Thunderbird School of Global Management

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About the course

The Supply Chain Strategies course looks closely at supply chains as an integrated system of processes.

The Integrated Supply Chain Strategy course looks closely at supply chains as an integrated system of processes. Learn to analyze supply chain performance from a strategic perspective, apply flow management as an integrated set of supply chain processes, and utilize these principles to influence strategic inventory control.

  • Understand integrated sourcing strategies.
  • Explain the concept of Keiretsu and how it can benefit sourcing.
  • Understand sourcing hubs.
  • Differentiate whether to make or buy.
  • Understand order fulfillment.
  • Explain the concept of disruptive risk.
  • Identify ways to reduce supply chain disruptions.
  • Describe the promise and elements of a green logistics approach.
  • Understand strategic cost management.
  • Identify critical elements in supply chain strategic planning.
  • Describe a framework for supply chain performance management.
  • Understand demand driven supply networks.

Course Overview

  • The curriculum for the supply chain certificate is in-depth and driven by best practices and industry benchmarks.
  • Delivered by faculty who teach in our W. P. Carey supply chain programs, including our Master of Science in Global Logistics (MS-GL), the certificate consists of two core courses and your choice of an elective course.
  • The case- and simulation-based curriculum is designed for real-world applicability.
  • The certificate curriculum is enhanced by weekly quizzes and readings, and a final, overall assignment is due at the end of the course.
  • Coursework can be completed on your time throughout the week, with all work being due by Sunday evenings.
  • Delivered online to fit your busy schedule, the supply chain certificate can be completed in fewer than six months.
  • You will explore the intricacies of the supply chain field, leverage your current skills and expertise and unlock knowledge that goes beyond the tasks and functions of your organization

Who should attend

Created to provide a graduate-level understanding of the supply chain, the certificate program is ideal for:

  • Professionals with at least two to three years of supply chain experience who want to broaden their expertise.
  • Seasoned supply chain leaders looking to capitalize on current best practices.

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Steven Brown

I am an author and instructor for Linked In Learning. I've created online videos in the areas of logistics, purchasing, lean management, lean six sigma, inventory management, and lean inventory. I have spent my professional life engaged in many different aspects of the business world. I've been ...


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