SC406 Supplier Relationship Management

About This Course

Managing relationships with suppliers is a critical component of successful supply chain management. Understanding what the business initiatives are and how suppliers can help to meet those needs is an important part of successful supplier relationship management. This course provides meaningful tools and experience in understanding how to leverage a supply chain as a competitive advantage, and how to effectively manage supplier relationships for optimal success.


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:

  • Recognize the importance of an effective supplier selection process;
  • Understand how a supply chain can be leveraged for innovation;
  • Be familiar with relational risk management strategies;
  • Evaluate a variety of supply chain governance strategies and tools;
  • Appreciate the essential importance of collaboration and trust throughout the supply chain;
  • Manage conflict for effective outcomes.

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.