Supply Chain Management Certificates

Gartner’s number one-ranked supply chain institution, Penn State University, offers online and on-campus open enrollment courses, customized group programs, and professional supply chain management certificate programs in supply chain leadership, management, and operations.

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Supply Chain Management

Overview

With access to cutting-edge research, industry benchmarking, and insights from a diverse community of supply chain professionals, courses from this portfolio will leave you armed with the tools you need to address your most critical supply chain challenges.

Penn State Executive Programs is a distinguished leader in supply chain education and research. Gartner repeatedly ranks Penn State as the nation’s No. 1 supply chain institution based on assessments by both practitioners and academics.

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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.

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Short Courses

Two- and three-day transformational learning experiences are held throughout the year on Penn State’s University Park campus or can be brought to your location.

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Transportation Operations and Sourcing

Acquire foundational understanding, learn common terminology, and discover methods to effectively manage and optimize transportation operations. Learn how to analyze freight needs and competitively source carriers and third-party providers to improve service levels and reduce transportation costs.

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2-day Short Course

Fee$2,150

Start May 18, 2021

End May 19, 2021

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Forecasting and Inventory Management

Equip yourself to generate more accurate forecasts, set appropriate inventory levels, and monitor and improve forecasting and inventory management over time. Explore the impact of inflated inventory levels, diagnose process constraints, and leverage techniques to improve inventory performance.

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2-day Short Course

Fees$2,150
$2,600 w/ lodging + meals

Start May 20, 2021

End May 21, 2021

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Achieving Supply Chain Transformation

From business strategy formulation to supply chain design and execution, this program provides operating models and tools for supply chain transformation resulting in improved organizational performance and positive financial results. Learn how to weigh priorities for innovation and strike a balance of trade-offs to optimize the supply chain. Throughout the session, participants will develop personal leadership goals and identify means toward implementation.

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3-day Short Course

Fees$3,150
$3,825 w/ lodging + meals

Start May 25, 2021

End May 27, 2021

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Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

Sustainability in the supply chain provides a win-win for every organization—it’s good for the environment and for profitability. This program will equip you with the latest tools, concepts, and business practices for managing an environmentally and economically sustainable supply chain.

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3-day Short Course

Fees$3,150
$3,825 w/ lodging + meals

Start Jun 01, 2021

End Jun 03, 2021

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Location Intelligence for Supply Chain Security

Learn a practical process for achieving optimal decisions using established principles of intelligence analysis and risk assessment. Through examining models of supply chain security, you will recognize the advantage of producing intelligence as an analysis of data, geography, and business operating procedures.

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3-day Short Course

Fees$3,150
$3,825 w/ lodging + meals

Start Jun 08, 2021

End Jun 10, 2021

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Introduction to Supply Chain Analytics

Learn functional analytic techniques to evaluate logistics and supply chain performance. Discover critical data interpretation methods and apply the information to improve logistics and supply chain performance. The course will focus on hands-on learning, and excel-based approaches for cleaning and analyzing data.

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2-day Short Course

Fees$2,150
$2,600 w/ lodging + meals

Start Jun 14, 2021

End Jun 15, 2021

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Strategic Procurement and Purchasing

Acquire a foundational understanding of managing and optimizing procurement and supplier management. You will learn basic principles of purchasing and develop strategies in supplier negotiations impacted by economic and regulatory issues.

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2-day Short Course

Fees$2,150
$2,600 w/ lodging + meals

Start Jun 16, 2021

End Jun 17, 2021

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Probably the best executive supply chain course I've ever attended. The right combination of theory, practical implementation, and test cases from industry. Incorporating practitioner speakers was valuable in understanding the importance of these tools and how to implement them in our own companies. The faculty and staff did a great job in engaging the group. I gained considerable knowledge.
Pedro Menendez, Chief, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, USG Building Systems
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Our Faculty Directors

Our faculty directors design every program in our Supply Chain portfolio to develop the knowledge, tools, and perspective to confront and meet today’s supply chain challenges. Their goal is to help you transform your skills into action for success.