Supply chain management is one of the fastest growing career fields in business. Specialists in this field have a deep understanding of the structures and rhythms of global supply chains, how to optimize them, manage costs and assure uninterrupted commodity, component, and product supplies, and streamline systems integration. Students undertaking this certificate will master the basics of international trade and regulations, transportation and logistics, customer service, order fulfillment, sales and operations planning, ecommerce/omni-channel, warehousing and inventory management, and, supplier relations, sourcing and purchasing. As organizations use supply chain management to achieve key strategic objectives, this concentration prepares students with knowledge and skills necessary to initiate, plan and implement supply chain projects, policies and systems successfully--globally. 

Some of the major areas covered include:

  • National and international modes of transportation and their characteristics; logistics; reverse logistics
  • Supplier relations and contracts
  • Strategic sourcing and purchasing
  • Order fulfillment
  • Warehousing and inventory management
  • Distribution channels, ecommerce, omni-channel, and retail operations
  • Customer relations and service
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Financial aspects of supply chains
  • International trade and regulations related to exports, imports, and homeland security
  • International business context and organization building
  • Overall supply chain strategy and implementation