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Operations of Supply Chain Management

The Integrated Supply Chain Management course within the online Executive Certificate in Foundations of Supply Chain Management focuses on examining modern business challenges in sustainability, ethics, and globalization. This is done through a supply chain lens and you will discover how supply chain principles can help companies better meet the challenges of the modern world. This is tailored to customers, investors, governments, and non-profit organizations who demand effective and efficient solutions.

  • Establish a supply chain management lexicon.
  • Present the primary goals of a company’s supply chain.
  • Explore some of the different issues related to procurement, operations and logistics.
  • Establish an understanding of the importance of integration throughout the supply chain.
  • Help students appreciate the importance of supply chain management in addressing issues of expansion, globalization, social responsibility, finance, marketing, data analytics, etc.
  • Create an awareness of supply chain concepts that can aid in developing solutions to both simple and complex problems in the workplace.

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

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Course Overview

  • 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 and readings, and a final, overall assignment is due at the end of the course.
  • Coursework can be completed on your time throughout the week, with all work being due by Sunday evenings.
  • 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

    Program Participants

    Created to provide a graduate-level understanding of the supply chain, the certificate program is ideal for:

    • Professionals with at least two to three years of supply chain experience who want to broaden their expertise.
    • Seasoned supply chain leaders looking to capitalize on current best practices.

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