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Supply Chain Management

Overview of open-enrollment offerings in supply chain management from Penn State Executive Programs.

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 Certificate in Supply Chain Management, Leadership, or Operations. Learn more about our certificate opportunities.

Developing Strategic Supply Chain Leaders

September 9-11, 2014
March 3-5, 2015
Hone practices that enhance supply chain speed, flexibility, and competitive differentiation. Note:  This program was formerly Designing and Leading Competitive Supply Chains.

Essentials of Supply Chain Management

October 7-9, 2014
April 28-30, 2015
Learn common terminology, inventory methodologies, distribution concepts, and service performance tactics.

Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success

October 14-16, 2014
April 21-23, 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.

Introduction to Supply Chain Analytics - NEW!

October 20-21 2014
June 11-12, 2015

Learn a “how-to” approach for using pertinent operational data to analyze and improve logistics and supply chain performance.

Transportation Operations and Sourcing - NEW!

October 22-23, 2014
June 9-10, 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.

Achieving Supply Chain Transformation

October 28-30, 2014
March 24-26, 2015

Employ a unique step-by-step methodology of strategies and capabilities for supply chain innovation and transformation.

Aligning Supply Chain Organizations

November 5-6, 2014
May 5-6, 2015
Improve supply chain performance through integrated business management and strategic partnerships. Note:  This program was formerly Supply Chain Collaboration and Alignment.

Forecasting and Inventory Management - NEW!

November 18-19, 2014
May 19-20, 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!

November 20-21, 2014
May 21-22, 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.

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.