Supply chain management is not just a process for reducing costs and achieving greater operational efficiencies within an organisation. Although these are important considerations, modern supply chain management involves the strategic alignment of end-to-end business processes to achieve market and economic value, as well as competitive advantage. Effective supply chain management is achieved by an organisation proactively adopting initiatives to move suppliers and customers into collaborative relationships for mutual gain. Business professionals who want to make a significant impact on the efficiency, effectiveness or profitability of their organizations should consider learning more about supply chain management and its value for companies operating in a competitive global marketplace.
This program is designed for individuals in service and manufacturing companies seeking to improve the effectiveness of their supply chain. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the new work processes necessary to acquire goods and services; ways to impact the company's bottom line through lower costs and lower prices; ways to partner for streamlining the acquisition of goods and services process; and new skills necessary in the areas of communication, business planning and global acquisition. Successful completion of this program will enable participants to achieve competitive advantage in the growing field of supply chain management.
- Evaluate the key supply chain management processes and procedures
- Practice communications skills specific to the supply chain management professional
- Develop strategies to achieve market success
- Create tactical plan to implement successful supply chain operations
Who Should Attend
This program is targeted to analysts, supervisors, managers, directors, and executives responsible for managing or working in a supply chain.
- Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
- Supply Chain Management Communications
- Supply Chain Management Strategy
- Supply Chain Management Tactics
Certificate Eligibility and Requirements
A certificate is awarded upon completion of four required courses with a grade of “C” or better for a total of 16 units (160 hours) of instruction. To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.
Continuing Education Credit
- Earn CPE credit towards NCMA certification and recertification.
- Earn 28 hours of continuing education (for each 3-unit course) that may be applied toward Institute for Supply Management (ISM) CPSM recertification, CPSD recertification, C.P.M. recertification, and/or A.P.P. reaccreditation program requirements. Note: ISM does not endorse, certify or sponsor this program or its content.
On-site Training Available
Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organisation’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.
English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.
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Last updated February 28, 2018