Supply-chain technology firm Optiant Inc. has announced the 2005 schedule for its Center of Supply Chain Excellence, a customer-training facility located in Boston. Optiant will offer two classes, including monthly PowerChain Fundamental sessions and four Advanced PowerChain sessions. PowerChain is the technology firm's flagship software solution. This year's sessions will address outsourcing, globalization and new market penetration; inventory deployment; and supply-chain risk. PowerChain Fundamentals is a three-day course. The advanced training sessions span five days and are aimed at expert users of PowerChain Inventory. Advanced classes are planned in February, May, August and October. Additional information about PowerChain training is available online at www.optiant.com/services_training.html.