Feb 24, 2024
(6 semester hours minimum)
The U.S. Department of Labor along with local industry has demonstrated a demand and need for courses in the areas of lean and supply chain management. The College of Technology (COT) has designed this certificate as a response to the expressed future and current needs of the manufacturing community. This certificate will provide students with the skills to increase their employability as well as set them on a path that will enable them to further their education.
The courses in Supply Chain Management are intended to review the lean manufacturing principles needed to understand and maintain the supply chain and to cover the benefits and elements needed for implementing supply chain management.
Learners who complete the Supply Chain Management Certificate will:
- Understand the basic SCM principles
- Understand the benefits of SCM
- Demonstrate how to Value Stream Map the SCM
- Understand the supplier / customer roles and responsibilities
- Demonstrate how to describe the supplier base and types
- Understand supplier evaluations and metrics
- Understand the role of quality
- Understand the application of quality audits
- Understand the role of communication and collaboration
- Understand the importance of information flow
- Demonstrate the application of SCM in real-world situations
- Understand the composition and interactions of a SCM team
- Understand the concepts of quality improvement programs
- Understand the concept of velocity of a supply chain
- Understand the importance of partnerships with customers and suppliers
For more information, contact Associate Professor Jakob Spjut.