Start Date :

8/16/2018 - 06.30 PM

   End Date :

8/16/2018 - 08.00 PM

   Location :

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, 3175 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara

   Instructors :

Darin Matthews, Instructor/Chair, Procurement & Supply Chain Management

   Cost :


Learn about careers in the rapidly changing procurement industry

There is no better time to study the critical role procurement supply chain management plays in an organization’s bottom line. Register for this 90-minute introduction to current trends in the industry. You wil meet Darin Matthews, director of procurement and business contracts for UCSC and the founding chair of the new Procurement and Supply Chain Management certificate program. The demand for professionals qualified in asset management, logistics and continuous improvement has only increased. Be the procurement manager who navigates the path of profitability. Gain a practical understanding of continuous process improvement through effective use of logistics planning. The SCM certificate program curriculum reflects the top skills professionals need to be successful today and in the futureMeet   that help you prepare you for entry in this field or to career advancement. You'll get an idea of the program's practical content through a mini seminar on the top challenges faced by project managers today. There will be a presentation covering program content, certificate requirements, the registration process, and student support services followed by an informal Q&A session to address your specific needs.

Presenter: Darin Matthews

DARIN MATTHEWS, MAM, CPPO, CPSM, has nearly 25 years of contracting experience in both public and private sectors. Currently the director of procurement and business contracts for UCSC, Mr. Matthews is an author, and international speaker on contracting and procurement issues. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business and a master’s degree in Acquisition Management. He has taught at Portland State University and Florida Atlantic University, and the Institute for Public Procurement.

Additional Info :

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