Strategic Supply Chain Management

This course focuses on best practices in supply chain management, and how to organize and implement improvement efforts. Participants learn about supply chain management and advances in the areas of strategic sourcing and procurement, sales and operations planning, logistics and global distribution, inventory management, new product design and information systems. The course includes tools for improving customer service levels, lowering costs, quickening response, improving sustainability metrics, lessening disruptions, and enhancing product/service offerings.

Hours: 16

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand supply chain analytics, problem solving tools and techniques, and effective use of information systems such as SAP
  • Synthesize various functional initiatives to organize supply chain management improvement efforts
  • Avoid supply chain disruptions with risk management tools and techniques
  • Manage personal career pathways with knowledge about various professional certifications in supply chain management

Intended Audience

Managers involved in business strategy, marketing, sales and distribution, design, manufacturing, engineering, purchasing/materials management, logistics and transportation, production planning and control, quality management, cost and financial accounting, and information systems