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Supply Chain Management

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Supply Chain Management Fundamentals Certificate Program  NEW!

Business leaders in today’s global environment recognize that the various elements of the supply chain impact all company functions, including finance, marketing, and production and that managing those elements well makes all the difference in streamlining operations, gaining a competitive edge, increasing market share and improving profitability.  This intensive “boot camp” provides a great overview of the fundamentals and most critical elements of the supply chain and is both a perfect introduction to the concepts as well as a refresher.  Individuals may take just those modules of interest, but all seven modules are required for maximum benefit and to earn the Certificate of Completion.

Note that the required book, Essentials of Supply Chain Management 3rd edition, ISBN# 978-0470942185, is used throughout the program.

Instructors: Paul Moriarty, MBA, CPIM, CSCP, PMP, and R. Bruce Murphy, CPIM, PMP.  Both instructors have extensive experience in operations, purchasing, inventory/materials management and supply chain management.

Introduction to Supply Chain Management

This overview introduces students to the importance of Supply Chain Management, the definitions, fundamentals and functions that make up the elements of a company’s Supply Chains and their relationships with internal and external customers, including Purchasing, Materials Management, Inventory Management, Transportation/Logistics, International Trade and Operations.

Course Information

Date/Times: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., one evening, 9/23

Location: Riverwalk

Cost:  $59

CRN: 646 Course number: MGMT1036 Section: RWA


This module investigates process flows; process requirements to add value; and how this function interacts with the supply chain.  Students are introduced to the conversion processes and forecasting for the requirements of the conversion process.

Course Information

Dates/Times: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 2 evenings, 9/30 to 10/7

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115

CRN: 647 Course Number: MGMT1037 Section: RWA

Purchasing/Materials Management

Look at the requirements of process conversion, learn Purchasing and Materials Managment basic concepts, including the purchasing function, general purchasing processes, introduced to KPI’s of purchasing and vendor management and how materials management principles are applied.

Course Information

Dates/Times: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 2 evenings, 10/14 to 10/21

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115

CRN: 648 Course Number: MGMT1038 Section: RWA


This introduction to inventory management provides an overview of the classification of inventory receiving of goods and the proper storage and safe guarding of resources and reviews concepts of “warehousing” and how resources flow through this function.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 2 evenings, 10/28 to 11/4

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115

CRN: 649 Course Number: MGMT1039 Section: RWA


Logistics is a critical function impacting all disciplines including finance, marketing, and production.  21st Century supply chain logistics moves beyond the traditional “cost center” approach to a “value add” view and is often the competitive edge in gaining market share and improving profitability.  In this module you’ll learn to plan, organize, and implement logistics programs and effectively measure progress.  Topics include terminology, documentation, rate calculation, and service support. 

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m, 2 evenings, 11/18 to 11/25

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115

CRN: 650 Course Number: MGMT1040 Section: RWA

International Trade

Businesses of all sizes are now involved in international trade.  Greater opportunities in international trade also present many logistics challenges.  This overview of international trade addresses the 4 differences between domestic and international logistic: the 4 Ds of Demand, Diversity, Distance and Documentation and also addresses specific topics essential to success in importing and exporting.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 2 evenings, 12/2 to 12/9

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115

CRN: 651 Course Number: MGMT1041 Section: RWA

 Supply Chain Management: Tying It All Together

Using the concepts learned in the program, you’ll work through an extensive in-class project to apply and demonstrate what you’ve learned.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., one evening, 12/16

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $59

CRN: 652 Course Number: MGMT1042 Section: RWA

 Are you interested in earning the APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) designation?  APIC CPIM education is essential if you are involved in production and inventory management, supply chain management, operations, procurement, materials management or purchasing.  Keep watching our website for details on our APICS certification prep program starting late fall 2014 or early winter/spring 2015.

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