Supply chain management is not just a process for reducing costs and achieving greater operational efficiencies within an organization. Although these are important considerations, modern supply chain management involves the strategic alignment of end-to-end business processes to achieve market and economic value, as well as competitive advantage. Effective supply chain management is achieved by an organization proactively adopting initiatives to move suppliers and customers into collaborative relationships for mutual gain. Business professionals who want to make a significant impact on the efficiency, effectiveness or profitability of their organizations should consider learning more about supply chain management and its value for companies operating in a competitive global marketplace.
This program is designed for individuals in service and manufacturing companies seeking to improve the effectiveness of their supply chain. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the new work processes necessary to acquire goods and services; ways to impact the company's bottom line through lower costs and lower prices; ways to partner for streamlining the acquisition of goods and services process; and new skills necessary in the areas of communication, business planning and global acquisition. Successful completion of this program will enable participants to achieve competitive advantage in the growing field of supply chain management.
Who Should Enroll
This program is targeted to analysts, supervisors, managers, directors, and executives responsible for managing or working in a supply chain.
Occupational summary for purchasing managers in the United States.
- Jobs: 188,200 (2019)
- Projected Growth: 4% (2019-2029)
- Annual Median Salary: $74,750k (2019)
- Evaluate the key supply chain management processes and procedures
- Practice communications skills specific to the supply chain management professional
- Develop strategies to achieve market success
- Create tactical plan to implement successful supply chain operations
- Supply Chain Management Fundamentals (4 units)
- Supply Chain Management Communications (4 units)
- Supply Chain Management Strategy (4 units)
- Supply Chain Management Tactics (4 units)
About the School
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