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Supply Chain Management Fundamentals Certificate

Supply Chain Management Fundamentals Executive Certificate


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Full program description

Self Paced 90 Hours Certificate $2,673


Executive Certificate Overview

The Thunderbird Executive Certificate of Supply Chain Management Fundamentals program, offered in partnership with Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business, gives you the essential tools and added expertise in supply chain management to advance your career as the Fourth Industrial Revolution accelerates. The program faculty present an entrepreneurial curriculum enriched by their experiences in multinational firms and organizations in the public sector.   

By earning a Thunderbird Executive Certificate of Supply Chain Management Fundamentals, you broaden your business acumen through exploring the fundamentals of Operations, Procurement, and Logistics – the three building blocks of SCM. You will learn how to manage the different types of manufacturing and service processes that make up an organization, how to strategically develop and manage an organization’s supplier network to meet its strategic objectives, and what a well-designed logistics system looks like and the tools that aid in developing and managing this system.


What topics will be covered

  • Delineate and map real manufacturing and service processes
  •  Identify the types of decisions and decision criteria to manage process capacity, inventory, performance metrics, and sustainable performance fundamentals
  • Examine tools for designing a good logistics system, including costs and trade-offs in network design, types of logistics service providers, forecasting, and lean logistics practices
  • Evaluate, manage and develop different resources, suppliers, technologies, and skills to achieve strategically aligned supply management objectives













Questions & Other Information 

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The Executive Certificate of Supply Chain Management Fundamentals is awarded to those who complete three courses: Supply Chain Operations Management, Supply Chain Procurement Strategy, and Supply Chain Logistics Management.