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Supply Chain Professional Certificates

Enhance your supply chain expertise and increase your value to the organization. Our Professional Certificates may be earned by completing multiple Penn State supply chain programs.

Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Operations

This Certificate provides an understanding of the key functions within supply chain management. While a holistic perspective is important, functional knowledge has to be grasped first. Programs are ideal for individuals who are new to supply chain responsibilities or those wanting to learn about the specific issues in each key supply chain function. Requirements:

(take any three)

Aligning Supply Chain Organizations
Fulfillment Operations Management
Forecasting and Inventory Management
Introduction to Supply Chain Analytics
Transportation Operations and Sourcing
Strategic Procurement and Purchasing

Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Programs develop mastery of integrating and linking the functions of supply chain management from a holistic perspective and provide the tools and techniques to aid this goal. This Certificate is ideal for individuals in a managerial role in supply chain or related field.   Requirements:

Essentials of Supply Chain Management

Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success
Achieving Supply Chain Transformation


Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Leadership

This Certificate provides the ability to leverage a holistic supply chain approach to increase efficiency across the enterprise and entire supply chain. If you are in a senior supply chain executive role or related field that works closely with the supply chain in developing strategy, this Certificate is ideal for you. Requirements:

Achieving Supply Chain Transformation

Developing Strategic Supply Chain Leaders
Aligning Supply Chain Organizations


There is no particular order or time limit in which these programs must be taken.  Note: Programs do not fulfill credit requirements for any supply chain degree program. 

For military personnel who have attended the Marine Corps Logistics Education Program (MCLEP); MCLEP Non-Resident Program; programs administered at the Army Logistics University (formerly ALMC); or those who have completed NAVICP courses, please view your certificate options or contact Penn State Executive Programs to learn more.

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