Clone of Diploma in Logistics Operations Security: Protecting the Supply Chain

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The Diploma in Supply Chain Security Management covers everything from risk assessment to the implementation of effective security measures. This training program provides participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure asset protection and business continuity.

Over four specialized modules, participants will explore best practices in security within the supply chain, including aspects such as transportation security, warehouse security, and distribution centers. Additionally, topics such as cybersecurity and the application of emerging technologies to enhance operational security will be addressed, closely related to the implementation of ISO 28001 standards.

With a practical approach based on case studies, participants will develop skills to identify and mitigate risks, plan business continuity, and promote a culture of security within their organizations. Upon completion of the course, they will be prepared to implement effective security measures to protect the supply chain and ensure the success of logistical operations.


 

 Informational Brochure

Modality

Online

Duración

Total duration of the course: 120 academic hours spread over 13 weeks.

80 hours in real-time virtual mode with the professor via Zoom.

40 hours of autonomous student work activities.

Horario

Monday and Wednesday from 18:00 to 20:00
Saturday from 8:30 to 12:30

Inversión

Early Payment Rate 1: $850 (by May 31)

Early Payment Rate 2: $880 (by June 14)
General Public Rate: $980
Group Rate (3 people): $900
USFQ Community Rate: $850 (rate subject to availability of spots)

General Description

General Objective:

To provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage security in the stages of the supply chain. Additionally, to promote awareness of the importance of security in the supply chain and to prepare participants to face current challenges in this field.


Learning Outcomes:

# Learning Outcomes Level
1 Identify key concepts related to security in the supply chain and their importance in logistics management. Medium
2 Apply risk assessment methodologies to identify and mitigate risks at different stages of the supply chain. High
3 Understand global trends in logistics security and develop effective security strategies for international environments. Medium
4 Apply emerging technologies to strengthen security in the supply chain and improve the efficiency of logistics operations. High

Target Audience:

The diploma is aimed at professionals and students interested in developing skills and knowledge in logistics operations security. The target audience includes:

  • Logistics and supply chain professionals looking to enhance their skills in operational security.
  • Warehouse supervisors and distribution center managers interested in strengthening security in their facilities.
  • Security professionals wishing to specialize in the field of logistics and supply chain.
  • Small business owners involved in logistics operations seeking to protect their assets and improve the efficiency of their operations.

To enroll in the diploma, participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Have basic knowledge in logistics and supply chain.
  • Having work experience in logistics or security will be valued but is not a mandatory requirement.
  • Demonstrate interest and commitment to supply chain security.

Modality

Total duration of the course is 120 academic hours spread over 13 weeks.

  • 80 hours in real-time virtual mode with the professor via Zoom.
  • 40 hours of autonomous student work activities.

The teaching methodology of the course is based on the flexible Blended learning model and project-based learning. The professor will conduct live sessions with students, encouraging active participation with questions and comments. The more frequent these interventions are, the richer the collective learning will be. Sessions will focus on specific topics or case studies, aiming to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the theory and its relevance to the current industry context.

In addition to this, all participants will undertake 40 hours of autonomous learning on the E-Learning USFQ platform, where they will find materials provided by the professor. They will watch videos, read short articles, participate in forums, or engage in brief discussions on various topics covered in the course.

Contenido

Module 1 | Fundamentals of Security in the Supply Chain

Academic Responsible / Professor: Jorge Chicaiza Vaca / Belén Pinza
Duration: 18 hours
Module Content:

  • Introduction to security in the supply chain.
  • Role of logistics security in efficient supply chain management.
  • International regulations and standards (ISO 28001).

Module 2 | Risk Management in the Supply Chain

Academic Responsible / Professor: Jorge Chicaiza / Edison Mogollón
Duration: 20 hours
Module Content:

  • Risk assessment in the supply chain.
  • Risk mitigation strategies.
  • Business continuity planning.
  • Technologies and tools for risk management.

Module 3 | Security in the Global Supply Chain

Academic Responsible / Professor: Jorge Chicaiza Vaca / Francis Mogollón
Duration: 20 hours
Module Content:

  • Security in international transportation.
  • Protection in warehouses and distribution centers.
  • Cybersecurity in the supply chain.

Module 4 | Advanced Technologies and Practices in Security

Academic Responsible / Professor: Jorge Chicaiza Vaca
Duration: 22 hours
Module Content:

  • Use of emerging technologies to enhance security.
  • Data-driven security practices and analysis.
  • Case studies and best practices in security.

Course Evaluation

The weighting of each component is distributed as follows:

Category Description Percentage of Final Grade

Module 1

Quiz (10 points)

Assignment (15 points)

25%

Module 2

Project: Risk assessment and contingency planning for a specific supply chain

20%

Module 3

Project: Designing a security plan for a multi-country supply chain. 15%

Module 4 

Project: Proposal for an IoT-based asset tracking system to enhance supply chain security

20%

Zoom Sessions (attendance and participation) Participants must attend at least 80% of the sessions. 20%

Certificate Issuance

Approval Certificate
Parameters for issuing the approval certificate:

Participants must achieve a minimum grade of 80% at the end of the course to obtain their approval diploma and meet a minimum of 80% attendance for the entire program.

