Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate
Develop the important leadership, supervision and process improvement knowledge you need for purchasing, logistics and supply chain management. This Certificate emphasizes the development of individual leadership skills. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to understand, analyze and deploy proven solutions to some of the most complex issues facing today's purchasing, logistics and supply chain management professionals.
View schedule and campus locations:
San Diego, Mondays, next course starts July 8, 2013
Torrance, Mondays, next course starts July 8, 2013
Required courses include:
Supply Chain Management Principles and Practice (3 units)
This survey course will set the foundation for your knowledge of supply chain management. In it you will study defining the scope of service, procurement and purchasing, and material management. You will also apply general business concepts to the topic of supply chain management, including return on investment, value chain principles, contracts and legal issues, operations management within the supply chain, ethics, industry best practices and supply chain management globalization.
Supply Chain Management Logistics (3 units)
Moving goods from the manufacturing site, through the distribution network to the retailer and, ultimately, the consumer is a complex challenge for global business. In this course, you will examine transportation and distribution in depth. Topics include production scheduling, third party logistics, calculating costs of services along the supply chain, warehousing, materiel management, analyzing the value of services, staffing and supervision, technology (including barcode and RFID systems), supplier management and international logistics.
Supply Chain Management Procurement (3 units)
In this course you will explore procurement management and contract administration throughout the supply chain. Topics include procurement policies and procedures, supplier selection, cost analysis, contract negotiation, subcontractor management, strategic sourcing, services vs. goods supply management, bidding and request for proposals, supplier relations, public vs. private sector procurement, international/global supplies issues and overall project management.
Supply Chain Management Practicum (3 units)
This course will be your capstone experience in which you will focus on the application of industry best practices. You will learn strategy and planning skills by exploring the challenges facing today's industries. Topics include aligning supply chain management operations with overall business practices, quality and performance management concerns, application of new technology, expanding globalization, cost cutting and outsourcing. Prerequisite: Students should complete at least two of the required courses for the Certificate.