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SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, 11-28-05 1 SOLE’S Educational Imperative: Growing the Next Generation of Logisticians Sarah R. James Executive Director.

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1 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, SOLE’S Educational Imperative: Growing the Next Generation of Logisticians Sarah R. James Executive Director Anthony E. Trovato, CPL Immediate Past President

2 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, SOLE’s Educational Imperative “Logistics Management Professionalization Guide” –Published in 2005, the guide provides a recommended baseline for the educational courses and training necessary to expand the knowledge/capability/performance of logisticians Developed in response to the need in industry and government worldwide for a comprehensive career path that culminates in SOLE certification Establishes recommended baselines for –Foundation competencies –Professional Development Training –Individual Skill Area Rounds out SOLE’s designation and certification programs –Builds upon a 30+ year internationally-recognized and respected educational and professional development focus and record of achievement SOLE - The International Society of Logistics is a non-profit, international professional society devoted to scientific, educational and literary endeavors to enhance the art and science of logistics technology, education and management.

3 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, Growing Tomorrow’s Logistician Today CPL SOLE CPL Certification (Recertify every 5 Years) SOLE CML Certification (Recertify every 5 Years) (new program) CML DML DSL DL Approximate Career Year LEGEND DL = Demonstrated Logistician DSL = Demonstrated Senior Logistician DML = Demonstrated Master Logistician CML = Certified Master Logistician CPL = Certified Professional Logistician Experiential/Educational Designation Experiential/Educational/Examination Certification No Degree Associate Bachelors Masters Doctorate SOLE DL Designations (new programs)

4 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, Designated Logistician: A First Step Need first identified during March 2003 DoD Logistics Education and Training Integrated Process Team Roundtable, convened by the DUSD (L&MR) Replaced long-standing certificate programs jointly sponsored by SOLE and the Army and Air Force Developed to include all logisticians, regardless of type (i.e., civilian/military), venue (commercial/industry/defense), grade/rank (enlisted/officer/GS), or location (US/international) DML DSL DL Option 2: Designation after prior designation Option 1: Designation with no prior designation Inaugurated in 2004 ™ CPL SOLE CPL Certification (Recertify every 5 Years) SOLE CML Certification (Recertify every 5 Years) (new program) CML DML DSL DL Approximate Career Year LEGEND DL = Demonstrated Logistician DSL = Demonstrated Senior Logistician DML = Demonstrated Master Logistician CML = Certified Master Logistician CPL = Certified Professional Logistician Experiential/Educational Designation Experiential/Educational/Examination Certification No Degree Associate Bachelors Masters Doctorate SOLE DL Designations (new programs)

5 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, Designated Logistician Program SOLE program provides recognition for continued education and performance at the beginning of the career. The Army’s program provides specific career development, based on Army-identified formal education, training, lifelong learning and experience At Raytheon, development paths determined by employee and supervisors, building upon SOLE’s core demonstrated competencies Implemented FY 2005 Implemented FY 2005 Boeing – in development Air Force – in development Lockheed Martin – in discussions L-3 Com – in development Implemented FY 2005 Target for beta-test FY 2006 Target implementation FY 2006 Target implementation FY 2006 ™ ™ ™

6 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, Army Designated Logistician Program ™ Pilot Program – 11 DLs 4 DSLs 15 DMLs Pilot Program – 11 DLs 4 DSLs 15 DMLs 30 Sep 04 Sep 04 Aug 04 Aug 04 Jul 04 Jul 04 Jun 04 Jun 04 May 04 May 04 Sep 05 Sep 05 Aug 05 Aug 05 Jul 05 Jul 05 Jun 05 Jun 05 May 05 May 05 Feb 05 Feb 05 Jan 05 Jan 05 Dec 04 Dec 04 Nov 04 Nov 04 Oct 04 Oct 04 Mar 05 Mar 05 Apr 05 Apr 05 Sep 06 Sep 06 Aug 06 Aug 06 Jul 06 Jul 06 Jun 06 Jun 06 May 06 May 06 Feb 06 Feb 06 Jan 06 Jan 06 Dec 05 Dec 05 Nov 05 Nov 05 Oct 05 Oct 05 Mar 06 Mar 06 Apr 06 Apr 06 Oct 06 Oct 06 Other Army CSS Branch development of programs (e.g., OD, TC) FY 04 SOLE Program Development SOLE Program Development Full Army QM Implementation FY 06 2 Sep - Army ‘unveiling’ at SOLE Sep - Brief to QM Gen of Army 28 Sep - Brief to CG, CASCOM

7 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, Certification Programs Certified Master Logistician Certified Professional Logistician

8 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, CML: The Log Chain Mgmt Expert CML DML DSL DL Option 1: Certification after designation Option 2: Certification without designation 2006 Inauguration ™ CPL SOLE CPL Certification (Recertify every 5 Years) SOLE CML Certification (Recertify every 5 Years) (new program) CML DML DSL DL Approximate Career Year LEGEND DL = Demonstrated Logistician DSL = Demonstrated Senior Logistician DML = Demonstrated Master Logistician CML = Certified Master Logistician CPL = Certified Professional Logistician Experiential/Educational Designation Experiential/Educational/Examination Certification No Degree Associate Bachelors Masters Doctorate SOLE DL Designations (new programs)

9 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, Certified Master Logistician First exam in 2006 Focus on Logistics Chain Management –Program Management –Supply Chain Operations –Integrated Applications Required education, experience and a 6 hour, three-part exam ™

