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:

Temecula, Wednesdays, next course starts October 29, 2014

Torrance, Mondays, next course starts October 27, 2014 

San Diego, Tuesdays, next course starts October 28, 2014

Riverside, Wednesdays, next course starts March 4, 2015

Required courses include:

Supply Chain Management Principles and Practice (3 units)

Survey of supply chain management including: defining the scope of service, procurement and purchasing, materiel management, business concepts within 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)

Examine transportation and distribution concerns, including: production scheduling, third party logistics, calculating cost of services along the supply chain, warehousing, materiel management, analyzing value of services, staffing and supervision, technology including barcode and RFID systems, supplier management and international logistics.

Supply Chain Management Procurement (3 units)

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 supplier issues and overall project management.

Supply Chain Management Practicum (3 units)

Capstone experience focuses on the application of industry best practices. Participants learn strategy and planning skills by exploring challenges facing today’s industry. 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.

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