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.
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.
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.