Tactical Implementation of Supply Chain Management


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


Course objective

Delving into detailed tactics and tools, Tactical Implementation of Supply Chain Management teaches professionals how to apply, fine-tune and successfully implement the concepts introduced in Functional Perspective of Supply Chain Management. By the end of this eight-week, 100% online course, participants will be fully versed in the procurement and operations aspects of supply chain management and well equipped to set up and run a supply chain in any industry.

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

Strategically Implementing the Supply Chain, Supply chain cost-management strategies, including activity-based costing (ABC) and value-chain analysis, Global political and cultural impacts on supply chain strategy, Outsourcing strategies and considerations, Operations issues: business process management (BPM), Managing uncertainty: inventory safety planning and control techniques, Demand Planning for Supply Chain Management (SCM), Planning and implementation of business process outsourcing (BPO) initiatives, Designing the supply chain infrastructure and “closed-loop” supply chain, Designing and implementing reverse logistics systems, Sourcing and Contracting for SCM: Sourcing strategies, Managing risks through contract types, Preparing solicitations and evaluating offers; Production, Distribution and Warehousing Aspects of SCM: Advanced planning systems (APS) and supply chain optimization, Theory of constraints (TOC) and critical chain thinking, Operations issues: Lean Six Sigma, transportation management systems (TMS) and warehouse management systems (WMS); Technology Issues in SCM: Auto-ID considerations, Selecting and implementing auto-ID solutions, Supply chain planning and execution systems; Human Development, Infrastructure and Organizational: Considerations for Mastering SCM, Designing and implementing employee performance and development programs for SCM,Organizational structures to support SCM, Network supply chain design considerations in an uncertain environment.

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 Yes
Pre-requisites description

completion of \'Functional Perspective of Supply Chain Management

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