Develop the important leadership, supervision, and process improvement knowledge you need for purchasing, logistics, and supply chain management. The program emphasizes the development of individual leadership skills. Upon completion, 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.
Survey of supply chain management, including defining the scope of service, procurement, purchasing, and materiel management. Business concepts include return on investment, value chain principles, contracts and legal issues, and operations management.
Examine transportation and distribution concerns, including production scheduling, third-party logistics, calculating costs of services, warehousing, material management, analyzing value of services, staffing and supervision, and technology.
Explore procurement management and contract administration, including procurement policies and procedures, supplier selection, cost analysis, contract negotiation, strategic sourcing, bidding and requests for proposals, and overall project management.
Capstone experience focusing on the application of industry best practices. Topics include aligning supply chain management operations with business practices.
Prerequisites: two of the following courses: BUSCS 310, BUSCS 311, or BUSCS 312.
This program of study is offered in partnership with the University of Redlands School of Business. Interested in seeing business degree programs?
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The School of Continuing Studies instructors have years of project management experience and offer direct access to the expertise needed for maximum retention of course concepts. They have long-standing success in establishing project strategy and deliverables, developing and delivering solutions, and managing diverse project teams.
The faculty lead engaging courses that translate directly into real-world applicability. Get to know the Project Management faculty.
Michael P. Boyd, M.A. is the purchasing manager for the City of Chino. Prior to this, Michael served as a purchasing supervisor for major projects at Home Savings of America, as well as at Washington Mutual.
Michael holds a bachelor's degree in applied business and a master's degree in organization management from Azusa Pacific University. Michael is a certified purchasing manager, and served as past president of the Inland Empire affiliate of the Institute of Supply Management. He is also a member of the California Public Purchasing Officers Organization and the National Association of Purchasing Managers.
Richard Dimler, M.S.S.C.M. is a supply chain and operations manager with over twenty years of experience. His experience includes over fourteen years in the food and beverage industry and eight years in the medical device industry. His primary areas of focus have included process improvements, lean manufacturing, supply chain management, inventory management, operations, planning and forecast management, distribution and logistics, manufacturing, project management, purchasing and managing vendor relationships.
Richard holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Manhattan College and a master's degree in supply chain management from the University of San Diego. He serves on the board of the Institute of Supply Management in San Diego and belongs to CIPS and APICS.
Mario R. Estrada, M.B.A. is currently national account manager for Lynnco, a supply chain service provider. Prior to this, Mario served in various leadership roles at UPS, including engineering, project management and business development for 10 years. Overall, Mario has over 17 years experience in logistics throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Mario holds a bachelor's degree in business development from Ottawa University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Dallas.
Rese Farrish, J.D., M.B.A. is a contracts manager with General Atomics-Electromagnetic Systems. He has over twenty-five years experience in contracts, subcontracts and supply chain management in support of international, commercial and government acquisitions.
Rese is a retired Air Force officer who served as a warranted contracting officer in the National Reconnaissance Office and the Defense Contract Management Agency. He has worked as a manager for major subcontracts at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems and as senior principal supply chain manager at Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems.
His experience includes work in five foreign countries in a variety of contract and supply chain management efforts. Rese is a member of the National Contract Management Association and has served in a variety of positions at various local chapters throughout the United States.
Rese holds a law degree from Suffolk University Law School, Boston Massachusetts and a master's degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota.
Michelle "Shelley" Johnston has an extensive background in aerospace and commercial enterprises, and has held positions as a management professional in the business, contract, project, proposal, and subcontract management disciplines. She has most recently contributed to her profession as a project management consultant and adjunct professor.
Michelle has completed certificate programs in Project Management through the University of California at Irvine (UCI) and in Government Contract Management through University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
She holds a master of science degree in project management from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, a bachelor of science degree in business and finance from California State University at Long Beach, and has earned a professional certification in contract management (CPCM) from the National Contract Management Association. She has taught for many years in corporate, professional association, and university environments.
Daniel L. Morgan, EMBA, is currently the facility manager for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, where he oversees their corporate offices and handles facility-related project management. Prior to joining Utility Trailer, Dan worked for IBM in their Site Operations and Real Estate division overseeing multiple locations. He worked as an administration operations manager for 5 years and worked with them for 21 years.
Dan obtained his master's degree in business from Claremont Graduate University and has a political science degree from California State University at Los Angeles. Dan currently serves as the City Treasurer for the City of Upland. Dan has been an adjunct professor over the last 14 years.
Ryan Ouellet, MS, CMRP, LEED Green Associate is currently a supervisor of supply chain services at Sharp HealthCare, where he is involved in capital equipment procurement and project management. Prior to joining Sharp, Ryan held a variety of positions in healthcare supply chain management including inventory management, value analysis and contract administration.
Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University and a master's degree in supply chain management from the University of San Diego. He is also an active committee member in the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management.
Frank J. Putz, MBA, Lifetime C.P.M., Lifetime A.P.P., has 30 years of active purchasing and supply management experience. He has also worked for various electronic companies in the Aerospace Industry. He is currently the Purchasing Manager for Daico Industries in Carson, CA. He has taught Purchasing, Management, and Economics classes at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Frank holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in business administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is the Vice President of Education at ISM-LA, the Los Angeles chapter of The Institute of Supply Management (ISM).
Rickey Slaughter, MBA, MA is a Logistics Manager and the owner of Slaughter Consulting, a veteran-owned business consulting agency specialization in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Operation. Prior to starting his business, Rickey was a logistics manager with the Department of Defense with over 25 years of experience in support of government, national and international logistics operations.
His primary areas of focus have been in policies and procedures, process improvements, supply chain management, inventory management, training, warehousing, transportation, purchasing, and funds management
Rickey is a retired Air Force Reserve veteran, who served with the California Air National Guard Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 452nd Air Mobility Wing. Rickey has also worked as a manager with Roadway Systems.
Rickey holds a bachelor's degree from Alcorn State University in Business Administration, a master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix, and a master's degree in psychology from Chapman University. He is a former member of the Supply Management Activity Group, where he served 8 years as a stock fund manager.
Krystal D. Vaughan, M.B.A. is a senior material requirements planner for San Diego Gas and Electric where she is responsible for purchasing distribution transformers, electric switches, and other renewable parts and maintenance equipment. She also has experience in cash services, electric meter services, and the gas department.
Krystal holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from National University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Redlands. She is a past member of the National Association of Purchasing Management, San Diego chapter, and served a 2-year term on the board of directors as the director of public relations.
Manny Vega, MBA, CPIM, is currently a senior supply chain program manager at Hewlett-Packard CO., where he focuses on optimization of global inventory assets, business intelligence, and risk analysis. During his career at HP, Manny has led a broad set of supply chain initiatives in the areas of product distribution, logistics, order management, and supply planning.
Manny holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Costa Rica and an MBA from Boise State University.
Members of the Purchasing, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management Advisory Committee come from private and public organizations. The advisory committee helps to:
• shape the curriculum
• lead the development of future offerings
• identify trends in the discipline
• expand partnership opportunities with organizations and professional associations
• identify adjunct faculty and guest speakers to teach in the program, mentor students, and expand the University's reach to new audiences.