Supply Chain Management Certificate

Spring 2020 Dates TBA
at Lehigh University



Program Overview:

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, quality systems, and supply networks, the Supply Chain Management Certificate at Lehigh University enables participants to create competitive advantages for their organization.

The certificate is comprised of six, one or two-day programs that will meet in person monthly. Certificates will only be granted to those who complete all six programs:

Note: All programs may be taken individually if participants are not interested in completing the full certificate program.

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 participants 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 six (6) programs 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, but are designed to flow naturally from the first to sixth sessions.

Impact and Benefits:

  • 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
  • Link strategic planning requirements with competing perspectives from suppliers to final customers while incorporating operation requirements over all planning horizons
  • Develop the key attributes of a lean organization and achieve competitive advantage
  • Learn to manipulate the tools and methods of strategic sourcing process such as categorizing spend, analyzing supplier markets, developing supplier strategy, and total cost of ownership
  • Understand value creation for the customer through streamlined supply chain practices
  • Gain a solid understanding of leading-edge topics, techniques, and best practices
  • Learn techniques for efficient transportation management control through an extended supply chain perspective

Who Should Attend?

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.

Total Certificate Program Cost: $8060

Certificate Cost Includes: Six total programs, all program materials, all program meals (continental breakfast, lunch and beverage breaks), networking opportunities with like-minded professionals, exceptional learning opportunities with Lehigh University Faculty and an Executive Certificate in Supply Chain Management.

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