Supply Chain Management for Resilience and Global Competitiveness Certificate

University at Buffalo School of Management

University at Buffalo School of Management

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Who should attend

If you wish to stay current in state-of-the-art supply chain management practices and digital supply chain technologies, including business data analytics, blockchain, Internet of Things, and harnessing social media channels, this certification is for you.

This program will also help prepare you if you are seeking such professional certifications as Certified Supply Chain Professional or Certified in Production and Inventory Management with the Association for Supply Chain Management; as well as certifications of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and Institute for Supply Management.

About the course

Faced with growing unpredictability, turbulent markets, low-cost competition and increasing customer demands, many firms are in the process of reconfiguring their supply chains to reduce costs, increase resilience, improve quality, provide more customized products and services and provide faster response to customer needs.

Through this certificate program, you will learn best practices in supply chain management across a variety of areas to formulate strategies for coping with increasing volatility, unpredictability and disruption risks in supply, demand and the external environment.

Course Objectives

By completing this program, you will be able to undertake more effective supply chain actions that will enable you to:

  • Cope with volatile business conditions and provide superior customer service levels
  • Reduce costs for your company as well as your supply chain partners and customers
  • Improve resilience and robustness in global, dynamic markets
  • Design better product and service offerings
  • Reduce lead times, inventories and waste
  • Harness technologies like blockchain and IoT for the blockchain
  • Improve quality and sustainability efforts

Topics

  • Supply chain strategy and organizing for improvements - Supply chain mapping; forming steering committees of key partners; identification of major problem areas; formulation of joint strategies, information sharing and trust building measures; setting overall goals and metrics for supply chain performance; and organizing for improvements
  • Integrated product-process redesign - Rethinking products, services and processes and reconfiguring supply chains; reorganizing new product development processes; early involvement of suppliers in design; coordination of multifirm design activities; principles of postponement
  • Demand forecasting - New approaches to demand forecasting in supply chains
  • Sales and operations planning and inventory management - New approaches to production planning and inventory management, collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment systems; measures to counter bullwhip effects; interorganizational inventory management, information systems requirements; process redesign for traceability using blockchain technologies
  • Strategic sourcing and procurement management - Implementation of strategic sourcing; managing supplier relationships, strategic alliances, vendor managed inventory operation; e-procurement and B2B marketplaces
  • Distribution and logistics management - Distribution system models: basic variables, performance metrics and trade-offs; internet models for distribution; changing roles of warehouses; logistics outsourcing: third party and fourth party logistics service functions
  • Supply risk management and resilience - Identification of vulnerabilities and mitigation tactics; cultivation of agility throughout the supply chain to augment fast recovery and resilience of the supply chain; stress tests and simulation
  • Supply chain continuous improvement - Value stream mapping, Supply Chain Operations Reference framework, five phases of Lean Six Sigma; organizing for supply chain improvement, acting on metrics

Experts

Nallan Suresh

Education PhD, University of Cincinnati MBA, McMaster University, Canada BTech, Indian Institute of Technology Background Suresh's work is primarily in the field of manufacturing and operations management. He has published widely in academic and professional journals, and has presented numerous...

Supply Chain Management for Resilience and Global Competitiveness Certificate at University at Buffalo School of Management

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