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.


Course Snapshot

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

Once per year (Winter)


2 days, 8:00am - 4:30pm


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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.