Upon successful completion of the program, Universidad San Francisco de Quito will grant a certificate of approval for the number of academic hours completed.

If the participant does not pass the program, Universidad San Francisco de Quito will be unable to issue the certificate.

Schedule

Start Date: July 8, 2024
End Date: September 30, 2024
Schedule:

  • Class Days: Mondays and Wednesdays from 18:00 - 20:00 and Saturdays from 8:30 - 12:30

*The schedule may undergo changes in dates and content.

Schedule

 

Week Month Day Duration (h) Schedule Module Topics Professor
1 July 8 Monday 1 18:30 - 19:30 Module 0 Session 0. Introductory Session. General information, instructor and participant presentation All professors
10 Wednesday 2 18:00 - 20:00 Module 1 Introduction to security in the supply chain. Econ. Belén Pinza
13 Saturday 4 8:30 - 12:30
2 15 Monday 2 18:00 - 20:00
17 Wednesday 2 18:00 - 20:00 Role of logistics security in efficient supply chain management.
20 Saturday 4 8:30 - 12:30
3 22 Monday 2 18:00 - 20:00 International regulations and standards (ISO 28001).
24 Wednesday 2 18:00 - 20:00
27 Saturday 4 8:30 - 12:30 Module 2 Risk assessment in the supply chain. CRNL (SP) MSc. Edison Mogollón
4 29 Monday 2 18:00 - 20:00
31 Wednesday 2 18:00 - 20:00 Risk mitigation strategies.
August 3 Saturday 4 8:30 - 12:30
5 19 Monday 2 18:00 - 20:00 Business continuity planning.
21 Wednesday 2 18:00 - 20:00
24 Saturday 4 8:30 - 12:30 Technologies and tools for risk management.
6 26 Monday 2 18:00 - 20:00 Module 3 Security in international transportation. Msc. Francis Mogollón
28 Wednesday 2 18:00 - 20:00
31 Saturday 4 8:30 - 12:30
7 September 2 Monday 2 18:00 - 20:00 Protection in warehouses and distribution centers
4 Wednesday 2 18:00 - 20:00
7 Saturday 4 8:30 - 12:30 Cybersecurity in the supply chain
8 9 Monday 2 18:00 - 20:00
11 Wednesday 2 18:00 - 20:00
14 Saturday 4 8:30 - 12:30 Use of emerging technologies to enhance security.
9 16 Monday 2 18:00 - 20:00
18 Wednesday 2 18:00 - 20:00 Data-driven security practices and analysis.
21 Saturday 4 8:30 - 12:30
10 23 Monday 2 18:00 - 20:00 Case studies and best practices in security.
25 Wednesday 2 18:00 - 20:00
      TOTAL 80        

Instructors

dr benjamin

Dr. Benjamín Martín Biedma (España)

  • Ph.D. (c) in Engineering. MSc. in Operations Control and Logistics Management. With over 15 years of experience in industrial and manufacturing companies in the areas of logistics and supply chain. University lecturer at various national and international universities. Specialized in emerging technologies for logistics and transportation operations.

Dr. José Maldonado (Ecuador)

  • Economist. Executive Director of the Ecuadorian Chamber of Cargo Transport and Logistics Companies. With 15 years of experience in the sector. Member of the Board of the Ecuadorian Business Committee (CEE). Member of the CEE Security Commission. Prominent presence in meetings on security issues in governmental bodies.
dr.martha gallegos

Dra. Martha Elena Gallegos (Ecuador)

  • Colonel. EMC. (SP). Bachelor of Military Sciences. MSc. in Security and Defense. Commander of the 15th Army Brigade "Paquisha". National Comprehensive Security Plan 2019-2030.
dr. juan josé gaite

Dr. Juan José Gaite García (España)

  • MSc. in International Relations with a focus on Security and Human Rights. Geopolitics Lecturer, Army War Academy. Training Manager at the Office of the Comptroller General of the State, specializing in international capacity building. Expert in Cybersecurity in global environments.
dr.pablo castelo

Dr. Pablo Castelo Baz (España)

  • MSc. in International Relations with a focus on Security and Human Rights. Geopolitics Lecturer, Army War Academy. Training Manager at the Office of the Comptroller General of the State, specializing in international capacity building. Expert in Cybersecurity in global environments.
Dra. Miriam Teule

Dra. Miriam Teule Trull (España)

  • MSc. in International Relations with a focus on Security and Human Rights. Geopolitics Lecturer, Army War Academy. Training Manager at the Office of the Comptroller General of the State, specializing in international capacity building. Expert in Cybersecurity in global environments.

