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Supply Chain Management

Overview

Supply chain management is not just a process for reducing costs and achieving greater operational efficiencies within an organization. Although these are important considerations, modern supply chain management involves the strategic alignment of end-to-end business processes to achieve market and economic value, as well as competitive advantage. Effective supply chain management is achieved by an organization proactively adopting initiatives to move suppliers and customers into collaborative relationships for mutual gain. Business professionals who want to make a significant impact on the efficiency, effectiveness or profitability of their organizations should consider learning more about supply chain management and its value for companies operating in a competitive global marketplace.

This program is designed for individuals in service and manufacturing companies seeking to improve the effectiveness of their supply chain. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the new work processes necessary to acquire goods and services; ways to impact the company's bottom line through lower costs and lower prices; ways to partner for streamlining the acquisition of goods and services process; and new skills necessary in the areas of communication, business planning and global acquisition. Successful completion of this program will enable participants to achieve competitive advantage in the growing field of supply chain management.

Who Should Enroll

This program is targeted to analysts, supervisors, managers, directors, and executives responsible for managing or working in a supply chain.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for purchasing managers. Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

68,073
Annual Job Openings
(2019)
7.8%
Projected Growth
(2019-2029)
$118k
Median Salary
(Highly experienced workers can earn up to $187k)

Program Benefits

  • Evaluate the key supply chain management processes and procedures
  • Practice communications skills specific to the supply chain management professional
  • Develop strategies to achieve market success
  • Create tactical plan to implement successful supply chain operations

Course Schedule

Required Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
MGMT X470
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals (4.00 Units)
MGMT X470
    Online  
MGMT X470.1
Supply Chain Management Communications (4.00 Units)
MGMT X470.1
      Online
MGMT X470.2
Supply Chain Management Strategy (4.00 Units)
MGMT X470.2
to be scheduled      
MGMT X470.3
Supply Chain Management Tactics (4.00 Units)
MGMT X470.3
  to be scheduled    

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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Academic Calendar

Event Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Registration Begins (after 2pm) Apr 24 Jul 16 Oct 22 Jan 21
Courses Begin* (week of) Jun 22 Sep 21 Jan 4 Mar 29
Courses End* (week of) Sep 7 Dec 14 Mar 15 Jun 7
Parking Permits Expire Sep 30 Dec 31 Mar 31 Jun 30
Administrative Holidays Jul 3, Sep 7 Nov 11, Nov 26-27, Dec 24-25, Dec 31 Jan 1, Jan 18, Feb 15 Mar 26, May 31

*Actual dates may vary by program.

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Learn How To Earn Your CertificateCertificate Eligibility and Requirements

A certificate is awarded upon completion of four required courses with a grade of “C” or better for a total of 16 units (160 hours) of instruction. To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy with a non-refundable $125 application fee. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the digital certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Continuing Education Credit

Earn 28 hours of continuing education (for each 3-unit course) that may be applied toward Institute for Supply Management (ISM) CPSM recertification, CPSD recertification, C.P.M. recertification, and/or A.P.P. reaccreditation program requirements. Note: ISM does not endorse, certify or sponsor this program or its content.

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.