SC403 Operations and Logistics Management

About This Course

Today’s supply chains are becoming increasingly complex: a customer can be a supplier, plants supply each other across oceans, and when goods are returned the journey is reversed. Managing the supply chain in order to deliver only what is needed, when it is needed, and in the quality needed is a competitive advantage for any business. In this course, instructors will focus on how to create an environment of simplified flows, material availability, and schedule stability to help build an efficient and effective process for customers, suppliers, and employees.


Course Snapshot

Course delivered in a virtual format with live instructor & student interaction

Once per year (Fall)


One week with a 15-hour workload. Please check the schedule for live session dates and times.


Course Schedule       

A loading crane over a cargo ship in a shipping port

Sustainable 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 a competitive advantage...

What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of a business planning process;
  • Overcome the challenges of designing and operating a global logistics network;
  • Understand the cost drivers of operations and logistics;
  • Enhance fundamental planning abilities;
  • Improve productivity across the supply chain;
  • Identify and mitigate risk within the supply chain.

The Learning Environment

This course is delivered in a virtual format and combines lectures, discussions, and group activities. 

Other Courses in this Certificate Track

Enrolling in the full certificate program allows for more comprehensive learning in regard to sustainable supply chain management.

Courses may be taken individually and in any order unless otherwise noted. Five courses are required to complete the certificate. If pursuing the certificate, all courses in the certificate program must be completed within three years. Visit the program page for a recommended sequence.