10 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, CPL: The Life Cycle Logistician Program Established in 1972 ® CPL SOLE CPL Certification (Recertify every 5 Years) SOLE CML Certification (Recertify every 5 Years) (new program) CML DML DSL DL Approximate Career Year LEGEND DL = Demonstrated Logistician DSL = Demonstrated Senior Logistician DML = Demonstrated Master Logistician CML = Certified Master Logistician CPL = Certified Professional Logistician Experiential/Educational Designation Experiential/Educational/Examination Certification No Degree Associate Bachelors Masters Doctorate SOLE DL Designations (new programs) CPL DML DSL DL Option 1: Certification after designation Option 3: Certification with nothing prior CML Option 2: Certification after CML

11 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, Certified Professional Logistician Introduced in 1972 Over 2,300 active CPLs throughout the world Covers entire spectrum of the Logistics Discipline –Systems Management –System Design and Development –Acquisition and Production Support –Distribution and Customer Support Required education, experience and an 8 hour, four-part exam ®

12 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, Why Should I Become a CPL? Demonstrate your interest and knowledge in logistics beyond your immediate job Demonstrate your knowledge in a broad range of logistics applications Be recognized as a professional by management and customers Receive visibility and recognition from other professional logisticians

13 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, Who Qualifies To Be A CPL? Demonstrated professional experience Nine years practicing or teaching logistics Two years experience in each of two logistics fields Education may be equated to experience –BS and five years experience –MS and four years experience –Ph.D. and three years experience Recommended by management and approved by SOLE’s Qualification Review Board to sit for the examination

14 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, Complementary SOLE Initiatives DoD Industry Academia International

15 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, DoD Initiatives Service recognition of CPL in official military personnel records –Army expansion of December 2004 inclusion of CPL in ORB/OMPF to add the CML CASCOM/ALMC will work the initiative with SOLE upon inauguration of the CML –Air Force recognition of CPL Initial recognition being staffed now, with CASCOM/ALMC assistance Service recognition/expansion of the Designated Logistician Program –Army Ordnance Corps promulgation/Quartermaster Corps full implementation Inclusion on ORB/OMPF –Marine Corps integration Marine Corps Systems Command embedding into professional development program –Air Force program development

16 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, Industry Initiatives Strategic Alliance with AIA (Aerospace Industry Alliance) –DoD-AIA Public-Private Partnership Tiger Team Joint development of educational white papers/recommendations/training/initiatives –AIA Product Support Executive Board green-light for alliance development (end of CY 2005) –Participation in PPP Tiger Team Educational initiative with AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) –Specifically with the Space Logistics Technical Committee SOLE, under contract to MIT, to host a January 2006 Workshop on Interplanetary Supply Chain Management and Logistics Architecture –Tentative workshop topics include: »RFID and Information Architecture for Remote Logistics »Spaceport and Earth-to-Orbit Logistics »Space Depot Maintenance »Technology Impacts on Logistics Requirements »Spares Management »Space Logistics Network Design »Training and Development Requirements Second workshop will be held in conjunction with SOLE 2006 Inauguration of McGraw-Hill/SOLE Professional Press –Contract negotiations in final phases Press to support Logistics Development Professionalization Guide areas –Will include works that are SOLE certification references, and provide texts for academic programs under development

17 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, Initiatives With Academia Development of Academic Graduate Programs –Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Graduate Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management –SOLE originally helped develop/establish the undergraduate logistics program; new program will be in their school of extended graduate studies Masters Degree in Life Cycle Logistics –In conjunction with academia, US DoD, and industry develop and sponsor an educational program designed to produce tomorrow’s life cycle logisticians Focus on the melding of engineering, systems design, acquisition and support by inculcation of life cycle supportability and logistics engineering 24-month program –Concurrent internship with DoD/industry and course work (extended studies) –Educational and Placement (e.g., industry/DoD) mentors –Last six months devoted to research studies Paid internship (e.g., industry host) DoD/commercial experiential assignments throughout the internship SOLE scholarships to schools for selection/award/management Target for initial program placements – Fall 2006/Spring 2007 –Concurrent award of CPL upon successful completion of program

18 SOLE Workforce Development, FIPT, SOLE’s International Initiatives Taiwan Ministry of National Defense (MND) Workforce Development –Invited by DUSD (AT&L) to be part of a US Delegation in October-November 2005 Participation in the MND/AT&L Logistics Symposium –Will meet separately with MND/LP&P/Acquisition Board Management Division/National Defense University to discuss workforce development and lay groundwork for establishment of program Australian Department of Defence (DMO) Workforce Development –SOLE’s Designation and Certification Programs included in the Australian Management Institute’s (AMI) response to a Request for Tender for the professionalization and development of the DMO acquisition/logistics workforce Outgrowth of the Commonwealth of Australia’s Defence White Paper, Defence 2000 – Our Future Defence Force Central strategy is the DMO Professional Agenda –6,500 people over 50 sites throughout Australia and overseas –Goal is to provide a range of professional development activities to meet future skill sets and increase the professional standing of the DMO –The major elements are the certification and chartering of workforce competence against the highest professional standards available; ongoing professional development; and up-skilling as achieved through accredited education and training programs –If the tender is accepted, SOLE will participate through a formal agreement with AMI National University of Athens Distance Learning Curriculum Development –In conjunction with UNICON, develop a distance learning logistics engineering curriculum Goal is to formalize comprehensive coverage of the logistics body of knowledge so as to facilitate attainment of the CPL Designed to ensure that those participating students from the Hellenic Ministry of Defense organizations receive education comparable to that of their NATO/US Defense counterparts.


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