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Introduction to Supply Chain Management (Online)

Corporate College
Training overview
Professional Course
180 hours

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.

About Cuyahoga Community College

Corporate College, a Division of Cuyahoga Community College

Founded in 2003, Corporate College offers Northeast Ohio businesses and individuals professional training and development, along with state-of-the-art meeting and conference space at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights and Corporate College West in Westlake. Whether you are engaged with...

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