Explore Supply Chain Management & Security
Learn the foundations of supply chain management and supply chain security and enter this growing field with a credential employers will respect, with Champlain's online certificate in supply chain management and security.
This certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program, or can be used as a stepping stone on the way to obtaining your online bachelor's degree in business management.
Build Your Career Future
We understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our supply chain management certificate coursework is applicable to the workplace from day one. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, a supply chain management & security certificate is a great way to earn a credential in the field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.
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Gain New Skills with a Certificate
Business and financial occupations are expected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average growth for all fields, as a result of an increasingly complex global business landscape.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019
Top Reasons to Pursue a Certificate
- Enter a new field
- Build new skills
- Gain knowledge on your way toward a degree
- Differentiate your resume
- Earn a credential
- Demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of learning
Learn more about Champlain's 100% online supply chain management undergraduate certificate, designed for working professionals.
Champlain's online supply chain management courses encompass the top skills needed by today's supply chain professionals.
Marketing is the process that moves goods/services from concept through customer, while considering the customer's needs and satisfaction. Students learn marketing terminology and principles including the marketing mix (product, price, place and promotion) and the Four C's (create,connect,change and cancel). Marketing knowledge is reinforced through application, and students have an opportunity to integrate these principles with managerial accounting concepts. The impact of ethical issues, diversity, globalization and social responsibility on marketing decisions will also be examined.
Companies must effectively and efficiently deliver goods or services to fulfill customer demands. Students study the trade-offs across activities, such as the order process and managing inventory, managing human resources and delivery of the product or service. Modeling and performance metrics are used to apply these concepts,and creative and innovative decision-making is a primary focus. An overview of related technologies, the environmental impact of various choices and related global issues are integrated throughout the course.
In this course, students will analyze the role and importance of transportation in the global supply chain sector, focusing on industry analyses, cost structures, operating and service characteristics, current issues, and the future of transportation management. Students will learn how to move goods resourcefully, economically, and securely in an environmentally conscious manner, and ethical issues will be discussed. Students will investigate transportation risk and security management, as well as related issues and challenges for global supply chains related to transportation.
The resource acquisition (supply management) process is instrumental in fulfilling an organization's strategic goals. Students learn about the relationship between supply management and other areas in the organization, such as product and service development, the production/service process, and marketing. Related ethical considerations are strongly emphasized. Additional topics include creating partnerships with suppliers, making in-sourcing and out-sourcing decisions, and a total cost perspective for each option. Globalization, diversity, social responsibility, and introduction to related software applications are integrated throughout the course.
A supply chain consists of all parties involved, directly or indirectly, in fulfilling a customer request. The supply chain not only includes the manufacturer and suppliers, but also transporters, warehouses, retailers, and customers themselves. Students use a supply chain perspective to integrate business processes studied in previous courses, emphasizing collaboration across organizations. Topics include coordination across the supply chain, related technologies and supply chain performance measures.
MGMT-315 and MGMT-360.
In the culminating course for the certificates, students will reframe knowledge and competencies from their certificate into a workable model that is applied through experiential learning models to a professional opportunity. Students will apply these competencies as professional best practice in a project that incorporates relevant research findings from the field.
Completion of certificate content requirements
Graduates of the online supply chain management and security certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:
- Leverage emerging technologies for more efficient supply chain management, risk reduction, and security.
- Understand how the supply chain works, and be able to identify supply chain problems, collaborate with supply chain partners, and develop creative solutions.
- Use a systems perspective to integrate business data and information across the supply chain into a single guideline for decision and action.
- Systematically and objectively gather, record, and analyze data for making supply chain decisions and reducing supply chain risk.
Champlain College Online's business faculty, led by Program Director Dr. Albert Orbinati, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our supply change management and logistics certificate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s business professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.
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