Executive Education - Supply Chain Design and Cost Management

Supply Chain Design and Cost Management

Discover the design and development of integrated supply chains. This course explores strategic and operational issues to help you improve decision-making style and find a balance between analytical and soft skills.

After completing this course, you will receive 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which can be applied toward the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) CPSM recertification, C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. reaccreditation program requirements.

Note: ISM does not endorse, certify or sponsor this program or its content.


  • Supply chain design and the in-source/outsource decision
  • Strategy, relationships, design issues and supplier pricing
  • Strategic cost management, price analysis and total cost of ownership
  • Overhead and cost analysis
  • Target costing and decision making

Key Benefits

By participating in Supply Chain Design and Cost Management, you should be able to:

  • Acknowledge and consider the implications of any supply management activity on the cost and the value that the organization provides to the customer
  • Develop an understanding of critical supply chain design issues in order to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a supply chain
  • Realize how strategic cost management, supply strategy and supplier management are integral to supply chain design and organizational strategy, and be able to apply the appropriate approaches to a situation
  • Match the right cost/price analysis tool with the purchase, and apply the tools of price analysis, cost analysis, total cost of ownership analysis and target costing appropriately to a given situation