Supply Chain Management

Course Description

In this course, participants will focus on management and improvement of supply chain processes and performance. They will explore important supply chain metrics, primary tradeoffs in making supply chain decisions, and basic tools for effective and efficient supply chain management, production planning and inventory control, order fulfillment, and supply chain coordination. Topics such as global supply chain design, logistics, and outsourcing, as well as several other recent supply chain innovations, will also be explored.


Participants who would like to pursue a career in consulting or take a position in operations, marketing or finance functions in a manufacturing or distribution firm will find this course of great value.



Topics and Course Content

  • Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
  • Purchasing and Contract Negotiations
  • Basics of Logistics Management – Movement of Goods
  • Inventory Management Techniques and Warehousing
  • Materials Resource Planning and Scheduling Basics
  • ITAR Compliance and Import/Export Control

Learning Goals and Results

At the conclusion of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand supply chain management principles
  • Understand the fundamentals of transportation systems and movement of goods
  • Apply inventory management techniques and learn cash flow management techniques related to manufactured goods
  • Manage supplier risk in a production manufacturing environment
  • Understand how effective materials management processes improve the bottom-line

Time Investment

This class is 40 hours of classroom time taken in 4-hour sessions over the course of 10 consecutive weeks.

Please Note: Course content and time investment can also be customized to an individual company’s needs.