PENN STATE EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS

Applying new knowledge to real problems for measurable results.

Supply Chain Management

Our non-credit, professional development programs are presented in partnership with the Center for Supply Chain Research and co-sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

By attending multiple supply chain programs, you can earn a Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Operations, Management, or Leadership. Learn more about our certificate opportunities. Note:  Programs do not fulfill requirements for any supply chain degree program.

Developing Strategic Supply Chain Leaders

March 3-5, 2015
September 15-17, 2015
Hone practices that enhance supply chain speed, flexibility, and competitive differentiation. 

Achieving Supply Chain Transformation

March 24-26, 2015
October 20-22, 2015
Employ a unique step-by-step methodology of strategies and capabilities for supply chain innovation and transformation.

Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success

April 21-23, 2015
November 3-5, 2015
Discover tools and techniques to define, analyze, and implement improvements for each major function within the supply chain through the lens of the Supply-Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) Model.

Essentials of Supply Chain Management

April 28-30, 2015
October 6-8, 2015
Learn common terminology, inventory methodologies, distribution concepts, and service performance tactics.

Aligning Supply Chain Organizations

May 5-6, 2015
October 13-14, 2015
Improve supply chain performance through integrated business management and strategic partnerships.

Strategic Procurement and Purchasing - New

May 7-8, 2015
October 15-16, 2015
Develop knowledge of basic principles in purchasing and the drivers that create competitiveness.

Forecasting and Inventory Management - New

May 19-20, 2015
October 20-22, 2015
Inventory management may be the most important "lever" in the supply chain area that can affect overall corporate profitability. This program strengthens the understanding of foundational concepts and the contextual knowledge to drive improvements.

Fulfillment Operations Management - New

May 21-22, 2015
November 19-20, 2015
Acquire a primary understanding of fulfillment operations from forecasting thru delivery. Beyond basic terminology and underlying processes, you'll learn best practices for effective fulfillment management.

Transportation Operations and Sourcing - New

June 9-10, 2015
October 29-30, 2015
Learn common terminology and methods to effectively manage transportation operations, source carriers, and third party providers to reduce transportation cost and maintain or increase service levels.

Introduction to Supply Chain Analytics - New

June 11-12, 2015
October 27-28 2015
Learn a “how-to” approach for using pertinent operational data to analyze and improve logistics and supply chain performance.

Demand-Driven Supply Chains:  Using Lean Principles to Drive Innovation

In a "custom-only" delivery format, participant organizations learn a systemic approach for applying Lean thinking to  supply chain challenges for improved work teams, elimination of waste, and speed and efficiency.