Online Certificate in Supply Chain Management

University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

Programme Description

Online Certificate in Supply Chain Management

University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education


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.

Who Should Enroll

This program is targeted to analysts, supervisors, managers, directors, and executives responsible for managing or working in a supply chain.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for purchasing managers in the United States.

  • Jobs: 74,157 (2016)
  • Projected Growth: 3.70% (2017-2027)
  • Annual Salary: $83k-$143k (25th-75th Percentile)

Programme Benefits

  • 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

Course Schedule

Required Courses

  • Supply Chain Management Fundamentals (4 units)
  • Supply Chain Management Communications (4 units)
  • Supply Chain Management Strategy (4 units)
  • Supply Chain Management Tactics (4 units)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 2, 2018
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3,400 USD
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