Supply chain management is a fundamental component in any service industry, technology group, health care sector, office environment, or manufacturing business. Even with its widespread use, it’s critical that organizations run their supply chain effectively and efficiently to be successful.
Our three-course certificate program will familiarize students with the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model — a standard tool to plan, source, make, deliver, return, and enable business activities — through classroom instruction and hands-on, real-world applications. Participants will gain a holistic introduction to the supply chain and understand the concepts that interrelate manufacturers, markets, suppliers, warehouses, retailers, and customers, all while creating net value and avoiding risk.
Program Scope and Sequence
The supply chain management program consists of three, required 21-hour courses offered in succession. Upon completion, a certificate will be awarded. Participants who do not want to take the entire sequence are welcome to take the course(s) that interest them pending prerequisite knowledge.
Who Should Attend
The certificate program is designed for current or aspiring supply chain professionals who are looking to familiarize themselves with supply chain standards and terminology, fine-tune their negotiation strategies, and learn new skills to increase their value and potential. Anyone who manages or works with outside suppliers or vendors will also benefit.
- Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Know the key concepts and terminology
- Be able to define and apply the SCOR model
- Outline processes and tools to manage warehousing, distribution, and transportation
- Describe the alignment of supply chain practices and priorities to overall goals and objectives
- Deliver a value proposition that aligns with corporate mission and values
- Determine a total cost of ownership
- Understand purchasing, distribution, inventory management, and vendor management
- Know how to impact non-inventory engagements
- Develop and execute a sound negotiation strategy
Continuing Education Units
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded based on a standard of one unit per ten (10) hours of classroom contact.
Note: Penn State reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances
SCM 5050: Essentials of Supply Chain Management
This provides the foundational understanding to manage effective supply chains. Students will learn common terminology, inventory methodologies, distribution concepts, and service performance.
Tuesday, 1/12-2/23 6-9 p.m. (via Zoom) $610 ($50 discount if registered by 1/5)
SCM 5051: Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success
Discover tools and techniques to definite, analyze, and implement improvements for each major function within the supply chain through the lens of the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model.
Tuesday, 3/16 – 4/27 6-9 p.m. (via Zoom) $610
SCM 5053: Forecasting and Inventory Management
Inventory management may be the most important 'lever' in the supply chain that can affect overall corporate profitability. This course strengthens the understanding of foundational concepts and the contextual knowledge to drive improvements.
Tuesday, 5/11-6/22 6-9 p.m. (via Zoom) $610
To register, call 717-749-4117.