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.
Certificate program learning outcomes
1. The Supply Chain Management Role
Acquire understanding of supply chain management role in an organization through strategic master planning of resources in a supply chain.
2. Concepts of Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies & Data Analytics
Apply principles and concepts of sustainable supply chain strategies and data analytics in the supply chain process.
3. Problem Solving & Communication Skills
Identify the principles of customer and supplier relationship management in supply chains by developing problem solving abilities, critical thinking skills, and the ability to apply effective written and oral communication skills to business situations.
4. Optimizing Supply Chain Operations
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.
Cost: $6,000 | International Tuition Cost
Required Credits: Total Required: 8 courses/16 units. Take 6 core courses (13.5 units) and 2 elective credit courses (2.5 units)
Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 6–12 months.
|1. Required Courses|
|Effective Procurement Strategies||3.0||Fall Classroom||Winter Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Evolving Role of Supply Chain Management||1.5||Fall Classroom||Winter Classroom||Spring Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Logistics and Transportation Management||3.0||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Supply Chain Operations Management||3.0||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies||1.5||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Technology Impacts in the Supply Chain||1.5||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|2. Elective Courses|
|Business and Professional Writing||2.0||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Business Law and Its Environment||3.0||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Effective Negotiations: Principles, Strategies, and Techniques||1.5||Winter Classroom||Spring Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|International Business and the Global Economy||3.0||Winter Online||Spring Online||Summer Online|
|Managing Global Supply Chains||1.5||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Outsourcing and Contract Management||1.5||Fall Online||Spring Online|
|Role of the Project Manager||1.5||Fall Classroom Fall Online||Winter Classroom Winter Online||Spring Classroom Spring Online||Summer Classroom Summer Online|
|Supply Chain Decisions and Data Analytics||2.0||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|3. Required Certificate Review|
|Procurement and Supply Chain Management Certificate Completion Fee||None||Fall Online||Winter Online||Spring Online||Summer Online|
Please review course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.
Recommended Course Sequence
Please follow this sequence.
Begin with Evolving Role of Supply Chain Management. After that, courses may be taken in any order provided the prerequisites are met.
To receive your certificate
Upon completion of the course sequence you may request your Procurement and Supply Chain Management Certificate Completion Review.
Courses in the Procurement and Supply Chain Management program qualify for certification and recertification hours for the following programs:
Institute for Supply Management
- Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
- Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD)
Universal Public Procurement Certification Council
- Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO)
- Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB)
Certificate Program Chair
DARIN MATTHEWS, FNIGP, CPPO, CPSM, CPM, has over 25 years of procurement and supply chain management experience in both the private and public sectors, including experience as chief procurement officer for UC Santa Cruz, Portland State University, and Portland Public Schools. 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 the new UCSC Extension Procurement and Supply Chain Management certificate program.
Certificate Program Advisory Committee
SUDARSHAN BAHL, MBA
UCSC Extension Instructor
Santa Clara, CA
Institute for Supply Management
TIM MAGUIRE, CPSM, C.P.M.
Chief Procurement Officer
University of California, Davis
DARIN MATTHEWS, CPPO, CPSM
Chair and Instructor, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension
KAREN MEADE, CPSM, CPM
Procurement & Contracts Manager
California State University, Stanislaus
NATHAN MOSLEY, CPPB
Construction Contracts Manager
Redwood City, California
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