Supply chain management is not just a process for reducing costs and achieving greater operational efficiencies within an organization. Although these are important considerations, modern supply chain management involves the strategic alignment of end-to-end business processes to achieve market and economic value, as well as competitive advantage. Effective supply chain management is achieved by an organization proactively adopting initiatives to move suppliers and customers into collaborative relationships for mutual gain. Business professionals who want to make a significant impact on the efficiency, effectiveness or profitability of their organizations should consider learning more about supply chain management and its value for companies operating in a competitive global marketplace.
This program is designed for individuals in service and manufacturing companies seeking to improve the effectiveness of their supply chain. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the new work processes necessary to acquire goods and services; ways to impact the company's bottom line through lower costs and lower prices; ways to partner for streamlining the acquisition of goods and services process; and new skills necessary in the areas of communication, business planning and global acquisition. Successful completion of this program will enable participants to achieve competitive advantage in the growing field of supply chain management.
Who Should Enroll
This program is targeted to analysts, supervisors, managers, directors, and executives responsible for managing or working in a supply chain.
What You'll Learn
- Evaluate the key supply chain management processes and procedures
- Practice communications skills specific to the supply chain management professional
- Develop strategies to achieve market success
- Create tactical plan to implement successful supply chain operations
Occupational summary for purchasing managers:
- 73,731 Jobs (2018)
- 7.2% Projected Growth (2018-2028)
- $83k-$147k Annual Salary (25th-75th Percentile)
A certificate is awarded upon completion of four required courses with a grade of “C” or better for a total of 16 units (160 hours) of instruction. To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy with a non-refundable $125 application fee. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the digital certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.
- Program cost: $3,000*
- A one-time, nonrefundable registration fee of $125 must be paid before completing this certificate program
*excludes books and other fees
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Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full certificate.