Foundations of Supply Chain Management Credential

Unlock the foundational and advanced knowledge you need to tackle, resolve, and manage complex problems that confront supply chain managers. The Professional Credential in Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management opens doors to advanced careers in supply chain and can be taken either as a standalone non-credit upskilling opportunity or applied as course credit to the W. P. Carey Online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (Online MS-SCM) degree.

Credential highlights

  • Expert instruction by the Department of Supply Chain Management at the W. P. Carey School of Business, consistently ranked among the top 3 for undergraduate and MBA supply chain specialties by U.S. News & World Report
  • Take courses one at a time for 7 1/2 weeks, 100% online
  • Credential cost: $3,000; cost when completed courses are applied to master’s degree: $4,000
  • Completed credential can count as 12 hours of course credit toward Online MS-SCM degree
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Foundations of Supply Chain Management Courses

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Explores supply chain management topics including environmental, project and supply chain processes. Additionally, covers processes in the areas of new product introduction development; quality control; TQM (Total Quality Management).

Decision Models for Supply Chain Management

Covers decision modeling approaches for supply chain management such as optimization, simulation and decision analysis. Focuses on technology enablement, performance management and analytics, and strategy change and management. Emphasizes modeling using spreadsheet-oriented approaches. Additionally, focuses on financial spreadsheet analysis and its use in optimization.

Supply Chain Cost and Design Issues

Strategic design and development of supply chains. Focus on cost-management tools applied to supply chain design and supplier management.

Logistics in the Supply Chain

Covers theories and practices of modern logistics management within a market-driven supply chain. Begins with an outline of reasons why some operations are not efficient, then introduces management tools to improve efficiency and responsiveness followed by application of analytical tools to evaluate the current logistic management practices.

Topics include logistics strategy, demand management, distribution and warehouse management, distribution/warehouse design and location decisions, transportation and delivery frequency, reverse logistics, humanitarian logistics and responsive supply chains.