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Supply Chain Operations Specialist

20-182-1 Certificate (C) 16 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Online

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Learn all about supply chain operations: the flow of goods and information from point of origin to the point of consumption. You'll learn about transportation, inventory control, materials management, operations management, purchasing, international business, logistics management and sustainability for the supply chain. You'll be ready to take the APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management exam.


*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Principles of Inventory Management
Provides an operational knowledge and understanding of inventory management principles and techniques, sourcing strategies, the fundamental role of purchasing, purchase order management, ordering and stocking techniques, roles and responsibilities, and the impact inventory has on a business. The course provides practical examples and exercises, giving participants an opportunity to learn and practice inventory management techniques and concepts.
Principles of Operations Planning
Provides a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical. The course provides practical examples and exercises, giving participants an opportunity to practice and enhance their own planning skills.
Principles of Manufacturing Management
Introduces the manufacturing environment and key manufacturing planning and control activities including material requirements planning, capacity management, capacity requirements planning, and lean manufacturing environments. Through discussion and interactive problem solving participants will gain a functional competency of production activity control and management.
Prereq: Spreadsheets, Beginning (10101145)
Principles of Managing Operations
Focuses on the systems, information technologies, and process management tools involved in designing and operating the manufacturing and distribution environment. This course is concerned with the design of systems to produce goods and services and the operation of those systems. Explore relationships within business with an emphasis on ordering and distribution systems.
Principles of Distribution and Logistics
Introduces the foundations of planning and control in distribution and logistics. Explore the basics of logistics management, designing supply and distribution channels, and the principles and activities of warehousing and transportation management. Through discussion and problem solving, participants will learn about the role of logistics in supply chain management.
Supply Chain Career Exploration
Acquaints students with career options and related job skills, salaries and employment trends in the Supply Chain field. Familiarizes them with the different aspects that make up the supply chain and the various career path options.

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