Supply Chain Management


Our Supply Chain Management Certificate Program is designed to provide you with a detailed look at global supply chain logistics. The course will help you understand the logistics functional management process, so you can know how to make the most of this powerful tool and apply the techniques needed to make it work for your organization.

Completion of the Supply Chain Management Certificate Program confers 40 PDU/CEU/CEHs, which will help satisfy the continuing education requirement for the CPIM®, CSCP®, CTL®, or CPSM® exams.


Logistics & Supply Chain

  • The principles of logistics and supply chain
  • How to manage global supply chain logistics for the 21st Century
  • How to use logistics and technology strategically to gain a competitive advantage
  • The importance of timing and methodology in automatic data collection and keyless data entry
  • Why strategic alliances, partnering and third party logistics providers are important to global supply chain logistics success
  • How to improve the use of key enablers and technology to achieve speed and to understand the impact of ERP system integration and SCM system information transfer in applications
  • The importance of transitioning from a transaction focus to a process focus and the impact on global pipeline visibility
  • How to integrate logistics, unify the process and implement a supply system
  • How to understand the systems linkage of your supply chain and its process integration
  • What supply chain costs and lead-time “drivers” are and how total cost techniques can help cut your costs
  • How to apply the techniques and tools in putting together and implementing a global supply chain logistics plan
  • Whether your purchasing, warehousing, inventory, and transportation functions are achieving supply chain and logistics synergy as well as avoiding sub-optimization


  • How to establish relationships in which you and your supplier both benefit
  • How to untangle the web of terms that can affect purchasing decisions
  • How to develop and keep information and contracts up-to-date and accessible
  • The essentials of successful purchasing analysis and techniques
  • How to choose the suppliers who provide the lowest overall cost for the best value
  • Freight Terms versus Sales Terms—Implications


  • Specific, tested techniques of good inventory management
  • How to view inventory turnover and its consequential implications properly
  • What an A-B-C classification system can do for you
  • Specific, tested ways to control demand or usage during the replenishment cycle
  • How to achieve a higher inventory record accuracy
  • How to implement a cycle counting program successfully
  • How to strengthen your inventory planning and strategy mechanism


  • The must-have information that you need at all times concerning materials handling, inventory and storage
  • How to apply proven techniques for saving travel time in warehouse operations
  • How to estimating storage and space requirements accurately
  • Practical layout methodology and checklists for a productive warehouse
  • How to select the proper equipment, methods, and technologies for your warehouse
  • The importance of focusing on the layout, material flow, and warehouse equipment—and continuously improving your results
  • What order filling and selection techniques twill increase the speed, cut the cost, or reduce travel time

Course Format
Five full days of in-class, instructor-led training
Breakout sessions, group activities, and classroom discussions
Breakfast and lunch provided

Who Is This Course For?
The Supply Chain Management Certificate Program is designed for:

  • Those looking to be further empowered with an understanding of best practices, functions, techniques, and technologies necessary to maximize your organization’s efficiency and impact the bottom line
  • Current supply chain managers who have not received formal training
    CPIM®, CSCP®, CTL®, or CPSM® applicants needing to fulfill the continuing education professional development requirements for obtaining certification from APICS or ISM


There is no prerequisite or experience requirement for this program.

Start Date & Time:
18 Jul 2016, 08:00

End Date & Time:
22 Jul 2016, 17:00

University of Houston, Houston, USA


2750$ UH/SCPS Alumni: $2,475

Please click here for additional information and to register.

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