CEPE's Sustainable Supply Chain Management Certificate Program

Cost: $3894 ($649/class)

Location: Portland 

Format: In class 

Your Future in Supply Chain Management 

Found in nearly all industries, there are 130,000+ jobs for supply 
chain logistics experts, managers, and other professionals. Supply chain and logistics professionals across the entire supply chain (procurement, manufacturer, distribution, transportation, warehousing, and retail) are increasingly part of their organization’s strategic management teams. As a result, they often can benefit from additional education and credentials to assist them in their current position or to advance their careers. Our SCM certificate program will help you expand your knowledge base with relevant, practical curriculum that builds your skills in this dynamic field. All of our courses are taught by experienced SCM industry professionals. Come to one of the country’s most innovative universities to launch or advance your career!course schedule button


4 Required Certificate Courses:

(Below is the recommended sequence; courses may be taken in any order)email newsletter button

 

Intro to Supply Chain Management
This hands-on course gives you 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.

Strategic Sourcing and the Procurement Process
Participants will learn about effective sourcing strategies, including single sourcing, multisourcing and outsourcing, ensuring a successful procurement process and added value to the supply chain.

Operations and Logistics Management
This course focuses on the operational impact of logistics in a supply chain. Students will gain knowledge of the key concepts in operations and logistics, and explore distribution strategies.

Supply Chain Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Corporate social responsibility is growing and its impact on the supply chain is critical. This course will explore how businesses think about supply chains, and how they affect sustainability and human rights throughout the lifecycle of products and services.

Electives (Choose Two):

Certificate Cost: $3534

Program Snapshot
In-person
6 x 15-hour courses
Offered 2 times per year
Can be completed in as few as 2 terms

 

What is Supply Chain Management?

Supply chain management (SCM) is the planning and oversight of the entire supply chain, from people and activities, to resources and products. An efficient, well-managed supply chain creates value and helps a company gain the competitive advantage. Typically, SCM attempts to centrally control or link the production, shipment and distribution of a product. By effectively managing the supply chain, companies are able to cut excess costs and deliver products to the consumer faster, and in many cases, cheaper. This is done by keeping tighter control of internal inventories, internal production, distribution, sales, and the inventories of company vendors. SCM is based on the idea that nearly every product that comes to market results from the efforts of all of the links in the supply chain. 

About the courses

The introductory course lays the groundwork of the program, providing an overview of supply chain management and a look into how organizations create value for their customers. Students are introduced to the essentials including strategy, forecasting, planning, sourcing, purchasing, operations, logistics, and transportation. Due to the short-term nature of the course, the emphasis is on immediately applicable strategies and practical analytical tools that participants can use to solve problems and make decisions right away in their work. Topics include: the strategic role of operations, the interaction among operations, marketing, and finance, as well as improvement processes like flow mapping.

After establishing this foundation of knowledge, participants go on to learn about effective sourcing strategies, including single sourcing, multi-sourcing and outsourcing, ensuring a successful procurement process and added value to the supply chain. The focus then moves into key concepts in operations and logistics, with a particular emphasis on corporate social responsibility. As a result, students won’t only be able to manage a supply chain and have valuable tools at their disposal, but they’ll also be able to think critically about the effects of their actions on sustainability and human rights throughout the lifecycle of products and services.

Finally, the electives at the end of the program allow students to customize the learning to their specific needs. Whether participants opt to further explore global influences, financial strategies, supplier selection, risk management, or production schedules, there are multiple options available to customize the learning to support individual career goals.

 

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Courses can be taken individually or can be applied to a certificate within a three-year limit. Courses completed outside of the three-year limit will need to be retaken to qualify for certificate completion.