Supply Chain Management I

Learn the Fundamentals of an Integrated Supply Chain – and Enhance Your Performance and Productivity!
Michigan State University 220 Trowbridge Rd East Lansing,, MI 48824, USA
(517) 3558332

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Self Paced

Domain / Subject : Business & Management

Function : Sales

Duration : 8 Weeks

Difficulty : Advanced

Supply Chain Management I

Learn the Fundamentals of an Integrated Supply Chain – and Enhance Your Performance and Productivity!
A lack of customers means a lack of business. From raw materials to distribution, it’s your job to ensure that customers are satisfied so your business can compete in today’s global marketplace. 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.

Explore the true scope, application and definition of supply chain management with thorough lectures and real-world applications. By the end of this eight-week 100% online course, you’ll understand how each functional component and its processes become one integrated operation to satisfy your customers’ needs.

What You’ll Learn
Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Activities of SCM and how they integrate together to serve customers
Physical entities involved in SCM and key requirements to improving its performance
Types of supply chains matched with types of products
Value that can be obtained through effective supply chain management
Different perspectives of supply chain operations and management

What a process is, its characteristics and its impact on the overall supply chain
How innovation and supply chain work together to provide products to consumers
Process inhibitors and their impact on supply chain performance

Customer Service, Satisfaction and the Supply Chain
How to develop a customer-focused supply chain strategy for longevity
Ways to define customer satisfaction
Strategies to improve basic service elements

Cost reduction in the procurement process
Three stages of procurement strategy development
How to develop deep relationships with key suppliers critical to operation

Supply Chain Information Technology
Framework of supply chain information technology and the major components
How to balance the tradeoffs between supply and demand and resource constraints with advanced planning and scheduling (APS)
Anticipatory to Response-Based Business Models
Whether to have an anticipatory or response-based business model in the operation
Supply chain integration objectives, barriers and implementation challenges

What strategy to put in place based on the relationship between flexibility and the demands of the firm
Five practices that are foundational to achieving excellence in complexity management
Objectives, market characteristics and what it takes to succeed with four competitive, flexibility-based strategies

The roles and responsibilities of various institutions within channels of distribution
Distribution channel member functions
Logistical and marketing channel separation

Planning & Forecasting
Effective demand, production and logistics planning
Forecast elements and major influencing factors
How product characteristics influence the need to forecast
Improve forecast accuracy with more collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) between supply chain partners
Keys to successful sales and operations planning (S&OP) implementation

Supply Chain Globalization
Four stages of globalization strategies
Successful global supply chain integration requirements
Operational considerations of international trade


Course eligibility

Credit & Tuition
ACE credit recommendation 2 semester hours in the upper-division baccalaureate degree category. Register today and earn 3.5 CEUs for $2,480.

Who Should Register?
This dynamic, instructor-led course is ideal for anyone who wants to expand their integrated supply chain management knowledge and skills— from analysts and managers to directors and vice presidents. Supply Chain Management I is designed to help new and seasoned professionals re-examine the foundational skills of managing an integrated supply chain, while fine-tuning their approach to complexity management.

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