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Certificate in Logistics, Supply Chain

The Certificate in Logistics, Supply Chain, and Purchasing Management is for anyone working in or interested in working in purchasing, supply chain management, logistics, or procurement. The program will introduce you to the basics of the supply chain process, management, purchasing, and contracting issues.

This Online Certificate Program requires the completion of the following 6 Courses:

Essentials of Purchasing

In this course the student will learn the fundamentals of the purchasing function in the context of efficiency and organization. Topics such as the administrative aspects of purchasing, purchasing methodologies, and optimization strategies are explored.

The Supply Chain Process

In this course students are introduced to the various aspects of the supply chain environment including enterprise resource planning systems and requirement systems. The interrelationships between purchasing, vendor selection, sources of supply, and the role of technology are also explored in this course so that a student understands the integrated approach to planning, acquisition, flow, and distribution from raw materials to finished products.

Budgeting Essentials

In this course you are introduced to the fundamentals of the budgeting process including understanding not only how to prepare a budget but how to manage a budget within the context of a hierarchical organizational structure. You will be exposed to the various components of a budget and how they work together as well as how to prepare, organize, and structure your budget using basic financial statements.

The Procurement Process

In this course students will be introduced to principles that guide how suppliers are selected to provide goods and services through the various phases of the procurement process. This is an excellent course to gain an understanding of RFPs, responses, and contract bid work.

Supplier Contracting

This course explores the contracting process and provides an understanding of the source of supply (i.e., purchase orders, contracts, etc.) and explores decision-making in supplier contracting. This course provides a foundation in contracting issues.

Price and Cost Analysis

In this course students will learn various techniques associated with evaluating pricing and costing including methodologies and techniques to improve profitability and minimize losses. Different price comparison methods as well as strategic cost analysis are explored in this course.

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Course NameTypeFee
Budgeting EssentialsOn Line250.00
Price and Cost AnalysisOn Line250.00
Supplier ContractingOn Line250.00
The Procurement ProcessOn Line250.00
The Supply Chain ProcessOn Line250.00

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Not Currently Scheduled

These courses are not currently scheduled, but may be offered at a future date. Click the course Title link for more information.

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