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Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Program URL:
Faculty working with Students: 1
Students: 5
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 0%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall July 15
  • Spring November 15
  • Summer March 15
  • Global Campus: Yes
Tests required:

Degree Description:

Every organization has internal supply chains, and links to external suppliers and customers. Interlinking organizations span the spectrum from raw materials to finished products and services in the hands of the consumer. The supply chain extends even to final disposition of the commodities we consume from concept to grave. The structured dependency of such chains and the uncertainty of forecasts and systemic delays are amplified as individual links in the supply chain to try to optimize their performance. Even minor changes in the market can cause wild swings in economic performance. Modern design for manufacturability, six sigma quality, operation theories, information systems such as ERP systems, and theory of constraints hold the promise of stabilizing some of the variability by providing visibility along the whole supply chain. Additional control and operational performance factors are needed to provide a complete solution. This course examines the strategy and tactics of supply chain management to include “how to” techniques to implement, measure and reward the individual links in the supply chain.

Admission Requirements:

Applicant will present a resume showing significant engineering, industrial, or technological experience and a well-written statement on career goals and how this certificate will enhance those goals. We do not require the entrance exams at this time, except the TOEFL.

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1. Develop a systematic and analytic framework to support decision making and make effective changes.
  2. Gain skills to manage changing technology.
  3. Cultivate business and human resources management skills.
  4. Learn technical and leadership skills designed to meet today’s—and tomorrow’s—industry needs.
  5. Stay at the leading edge and become a leader in the management of technology.

Faculty Members:

Magpili, Luna

Serves as: chair or member of graduate committee

Contact Information:

Patti Elshafei