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January 14, 2013

Wake Tech's GLT Program Helps Students Apply Analytics to Business Problems

SAS (News - Alert), reportedly the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market, has been collaborating with colleges and universities worldwide to impart training under the Global Logistics program (GLT), in order to produce qualified graduates that can enter the workforce to apply analytics to solve business problems.

More than 200 students have declared Wake Tech’s Global Logistics major since its launch in fall 2010. Students study under a SAS retail analytics expert, who herself is a dual certificate holder of the Global Logistics program. Wake Tech offers a degree, a diploma and a five course certificate in its curriculum.

Once qualified, students will learn how to optimize inventories, purchase raw material, fulfill orders and use analytics to streamline complex supply chains and retail operations.

The degree program will empower graduates to plan product placement, reduce supply chain inefficiencies and manage supply and demand to boost profits and reduce losses. In essence, the GLT program teaches students the advanced technical skills needed to ship, track and receive goods in the international logistics world.

Firms like Caterpillar that are on the advisory committee of GLT realize the importance of analytics in improving complex supply chains and are encouraging its use to create more efficient inventories. 

"Companies are pressed to create more efficient inventories throughout their supply chains and to respond more quickly to customers. The demand for optimization software and people who can use it strategically is increasing,” said Dwight N. Hendrickson C.P.M., CPIM, supply chain strategy manager at Caterpillar.

Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world “The Power to Know.” It has worked with education institutions for more than three decades, and SAS solutions are used at more than 3,000 educational institutions worldwide.

“The skill sets and hands-on software training Wake Tech students gain through the Global Logistics program are turning qualified candidates out into the workforce,” said Natalie Aman, operations manager at Sparta Polymers said, commenting on the GLT program in Wake Tech.

Using SAS analytics, Harland Clarke delivers CRM solutions that help banks and credit unions acquire, engage, retain and grow relationships with customers and members. In the face of changing regulations and the continuing challenging economic environment, financial services institutions must work smarter to drive top- and bottom-line growth.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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