SC405 Supply Chain Finance and Optimization
About This Course
As businesses continue to outsource and offshore production globally, managing a firm’s supply chain becomes increasingly challenging. To add to this complexity is the management of financial components involved with the sourcing, production, storage, and delivery of goods. This course focuses on how a business could optimize cash flows throughout the supply chain in order to keep the enterprise funded and its supply chain operating smoothly.
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 traditional and novel forms of supply chain finance;
- Think critically about the financial complexity of global supply chain operations;
- Discuss how financing changes supply chain structures;
- Understand factoring and reverse factoring;
- Be familiar with asset-based financing;
- Appreciate the importance of good inventory management.
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.
Scott DuHadway is an assistant professor of Supply Chain Management for Portland State University, where he researches supplier relationships, conflict, fraud, and disruption due to intentional supplier behavior. His industry experience includes positions with RR Donnelley and Obelis. Scott earned a BS in Operations Management and Business Administration and a PhD in Operations and Sourcing from Michigan State University.