Project Management Institute

Supply Chain Management Basics


Supply Chain Management Basics introduces the core concepts and components of supply chain management, including supplier evaluation, logistics, inventory management, and other supply chain practices. As the supply chain grows in complexity, and companies increasingly source products and services from a more diverse and global set of suppliers, the job of managing the processes that ensure the steady and reliable flow of components and inputs has never been more difficult. 
This self-paced course provides instructional material that explains the key strategic drivers of effective supply chain management. Information is presented in an easy-to-understand format, with interactive and integrative exercises to help learners better understand the foundational elements of managing the supply chain.
Case studies provide real-world advice and counsel for participants, while educational aids and review assignments assist in the comprehension and retention of course material, to ensure proficiency and mastery of critical knowledge and information.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define supply chain management and understand its strategic role in organizations that source goods and services
  2. Explain the goals of effective supply chain management and procurement 
  3. Analyze how organizations in a supply chain communicate and manage relationships
  4. Explain the supplier appraisal process and understand its role in supply chain management
  5. Formulate strategies for mitigating supply chain risk, and discuss the events that can create disruption in the supply chain
  6. Assess the major trends and issues shaping supply chain management today
Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 10 PDUs (5 Technical, 1 Leadership and 4 Business /Strategic)

Who Should Take This Course

Professionals seeking to better understand supply chain management

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