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Evolving Role of Supply Chain Management | SCMT.X400

Supply chain management professionals who understand the latest best practices in this evolving field are in high demand. Students in this course take a look back to when purchasing was simply about buying requested materials and goods. They study the industry's evolution to include other areas of high impact such as, transportation, warehousing, and supplier management. Today's professionals have a much broader impact on an organization, particularly its bottom line, when they learn how to manage product planning, supplier development, and system implementation. The evolution of this field has made it one of the critical components of any successful company.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role supply chain management plays in an organization
  • Recognize potential impacts to an organization's bottom line
  • Compare and contrast skills needed in the future

Topics covered
  • Supply chain management defined
  • The purchasing multiplier
  • Product planning and development
  • Key skills for supply chain professionals
  • Trends in supply chain management

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Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Cost Instructor
09-14-2021 to 10-12-2021 1.5 $650

Caleb J Zhang



Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Tue, 09-14-2021 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Tue, 09-21-2021 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Tue, 09-28-2021 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Tue, 10-05-2021 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Tue, 10-12-2021 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE