By Megan CottonSeptember 20, 2016
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Army Materiel Command is looking for applicants for a work-share initiative that allows supply chain management employees to take classes in the morning and work in the afternoon. The window for applications is open until October 14.
The collaboration between AMC and The University of Alabama in Huntsville trains selected employees beyond Army specific-logistics to the greater supply chain management process using best practices from industry. The three-semester program will start in January 2017 and end in December 2017.
"This fully funded program directly supports AMC's strategic priorities, particularly optimizing the global supply chain and developing adaptive Army leaders," said Capt. Kelly Stell, AMC Logistic and Technology Program Course Administrator. "We expect individuals to become more innovative in developing and sustaining readiness solutions through the world-class supply chain management practices explored in the program."
Civilian employees from around the AMC enterprise located in the Redstone Arsenal footprint are welcome to apply.
Applicants must be a GS11 to GS13 and work in a logistics or supply chain management career program such as, but not limited to, supply management, contracting and logistics, materiel management, transportation and distribution management or ammunition management.
The work-share program will go beyond traditional logistics and focus on developing critical thinking skills in order to understand the whole process and develop solutions before problems form.
"We want people to have a better understanding of the end-to-end supply chain and see the problems or gaps to correct those before they become an issue," said Stell. "By investing in AMC's human capital, we ensure the workforce, organization and the Army is equipped to meet future readiness challenges."
At the conclusion of the AMC--UAH Graduate Certificate program, the academic credit earned may then be applied to a Master of Science in Supply Chain and Logistics Management for those candidates who choose to continue studies on their own.
For additional information about the application process and timeline, contact Stell at 256-450-6750 or Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org.