Ernest L. Nichols, Jr., Ph.D.
Ernest L. Nichols, Jr., Ph.D., Managing Partner, E. L. Nichols & Associates, LLC, (901) 386-8660; firstname.lastname@example.org and Director, Center for Supply Chain Management, FedEx Technology Institute, University of Memphis, (901) 678-4973; email@example.com
F. Michael Babineaux, A.P.P., C.P.M.
F. Michael Babineaux, A.P.P., C.P.M., Senior Business Specialist, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management, Federal Express Corporation, (901) 434-8099; firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1997 FedEx Strategic Sourcing & Supply (SS&S) recognized that education and training in supply chain management (SCM) was a critical requirement for its successful evolution from transactional purchasing to strategic SCM. In this manuscript and its associated conference presentation, an overview of the customized SCM education and training program utilized at FedEx SS&S is presented. This program which provided approximately 200 hours of education and training per class was delivered to over 350 FedEx strategic sourcing and supply personnel during the period from 1998 - 2000. An extension of this program was offered to key FedEx suppliers in 2001.