Functional Perspective on Supply Chain Management


Course name Functional Perspective on Supply Chain Management
Institution University of San Francisco - School of Business and Professional Studies
Location Online
Language English


Course objective

Gain insights into the synergistic relationships between supply chain components and the impact of your role on the organization as a whole, Improve the flow of information across the supply chain to facilitate channel- or system-wide initiatives, Implement process changes to better address customer demand and optimize your supply chain, Adapt the best practices of the world’s most successful corporations for use within your company, Prepare for certification from leading industry organizations, including APICSSM — The Association for Operations Management and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM®).

Sector Private
General course topics Variety/range of logistics topics in some detail
Specific course topics

Supply Chain Management Essentials, Modern procurement and supply chain approaches, Major types of supply chains and the issues facing them, Roles of procurement and operations professionals in supply chain management (SCM), Setting the Strategy, Basis for competing through the supply chain, Impacts of IT on supply chain strategy, Roles of marketing, sales and channel partners in supply chain strategy, Planning and Sourcing,Effective sourcing strategies, Lifecycle management,Key Lean Six Sigma tools, and how they converge with SCM Production, Ways to integrate marketing and sales plans with operations,Operational plans and master scheduling, Supplier development programs, Distribution and Delivery, Components of a competitive logistics infrastructure, Impacts of electronic data interchange (EDI) on SCM, Third-party and fourth-party logistics (3PL and 4PL) provider strategies, Sales Support, Post-Sales Support and Critical Elements, Customer relationship management (CRM), Reverse logistics and “closed-loop” supply chains, Impacts of the Internet and e-business on SCM, Supplier measurement and scorecard systems, Development of People, Infrastructure and Other Organizational Elements, Impacts of culture in leadership and change management, Elements of an effective risk-management approach, Governmental and regulatory concerns in SCM

Total time commitment 64
Focus commodity Not indicated
Accredited No
Accredited by N/A
Certificate name No
Degree name Part of a series of 3 courses that leads to a Master Certificate in Supply Chain Management
Attendance mode Online
Incentives Yes
Incentives description

4.5 continuting education credits

Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites Not Indicated
Course fee $1,980
Course fee description

Virtual classroom that’s better than live, Professor-led classes through online streaming video, Chat rooms and message boards for rich, real-time interaction with professors and students alike, Ability to study anytime, anywhere, No required login times – 24/7 access, Multimedia access – not a book-in-a-box, go-it-alone program

Discount available Yes
Discount description

Discounted fees available for taking more than one package course. Take all three and save $545.

Course included in analysis No
Additional comments

one of three courses that counts toward earning the Master Certificate in Supply Chain Management