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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management Fundamentals Certificate Program 

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: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., one evening, 9/17

Location: Riverwalk

Cost:  $59

CRN: 468 Course number: MGMT1036 Section: RWC


Operations

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: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 2 evenings, 9/24 &  10/1

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115

CRN: 469 Course Number: MGMT1037 Section: RWC


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: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 2 evenings, 10/8 to 10/15

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115

CRN: 470 Course Number: MGMT1038 Section: RWC


Sourcing and Contracts  NEW!

Building on purchasing basics, you’ll explore sourcing best practices (it’s more than just locating a supplier!) and supplier relationships then look at contract terms, clauses, requirements, and contract management principles from the purchaser’s perspective, key metrics, to track vendor performance and more.

Course Information

Dates/Times: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., one evening, 10/22

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $59

CRN: 694 Course Number: MGMT1048 Section: RWA


Inventory/Warehousing

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: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 2 evenings, 10/29 to 11/5

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115

CRN: 471 Course Number: MGMT1039 Section: RWC


Transportation/Logistics

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:  Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m, 2 evenings, 11/12 to 11/19

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115

CRN: 472 Course Number: MGMT1040 Section: RWC


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: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 2 evenings, 12/3 to 12/10

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115

CRN: 473 Course Number: MGMT1041 Section: RWC


 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: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., one evening, 12/17

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $59

CRN: 474 Course Number: MGMT1042 Section: RWC


 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.  Click here for more information:  APICS Certification.