Location Intelligence for Supply Chain Security

Smeal College of Business

Smeal College of Business


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Who should attend

This course is ideal for mid- to senior-level managers and directors charged with anticipating threats, mitigating risk, and securing the supply chain. Those who work as functional counterparts in finance, information systems, and manufacturing will also benefit.

About the course

Learn a practical process for achieving optimal decisions using established principles of intelligence analysis and risk assessment. Through examining models of supply chain security, you will recognize the advantage of producing intelligence as an analysis of data, geography, and business operating procedures.

Program Benefits

Improve your ability to:

  • Understand security intelligence and how it applies to the supply chain
  • Implement new technologies to assess threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences
  • Act proactively in response to threats
  • Leverage intelligence to mitigate risk and create a more resilient supply chain

Program Content

Intelligence Model

  • Location Intelligence to gain advantage
  • Real-world security analysis principles
  • Roles and responsibilities throughout the supply chain
  • Viewing the customer as a vital team member

Securing the Supply Chain

  • Methods to assess security gaps
  • Network analysis to secure the supply chain
  • Public/Private sector similarities

Resilience & Risk Management

  • Leveraging principles of intelligence, geography, and supply chain management
  • Assessing risk as a function of threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences to the organization

A Systems Approach

  • Supply chain security case studies
  • Intelligence analysis and modeling
  • Established systems for benchmarking
  • Application workshops

Value For You and Your Organization

In today’s volatile world, it is critical for an organization’s supply chain to be secure, resilient, and well managed. Additionally, competency in this area can be a key competitive advantage. Participants will leave this short course with improved knowledge, tools, and techniques for applying intelligence principles and assessing risk against each major process area of your supply chain for optimal security. All of our transformational learning experiences provide the right environment for you to quickly develop and apply new capabilities.


Steve Tracey

Steve Tracey is the current executive director for both the Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) and Penn State Executive Programs, and a Professor of Practice for the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department within the Smeal College of Business. For almost three decades CSCR has succ...

Todd Bacastow

Todd Bacastow is a professor of practice for geospatial intelligence in Penn State's Dutton e-Education Institute. His primary areas of expertise include implementation and management of large-scale programs, geospatial technology policy, geospatial information technology governance, and critical...

Gregory Thomas

Dr. Gregory Thomas is the Assistant Director of Geospatial Intelligence Programs in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences with the Pennsylvania State University. In this capacity, he coordinates the geospatial intelligence option for the intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Homeland...

Dan Steiner

Faculty Affiliate, Executive Education, Smeal College of Business & College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State and Owner, Orion Mapping, LLC Dan’s 30-year geospatial career includes experience in the US Army, pharmaceutical industry, and now as a small business owner. His business, Or...

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