Registration

Tarifa Pronto Pago 1: $850 (May 31)
Tarifa Pronto Pago 2: $880 (Jun 14)
Tarifa Público General: $980
Tarifa Grupal (3 pax): $900

Tarifa Comunidad USFQ: $850 (subject to availability of spots)


Payment for the program can be made through the following methods:

STEP 1: Make the Payment

Transfer or Cash Payment

Account Details:

Payable to Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Banco Bolivariano
Checking Account No. 5075003350
(RUC: 1791836154001)

Payable to Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Banco Pichincha
Checking Account No. 3407330004
(RUC: 1791836154001)

Credit Card

Click on the following PAY HERE and fill in the requested information on the form. Upon completion, you will be automatically registered in the system.

 Credit Card Payment

 

With Banco de Pichincha or Banco de Guayaquil credit cards, you can access the following financing options: 3, 6, 9, or 12 months with no interest.

STEP 2: Confirm Your Payment

If you made the payment via Transfer or Deposit, please send a copy of the deposit receipt (scanned) and your personal details (full name, ID, phone number, and address) to the following email: rordonez@usfq.edu.ec

* If you require an invoice with different details than the participant's, please specify the following details in the email (company name, RUC/ID, phone number, address, and email).

If you made the payment with a Credit Card, it is not necessary to confirm your payment; the system will automatically register your details.

STEP 3: Registration Confirmation

You will receive a registration confirmation email with relevant course information.

* The program coordination reserves the right to suspend or reschedule the activity if it does not have the minimum required number of students or due to force majeure reasons. In such cases, enrolled students will receive a full refund promptly.

Registration

Tarifa Pronto Pago 1: $850 (May 31)
Tarifa Pronto Pago 2: $880 (Jun 14)
Tarifa Público General: $980
Tarifa Grupal (3 pax): $900

Tarifa Comunidad USFQ: $850 (subject to availability of spots)


Payment for the program can be made through the following methods:

STEP 1: Make the Payment

Transfer or Cash Payment

Account Details:

Payable to Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Banco Bolivariano
Checking Account No. 5075003350
(RUC: 1791836154001)

Payable to Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Banco Pichincha
Checking Account No. 3407330004
(RUC: 1791836154001)

Credit Card

Click on the following PAY HERE and fill in the requested information on the form. Upon completion, you will be automatically registered in the system.

 Credit Card Payment

 

With Banco de Pichincha or Banco de Guayaquil credit cards, you can access the following financing options: 3, 6, 9, or 12 months with no interest.

STEP 2: Confirm Your Payment

If you made the payment via Transfer or Deposit, please send a copy of the deposit receipt (scanned) and your personal details (full name, ID, phone number, and address) to the following email: rordonez@usfq.edu.ec

* If you require an invoice with different details than the participant's, please specify the following details in the email (company name, RUC/ID, phone number, address, and email).

If you made the payment with a Credit Card, it is not necessary to confirm your payment; the system will automatically register your details.

STEP 3: Registration Confirmation

You will receive a registration confirmation email with relevant course information.

* The program coordination reserves the right to suspend or reschedule the activity if it does not have the minimum required number of students or due to force majeure reasons. In such cases, enrolled students will receive a full refund promptly.

Registration

Tarifa Pronto Pago 1: $850 (May 31)
Tarifa Pronto Pago 2: $880 (Jun 14)
Tarifa Público General: $980
Tarifa Grupal (3 pax): $900

Tarifa Comunidad USFQ: $850 (subject to availability of spots)


Payment for the program can be made through the following methods:

STEP 1: Make the Payment

Transfer or Cash Payment

Account Details:

Payable to Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Banco Bolivariano
Checking Account No. 5075003350
(RUC: 1791836154001)

Payable to Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Banco Pichincha
Checking Account No. 3407330004
(RUC: 1791836154001)

Credit Card

Click on the following PAY HERE and fill in the requested information on the form. Upon completion, you will be automatically registered in the system.

 Credit Card Payment

 

With Banco de Pichincha or Banco de Guayaquil credit cards, you can access the following financing options: 3, 6, 9, or 12 months with no interest.

STEP 2: Confirm Your Payment

If you made the payment via Transfer or Deposit, please send a copy of the deposit receipt (scanned) and your personal details (full name, ID, phone number, and address) to the following email: rordonez@usfq.edu.ec

* If you require an invoice with different details than the participant's, please specify the following details in the email (company name, RUC/ID, phone number, address, and email).

If you made the payment with a Credit Card, it is not necessary to confirm your payment; the system will automatically register your details.

STEP 3: Registration Confirmation

You will receive a registration confirmation email with relevant course information.

* The program coordination reserves the right to suspend or reschedule the activity if it does not have the minimum required number of students or due to force majeure reasons. In such cases, enrolled students will receive a full refund promptly.

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