SC401 Intro to Supply Chain Management

Certificate Track: Sustainable Supply Chain Management

This is a hands-on course that provides an overview of the principles of Supply Chain Management. Students will be introduced to the essentials including strategy, forecasting/planning, purchasing, operations, logistics, and transportation. The course will also cover the methods organizations use to create value for customers through key operating priorities such as: quality, cost, time, flexibility, innovation and sustainability.

Coursework includes lecture and small-group work in class, and selected readings and case studies to be completed outside of class.Register now button

Upon successfully completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Appreciate the strategic role of operations in all types of organizations.
  • Understand the importance of links between customer needs and operations design.
  • Describe the ways in which the operations function interacts with other functions, particularly marketing and finance.
  • Map the flow of a process and identify areas for improvement.
  • Apply analytical tools to solving operations and supply chain problems.
  • Understand supply chain management and its importance in today’s economy.
  • Legitimately present yourself as having a working vocabulary of operations and supply chain management terminology.

Cost: $589
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Instructor: M. Stephen Mahaffey
 M. Stephen Mahaffey has over 30 years of executive management experience and was part of the management team that grew a less than $200 million national organization to a $1.87 billion industry leader. His career has spanned across leading supply chain, operations and sales management. His executive sales management experience uniquely compliments his supply chain leadership, enabling him to appreciate the customers’ experience as he has delivered supply chain best practices.


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