Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate (12 credits)


$425 per unit / $5,100 for certificate / 8 months

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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.

Most courses can be taken in any order unless otherwise noted.

Required Courses :

310 Supply Chain Management Principles and Practice (3 credits) 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.

311 Supply Chain Management Logistics (3 credits) 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.

312 Supply Chain Management Procurement (3 credits) 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.

313 Supply Chain Management Practicum (3 credits) 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. This course may be taken any time after completing two of the other three Supply Chain Management courses: BUSCS 310, BUSCS 311, and BUSCS 312.  

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