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Supply Chain Management Programs

 

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Through our Center for Supply Chain Management, we are able to offer programs that allow every member of the supply chain industry significant opportunities to improve both corporate profitability and return on assets.


Integrated Supply Chain Management Program

The Integrated Supply Chain Management Certificate Program (ISCM) offers comprehensive management development techniques/tools for professionals involved in inventory management, purchasing, warehousing/ transportation, project management, lean principles in the overall supply chain pipeline. This certificate program is designed for those who have at least three years of experience in any of the functional areas of supply chain management.

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Global Supply Chain Management Certificate Program

The Global Supply Chain Management Certificate prepares individuals for positions as managers, directors, and integral leaders within corporate supply chains.  Students will emerge with strengthened leadership abilities in the areas of strategic and operational alignment, global business practices, and the overall execution, control, and oversight needed to build a competitive global infrastructure.  Students will engage in both class-room and experiential-based learning opportunities, within the areas of global trade and compliance, international trade law, cyber-security, global sustainability, and much more. 

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Business Analytics

Business Analytics is the art of analyzing business data for decision making. In the context of supply chain management (SCM), business analytics is about combining supply chain related data and solve specific SCM problems. An example of such problem is finalizing a location of a new distribution centre by analyzing the variables - city population, cost of living,  proximity to suppliers, customers, ports, and airports.

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Change Management - Leading Through Change

As organizations constantly change and adapt to remain competitive, they need better strategies for managing change. This workshop will cover the concepts of managing planned change, the main “derailers” of change efforts, and how to make change more successful in organizations.

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Finance for Supply Chain Professionals

Implementation of supply chain is expensive and risky. It requires substantial investment in the areas of finance and human capital with unknown results. Supply chain operations profoundly impact a company’s income and financial statements in various ways; purchasing, sourcing, product design, manufacturing, transportation, logistics, packaging, storage and distributions.

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Global Legal Trade Environment

International trade law includes the appropriate rules and customs for handling trade between countries. However, it is also used in legal writings as trade between private sectors, which is not right.

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Global Trade Management Compliance

International trade is the exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories. In most countries, such trade represents a significant cant share of gross domestic product (GDP). 

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Global Supply Chain Security

Supply chain security refers to efforts to enhance the security of the supply chain, the transport and logistics system for the world’s cargo. It combines traditional practices of supply chain management with the security requirements driven by threats such as terrorism, piracy, and theft. 

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Lean Logistics Program

Top goals of Lean Logistics are to eliminate waste, decrease work-in-process inventories, and, in turn, decrease process and manufacturing lead-times; ultimately increasing supply chain velocity and flow. Supply chain velocity and flow is paramount to Lean Thinking as the ultimate goal of Lean is to improve organizational effectiveness and profitability.

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Managing Inventories for Increased Profitability

Inventory management is a science primarily about specifying the shape and percentage of stocked goods. It is required at different locations within a facility or within many locations of a supply network to precede the regular and planned course of production and stock of materials. 

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Negotiations Program

Negotiation occurs in business, non-profit organizations, government branches, legal proceedings, among nations, and in personal situations such as marriage, divorce, parenting, and everyday life.

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Project Management Program

The supply chain environment is complex (many moving parts, many organizations) and successfully implementing change in such an environment requires greater clarity, forethought, planning and oversight in execution. Supply chain management strategies involving change are often implemented through projects.

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Risk Management Program

The Risk Management Program identifies, assesses, and prioritizes risks through coordinating an economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities.

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Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management

Strategic sourcing is an institutional procurement process that continuously improves and re-evaluates the purchasing activities of a company. Procurement is the acquisition of goods, services or works from an external source. It is favorable that the goods, services or works are appropriate and that they are procured at the best possible cost to meet the need of the purchaser in terms of quality and quantity, time, and location. Corporations and public bodies offer define processes intended to promote fair and open competition for their business while minimizing exposure to fraud and collusion. 

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Sales and Operations Program

The S&OP planning includes an updated forecast that leads to a sales plan, production plan, inventory plan, customer lead time (backlog) plan, new product development plan, strategics initiative plan and resulting financial plan.

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Supply Chain Management 101

The major objective of this workshop is to introduce basic supply chain tools that have been used in industries, public sectors, health care areas and other fields. It has been known from various research studies that strategic use of supply chain tools has a significant impact on financial statements. This workshop attempts to demonstrate the link between successful use of supply chain principles and tools and financial performance of firms.

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Supply Chain Trade Operations

International trade is the exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories.  In most countries, such trade represents a significant share of gross domestic product (GDP). While international trade has been present throughout much of history (see Silk Road, Amber Road), the economic, social, and political importance has increased. Industrialization, advanced transportation, globalization, multinational corporations, and outsourcing are all having a major impact on the international trade system.

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Transportation and Warehouse Management

 Transportation is the movement of goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicle and operations. Transportation infrastructure consists of the fixed installations necessary for transport, including roads, railway, airway, waterways, canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehousing, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations) and seaports. Terminals may be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance. 

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Variability in Supply Chain Program

In this course, we examine the influence of variability throughout the supply chain, from its impact on simples processes to its effect on complex networks.

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