Supply Chain Management Certificate

Supply Chain Management Certificate

The certificate program in supply chain management introduces you to key concepts in the field, such as systems analysis, trade-off analysis, transport systems, procurement, inventory management, and supply chain integration and strategy. The program provides an overview of logistics and supply chain management and addresses the needs of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, merchandisers, transportation and warehousing firms, and government agencies. The implications of e-commerce in relation to supply chain management are also explored.

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of four courses (12 credits). The credits earned in the certificate program in supply chain management may be used to satisfy some course requirements in the associate degree in business administration or the baccalaureate degree in business at Penn State.

SCM 301 - Supply Chain Management 3 credits
Supply chain management concepts, principles, and methodologies. Prerequisite: ACCTG 211 or permission of instructor.

SCM 320 - Transport Systems 3 credits
Strategic role of freight transportation systems and services in supply chain networks.
Prerequisite: SCM 301

SCM 416 - Warehousing and Terminal Management 3 credits Administration of warehouse and terminal functions in logistics systems, with an analysis of customer service, forecasting, inventory, investment, design, and operation.
Prerequisite: SCM 301

SCM 460 - Purchasing and Materials Management 3 credits
Purchasing policies, procedures, order specifications and agreements, supplier selection, and the role of purchasing in production planning and inventory management.
Prerequisite: SCM 301