Course Description


UNC Chapel Hill - William and Ida Friday Center

21-28 October 2016

Participants focus on strategic operations and general management principles. Throughout the program, instructional activities include in-class sessions with expert faculty, simulations, case studies, project learning, and corporate site visits as well as an introduction to Lean Six Sigma at the executive level.

Participants arrive Sunday for a welcome reception in the evening. 

Session topics may include:

  • Future of AMC
  • Globalization & the Implications for Organizations
  • Perspectives on Transformation and Business Modernization
  • Defense Logistics
  • Strategic Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Panel Discussion: Depot & Arsenal Commanders/Deputy Commanders
  • Outsourcing Dilemma: Alliances and Partnerships Remanufacturing
  • DoD Perspective: Depot and Maintenance Activities
  • Systems Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Operations Management
  • Lean Six Sigma Executive Champion Curriculum Review
  • Product Life-cycle for Design and Maintenance
  • Private Sector Manufacturing Tour GKN
  • Organizational Performance & Metrics



Location varies with different sponsors each year

4-9 December 2016

Participants focus on aspects of manufacturing, operations, and supply chain management through tours of various facilities.  

Topics may include:

  • Lean Operations and Implementation in Manufacturing Practices
  • Lean Six Sigma Rapid Improvement Event
  • Military Installation Tour
  • Corporate Benchmarking Tours

This session includes field trips and facility tours with briefings at manufacturing and warehousing facilities, educational institutions, and military installations (e.g. DAELP XIII visited Crane Army Ammunitions Activity, Indiana University ITS, AAR Corp., GM Power Train, and Rolls Royce).



UNC Chapel Hill - Center for School Leadership Development

5-10 February 2017

Participants focus on human resource management, workforce performance, and the legal and financial aspects of managing large government, civilian-based organizations.

Topics may include:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Leading Change
  • Performance-based Logistics Negotiations
  • Workforces Issues
  • Information Technology and Supply Chain Management Decision Making
  • Private Sector Best Management Practices
  • Corporate Residency Examples
  • Public-Private Partnerships



In-residence with sponsors

13 February-12 May 2017

Participants determine and share learning objectives before engaging in corporate residencies with leading U.S. corporations, receiving both horizontal and vertical views of the enterprise, as well as preparing a corporate consultancy project for the host company.

Participant Objectives: 2-4 weeks in length

Through brief externships, participants gain exposure to private sector leadership, techniques, organizational structures, and methods of operations by working closely with sponsors during individual corporate consultancies as well as with senior executive “mentors” and DAELP faculty advisors.



UNC Chapel Hill - Center for School Leadership Development

22-26 May 2017

Participants engage a new set of topics and will review, evaluate, and discuss their corporate residencies.

Topics may include:

  • Reviewing Corporate Residency and Worksite Project Experiences
  • Technology and the Supply Chain Innovation
  • Enabling Technologies and Wireless communication Improving Systems Design and Maintenance
  • Performance-based Logistics
  • Debriefing session on the Corporate & Project Experiences with U.S. Army Materiel Command senior leadership

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Depot & Arsenal Executive Leadership Program
1250 Environ WayChapel HillNorth Carolina 27517 USA
Telephone: (919) 969-8008 Fax: (919) 969-6792