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Introduction to Supply Chain Management (Online)

180 hours
180 hours
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Course description

Introduction to Supply Chain Management (Online)

Supply chains encompass the companies and the business activities needed to design, make, deliver and use a product or service. Businesses depend on supply chains to survive and thrive. Every business fits into one or more supply chains, with a role to play in each of them.

This online, self-paced course provides an organized framework for understanding the essential concepts of supply chain management, and how to develop and deploy supply chains to achieve success in a fast-paced global economy. (12 months to complete course)

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Training content

  • Lesson 1: Key Concepts of Supply Chain Management
  • Lesson 2: Supply Chain Operations: Planning and Sourcing
  • Lesson 3: Supply Chain Operations: Making and Delivering
  • Lesson 4: Using Information Technology
  • Lesson 5: Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance
  • Lesson 6: Supply Chain Coordination
  • Lesson 7: Supply Chain Innovation for the Real-Time Economy
  • Lesson 8: Defining Supply Chain Opportunities
  • Lesson 9: Creating Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage
  • Lesson 10: The Promise of The Real-Time Supply Chain


The cost of this training course includes all course materials.

Certification / Credits

Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion with CEUs.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate what a supply chain is and what it does
  • Understand where your company fits in the supply chains it participates in and the role it plays in those supply chains.
  • Exercise an executive-level understanding of operations involved in supply chain planning and sourcing.
  • Assess supply operations in your company that may be candidates for outsourcing.
  • Identify available technologies that is available to support and enable effective supply chain operations.
  • Employ a useful model for assessing markets and the supply chains that support them.
  • Define a concise set of metrics for measuring the performance of a company's supply chain operations.
  • Understand a common supply chain dynamic that is a major contributor to the “boom to bust” business cycle.
  • Consider trends that make coordination and collaboration key requirements for success in 21st Century supply chains.
  • Define performance targets for your company to succeed in the markets you serve.

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