Supply Chain Management Certificate 



Intense global competition has created a competitive environment that demands reduced costs, shorter cycle times, enhanced revenues and a constant search for new ways to provide competitive value. By providing a better understanding of value chains, logistic systems, demand and supply chain planning processes, operations and quality systems, and supply networks, the Supply Chain Management Certificate at Lehigh University enables participants to create competitive advantages for their organization.

Earning your Certificate

The Supply Chain Management Certificate from Lehigh University is a unique series of courses designed by Lehigh faculty and industry experts. Each session is grounded in practical application, engaging students with the latest topics and industry trends in Supply Chain Management. The aim of the Certificate program is to help students gain an advantage by acquiring the latest skills and learned methods across key performance activities within the Supply Chain body of knowledge.

The Supply Chain Management Certificate is awarded when all eight (8) courses are taken within a two-year time-frame, but can be completed in as little as four months. Courses do not need to be taken in any specific order except for the Supply Chain Capstone Experience which requires the completion of the other seven courses in the series. Contact us for personalized scheduling.

Note: All courses (with the exception of the Capstone Experience) maybe taken individually if participants are not interested in completing the full Certificate program.


  • Understand how to model the effects of supply chain decisions and actions on a firm’s financial performance
  • Appreciate the importance of an end-to-end, holistic supply chain perspective
  • Apply innovative cost management techniques to realize immediate results
  • Gain a solid understanding of leading-edge topics, techniques, and best practices
  • Understand how to integrate supply chain management, supply chain risk management, and supply chain financial management


Mid-level managers and functional experts with at least 3 to 5 years of professional experience and who are interested in obtaining new knowledge and skills for success in Supply Chain Management and Operations based positions.


The Supply Chain Management Certificate consists of 8 sessions, 4 of which have been created new for 2017 or significantly updated. 

  • Principles of Supply Chain Management (March)
    This session explores the interconnected nature of supply chain operations and prescribes specific courses of action that your organization can take to improve its operational and financial performance. This session includes supply chain simulations.
  • Demand, Supply and Inventory Planning (March) 
    This session provides participants with the understanding, tools, and methods necessary to define, develop, and manage planning processes that balance demand forecasts with supply and inventory to minimize total cost.
  • Supply Chain Risk Management (April)
    This session prepares participants to better manage supply chains uncertainty by providing frameworks, models and risk categorizations while providing leading –edge tools and approaches.
  • Lean Six Sigma (May)
    This course recognizes the integration of lean efforts with leading quality management practices and presents an end-to-end perspective that includes purchasing, operations, transportation and distribution in the lean space.
  • Supply Chain Financial Management (June)
    This session examines the application of financial management techniques within five major supply chain areas, including supplier selection and risk management, supply chain investment decisions, working capital management, and total cost management.
  • Supply Chain Capstone Experience (June) 
    The Capstone Experience engages participants in case-based learning that integrates the topics presented throughout the other supply chain sessions with an emphasis on the development of supply chain strategies.