Strategic Best Practices in Supply Chain Management


Course name Strategic Best Practices in Supply Chain Management
Institution University of San Francisco - School of Business and Professional Studies
Location Online
Language English


Course objective

Create a strategic advantage for your company — and yourself — by analyzing the strategies employed by industry giants like Wal-Mart and Toyota. Detailed case studies impart insider tips on how to drive continuous improvement, while hands-on simulations illustrate the impact of your decisions throughout the product lifecycle. By the end of this program, you’ll possess the skills and knowledge to optimize your supply chain and help your organization achieve unprecedented synergy, efficiency and cost savings.

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

Key Trends in Supply Chain Management (SCM): Advanced theory of SCM: designing and managing world-class supply chains, Evolution of risk management approaches, Techniques to analyze and manage supply chain productivity; return on invested capital (ROIC) approach, Procurement issues: Kaizen and target costing strategies for advanced SCM professionals, Leveraging Lean, Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma strategies within SCM; Technology Focus: Trends and Tools: Components for deploying SCMS, including collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) techniques, Evolution of demand-driven inventory management, including inventory strategy optimization (ISO) systems, Advanced technology tools, including radio frequency ID (RFID) and auto ID; Industry Focus: Future Trends and Considerations: Review of SCM structure/design trends, globalization impacts and technology across various industries

Aftermarkets, Hard goods and automotive, Consumer goods,Food/beverage,Pharmaceuticals, Military and government supply chains, Leading World-Class Supply Chains, Supplier development programs (including design and implementation), supplier scorecards and continuous improvement/Lean Six Sigma, Audits and improvement, Target and Kaizen costing strategies, Human resource issues in SCM, Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model.

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. This is the third of the three courses; upon completion of all three the certificate will be awarded.
Attendance mode Online
Incentives Yes
Incentives description

4.5 continuting education credits

Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites Yes
Pre-requisites description

completion of \'Functional Perspective of Supply Chain Management\' and \'Tactical Implementation

Course fee $2,280
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