Integrated Supply Chain Strategy

Integrated Supply Chain Strategy

Single Course Fee: $990

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 3
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The Supply Chain Strategies course considers supply chains as an integrated system of processes.

The Integrated Supply Chain Strategy course looks closely at supply chains as an integrated system of processes. Learn to analyze supply chain performance from a strategic perspective, apply flow management as an integrated set of supply chain processes, and utilize these principles to influence strategic inventory control.

  • Understand integrated sourcing strategies.
  • Explain the concept of Keiretsu and how it can benefit sourcing.
  • Understand sourcing hubs.
  • Differentiate whether to make or buy.
  • Understand order fulfillment.
  • Explain the concept of disruptive risk.
  • Identify ways to reduce supply chain disruptions.
  • Describe the promise and elements of a green logistics approach.
  • Understand strategic cost management.
  • Identify critical elements in supply chain strategic planning.
  • Describe a framework for supply chain performance management.
  • Understand demand driven supply networks.

This course is delivered in partnership with Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business.

Curriculum Highlights

  • The curriculum for the supply chain certificate is in-depth and driven by best practices and industry benchmarks.
  • Delivered by faculty who teach in our W. P. Carey supply chain programs, including our Master of Science in Global Logistics (MS-GL), the certificate consists of two core courses and your choice of an elective course.
  • The case- and simulation-based curriculum is designed for real-world applicability.
  • The certificate curriculum is enhanced by weekly quizzes, readings, and final assessment.
  • Coursework can be completed on your time throughout the course.
  • Delivered online to fit your busy schedule, the supply chain certificate can be completed in fewer than six months.
  • You will explore the intricacies of the supply chain field, leverage your current skills and expertise and unlock knowledge that goes beyond the tasks and functions of your organization.
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Thunderbird’s world-renowned faculty are hands-on professors with real world experience in working with global institutions and in international markets. Cultural nuances, regional regulations, emerging markets and global teams are part of working for an organization that operates globally. Thunderbird faculty help you learn what to expect and how to deal with the unexpected.

Professor: Steven Brown