability to comply with OSD’s Better Buying Power Initiative. Also attached. A certificate from Baylor College of medicine 2005 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY and ANATOMY /PHYSIOLOGY 5 This certifies that Jacqueline kelly Marshall has successfully completed FLG 105 INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS MANAGEMENT July 24-27,2017 Class Number: 2017-701 MCLI rig LIld riceilor, VA Acquisition Academy CLPs: 32.00 ertificate of This certifies that Jacqueline kelly Marshall has successfully completed FLG 211 INTERMEDIATE QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RISK MGMT July 17-20,2017 Class Number: 2017-703 I-\cllrig Lildilcellor, VA Acquisition Academy CLPs: 32.00 This certifies that Jacqueline kelly Marshall has successfully completed FLG 102 INTRODUCTION TO IFCAP AND GIP Jul 31 -Aucj4,2017 Class Number: 2017-705 /-\cIrig Lild nceiior, VA Acquisition Academy Cl-Ps: 40.00 BCM Baylor College of Medicine Baylor College of Medicine Yacqueline X. Marshall ON is awarded this certificate in recognition of participation in the Continuing Education Program MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY and ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY September 20 November 15, 2005 - Program Director - Résumé of Jacqueline K. Marshall JACQUELINE K. MARSHALL, CRMST SUPERVISOR LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT LMS-IMD PROFESSIONAL TALENTS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS/SKILLS Verifiable records of implementing rationalized strategies to manage strong and effective teams to produce positive work environments. Highly accomplished, versatile and respected professional presenting over thirty (30) years of extensive accomplishments within medical environments. Utilizing exemplary management, analytical, organizational, and people skills. History of accepting full responsibility and the accountability to administer strategic management and logistic operations. Dynamic leader, consistently achieves outstanding results in challenging work environments, while building and maintaining strong and loyal relations with administrators, all medical staff, and patients. Communicates effortlessly across all levels of management. CONTACT 5207 Baldwin Elm St. Richmond, Texas, 77407 Telephone: (713) 557-7424 Email: EXPERIENCE MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY VA MEDICAL CENTER, HOUSTON, TX Supervisor Logistics Management LMS-IMD From 1993 to current Received three (3) promotions to achieve my current position. A dedicated employee of VA Hospital for twenty-five (25) years. Managing the coordination of supply distributions to all areas serviced by the Logistics department. Supervising a strong team of supply technicians to meet the Logistics department’s mission and delivery criteria. Conducting performance evaluations of staff. Providing services to both clinical and administrative areas to meet demands within the VA Healthcare System. Consistently and effectively achieving the goals and objectives for timely and functional delivery of supplies and procedural apparatuses. Communicating professionally with administrators, vendors, community, medical staff, and patients and family. Cooperating to devise continuous improvements that will serve our veterans by applying the best possible medical-supply-delivery practices. Attending professional development workshops to empower my ability to remain at the top of managerial expectations. TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TX Coordinator of Supply and Distribution From 1988 to 1993 Directed the work of supply technicians in the medical distribution department for five (5) years. Trained and coached staff to ensure that all stock at primary and secondary inventory locations were maintained properly in support of all clinics, nursing units, and administrative services. Assisted in pulling stock inventory and materials from main inventory for successful delivery. Replenished stock inventory; oversaw surgical instruments operations. Interacted with clinical and administrivia customers to identify needs and resolve critical supply issues. Expedited unresolved issues to upper supervisory management or inventory management specialists. Provided recommendations for revising stock levels and kept pertinent records of stock levels. Addressed concerns regarding supplies and equipment needed for procedures. Demonstrated superlative oral and written communications skills to interact via telephone or orally with doctors, visitors, customers, and vendors. Jacqueline K. Marshall ● Résumé continued… Page -2UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER, HOUSTON, TX Medical Supply Technician III From 1982 to 1988 For six (6) years, facilitated the lead technician duties and responsibilities within Sterile Processing and Distribution (SPD) to meet the quality assurance monitoring program within a fully operational medical environment. Worked closely with Nurse Managers to confirm daily coordination of OR schedules to alleviate delays or cancellations. Served as a responsible technician and team leader to help guide, motivate, and mentor the workers and adhere to deadlines of sterile processing department. Consulted with my direct supervisor to complete special projects that required identifying skilled staff members with the energies to accomplish special tasks. Retrieved the necessary resources to execute all distinct sterilization assignments. Ensured that all trays were assembled correctly, case carts were complete, and meticulously observed trays and carts for any defects or other findings related to quality assurance reviews that would be conducted. Acquired medicalsurgical terminology knowledge on a comprehensive level to efficiently communicate. EDUCATION ASHFORD UNIVERSITY, SAN DIEGO, CA Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration Projected graduation March 2019. Currently on Dean’s list. REFERENCES Dr. Paula Abraham - COP Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center, Houston Texas 77030 Email: Telephone: (281) 222-3415 Joan l. Bailey MPA Chief of SPS, San Francisco VAMC Email: Telephone: (415) 379-5542 Barbra J. Davis MSN,RN,CNOR,MDR Office of the Chief of Staff Houston Texas 77030 Email: Telephone: (713) 794-7605 ...
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The aim of the training was to come up with leaders who will succeed in the management
of various management levels. First, we learned about supply chain management, the logistics
and supportability related projects. The training has stimulated my knowledge in supply chain
management and how to apply the skills I acquired during the training.
The training revolved around several key areas of supply chain management the
logistical management in supply chain management, the supportability of projects in the
management dynamics, and finally the quality assurance and risk management. Al these concepts
were trained in the point of view of the management and therefore as an upcoming manager in
the field of the supply chain that involves with logistics of the goods and services as well as the
quality and risk management within the same industry. All these departmental issues and
concepts are well interconnected and thus they relate with each other from the management point
of view. The following is a summery on the areas covered by the training;
Summary of the training
1. (IFCAP) and Generic Inventory Package (GIP)
We were taught the fundamentals of system sustainment management how it provides the
general outlook of the role of lifecycle logician during the sustainment phase of a weapons
system life cycle. We were taught that IFCAP is providing support in most of the administrative
processes in the medical facilities. Control points in the system help in making automated
purchasing and accounting processes easy to undertake. IFCAP is made up of different
organizational elements using different components of the software modified to ease the ...

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