Sustainable Supply Chain Management Certificate Program

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About 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. Typically, supply chain management attempts to centrally control or link the production, shipment, and distribution of a product. By effectively managing the supply chain, companies are able to cut excess costs and deliver products to consumers faster, and in many cases, cheaper. This is done by keeping tighter control of internal inventories, internal production, distribution, sales, and the inventories of company vendors. Supply chain management is based on the idea that nearly every product that comes to market results from the efforts of all of the links in the supply chain.

Supply chain and logistics professionals across the entire supply chain (procurement, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, warehousing, and retail) are increasingly becoming part of their organizations’ strategic management teams. As a result, they often can benefit from additional education and credentials to assist them in their current position or to advance their careers. With a relevant, practical curriculum and hands-on exercises, CEPE’s Sustainable Supply Chain Management Certificate program will help participants expand their knowledge base and build marketable skills in this dynamic field. All of the courses in this program are taught by experienced, industry professionals.

Certificate Snapshot

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

Once per year (Fall/Winter)


Five, 1 week long classes (workload for each class is 15 hours)


Full certificate cost: $2,945

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Because this is a self directed course, it did help me to re-establish a plan for pursuing a job, making contacts and for networking purposes.

- Jamie Nash

Who Should Attend

Professionals who need to develop a functional understanding of supply chain management or who wish to launch or advance their careers in this growing field.

What You’ll Learn

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

  • Understand the strategic role of operations in all types of organizations;
  • Map the flow of a process and identify areas for improvement;
  • Employ best practices and available tools in strategic sourcing;
  • Understand the fundamentals of a business planning process;
  • Manage a supply chain using valuable tools;
  • Think critically about the effects of their actions on sustainability and human rights throughout the life cycles of products and services.

5 Required Certificate Courses

Courses may be taken individually and in any order unless otherwise noted. If pursuing the certificate, all courses in the certificate program must be completed within three years. A recommended sequence is below.

  • SC401: Intro to Supply Chain Management
    • This introductory course provides an overview of the principles of supply chain management, including strategy, forecasting/planning, purchasing, operations, logistics, and transportation.
  • SC402: Strategic Sourcing and the Procurement Process
    • Understand the value of strategic sourcing and the analytical procurement process, and explores effective sourcing strategies, including single sourcing, multi-sourcing, and outsourcing.
  • SC403: Operations and Logistics Management
    • Students focus on creating an environment of simplified flows, material availability, and schedule stability to help build an efficient and effective process for customers, suppliers, and employees.