Gain an integrated view of procurement, operations and logistics management, while also learning how to manage the flow of products from sourcing and acquisition through delivery to every customer. This eight-week, 100% online course will teach you how each functional area and its processes become one integrated operation to satisfy the needs of your customers.
This eight week course builds on the fundamentals introduced in Supply Chain Management I , and provides the tools to master integrated supply chain management and determine the best supply chain design for your operations. From the big picture down to the details, you’ll identify the characteristics and objectives of inventory, transportation, warehousing and material handling.
Learn how to coordinate and integrate your global purchasing, logistics, operations and market channel strategies. You’ll explore the implications of industry globalization drivers for supply chains, and apply the global supply chain management framework.
Distribution Fulfillment covers the critical topics to help you learn how to develop, implement and manage a market distribution strategy for your logistical operations. You’ll learn how to identify the interrelationships between "marketing channel structure" and "logistics distribution structure.”
Discover how to evolve your Manufacturing Planning and Control (MPC) system to meet the ever-changing technology, product and market conditions in today’s global marketplace. Gain a thorough understanding of MPC key elements. Master a variety of decision-making tools that can help you effectively plan and execute in the workplace.
Learn how to develop and implement a procurement strategy that aligns with your overall competitive strategy. Gain the key skills to effectively negotiate, structure your purchasing department, evaluate and select suppliers using an analytical hierarchy process, and manage cost across the entire supply chain.
Strengthen your skill sets in intra-organizational, team, multi-party and cross-cultural negotiations. Negotiate better purchasing arrangements with vendors and suppliers. Identify negotiation opportunities, improve your ability to gain support for ideas or change, address conflicts and gain an understanding of the unique challenges that exist when individuals, groups and organizations face potential or existing conflict.
Identify, evaluate and develop new opportunities, relationships and supply channels for your organization through strategic supply management. Leverage a deeper understanding of the scope, costs, metrics and processes associated with supply management so you can consistently deliver sustainable competitive advantage.
With a systematic, strategic driven approach to supply base management, you can produce long-lasting value for your company and your customers. Learn to adopt best practices for supplier selection and relationship-building, as well as supply base design, optimization and risk management.