Supply Chain Accelerator

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Supply Chain Accelerator

Overview

Often, supply chain leaders are faced with a tradeoff. To grow and develop our personal or staff expertise comes at the cost of disruption of our day-to-day work. For many, this cost is simply too high to make the investment of time and resources. Penn State Executive Programs aims to address this challenge with our Supply Chain Accelerator. Every aspect of the Penn State Supply Chain Accelerator is designed to teach you practical, immediately actionable concepts you may use to improve supply chain performance through a minimally disruptive, affordable, and value-loaded online format.

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Earn a Certificate

We offer a robust suite of short courses that track into three Professional Certificates in Supply Chain Operations, Supply Chain Management, and Supply Chain Leadership. Professional Supply Chain Certificates are a great complement to our Supply Chain Accelerator Certificates, earned by completing three learning paths in the Supply Chain Accelerator Series. Participants may earn Supply Chain Accelerator professional certificates by completing any three of the Learning Paths Presented below.

The Accelerator Series allows you to demonstrate your commitment to professional development while benefiting your organization. You succeed by completing 80% or more of all activities in a module.

  • Professional Certificates and Badges
    • Badges from the Penn State Center for Supply Chain Research® are earned for successfully completing each Learning Track
    • Professional Certificates are earned by successfully completing any combination of three (3) Learning Tracks that align with your goals
    • Supply Chain Accelerator Certificates are a great complement to our Professional Supply Chain Certificates, earned by successfully completing three on-campus or live remote short courses.
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Learning Paths

The Penn State Supply Chain Accelerator features Learning Paths delivered over three consecutive weeks.

Portfolio: Supply Chain Accelerator

Supply Chain Reinvention - Finding more Value in your Organization

Enhance your capacity for building alignment and collaboration as you learn a powerful methodology for leading contemporary supply chain organizations. Reflect on the people, processes, and technology that impact the supply chain and discuss potential areas for improving the synergy between them. Investigate the change leadership necessary to move your supply chain capabilities forward and ahead of your competitors.

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Online Program

Fee$799

Start Sep 14, 2020

End Oct 02, 2020

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Portfolio: Supply Chain Accelerator

Advanced Procurement - Analyzing Costs Using Total Cost of Ownership

As Drucker famously shared, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Total Cost of Ownership provides a bottom-line focus for procurement practices and analysis tools to track the outcomes of decisions like supplier selection and supply chain design over time. This series will help participants understand TCO best practices and develop their own framework within their organizations.

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Online Program

Fee$799

Start Sep 14, 2020

End Oct 02, 2020

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Portfolio: Supply Chain Accelerator

Procurement - Improvement, Strategy and Managing Risk

More than just a source of competitive advantage, research shows us the critical role a firm’s procurement practices can play in its very survival. Our procurement track is designed to help supply chain professionals eliminate blind spots among suppliers, to identify exposure to risk, and to craft strategies and practices to both reduce risk and leverage opportunities to a firm’s advantage.

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Online Program

Fee$799

Start Oct 05, 2020

End Oct 23, 2020

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Project Management - Leading Successful Projects

Today’s projects are becoming increasingly difficult to execute. They require the input, cooperation and orchestration of a multitude of different disciplines and functional areas and must often be accomplished with few resources and little time. The ability to plan, schedule and control projects has become an essential leadership capability for all business leaders, not just designated project managers. Project management is no longer a task but a profession. Whether or not it is a formal part your role or included among one’s “other duties as assigned,” it seems that most everyone will manage a project sometime during his or her career. Our Leading Successful Projects track is designed to provide both PM professionals and beginners a thorough understanding of project management principles with a practical orientation, allowing participants to quickly put proven project management concepts to work.

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Online Program

Fee$799

Start Oct 05, 2020

End Oct 23, 2020

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Portfolio: Supply Chain Accelerator

Logistics - Decisions, Opportunities and Optimization

The Logistics track is designed to sharpen your perspective on your transportation and facilities network, taking a critical look at existing strategies in order to uncover opportunities for your organization. An examination of models and processes will enhance your situational awareness of internal and partner processes, and simulation exercises will help you understand the implications of potential changes.

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Online Program

Fee$799

Start Nov 02, 2020

End Nov 20, 2020

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Portfolio: Supply Chain Accelerator

Supply Chain Leadership for Competitive Advantage

The Supply Chain Leadership track will equip you with the tools to recognize and prioritize opportunities, analyze their potential for competitive advantage, understand threats from competitors, and to execute strategies to achieve organizational excellence. Our signature course in both Supply Chain and Leadership combined will develop your confidence to make Supply Chain management a competitive advantage for your organization and maintain that status in the future. Whatever your role or level of experience, we expect that you will find the lessons valuable and applicable to your leadership in the years to come.

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Online Program

Fee$799

Start Nov 02, 2020

End Nov 20, 2020

Register - Starts Sep 11, 2018 Save my Seat

Professional Certificates

Participants may earn certificates by completing any three of the Learning Paths presented above. Three different Executive Programs Certificates are described below:

Operations

Strategy & Leadership

Logistics – Decisions, Opportunities and Optimization

Supply Chain Reinvention

Procurement – Improvement, Strategy and Managing Risk

Advanced Procurement – Analyzing Costs Using Total Cost of Ownership

Project Management – Leading Successful Projects

Supply Chain Leadership for Competitive Advantage

Accelerating Supply Chain Strategy and Leadership – Earn by completing all three Strategy & Leadership Learning Paths.

Accelerating Supply Chain Operations - Earn by completing all three Operations Learning Paths.

Accelerating Supply Chain Integration – Earn by completing any combination of three Learning Paths from both the Operations and Strategy & Leadership categories.