Procurement and Supply Chain Management
Certificate Program

Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Efficiency, profitability, & sustainability
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Mahesh Pokharel, Alumnus

"Procurement is a universal skill; you can apply it to any industry."
Mahesh Pokharel, Alumnus

Program Description

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Leadership in strategic, sustainable procurement

Today’s supply chain professional ensures that an organization has the resources it needs to accomplish its mission and objectives—from finished goods and raw materials to equipment and services. Our students explore emerging strategies at play in every organization’s bottom line. Learn proactive collaboration, negotiation, and the data analytics to support your decisions. Practice continuous process improvement for a path of profitability.

Procurement and Supply Chain Management certificate program objectives:

      Acquire understanding of the supply chain management role in an organization through strategic master planning for resources in a supply chain.

      Identify the principles of customer and supplier relationship management by developing problem solving abilities, critical thinking skills, and the ability to apply effective written and oral communication skills to business situations.

      Apply logistics and purchasing concepts to improve supply chain operations through principles of quality and lean manufacturing, incorporating complexities of international shipping terms, including transportation law and deregulation.

      Learn advantages of supply and logistics planning

      Explore complexities of international shipping terms, including transportation law and deregulation

      Practice SCM quality management tools

      Gain skills in emerging SCM software and new technology

      Apply principles and concepts of sustainable supply chain strategies and data analytics in the supply chain process.

Total Required: 8 courses/16 units. Take 6 core courses (13.5 units) and 2 elective credit courses (2.5 units)

Time Commitment: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 6–12 months.

Estimated Cost: $6,000

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Courses

Total Required: 8 courses/16 units. Take 6 core courses (13.5 units) and 2 elective credit courses (2.5 units)

1. Required Courses (minimum 13.5 units)

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2. Elective Courses (minimum 2.5 units)

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Units: 1.5 SCMT.X405
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Units: 1.5 PPMT.X400
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3. Required Certificate Review

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Requisite Knowledge

Please review course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.

Program Chair

Darin Matthews, Chair

Certificate Program Chair 

DARIN MATTHEWS, FNIGP, CPPO, CPSM, is the director of procurement and supply chain for UC Santa Cruz and has extensive management experience in the private and public sectors. He speaks throughout the world on procurement issues and has published several books on supply chain management, including Effective Supply Management Performance (ISM), Warehousing and Inventory Control (NIGP), Logistics and Transportation (NIGP), and Public Procurement: A Guide to the Body of Knowledge through Exercises and Case Studies. He has also been a regular contributor to American City & County and Government Procurement magazine. A past president of the Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP), he has traveled extensively with the International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC). Matthews is the founding chair of UCSC Extension’s new Procurement and Supply Chain Management program.

Certificate Program Advisory Committee

SUDARSHAN BAHL, MBA
Management Consultant
UCSC Extension Instructor Member
Santa Clara, CA

RICK CLINE
President
Institute for Supply Management
Vancouver, WA

TIM MAGUIRE, CPSM, C.P.M. 
Chief Procurement Officer
University of California, Davis

DARIN MATTHEWS, CPPO, CPSM
Director of Procurement & Supply Chain
University of California, Santa Cruz

KAREN MEADE, CPSM, CPM
Procurement & Contracts Manager 
California State University, Stanislaus 
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NATHAN MOSLEY, CPPB
Construction Contracts Manager
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Redwood City, California

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You are invited to declare candidacy in your certificate program as soon as possible so you can lock in the curriculum requirements and not be impacted by any subsequent program changes. Once you’ve declared, you have three years to complete the program.

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