Supply Chain Management

Overview of the Supply Chain expertise of Penn State Executive Programs.

 We are ranked No. 1 in Supply Chain

Penn State Executive Programs is part of the internationally ranked Smeal College of Business. At the forefront of supply chain knowledge and practice, Smeal understands today’s complex supply chain challenges and how to connect with progressive leaders. Cutting-edge research, industry benchmarking, and insights from a diverse community of supply chain professionals—industry experts—provide the tools to adapt to change and address challenges.

We are a distinguished leader in supply chain education and research. In fact, for the fourth consecutive time, Gartner has ranked Penn State as the nation’s No. 1 supply chain institution based on assessments by both practitioners and academics.

OUR BEST FOR YOU: In partnership with the Center for Supply Chain Research and the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems at Smeal, Penn State Executive Programs is at the core of a supply chain presence that has impacted a diverse community of corporate, non-profit, and government partners for more than two decades.

Smeal at Your Service

As one of the first colleges in the U.S. to provide degrees in logistics and management information systems, Smeal continues to dominate in the area of supply chain. Beyond certificate-track executive programs, the college offers professional graduate degree programs with focus in this area including an online masters of professional studies and a residential MBA program concentration in supply chain. The Penn State Executive Programs' portfolio in Supply Chain includes:

Custom Learning Initiatives

We collaborate to develop learning engagements that build momentum for strategic change. Contact us to build a critical mass of supply chain leaders who are aligned in their behaviors and approaches. Custom learning initiatives are:

  • Driven by your competitive challenges, strategic objectives, and performance requirements
  • Relevant, practical, and directly tied to business goals
  • Seamlessly integrated into other developmental initiatives and management systems within the organization
  • Flexible in program length, timing, location, and delivery mechanisms.

Open-Enrollment Programs

Review our comprehensive schedule of two-and three-day non-degree programs. 

  • Develop expertise in every point of the supply chain from upstream planning, to downstream fulfillment, and overall supply chain coordination.
  • Learn concepts for immediate application from award winning faculty as well as supply chain professionals from top organizations.

Identify the offerings suited to your goals. A combination of programs earns one of three professional certificates from Penn State.

Upcoming Programs

Achieving Supply Chain Transformation

This program is ideal for mid-level and senior managers responsible for leveraging supply chains for financial and service performance. It delivers an in-depth understanding of adaptive supply chain management through the pico business model.

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

This program is designed for mid- to senior-level leaders responsible for the development and management of operations and supply chain, sourcing or procurement strategy and execution.

Aligning Supply Chain Organizations

This program is designed for individuals responsible for coordinating efforts to align supply chain and organizational strategies, supply and demand, and supply chain and trading partners across multiple firms.