Who should attend
The certificate program was designed for mid-level managers and functional experts with at least three to five years of professional experience, and who are interested in gaining new knowledge and skills for success in Supply Chain Management and Operations-based positions.
About the course
By providing a better understanding of value chains, logistic systems, demand and supply chain planning processes, operations, quality systems, and supply networks, Lehigh’s 8-day Executive Certificate in Supply Chain Management enables participants to create competitive advantages for their organization and their career.
Intense global competition has created a competitive environment that demands reduced costs, shorter cycle times, enhanced revenues, and a constant search for new ways to provide competitive value. By providing a better understanding of value chains, logistic systems, demand and supply chain planning processes, operations, quality systems, and supply networks, Lehigh’s Supply Chain Management Certificate enables participants to create competitive advantages for their organization and their career.
The certificate is awarded when six one- and two-day programs are taken within two years, but it may be completed in as few as four months. Certificates will only be granted to those who complete all six programs:
- Utilizing Supply Chain Management for Competitive Advantage
- Effective Planning and Forecasting
- Cost and Financial Management
- Lean Six Sigma
- Integrated Logistics and Transportation Management
- Capstone Experience
Programs do not need to be taken as listed (although the Capstone Experience must be completed last), but they are designed to build on each other in this order
Participants in this program will
- Demonstrate and apply your knowledge on integrating supply chain management, demand management, cost and risk management, lean management, and logistics and transportation management
- Apply your strategic management skills to formulate and implement effective strategies in competing supply chain environments
- Identify a specific process or current strategies in your company that could benefit from the application of supply chain management tools and techniques
- Develop an implementation plan for improving the identified issue, and present your plan during the program
Robert Trent teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels and holds a B.S. degree in materials logistics management, an M.B.A., and a Ph.D. in purchasing/operations management. Prior to his return to academia, Professor Trent spent seven years with Chrysler Corporation. His industrial experi...
Dr. Zach G. Zacharia is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Research in the College of Business and Economics, Lehigh University where he teaches Graduate and Undergraduate courses in Supply Chain Operations Management and Logistics and Tr...
Phillip Coles has an undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University, an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Lehigh University and an MS in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. In addition to his formal education, he also studied lean and continuous improvement a...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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