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Purchasing And Supply Chain Management Certificate

Program Description

This program explains the key strategies and practices that world class organizations are using to achieve procurement and supply chain excellence and build sustainable competitive advantage. As recent research and experience indicate, the value of purchasing and supply chain strategies to a firm’s bottom-line performance can be significant.
The five key themes of this program include:

  • Procurement Strategy
  • upply Chain Integration/Collaboration
  • Globalization/Global Sourcing
  • Risk Management/Sustainability
  • Strategic Change Leadership

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Establish the critical components of integrated strategic procurement/sourcing and supply chain management and how these processes can contribute to the competitive success of your firm throughout the value chain
  • Enhance your understanding and implementation of concepts, strategies and techniques required to increase personal and organizational effectiveness in a changing globally competitive environment
  • Share ideas and best practices with colleagues from various industries and firms to accelerate improvement at your company
  • Identify emerging critical directions for purchasing/sourcing and supply chain management
  • Establish critical requirements to implement successfully appropriate procurement/sourcing and supply chain management strategies and practices

Day 1

  • Procurement and Supply Chain Strategy Framework and Trends
  • Integrated Supply Chain Strategy
  • Global Supply Chain Management Strategy at Cisco Systems

Day 2

  • Procurement Strategy at Shell
  • Strategic Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Strategic Change Leadership

Day 3

  • Global Business Strategy
  • Supply Chain Business Models and Innovation
  • Integrated Logistics Strategy

Day 4

  • Supply Chain Management Strategy at Dell
  • Services Procurement at Pfizer
  • Performance Measurement Systems
  • Sustainability and Risk Management Overview
  • Corporate Social Responsibility at Dow

Day 5

  • Strategic Change
  • Procurement Strategy at IBM Corporation
  • Supply Strategy: Emerging Challenges & Future Directions

This programĀ  is designed for purchasing, materials and supply chain executives and senior managers interested in learning strategies, concepts, and techniques necessary to contribute more fully to competitive performance at their firms. Strategic purchasing and supply chain management provides organizations with significant opportunities to leverage resources which may contribute to the effective identification/implementation of value-added initiatives.

Attendees that take this course must first complete Supply Chain Management: Strategy and Planning for Effective Operations program. This program may include pre-reading assignment(s).

Content

Fundamentals: Core concepts, understandings and tools (60%)

Latest Developments: Recent advances and future trends (20%)

Industry Applications: Linking theory and real-world (20%)

Delivery Methods

Lecture: Delivery of material in a lecture format (60%)

Discussion or Group Work: Participatory learning (40%)

Level

Introductory: Appropriate for a general audience (0%)

Specialized: Assumes experience in practice area or field (80%)

Advanced: In-depth explorations at the advanced level (20%)

  • Discussions with Industry and Government Leaders/Subjects Matter Experts
  • Current status of issues that affect you and your organization
  • Interactions with peers from industry and government
  • Lessons learned from multiple Case Studies
  • Course Manual-printed and e-files
  • Current articles by industry authors

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