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Grant Provides Supply-chain Management Course for Wash.

Jan. 11, 2013

Scholarships have been made available to residents of Skagit, Island and San Juan counties to attend a three-day workshop on the basics of supply chain management, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The workshop, scheduled for Feb. 11-13, will cover manufacturing business models, planning, production and inventory management, forecasting, distribution, lean and quality systems and more. The training is critical for those working in or considering manufacturing or industrial careers.

The course will be taught by Hank Barr, an APICS-certified fellow in production and inventory management. Barr is a retired U.S. Air Force supply and logistics officer with 40 years of experience in related fields and has managed local and worldwide inventories as diverse as airplane parts, electronics and communication equipment, office supplies and nuclear weapons.

The grant was awarded to the San Juan County Economic Development Council, in partnership with the Island County Economic Development Council and the Economic Development Association of Skagit County. Funds were provided through the Rural Business Enterprise program of the USDA, which was created to provide job skills training to adults in rural areas.

The deadline to apply for the workshop is Jan. 21. Visit . Applicants must be at least 18 years old and residents of San Juan, Skagit or Island counties.

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Source: (c) 2013 the Skagit Valley Herald (Mount Vernon, Wash.)