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.

Short Course

Introduction to Supply Chain Analytics

Live Remote


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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Live Remote Offering

Current Offerings

Start Apr 12, 2022
End Apr 14, 2022

Fee $1600

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Additional Information:

These live sessions will be held 10:00-11:30am and 1:30-3:00pm Eastern

Who Should Attend

  • This is an introductory "how-to" program for analysts, new managers, or anyone seeking hands-on familiarity with supply chain data fundamentals, analysis, and interpretation. Moderate level of proficiency in Excel preferred. Titles of participants have included:
    • Business Intelligence Developer
    • Director, North America Transportation
    • Logistics Management Specialist
    • Manager, Supply Chain Operation Process and Data Analytics

Program Benefits

  • Improve your ability to effectively:
    • Understand principles and techniques related to supply chain analytics
    • Identify key areas of logistics and supply chain management for which data collection and analysis may be helpful to achieving strategic objectives
    • Determine the types of data that may best help you understand and profile activities and processes of interest across the functional areas of customer, product, inventory, transportation, and supplier
    • Analyze functional metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of logistics operations
    • Detect and correct corrupt or inaccurate content in databases
    • Recognize contemporary and future advances in supply chain analytics
    • Develop plans for improvement of logistics and supply chain activities
    • Practice using Excel-based approaches to clean, analyze, and derive value from supply chain databases

Program Content

Faculty leaders will have you take a global view of your organization where you will confront the external factors affecting the business and identify opportunities for innovation.

  • Fundamentals
    • Key principles of data analysis
    • Analytics approaches and techniques
    • Understanding customer, product, inventory, transportation, and supplier data of relevance to logistics and supply chain management
  • Tools & Techniques
    • Strategies for data collection and aggregation
    • Structuring key performance indicators
    • Integrating results of functional analyses to better understand logistics and supply chain performance
  • Future Directions
    • Developing improvement strategies based on data analysis
    • Introduction to advanced approaches and techniques for supply chain analytics
    • Analytics for descriptive, predictive, prescriptive, and cognitive purposes
  • Group Breakouts
    • Detailed, hands-on analysis of supply chain databases
    • Normalizing and data cleansing
    • Aligning data processes with supply chain and organizational objectives
Well constructed and promoted excellent cross-discussion between businesses. Helped refresh me on the core components of business analytics.
Mike Belitsky, Commodities Specialist, Kennametal, Inc.

Value For You and Your Organization

What can big data do to help you make decisions? It can help you address a specific problem, inform of ways corporate initiatives can be impacted by supply chain management, or help you prioritize strategic initiatives based on a cost/benefit determination. Data analysis also lets you answer the question “What did I miss?;” thereby uncovering hidden gems within your systems that reveal competitive advantage or cost savings for your organization.

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You'll have access to a personal learning portal where you will obtain pre-program assignments, travel support (if applicable), and a list of fellow participants. Pre-work prepares you to immediately engage in content and learning allowing for a more effective application of knowledge.

Practical Content

Our learning experiences pair practical action learning and coaching with new knowledge, tools, and perspectives. We'll explore current, real-world examples of how organizations around the globe address critical challenges and how it may relate to yours.

Led by Experts

Plug into our network of thought leaders. Our award-winning teachers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners understand today's leaders and the critical challenges they face. They will work with you to offer guidance before, during, and after each program.

Peer Networking

You'll learn as much from your peer cohort as you do from the instructors! The value of different perspectives coming from different organizations and their challenges are immeasurable.


Expert executive faculty who have led significant change within the private and public sectors will provide models and frameworks to help you transform vision into and action plan for results.

Additional Details

Our Learning Solutions Associate will be happy to hold a seat for you in this program. A reservation does not commit you to the program until you submit the registration form online.

Questions? Please call 800-311-6364 or 814-865-3435

  • Discounts on tuition are available for:
    • DoD or government employees
    • Penn State alumni
    • Teams of three or more attending from the same company
    • CSCR Corporate Sponsors and other affiliated groups (with valid discount code)

Discount Rates

In-Person courses: 20%

Live Remote Delivery: 10%

Live Remote Delivery with 20+ participants on same invoice: 20% (please call to register your group)

*Penn State faculty and staff: Please call us to reserve your seat. We hold a limited number of seats at an employee rate.

After you register, you will receive an email including information on accessing your personal learning portal where you will obtain your pre-program assignments, travel coordination and support, and a list of program faculty and fellow participants also registered for the program.

Pre-work prepares you to immediately engage in content and learning when you arrive on campus.

Transfers, Refunds, Withdrawals

If an accepted Penn State Executive Programs applicant finds it necessary to transfer to another session of the same program, one transfer will be allowed with no charge if arranged more than six (6) weeks prior. Additional transfers, transfers to a different program, or transfers arranged less than six (6) weeks prior incur a charge of 10% of the current program fee.

The sponsoring company may identify a replacement, but the replacement candidate must be accepted for the program through an admissions review.

  • The following refunds will apply for withdraws if Penn State Executive Programs is notified in writing within the time period stated:
    • Full refund with notification received more than six (6) weeks prior to start of the program
    • 50% refund with notification received between two (2) and six (6) weeks before the start of the program.
    • No refund with notification received two (2) weeks or less prior to the start of program.

Note: The registered participant or their agent must confirm all notification of withdrawals, transfers and substitutions in writing. If written notification is not received, the full program fee will be assessed.


The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges by airlines or travel agencies. In the case of postponement, as an alternative to a refund, program fees may be transferred to another session of that program.

If you have any questions or concerns about our cancellation policy, please contact us to discuss further.